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Mean Merc a brute 4x4

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Mean machine - Brabus magic for Merc GL

For the GL 320 CDI the Brabus engine specialists have boosted engine power to 200 kW, while torque is now a bullish 590 Nm available at just 1 600 r/min.

Performance improves accordingly: Compared to the production car (9.5 seconds) the sprint time from rest to 100 km/h is shortened to 8.9 seconds, top speed increases from 210 to 218 km/h.

Brabus has also increased the GL 500's 5.5-litre V8 engine to a 6.1-litre displacement. This means that power has been upped from 308 kW to 340 kW. The engine also delivers an impressive peak torque of 615 Nm at 3 100 r/min.

This model now does the 0?100 km/h sprint in just 6.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 255 km/h.


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