Last we heard, the Dubai Police Force’s patrol fleet included a Bugattti Veyron, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari FF, a Bentley Continental GT, an Aston Martin One-77, and a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. That’s one amazing list of cars, but apparently, the cops in Dubai felt its fleet lacked one thing: a Brabus-tuned Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG.
Dubai’s new G-Class is essentially a Brabus B63S-Widestar fitted with an LED light bar and special paint. Everything else is essentially standard-grade Brabus and AMG hardware, including the giant 23-inch forged wheels, the flared fenders, and gaping front fascia. Likewise, the quilted red leather seating, illuminated door sills, and carbon fiber trim are all typical Brabus touches, but a far cry from the Spartan plastic-and-vinyl appointments we’re used to seeing in a typical cop car.
A G63 AMG is an impressive machine in its own right, but because Dubai’s beast was tuned by Brabus, it packs an incredibly potent punch. In stock form, a 2013 G63 AMG uses a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 that delivers 536 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. Once Brabus massages the engine, that same mill cranks out a scalding 700 hp and 708 lb-ft of torque. Despite having the aerodynamic properties of a cinder block and tipping the scales at well over 5600 pounds, that sort of power is enough to blast the Brabus B63S-Widestar from 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds, and to a top speed of 149 mph.
Much as we’d love to see the Brabus G63 AMG chase down perps on the open highway, chances are it’ll never actually be placed in active service. Like Dubai’s other exotic police cars, the B63S-700 Widestar will be something of a department ambassador, used mainly for public relations and special events. A police-grade G63 AMG will certainly attract attention, but we think Dubai could have aimed higher – perhaps a police-grade G63 AMG 6x6 would do the trick?