BRABUS ML 63 Biturbo on the Show Floor at Geneva

Based on the Mercedes AMG ML 63, the new BRABUS ML 63 Biturbo was officially unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show yesterday. The car is now powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces a maximum power of 650 hp (478 kW) and a maximum speed of 310 km/h (194 mph).

Obviously, the car includes several styling accessories, including the WIDESTAR package, forged 23-inch wheels and leather, Alcantara plus carbon fiber inside.

The B63 Biturbo engine installed on the new ML 63 costs no less than 69,800 euros, the manufacturer said in a statement for the press. "The BRABUS engineers spent some two years on the development and testing of the fast-revving engine with twin turbochargers. The newly developed turbocharger system of the eight-cylinder engine represents high-tech par excellence," it explained.

The aforementioned unit is powered by an upgraded seven-speed Speedshit 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox and features permanent four wheel-drive. Other performances include the 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 4.2 seconds (0.8 seconds faster than its predecessor) and a top speed of 310 km/h (only 250 km/h for the previous model).

"That type of performance potential places especially high demands on aerodynamics, tires, suspension and brakes. The BRABUS WIDESTAR version with its elegantly shaped fender flares on front and rear axle is five centimeters (two inches) wider than the production car," BRABUS explained a couple of new modifications mostly required by the engine power increase.

In case you were wondering, the BRABUS ML 63 Biturbo is not even close to being cheap, as pricing for this model starts at 190,602 euros MSRP.
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