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Brabus makes the Mercedes-Benz E-Class a mean wagon

2017-06-13 11:13

BRABUS TAKES ON THE WAGON: Brabus is infamously known for customizing already high-class vehicles, with their most recent project being the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon. Image: Brabus

Brabus is  known for customizing already high-class vehicles, with their most recent project being the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon.

The broad product range covers all fields of exclusive customisation: It includes performance upgrades for practically all gasoline and diesel engines, aerodynamic-enhancement components with sporty-elegant styling, sport exhaust systems, tailor-made Brabus Monoblock wheels with diameters of up to 21" with matching suspension modifications, and virtually endless possibilities to trim the interior to the personal taste of the vehicle owner, claims the tuning company.


All Brabus components come with the one-of-a-kind three-year or 100 000km Brabus Tuning Warranty.

To give the new E-Class Wagon an even more dynamic appearance, the Brabus designers developed aerodynamic-enhancement components with sporty-elegant styling for the new E Class five-door models ordered ex-factory in standard, Avantgarde or exclusive specification. They are manufactured on OEM quality from high-grade PUR plastics, ensuring optimal fit and paintability.

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In combination with the Brabus surrounds for the side air intakes, the Brabus front spoiler lends the wagon an even more distinctive face. The thrilling looks are complemented by aerodynamic efficiency optimized in the wind tunnel, says Brabus. Thanks to its sophisticated shape, the spoiler, which also fits the sedan, reduces front axle lift at high speeds.

The diffuser, which perfectly blends into the rear bumper, gives the rear of the wagon a sporty upgrade. In addition, the integrated cutouts on the left and right provide the perfect backdrop for the Brabus quad sport exhaust, claims the firm. 

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For the new E-Class Wagons in AMG Line specification, there are custom front spoiler and surrounds that add more sporty emphasis to the side air intakes. A diffuser designed as an insert for the rear bumper will also be available in the near future.

There are also custom Monoblock alloys. Wheels with diameters ranging from 18 to 21 in various styles and designs were safety-certified for the S 213 model series by independent German Technical Inspection Association TÜV. 

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The various Brabus suspension solutions were specifically geared toward the different tyre/wheel combinations. The product lineup ranges from sport springs for a ride-height lowering by about 30 millimeters to a special control module for E-Class Wagons, which are equipped ex-factory with air body control air suspension.

Image: Brabus

Brabus is the largest provider of performance upgrades for Mercedes-Benz automobiles in the world. The new Mercedes E-Class is no exception of course: The product range starts with Brabus PowerXtra B20 tuning, which helps the four-cylinder turbo engine of the E 200 to a peak output of 165kW/330Nm.

Thanks to plug-and-play technology, the PowerXtra B25 performance kit can likewise be connected quickly to the engine electronics of the E 250. Like all Brabus PowerXtra performance kits, this performance upgrade was designed to reliably prevent the increase in performance from shortening the service life, says the tuner.

Equipped with PowerXtra B25 tuning, the four-cylinder turbocharged engine of the E 250 puts out an impressive 25kW more and adds 50Nm of torque as well taking the figures to 180kW/400Nm.

For the most powerful petrol V-6, the E 43 4MATIC, Brabus bumps the output of the twin-turbo engine from stock 295kW to 331kW at 6100rpm. Peak torque grows to 570Nm between 2500 and 5000rpm. From rest, it reaches 100km/h in just 4.4 seconds.

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Brabus naturally also offers significantly enhanced driving dynamics for the various turbodiesel models of the new E-Class Wagon. For example, after the installation of the plug-and-play PowerXtra D3 module, the five-door E220 ds produces 20kW added peak power and 50Nm more torque.

Power increase in diesel engine

The performance increase of the largest diesel, the E 350 d, is equally impressive: PowerXtra D6 S tuning delivers a 37kW and 100Nm extra taking numbers to 227kW/720Nm.

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In addition to the enhanced driving dynamics, Brabus offers a more exciting exhaust note for all engine variants as well. The Brabus stainless quad sport exhausts also lend the rear end of the wagon more thrilling looks. A variant with controlled exhaust flap for active sound tuning is available for the E 43: At the touch of a button on the steering wheel, the driver can choose between a decidedly subtle "Coming home" mode and an extra sporty exhaust note.

The tuner says another specialty is the refinement of the interior in the company upholstery shop. Stainless scuff plates with Brabus logo backlit in 64 colors synced to the standard interior ambience lighting welcome driver and passengers. Aluminum accessories such as pedals and door pins add sporty highlights.

An all-leather Brabus fine leather interior finished with perfect craftsmanship offers individuality in every nook and cranny. It can be produced in any desired colour from especially soft yet durable Brabus Mastik leather and Alcantara. 

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