BRABUS refines the new Mercedes S-Class
537 kW / 730 hp, 1,065 Nm and 325 km/h
Powerful, fast, individual and exclusive: concurrent with the sales
release of the new Mercedes S-Class, BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240
Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111,
internet presents an extensive refinement program for
the luxury sedan from Stuttgart. In a first step there will be
performance kits for the eight-cylinder models that deliver up to 537
kW / 730 hp (720 bhp) of power, 1,065 Nm (785 lb-ft) of torque, a top
speed up to 325 km/h (202 mph), tailor-made wheels with diameters up
to 21 inches, and exclusive options for the interior. An
aerodynamic-enhancement program with sporty-elegant design for the W
222 model series lends the vehicle an even more dynamic appearance.
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 terms and conditions, updated November 2006).
BRABUS offers the world's most extensive engine tuning program for
Mercedes-Benz automobiles, which of course will be adapted to the new
S-Class. In a first step customers will be able to choose from several
performance kits for the V8 Biturbo engines.
The special mapping for injection and ignition as well as the
moderately increased boost pressure of the plug-and-play BRABUS B50 -
520 PowerXtra CGI performance kit unleash an extra 65 horsepower from
4.7-liter eight-cylinder Biturbo engine of the S 500.
After the conversion, power output jumps from 335 kW / 455 hp (449
bhp) to 382 kW / 520 hp (512 bhp), while peak torque grows to 820 Nm
(604 lb-ft). With it, the four-door car accelerates to 100 km/h (62
mph) in just 4.2 seconds. The BRABUS Vmax unit that is part of the
engine conversion allows limiting the top speed electronically to 250,
275 or 300 km/h (155, 168 or 186 mph).
Various ultra-powerful tuning levels offering up to 107 kW / 145 hp
(143 bhp) of added power are available for the S 63 AMG, which
ex-factory produces 430 kW / 585 hp (576 bhp): the BRABUS B63 - 650
PowerXtra CGI version serves up 478 kW / 650 hp (641 bhp) at a low
5,500 rpm. At the same time, peak torque jumps from 700 to 1,000 Nm
(516 to 737 lb-ft), on tap between 2,250 and 3,750 rpm.
Also available is the BRABUS B63S - 730 high-performance version,
which is unmistakable thanks to the distinctive BRABUS Gold Heat
Reflection system for the intake and charge-air pipes. Replacing the
two production turbochargers with two special BRABUS turbos with
larger compressor unit generates a higher boost pressure. For even
more added power the engine conversion also includes a low-temperature
water radiator for the intercooling system, a free-flow exhaust system
with metal catalysts and 75-mm (3-in.) thick downpipes, as well as
special BRABUS mapping for the engine management system.
The BRABUS B63S - 730 engines produces 537 kW / 730 hp (720 bhp) of
power at a low 5,300 rpm. Peak torque is limited electronically to
1,065 Nm (785 lb-ft) and available consistently between 1,750 and
5,000 rpm. Top speed is limited electronically to a maximum of 325
km/h (202 mph) by the BRABUS Vmax unit that is part of the
BRABUS recommends the use of fully synthetic MOTUL high-performance
As the ideal complement to the engine conversions or for combining
with the production engines, BRABUS offers a sport exhaust system with
controlled butterfly valve for all new S 500 and S 63 AMG models. At
the push of a button on the steering wheel drivers can choose whether
to operate the V8 in a discrete "Coming Home" mode or to
enjoy a markedly throaty exhaust note in the "Sport"
At the high speeds these vehicles attain the aerodynamic properties
are also a crucial factor. To minimize negative lift on front and rear
axle and to create an optimal aerodynamic balance, the BRABUS
designers are in the wind tunnel to develop a sporty-elegant body
conversion kit. The components, which are manufactured from PUR
plastics and carbon fibers, give the luxury sedan a dynamic visual
upgrade and will be presented at the IAA International Auto Show 2013
Already available for the new S-Class are tailor-made BRABUS Monoblock
alloy wheels with diameters of 19, 20 or even 21 inches. The largest
tire/wheel combination on offer features forged and mirror-polished
BRABUS "PLATINUM EDITION" Monoblock VI or Monoblock F
cross-spoke wheels in size 9Jx21 on the front axle and in size
10.5Jx21 in the rear. The optimal tires come from Continental, Pirelli
and YOKOHAMA in sizes 255/30 ZR 21 in front and 295/30 ZR 21 on the
To be able to further improve the dynamic handling of the
high-performance luxury sedan BRABUS has developed special control
modules that lower the ride height of vehicles with AIRMATIC or Active
Body Control suspension by about 15 millimeters (0.6 in.).
Unadulterated luxury and individuality in the interior is a particular
BRABUS specialty. The range of options for the new S-Class spans from
scuff plates with BRABUS logo to exclusive BRABUS 'fine leather'
interiors crafted from especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik
leather and the finest Alcantara. The new Mercedes S-Class can be
further refined with a BRABUS multimedia system that is as exclusive
as it is technologically innovative.
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