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BRABUS Tuning Program for the New Mercedes A-Class

 BRABUS Tuning Program for the New Mercedes A-Class
BRABUS A-Class

Aerodynamics, Wheels, Suspension, Engine Tuning, Interior

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Aerodynamics, Wheels, Suspension, Engine Tuning, Interior
Powerful engine tuning, elegant and effective aerodynamic-enhancement components, light-alloy wheels with 17- and 18-inch diameters, sporty yet comfortable suspension kits, exclusive interiors: In time for the start of sales of the new Mercedes A-Class BRABUS offers an exclusive tuning program with the unique BRABUS Tuning-Warranty® of three years up to 100,000 kilometers (see BRABUS warranty conditions).

Sporty elegance characterizes the BRABUS body program for the new Mercedes A-Class. In addition to adding visual highlights the BRABUS exterior enhancement parts further optimize the vehicle's aerodynamics. All parts are manufactured from Pur-R-Rim in OEM quality. The BRABUS front spoiler is designed to be attached to the lower part of the production apron. The BRABUS designers further developed custom headlight inserts with fog lamps and high beams for the front bumper. In addition to improved roadway illumination the inserts also increase active safety due to their integrated air ducts for better brake cooling.

The BRABUS side sills reduce disturbances in the airflow under the doors, and give the small Mercedes are lower, sleeker appearance. The side sills are also available with integrated LED entry lights. Pulling on a door handle or pushing a button on the keyless-entry remote activates four lights on either side that illuminate the ground next to the vehicle.

The BRABUS rear apron for the Mercedes A-Class is mounted to the production bumper, and can be combined with the production exhaust or with the BRABUS sport exhaust system. An understated roof spoiler rounds out the BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement concept for the smallest Mercedes model series.

Custom-tailored BRABUS light-alloy wheels make the new A-Class even more desirable and provide more agile handling. The BRABUS suspension engineers and test drivers developed custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations with 17- and 18-inch diameters for the W/C 169 model series.

Owners of the new Mercedes A-Class can choose between the striking BRABUS Monoblock IV five-hole design and the elegant Monoblock V spoke design. Both versions are available in sizes 7.25Jx17 and 7.25Jx18, fitted with high-performance tires from BRABUS technology partners Michelin and Pirelli up to size 225/35 ZR 18.

The BRABUS sport springs for the Mercedes A-Class were developed specifically for the use with sporty low-profile tires. Extensive driving tests resulted in a optimal combination of sporty handling and ride comfort. At the same time the car's overall appearance benefits from the staggered rideheight lowering by some 35 millimeters in front and by about 25 millimeters on the rear axle.

BRABUS offers the largest selection of engine tuning for Mercedes-Benz automobiles worldwide - and the new A-Class is no exception. Most important criterion for all BRABUS engine development work is the unique combination of impressive power, silky smoothness, exceptional longevity and exemplary environmental friendliness. BRABUS recommends ARAL high-performance lubricants.

Regardless of what model - A 160 CDI, A 180 CDI or A 200 CDI: The BRABUS engine development will soon offer professional performance tuning for all common-rail turbodiesel engines with the unique BRABUS Tuning Warranty of three years up to 100,000 kilometers*. The BRABUS CDI performance kits are also available for all vehicles equipped with particulate filter. Emission classification as Euro IV compliant remains unchanged.

The BRABUS T1 performance kit for the top-of-the-line A 200 Turbo is already under development. The fully stainless-steel high-flow BRABUS sport exhaust system with two chrome tailpipes optimizes power yield and produces a more powerful yet pleasant engine sound. As an alternative BRABUS offers the sport exhaust tailpipe trim for a more exciting rear appearance.

BRABUS also offers numerous options for refining the interior of the new A-Class. Polished sill plates with illuminated BRABUS logo are part of the program as is the ergonomically shaped BRABUS sport steering wheel provides which for vehicles with automatic transmission is also available with gearshift paddles behind the steering wheel.

Flat anodized BRABUS aluminum parts such a shift knob, emergency brake lever pedal pads or door-lock pins complete the sport program for the interior.

With loving attention to detail the BRABUS upholsterers transform especially soft yet extremely durable BRABUS Mastik leathers and fine Alcantara into the dream interior of an A-Class customer. There are virtually no limits when it comes to choosing colors or designs: The range of available options starts with the completion of the factory leather package and culminates in the exclusive BRABUS fully leather interior.

Internet: www.brabus.com

Source: Text & photos courtesy BRABUS GmbH
Published Sep 9, 2004 10:44 pm

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