2019 Mercedes GLS-Class 850 XL Performance And Price

2019 Mercedes GLS-Class 850 XL Performance And Price – As the full-sized SUV in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup, there’s a lot of pressure on the GLS to appeal to a wide range of customers, ranging from the off-road types to those who have big families. The multi-purpose function of the GLS-Class extends to the tuning world where aftermarket tuners like Brabus determine a particular course of action on how to best approach the SUVs capabilities. For its part, Brabus did what it does best by giving the GLS an engine upgrade of a lifetime that ends with the SUV’s Biturbo V-8 engine netting an 838 horsepower and 1,069 pound-feet of torque.

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Those power figures are the unquestioned highlight of the program and are the biggest reason why the program is called the “Mercedes GLS-Class 850 XL.” But there’s more to this kit than the massive engine upgrade. It also features a comprehensive wide body aero kit, a new set of 23-inch wheels, and modifications to the interior that spruces up the life between those doors.

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As intimidating as the Mercedes GLS looks in those glam photos, it still doesn’t paint the whole picture of what Brabus did to the exterior to make the GLS sound like a titan on four wheels. The all-black paint finish is to be expected, but even I wasn’t expecting the full naked carbon fiber aero kit treatment. But in true Brabus Brabus fashion, the full-sized SUV got totally dressed in the outfit, from the massive front spoiler, fender flares, side skirts, rear diffuser, and yes, even the Brabus grille got in on the fun. As if those aren’t enough, Brabus also fitted a set of its 23-inch Monoblock “Platinum Edition” forged wheels for good measure.The Mercedes GLS-Class 850 XL’ interior may be the last place you’d expect to get some upgrades, but lo and behold, Brabus also put its imprint on that section with healthy doses of beautiful leather and brown carbon. The aluminum pedals and the side sills also got upgrades, but those items don’t scream “awesome!” unless they’re the only updates available.

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And so here we are; the real reason behind the “Mercedes GLS-Class 850 XL” name. Those who follow the German tuner’s works in close collaboration will tell you that no program is complete without the tuner doing something to the program’s engine. In this instance, the subject of Brabus’ whimsical tuning hands is the SUV’s 5.5-liter turbo V-8 engine. The first order of business was boring out the engine’s displacement to 6.0 liters. When that was done, the tuner put its experience in engine modification to good use, helping the V-8 increase its output to a maniacal 838 horsepower and 1,069 pound-feet of torque. Given that the SUV’s standard output is 577 horses and 561 pound-feet of twist, I’d say that the power increase is a legitimate result of a hard day’s work. All that extra power helps the GLS sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds, close to a full second quicker than the stock version. Top speed is limited to just 186 mph on account of those new tires. Anything faster and those tires is likely to go bald faster than LeBron James.

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2019 Mercedes GLS-Class 850 XL Price And Release Date

And so here we are; the real reason behind the “850 XL” name. Those who follow the German tuner’s works in close collaboration will tell you that no program is complete without the tuner doing something to the program’s engine. In this instance, the subject of Brabus’ whimsical tuning hands is the SUV’s 5.5-liter turbo V-8 engine. The first order of business was boring out the engine’s displacement to 6.0 liters. When that was done, the tuner put its experience in engine modification to good use, helping the V-8 increase its output to a maniacal 838 horsepower and 1,069 pound-feet of torque. Given that the SUV’s standard output is 577 horses and 561 pound-feet of twist, I’d say that the power increase is a legitimate result of a hard day’s work. All that extra power helps the GLS sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds, close to a full second quicker than the stock version. Top speed is limited to just 186 mph on account of those new tires. Anything faster and those tires is likely to go bald faster than LeBron James.