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Brabus Merecedes-Benz GLK V8 Roars Into Geneva…Last Week

Posted in auto industry, Car Accessories, Cars, Custom, Design, Fast Cars, Foreign Cars, Geneva Motor Show, Luxury Cars, Mercedes Benz, New Cars, Newsworthy, Pictures by Suzanne Denbow | March 9th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |


In the crush of big debuts at the Geneva Motor Show last week, there were a few entrants that got lost in the frenzied shuffle (read: “we forgot”). Most notable among them was the Brabus Mercedes-Benz GLK V8 and its unbelievably monstrous engine. Seemingly defying the laws of physics, Brabus managed to outfit their custom GLK with a 6.1L Brabus-treated version of the S500’s V8 unit, boosting output to a whopping 462-horsepower and 453 lb-ft of torque.

To feed the V8’s voracious appetite, Brabus also equipped the GLK with a bigger air intake and performance exhaust system. Now boasting a top speed of 172 mph, the beefier Brabus GLK makes the sprightly jump from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in a mere 4.9 seconds, leaving the SUV-driving-soccer-mom stigma lifeless in the dust.

Lending the Brabus GLK V8 a look to match its personality, Brabus also fine-tuned the suspension, lowering the GLK by 30mm to create the ultimate road-hugging experience. In keeping with Brabus tradition, the GLK V8’s interior was also equipped with several trademark-Brabus features, including logo-embossed custom leather seats and an extensive rear-seat entertainment system. Currently available for purchase, the Brabus GLK V8 retails for €198,200 EUR, which, given the current rate of exchange, roughly converts to $689 USD.

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