The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen needs no introduction. The car was first introduced as a civilian model in 1979 and since then the shape of the G-Wagen has remained almost the same till date. Here is a rare Brabus modified G55 AMG from India that has all the means to turn the heads on the roads! Here is a video review from Horsepower Cartel telling you more about the car.
This is the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, which now has been discontinued in the market. It is currently available in the G63 disguise and carries forward the same boxy design. However, this G-Wagen in the video is special because it gets a Barbus kit on it. Brabus is one of the oldest tuners and modders of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and they exclusively work on the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and Smart vehicles. The kits from Brabus can completely transform the look of the vehicle and make it look much more aggressive and way different looking from the stock version.
The G55 AMG seen here is a 2012 model. The real colour of the vehicle is hidden under the olive green military-inspired body wrap on the outside. It also looks different from the regular G-Wagen because of the body kit from Brabus. The exact price of the kit is not known but most of the time, the price of the kit is similar to the price of a brand new G-Wagen, which doubles the overall cost of the vehicle. The G55 AMG in 2011 was around Rs 1.2 crore, ex-showroom, Delhi. With the kit in place, the overall cost must have been more than Rs 2 crore, which is similar to the price of the latest G63 AMG.
The G55 AMG with the Brabus kit gets a new front bumper spoiler, new intake and cooling slots on the hood, which are all functional and a modified rear. Rest of the vehicle gets the body wrap. On the inside, the aftermarket Brabus kit includes carbon fibre finishes on the central panel of the dashboard. It also gets diamond stitched red coloured seats that really uplifts the cabin’s looks.
It is not known Brabus has also tinkered with the engine or it remains stock. However, the video says that the cat system of the vehicle has been removed or modified, which is why the engine check light warning can be seen on the dashboard. This particular Mercedes-Benz G55 came powered by a massive 5,439cc supercharged V8 petrol engine that generates a maximum of 507 Bhp at 6,100 rpm and 700 Nm of peak torque between 2,750-4,000 rpm. It gets a five-speed automatic transmission but there are no pedal shifters. The G55 AMG V8 can catapult to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds and can reach an electronically-limited top speed of 210 km/h.