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(from Brabus Press
Release) Exclusive BRABUS Tuning for the New Mercedes E-Class
Concurrent with the market launch of the new Mercedes E-Class of the
W 212 model series, BRABUS (www.brabus.com)
presents an exclusive tuning program for the new sedan. Highlights
in the product lineup are the BRABUS 6.1 displacement engine with
462 hp (456 bhp) / 340 kW for the E 500 (E550 in the US), a sporty
yet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program, light-alloy wheels with
diameters of up to 20 inches, matching suspension solutions, a
high-performance brake system and exclusive interior upgrades. All
components are backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty®
of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers / 62,000 miles (see BRABUS
warranty conditions as of November 2006).
To add sporty emphasis to the striking lines of the new Mercedes
E-Class the BRABUS designers have developed an
aerodynamic-enhancement kit manufactured from Pur-R-Rim plastics in
OEM quality. The BRABUS front apron replaces the production bumper
in its entirety. It sophisticated shape reduces lift on the front
axle and gives the sedan an even more striking face. For further
improved driving safety the apron features LED daytime running
lights and auxiliary headlights, either high beams or fog lamps,
depending on customer preference.
BRABUS aluminum front sport quarter panels improve venting of the
wheel houses. Their integrated lateral clear-coated carbon-fiber air
outlets add a decidedly sporty flair. The BRABUS rocker panels calm
the airflow between the wheel houses and feature integrated LED
entrance lights for added style and utility.
The rear apron with centrally located rear deflector provides the
perfect backdrop for the two chrome-plated tailpipes of the BRABUS
sport exhaust system on either side. The styling concept is rounded
out with a rear spoiler.
Just as important for the exclusive appearance are the BRABUS
Monoblock light-alloy wheels, available in various designs with
diameters ranging from 17 to 20 inches. The largest version for the
new E-Class features one-piece or multi-piece wheels in size 9Jx20
on the front axle and in size 10.5Jx20 in back. The corresponding
high-performance tires come from Pirelli and YOKOHAMA in size 245/30
ZR 20 in front and in size 285/25 ZR 20 on the rear axle.
Various BRABUS suspension solutions from a lowering kit to sporty
yet comfortable complete suspensions and even a special control unit
for the AIRMATIC air suspension were developed to match the
conversion to high-performance tires.
BRABUS also offers a special high-performance brake system for the
new E-Class. The system consists of 375 x 36 millimeter (14.8 x 1.4
inches) vented and cross-drilled discs on the front axle with
12-piston aluminum fixed calipers. The rear axle stops on 355 x 28
millimeter (14.0 x 1.1 inches) discs and six-piston calipers.
The eight-cylinder model E 500 (US: E550) can be elevated to new
performance levels with the BRABUS 6.1 displacement engine.
Installing a special crankshaft and larger pistons increases swept
volume to 6.1 liters (372 cu. in.). Additionally the cylinder heads
are optimized for mixture flow, and fitted with special camshafts.
High-efficiency metal catalysts are also part of the engine
The impressive results of the conversion are a rated power output of
462 hp (456 bhp) / 340 kW at 6,200 rpm and an enormous peak torque
of 615 Nm (453 lb-ft) at just 3,100 rpm. In order to transfer this
power to the road with as little slip as possible BRABUS offers an
anti-slip rear differential with a locking rate of 40 percent.
Powered by the BRABUS 6.1 engine the sedan turns in excellent
driving performance: The sprint from 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) takes
just 4.7 seconds, top speed is 305 km/h (191 mph).
The BRABUS engineers are hard at work developing BRABUS ECO
PowerXtra performance kits for the various CDI BlueEFFIENCY
turbodiesel models and a BRABUS ECO PowerXtra BLUE tuning kit for
the Mercedes E 350 BlueTEC. As the ‘ECO’ badge indicates, the main
development goal is an optimal symbiosis of added power, improved
fuel economy and reduced emissions by way of a notably increased
BRABUS stainless-steel sports exhaust systems with four
chrome-plated tailpipes are available for all engine variants.
Luxurious and customized interiors are also part of the BRABUS
product lineup for the new E-Class. The list of available
accessories ranges from stainless-steel scuff plates with
illuminated BRABUS logo to ergonomically shaped sport steering
wheels to exclusive BRABUS fully leather interiors made from a
combination of especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik and
As a pioneer in the development of multimedia systems on wheels
BRABUS offers custom-tailored seatback consoles for the front seats
of the new E-Class. They come with integrated seven-inch LCD
displays and DVD player.