Brabus 900 Crawler: why?

Brabus 900 Crawler: why?

19 May 2022 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
brabus 900 Crawler

As if the regular Mercedes-Benz G Wagon wasn’t crazy enough, some people decided to make a dune buddy conversion with it. It doesn’t stop there since every panel on the body has been replaced, and the engine almost doubles up the power compared to a stock G Wagon. This dune monster is called the Brabus 900 Crawler. 


Let’s start with the engine since it’s the least ridiculously modified thing about the Brabus 900 Crawler. It is a tuned 4.4 liters AMG V8 that now produces more than 900 horsepower. I don’t think I’ve ever thought I would say that one day, but thanks to its lightweight, this G Wagon is able to reach 100 kilometers per hour in less than 3.4 seconds which is astonishing for a vehicle this side. Luckily, the Brabus 900 Crawler's top speed is electronically limited to 160 km/h. Anyways, I think I wouldn’t go any faster even if this vehicle could.


A Dune Buggy


When you first look at it, there isn’t much left of the original G Wagon on the Brabus 900 Crawler. It's not that hard to identify the models with the global shape of the vehicle and the front fascia. However, the Brabus 900 Crawler is fat to look like your typical street G-Class.


There is no door, no windshield, and no window at all, which gives this monster truck a very open environment experience. There is a roof, but I think it’s there for the style more than anything else. As you can see, the regular structure has been replaced with a tube-frame chassis, and it has been painted red to give better contrast if this was even necessary.


Since the interior is open to nature and its elements, there isn’t much left of the factory finish of the G-Wagon. Everything has been replaced with a tough and weather-resistant material.


When it comes to off-road capabilities, I don’t think you can do better than that, really. This Brabus 900 Crawler is equipped with 40-inch tires and benefits from a 20.9-inch ground clearance which is twice more than your average truck.


How much does it cost? 


Now, the big question is, can you get one? Well, you’ll be amazed to learn Brabus has the intention to build 15 examples of the 900 Crawler. Based price will be just shy of $800 000, and we can imagine a lot of options are available. Even though these 15 Brabus 900 won’t be built until 2024, they all might be sold at the moment of writing that line. When it comes to a crazy project like this, a lot of potential customers are contacted by Brabus. Anyways, if you have $800 000 lying around and you really want a unique vehicle, you can always contact Brabus. Nevertheless, you need to know the 900 Crawler isn’t homologated for the road, which means you can only use it in off-road situations. If you live in a desert area or you have a second house close to one of that terrain, this could be a very fun toy.


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

Tags: Mercedes-Benz

Author: Jean-Sébastien Poudrier