Brabus Transforms Mercedes S-Class Into 500-HP Super Sedan
It was only a matter of time before Brabus worked its magic on the new Mercedes S-Class. For those who can’t wait for the new AMG S63e to arrive, the German tuner’s take on the luxury sedan features new aggressive aero components, a revamped interior, and, of course, a massive performance upgrade. Dubbed the Brabus B50, the custom S-Class is based on the S500 4Matic. As standard, the S500 4Matic is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, with an EQ Boost integrated starter-generator adding an extra 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
For the Brabus B50, the tuner has added a plug-and-play that remaps the injection, ignition timing, and turbo boost pressure. As a result, the output has increased to 500 PS (493 hp) and 435 lb-ft. With this extra muscle, the S-Class will now sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds.