Mercedes Brabus 550 gets an upgrade

Mercedes unveiled the new Brabus 550 Adventure at last week’s Geneva Motor Show — an even more extreme version of the G500 4x4².

Mercedes Brabus 550 gets an upgrade

The difference with the Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4² principally comes down to the enhanced engine. Instead of 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 now kicks out 542 horsepower and 590 lb-ft.

That’s enough to rocket the big beast to 62mp/h in just 6.7 seconds and push that barn door up to 130 miles per hour — no small feat considering the G500 4x4² weighs a good three tons.

Brabus also fitted underbody protection, a winch, hood scoop, extra lighting, an electronically adjustable suspension, and more.

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