(from Brabus Press
Release) BRABUS Tuning for the New Mercedes CLS Coupe
The second Mercedes CLS generation has arrived and in a world debut
BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, 46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0,
fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) presents an
exclusive tuning program for the new four-door coupe at the Geneva
Motor Show 2011.
Sporty-elegant design paired with aerodynamic efficiency is the
trademark of BRABUS. For the new CLS body components were developed
in the wind tunnel. They are manufactured in OEM quality from
flexible high-quality Pur-R-Rim.
The BRABUS front spoiler is mounted to the production bumper and
noticeably reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds. The front
can be further upgraded with the BRABUS front apron caps. They
feature strikingly styled air inlets and LED daytime running lights,
available with either dark or chrome surrounds.
The CLS gets a distinctly dynamic appearance with the BRABUS sport
fenders. In addition to gills each side also features a horizontal
brace with illuminated BRABUS lettering.
The BRABUS sill skirts give the four-door an even lower, sleeker
stance. A useful and appealing added feature is the set of
integrated entrance lights that are activated via keyless fob or
LED lights for safely accessing the trunk in the dark are integrated
into the BRABUS rear apron. Custom-tailored cutouts in the new rear
apron provide the perfect backdrop for the four tailpipes of the
BRABUS sport exhaust system. The rear appearance is rounded out with
a centrally mounted reflector.
The BRABUS rear spoiler creates a perfect aerodynamic balance and
emphasizes the sporty character of the BRABUS designer suit.
Another important contribution to the exclusive BRABUS look for the
new CLS comes from the BRABUS Monoblock wheels in sizes ranging from
8.5Jx17 to 10.5Jx20. The OEM-quality alloys are available as
one-piece and three piece wheels in six different designs.
The most exclusive version features BRABUS Monoblock VI, E or S
wheels in size 9Jx20 in front and size 10.5Jx20 in back. The latest
addition to the BRABUS wheel family is the BRABUS Monoblock F wheel.
Presented initially as a forged wheel it is now also available as a
20-inch cast wheel, which also celebrates its world debut at the
Geneva Motor Show 2011. On the new CLS this wheel can be mounted in
sizes 8.5Jx20 and 9.5Jx20, painted a grey “Liquid Titanium” shade.
The largest tires supplied by BRABUS technology partners Pirelli and
YOKOHAMA for these wheels come in size 255/30 ZR 20 in front and in
size 305/25 ZR 20 for the rear axle.
Specially calibrated to the use of sporty low-profile tires are the
BRABUS suspension solutions, developed in cooperation with
technology partner BILSTEIN. The lineup ranges from BRABUS sport
springs for a ride-height lowering by some 30 millimeters (1.2 in.).
Sportier ambitions can be met with the BRABUS complete suspension,
which combines the ride-height lowering with firmer but yet
comfortable damper settings. CLS models equipped ex-factory with the
semi-active AIRMATIC air suspension system can be lowered by some 35
millimeters (1.4 in.) with the BRABUS suspension module.
BRABUS offers the world’s most extensive performance tuning program
for Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model
equipped with BRABUS ECO PowerXtra D4 performance kit delivers an
additional 31 hp (31 bhp) / 22.8 kW and produces a peak torque of
560 Nm (413 lb-ft).
For the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY BRABUS offers the ECO PowerXtra
D6S tuning kit. The plug-and-play auxiliary control unit can be
installed by any authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer or any BRABUS
competence partner in less than 45 minutes. This high-tech
performance tuning also gives the driver the opportunity to
influence power yield via the selected shift program of the
7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission.
In ‘Eco’ mode only peak torque is increased from 620 Nm to 690 Nm
(457 to 509 lb-ft) between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. The maximum power
output remains unchanged. If the ‘Sport’ mode is selected manually
or activated automatically both peak torque and power output are
increased. Maximum rated power output then jumps from 265 hp (261
bhp) / 195 kW to 313 hp (309 bhp) / 230 kW at a low 3,600 rpm. Using
this setting, the tuned turbodiesel model sprints from 0 – 100 km/h
in just 5.9 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 250 km/h
All BRABUS engines are operated exclusively with ARAL
Fully stainless-steel BRABUS quad sport exhaust systems are
available for all CLS engine variants. The precision-calibrated
exhaust systems optimize power yield and produce a throaty exhaust
Exclusive interior design that meets every customer request is a
particular BRABUS specialty. The options for the new Mercedes CLS
range from appealing accessories to custom-tailored interiors
crafted from especially soft and breathable yet highly durable
BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara.
The ergonomically shaped BRABUS sport steering wheel is available in
a variety of leather/wood designs. It provides perfect road feedback
and ensures a relaxed posture for long-distance driving.
Scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo or the speedometer with
340-km/h dial (213 mph) add individual highlights as do the
distinctly sporty BRABUS interior accessories: They include aluminum
components such as pedal pads, door-lock pins and shifter, and
high-quality clear-coated carbon-fiber inlays for dashboard and
center console. BRABUS also offers wood trim in any desired color
The four-door CLS coupe can also be equipped with a custom-tailored
BRABUS multimedia package.