BRABUS Tuning for the New Mercedes CLS Coupe

2012 Mercedes CLS-Class by BRABUS 23.02.2011
2012 Mercedes CLS-Class by BRABUS 23.02.2011

Top dog tuner of all things Daimler, BRABUS has revealed its exclusive tuning program for the second generation Mercedes CLS-Class.

Making its world debut in Geneva next week, the four-door coupe is outfitted modestly for a sporty-elegant flavor. The wind tunnel tested kit features a front spoiler mounted to the OE front bumper, restyled air vent inserts with fitted LED daytime running, sport fenders with side gills, side skirts, rear spoiler and a custom fitted lower rear bumper apron to accommodate the four tailpipes of the BRABUS sport exhaust system. The rear appearance is rounded out with a centrally mounted reflector.

Suspension tuning is available is seveal levels from a simple ride-height lowering by some 30 millimeters via sport springs or a complete suspension upgrade with adjustable dampers all around. CLS models equipped with the semi-active AIRMATIC air suspension system can be lowered by some 35 millimeters (1.4 in.) with the BRABUS suspension module. BRABUS Monoblock wheels in sizes ranging from 8.5Jx17 to 10.5Jx20 are available as one-piece and three piece wheels in six different designs.

Performance tuning also remains somewhat sedated in these early stages. The CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model equipped with BRABUS ECO PowerXtra D4 performance kit delivers an additional 31 PS (31 bhp / 22.8 kW) and peak torque of 560 Nm (413 lb-ft). For the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY BRABUS offers the ECO PowerXtra D6S plug-and-play auxiliary control unit which can be installed in less than 45 minutes. 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. Maximum power output remains unchanged. In 'Sport' mode both peak torque and power output are increased. Maximum power output jumps from 265 PS (261 bhp / 195 kW) to 313 PS (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 (155 mph).

Stay tuned as we expect BRABUS to reveal an extreme tuning project at the Geneva Motor Show.

Source: BRABUS

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anonymous anonymous
the new sls is always look new to me. in flesh, in different angles amke the car look different to me. it's either you love it or hate it. simple.
Feb 24th, 2011 7:45pm
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AlbertoIT AlbertoIT
Very, very nice car. BRABUS is a tuner always respecting the philosophy of the car maker.
Feb 24th, 2011 11:19am
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accousticjama accousticjama
Previous generation looked better & supercharged V8 was faster..You can say this for almost all the Mercs now. Merc has lost it's way.
Feb 23rd, 2011 11:07pm
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Jyckee Jyckee
True, the 5.5 V8 kompressor was faster, but there was a number of things that were improved in the new engine. Besides the new twinturbo will be faster. And tuned...sick
Feb 24th, 2011 1:00am
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Shaktiman Shaktiman
another great BRABUS.. can't wait for the SV12 version.. ;)
Feb 23rd, 2011 10:50pm
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Great looking, love the tuning for the 350 CDI
Feb 23rd, 2011 9:19pm
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Francois Francois
Great as always Brabus. Waiting for 63 Biturbo or Rocket.
Feb 23rd, 2011 9:02pm
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