2011 BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR
Mercedes-Benz tuning specialist Brabus has unleashed the 800 Widestar, an extreme version of the G-Class off-roader. The 800 Widestar is equipped with an V12 engine sourced from the Mercedes-Benz S600, but with extensive upgrades such as the increase in displacement from 5.4 to 6.3-liters, the addition of a new intake system, new engine mapping and the complex Brabus bi-turbo system featuring four water-to-air intercoolers. Additionally, the V12 is fitted with a custom stainless-steel exhaust-system.
The car has received a wide-body treatment, with the fender flares adding 12 cm (4.7 in) to the body width leaving enough space for wheels sized between 20 and 23 inches. Overall, the car looks quite aggressive and intimidating.
The 800 Widestar added features Brabus’ Ride Control suspension with automatic damper adjustment. Inside, the 800 Widestar gets an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel, a speedometer with 280 km/h (182 mph) dial and stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo.
Performance lead to a maximum output of 800 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a truck-like torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), available from 2,100 rpm. However, peak torque is electronically limited to 1,100 Nm, in order to protect the transmission.
The Brabus 800 Widestar also features reinforced five-speed automatic gearbox sends the enormous torque to all four wheels via a permanent 4WD system, with the results being mind-blowing for an off-roader. 0 to 100 km/h takes just a mere 4 seconds, while top speed is limited to 240 km/h (149 mph). Without the limiter, Brabus reckons the 800 Widestar could reach 270 km/h (168 mph).
2011 SUZUKI SX4 LIMITED FOR GERMAN MARKET
Suzuki SX4 offered in limited edition for Germany. The car gets Alcantara seat trim in a two-tone finish, a leather steering wheel, and bespoke floor mats plus additional standard equipment such as a heated front seats, automatic climate control, an upgraded audio system with steering wheel controls and a keyless start system.
The SX4 Limited is offered with a choice of two powertrains, a 120HP 1.6-liter gasoline unit that returns 6.2 lt/100km (37.9mpg US) and a 135HP 2.0-liter turbo diesel with a combined fuel economy of 5.3 lt/100km (44.3mpg US).
In Germany, 2011 Suzuki SX4 Limited comes with a number of discreet styling changes such as the gunmetal paint for the front grille, 16-inch alloy wheels and roof rails along with the choice of four metallic finishes for the body including “Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic”, “Silky Silver Metallic”, “Sunlight Copper Pearl Metallic” and “Smoky Green Metallic”.