for Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
lb-ft @ 3100 rpm
hp per liter
(Press release by
Sporty yet elegant design and engine tuning up to 462 hp / 340 kW:
BRABUS (www.brabus.com) now
offers an extensive individual program for the new Mercedes
All components are covered by the unique BRABUS Tuning Warranty® of
three years up to 100,000 kilometers (see BRABUS warranty conditions
as of June 2003).
BRABUS offers the world's largest engine tuning program for
Mercedes-Benz automobiles, which also benefits owners of the new
GL-Class. For the GL 320 CDI the BRABUS engine specialists have
developed the BRABUS D6 (III) PowerXtra performance kit that is
fully compatible with the standard diesel particulate filter and
meets Euro IV emission limits.
After the simple plug-and-play installation of the tuning module, an
operation that can be performed by any authorized Mercedes-Benz
dealer, the engine produces a maximum power output of 272 hp / 200
kW and a bullish peak torque of 590 Nm at just 1,600 rpm.
Performance improves accordingly: Compared to the production car
(9.5 seconds) the sprint time from rest to 100 km/h is shortened to
8.9 seconds, top speed increases from 210 to 218 km/h.
For the GL 500 the BRABUS engine tuning program ranges from the B8
performance kit for a maximum power output of 419 hp / 308 kW to the
462-hp / 340-kW BRABUS 6.1 displacement engine for the same model.
Equipped with this V8 engine whose displacement has been enlarged
from 5.5 to 6.1 liters the SUV accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in just
6.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 255 km/h. The engine also
delivers an impressive peak torque of 615 Nm at 3,100 rpm.
All BRABUS engines are lubricated exclusively with ARAL
high-performance motor oil. For all GL-Class engine variants BRABUS
offers custom-calibrated BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust
systems with four chromed tailpipes.
To give the new top-of-the-line SUV an even more customized and
exclusive appearance BRABUS offers a sporty yet elegantly styled
design package. The package components are made from Pur-R-Rim thus
making them easy to paint and ensuring OEM quality as well as
The BRABUS on-road front fascia was designed to replace the lower
part of the stock bumper.
The front fascia with its large air inlets gives the SUV an even
more dynamic appearance and reduces lift on the front axle at high
speed. The GL front can be further upgraded with BRABUS headlamp
inserts with two fog lamps and two high beams each.
The BRABUS rocker panels for the GL-Class provide a more favorable
aerodynamic transition between front and rear wheel houses. But
that's not all: Integrated entrance lights and chrome trim strips
combine elegant design and added safety. The entrance lights are
activated with the keyless-entry remote or by pulling on a door
The BRABUS designer suit for the largest Mercedes SUV is rounded out
by a rear fascia with integrated diffuser and cutouts for the BRABUS
sport exhaust system with four tailpipes. The program also features
an understated rear spoiler that is attached to the liftgate.
The exclusive BRABUS look is further characterized by
custom-tailored BRABUS Monoblock wheels in three different designs
and sizes from 18 to 22 inches in diameter. The classic polished
Monoblock VI design with six double spokes is available for the
GL-Class either as multi-piece light-alloy rims in size 9.5Jx20 with
size 295/45 ZR 20 tires or as one-piece 10Jx22 wheels with 295/35 ZR
The range of fully polished BRABUS Monoblock S light-alloy wheels
with five curved double spokes includes sizes 8Jx18, 8.5Jx19 and
9.5Jx19 for use with the production tires and culminates in the
especially exclusive 10Jx22 option.
BRABUS also offers the new Monoblock E wheel family with nine silver
painted spokes and polished flange for the GL models. Customers can
choose between 9.5Jx20 and 10Jx22 wheels with custom-tailored tires
from BRABUS technology partners Pirelli and Yokohama.
Custom-calibrated to these sporty tire/wheel combinations is the
BRABUS control module for GL-Class models equipped with AIRMATIC air
suspension. It lowers the ride height by some 30 millimeters.
For further improved active safety of the new SUV BRABUS offers
various versions of its high-performance brake systems. The
top-of-the-line version features 12-piston fixed aluminum calipers
with vented and perforated 380 x 36 millimeter discs on the front
axle. In combination with six-piston fixed calipers and 355 x 28 mm
brake discs on the rear axle they provide stopping power normally
reserved for purebred sports cars.
Another BRABUS specialty for the new Mercedes GL-Class lies in
exclusive interior options:
Stainless-steel door sills with illuminated BRABUS logo or an
ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel are part of the product
lineup as are exclusive BRABUS fully leather interiors
precision-crafted from a combination of the finest Mastik leather
The BRABUS interior designers have further developed special seat
consoles for the backs of the front seats. These consoles feature a
seven-inch LCD screen and an integrated DVD player. An even more
exclusive version of these consoles also includes an electrically