BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE 4×4²
The exclusive extreme off-roader with 550 HP, 590 FT/LBS of torque and an exclusive BRABUS ADVENTURE equipment package
BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE 4×4²: The world’s largest independent vehicle refinement specialist presents an exclusive extreme off-roader of superlatives under this label. Based on the Mercedes G 500 4×4², the engineers and designers of BRABUS developed a cross-country vehicle with an output of 550 HP that not only looks great on the world’s magnificent boulevards, but is also superbly suited for automotive adventures far off paved roads and thereby does credit to its “ADVENTURE” designation.
When a cross-country vehicle has “ADVENTURE” in its name, off-road capabilities are of course at the very top of the performance specifications for the engineers. BRABUS chose to give the off-roader a spectacular appearance, while giving it even more off-road prowess for driving far off paved roads.
Immediately striking at the front is the combination of front bumper guard, underride guard and winch. Robust wire mesh protects the black-tinted BRABUS xenon headlights and the turn indicators on the fender. In concert with the daytime running lights, which are mounted using special front bumper attachments, the newly designed lamps replace the production lighting components at the front.
In addition, the face of the ADVENTURE is characterized by an additional panel below the matte black radiator grille with integrated BRABUS logo. The BRABUS hood scoop is made from matte naked carbon, and adds another distinctive highlight.
Brush guards running from the grille guards to the roof rack are also part of the heavy-duty off-road concept of this supercar, as is the additional lighting unit on the black roof rack of the BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE 4×4². To the front, the naked carbon module turns night into day with two powerful LED modules when the driver switches to high beams or operates the headlight flashers. At the rear, the two corners of the roof are fitted with power-adjustable LED searchlights, which can be rotated and panned by remote control. The taillights are likewise protected by robust wire mesh. The BRABUS Touch Control Panel also operates the winch and the lighting module on the roof. In addition, it also features a so-called “black-out switch,” which turns off all the vehicle lights a single tap of a finger.
The pivoting spare tire carrier with carbon cover and 4×4² logo holds a complete wheel of the same size as the four wheels on the car, which is also a safety factor not to be underestimated. Due to the high entry, BRABUS offers special power-retractable steps that make climbing in and getting out of the cross-country vehicle easier and safer.
The BRABUS bodywork conversion also includes a striking rear bumper with integrated fog and backup lamps as well as a central deflector. Carbon covers with a matte finish for the door mirrors round off the martial appearance of the extreme off-roader.
To give the BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE 4×42 even more off-road prowess, BRABUS custom-developed the electronically adjustable BRABUS special suspension, which is controlled by the driver with the BRABUS Touch Control Panel in the cockpit. It uses height-adjustable struts made from high-strength aluminum, which reduce unsprung masses and optimize heat dissipation. The individual setting of the ride height at the front and rear axle allows dialing in the wheel loads precisely. The design features an expansion chamber at each strut, resulting in a 15 percent higher damper fluid volume and thereby tremendous reserves even under maximum loads. In addition, the BRABUS suspension also offers four different damper settings. Drivers can switch between ‘Comfort,’ ‘Sport,’ ‘Off-Road’ and ‘Individual’ driving modes by tapping the particular option on the BRABUS Touch Control Panel. The latter position allows adjusting the damper firmness separately for the front and rear axle.
The twin-turbo four-liter eight-cylinder engine of the Mercedes G 500 4×4² is rated at 422 HP ex-factory and is thus an excellent basis for the new BRABUS B40-550 PowerXtra performance upgrade. Two high-performance turbochargers with larger compressor unit and a special core assembly with reinforced axial bearings produce a higher boost pressure. Also included is the matching plug-and-play BRABUS PowerXtra auxiliary control unit, which is adapted to the electronic engine control unit and provides modified boost pressure control and optimized mapping for injection and ignition. The rated power output is now, 550 HP at 5,600 rpm and the powerful peak torque of 590 lb-ft, on tap constantly between 2,250 and 4,750 rpm, harmonize perfectly with the automatic transmission, whose seven gears can also be shifted manually with the ergonomically shaped BRABUS aluminum paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
Equipped with BRABUS B40-550 PowerXtra engine tuning, the 4×4² ADVENTURE sprints from rest to 62 mph in just 6.7 seconds. The top speed is limited electronically to 130 mph to protect the off-road tires. Of course, like all other BRABUS components, this performance upgrade is backed by the three-year, 62,000-mile BRABUS Tuning Warranty.
Sound, performance and longevity are the outstanding traits of the BRABUS stainless sport exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust flaps. It allows drivers to choose between a subtle “Quiet” mode and a decidedly powerful engine sound in the corresponding “Sport” position at the touch of a button in the cockpit. The BRABUS exhaust system also adds some thrilling visual highlights with two black chromed tailpipes in an unusual sidepipe design on the driver’s side.
The BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE 4×4² was fitted with an exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior with individual power rear seats in the company upholstery shop. The especially soft and breathable Mastik leather was precisely color-coordinated with the outer skin of the off-roader. Aluminum components such as BRABUS pedals and door-lock pins add markedly sporty highlights are also available.
The BRABUS center console for the rear compartment of the Mercedes G-Class was developed as an equally practical and stylishly integrated feature. The new interior component provides an elegant separation between the two individual rear seats. It incorporates a BRABUS Touch Control Panel with 4.3-inch screen, whose homepage displays a clock with analog display. All seat functions including the memory feature and the integrated seat ventilation and heating are controlled with this panel. The control panel also adjusts the volume of the standard COMAND system and turns the gimballed LED reading lights above the individual rear seats on and off. There are also two cup holders that can keep drinks cool or warm as desired. For added practicality, the BRABUS console also has an integrated secure compartment to protect valuables. It opens electronically controlled after entering the code on the touch control panel.
The BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE 4×4² is available as a complete vehicle. Vehicles already in customer hands can be converted all at once or in stages.