Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe Is Fast, But Is It Really All That?
What’s The Deal With The Brabus 850?
Updated September 27, 2018
Based on the Mercedes S 63, the Brabus 850 6.0 biturbo coupe has exceeded its origins to become the fastest and most powerful all-wheel coupe worldwide, according to Brabus. With 850 hp, 1450 Nm of torque, ability to shoot from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, and an electronically limited top speed of about 217 mph, there may not be many to argue the validity of that claim. The question on the minds of most auto enthusiasts, however, is more of whether the Brabus 850 6.0 biturbo coupe is really that more advanced than other options on the market.
Take away the turbochargers and some bells and whistles Brabus insists are functional instead of purely cosmetic, and it seems that the Brabus 850 6.0 biturbo coupe isn’t all that different from the Mercedes E 63-based Brabus 850 6.0. Both cars feature a version of AMG’s twin-turbo 5.5-L V-8, which has been bored out half a liter to six, but the E 63-based version provides the same amount of power in a lighter and smaller package. You can’t ignore, however, the cosmetic tweaks and added tidbits on the Brabus 850 6.0 biturbo coupe; the package may be heavier and larger, but it has a certain appeal.
The attention to detail is almost insane. The 850 6.0 biturbo coupe has clear-coated carbon-fiber components throughout, such as the front and rear spoilers, that reflect light and color amazingly while reportedly also improving the aerodynamics of the car in general. The 21-inch Brabus monoblock gold wheels certainly draw the eye, and even more golden details are spattered throughout the interior that is dominated by fine leather styling.
Since the Brabus 850 6.0 biturbo coupe is designed to reach such high speeds, the designers dropped the suspension 0.6 inches for greater stability. Beneath the hood, the Brabus 850 intake module has a larger intake cross-section and air filter housing, and the unit has also been wrapped in gold heat reflection sheathing. A seven-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels with an option to manually shift via paddles on the steering wheel. Brabus is also offering a rear-wheel drive version of the the vehicle to its customers.
As for answering the question, “Is the Brabus 850 6.0 biturbo coupe really all that and a bag of chips,” you’ll have to decide for yourself. You may get similar performance from the E 63-based version without the extra weight, but there are plenty of features – both cosmetic and functional – to recommend the new turbocharged coupe.
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