BMW M3s, Mercedes C63 AMGs, or Aston Martin DB9s. They’re all undoubtedly fantastic machines, but they all have one major drawback…practicality. For the everyday hero, the mums, the dads, or anyone who isn’t a millionaire, these cars are simply too difficult to use in everyday life. Lack of four doors makes putting kids in the back difficult. Low riding suspension makes travelling over a speed bump a fearful event. Want to go anywhere slightly off road on the weekend? Forget about it. These cars are at home out on the track, or on a nice Sunday drive along some windy roads, not on the way to drop lil Jimmy off at school before getting weekly groceries. Well, if you want a car that packs brutish performance as well as superb practicality, then I think I’ve got the one for you…
The Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo is a heavily modified version of Mercedes’ E63 AMG Estate, and is the ultimate in practical performance. A gargantuan twin-turbo 6.0 litre V8 is housed in the engine bay, which spits out a brutish growl out of the custom exhaust system. Add in a bit of intellectual computer tweaking, and the car is able to produce 650kW of power, and an electronically limited 1150Nm of torque (it can actually produce 1450)! It comes at no surprise then that this car can get from 0-100km/h in just 3.1 seconds!!! Honestly, who needs an M3 when you can have a car which performs just as well, but outperforms in all facets of practicality.
You may argue that the M3 looks much better than the E63, and I’d agree with you. But to counter this, Brabus have given the 850 a ‘dark night’ theme, which sleek new front and rear spoilers, crisp rear diffusers, and a stunning set of black rims, all of which are coated in the deepest darkest black. I’ve got to say, for a wagon, the 850 really is something superb…
This car is absolutely spectacular. Amazing looks, even better performance, and above all, practical and realistic for everyday living. I think after I’ve written this I’ll be at the bank asking for a loan, because I know exactly what car I want as a daily driver…..
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