When it comes to the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, we understand that there is only so much power you can squeeze out of a 2.0-liter turbo. This is why Brabus has switched it up to a 5.9-liter V8 for their current project car. 5.9-liters may be a bit smaller than the 6.3-liter V12 that Brabus introduced at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. However, I don’t think anyone will be disappointed by the 850 horsepower and 848 lb-ft of torque.
To get to these numbers, Brabus bore an original 5.5-liter AMG, adding bigger pistons and a longer stroke. This has brought the final displacement up to 6.0-liter if you round up. Brabus then ditched the stock twin turbo propellers for a more substantial bi-turbo set up. You may also be interested to know that the 850’s 848 lb-ft of torque has been limited, as Brabus claims the setup could be worth as much as 1,069 lb-ft of twist if it had a drivetrain capable of withstanding such a load.
The AMG 850 also comes with leather seats, aluminum shift paddles, and carbon fiber body extensions, including an aerodynamic front lip and rear diffuser. It features a sport exhaust and Speedshift MCT 7-speed transmission powering the rear wheels. This setup is good for zero to 60 mph in less than 3.7-seconds. With the optional all-wheel-drive, things get a lot faster at only 3.1-seconds to 60 mph.
Conclusion: Four doors has never looked so good