Custom Cars by Brabus at the Moscow Auto Show 2014
The BRABUS refinement program for the new C-Class
The new Mercedes C-Class opens the next chapter in the success story of those that came before. BRABUS (brabus.com) offers an exclusive refinement program that leaves nothing to be desired: a sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program and tailor-made alloy wheels with diameters of up to 20 inches lend the sedan an even more thrilling appearance. Engine tuning and suspension options offer added vehicle dynamics. Custom interior design rounds out the product line-up for the W 205 model series.
For more than 35 years, sporty-elegant design has been a trademark of BRABUS. Body components that shine not only with visual appeal, but above all with aerodynamic efficiency, were developed in the wind tunnel. All components are manufactured of high-grade PUR plastics. The BRABUS styling package for the C-Class models in standard and AVANTGARDE specification or equipped with the EXCLUSIVE package will hit the market in a first step.
The sportily styled BRABUS front spoiler lends the C-Class a more striking face. But more than that: the aerodynamic-enhancement component also minimizes negative lift on the front axle and in so doing improves handling stability at high speeds. Its aerodynamic counterpart for the rear is a discreet spoiler lip that BRABUS offers for the trunk lid.
The front of the C-Class models with standard-spec or AVANTGARDE front bumper can be further upgraded with BRABUS air intakes that add emphasis to the design of the side air intakes.
The strikingly styled BRABUS rocker panels create an aerodynamically ideal transition between the wheel arches. These body components are also optionally available with integrated LED entry lights.
The diffuser-look BRABUS insert for the rear bumper lends the rear a sportier appearance. What’s more: the two cutouts on the left and right side provide the perfect backdrop for BRABUS quad sport exhaust system.
Tailor-made BRABUS tire/wheel combinations with diameters of 18, 19 and 20 inches are also a factor in the exclusive BRABUS look for the new C-Class. The largest version features BRABUS Monoblock F and R alloy wheels of size 8.5Jx20 at the front and of size 9.5Jx20 on the rear axle. Technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the perfect high-performance tires of sizes 225/35 ZR 20 and 255/30 ZR 20.
BRABUS lowering kits and sports suspensions with sporty-comfortable tuning for the new C-Class were developed in cooperation with BILSTEIN.
BRABUS offers the world’s most extensive engine tuning program for Mercedes-Benz automobiles. In a first step the BRABUS PowerXtra B20.2 performance kit will be available for the gasoline-powered C 200. It involves the adaptation of a plug-and-play auxiliary control unit to the engine electronics. To retain the engine’s durability and longevity, this tuning kit is designed to only use the performance-enhancing mapping once all parameters such as engine temperature etc. are in the green. This effectively prevents the performance increase from negatively affecting the engine’s service life. It goes without saying that the engine complies with the strict EURO VI emissions standards even after installation of the tuning kit.
Once the BRABUS PowerXtra B20.2 performance kit is installed, the four-cylinder turbo engine pumps out an extra 30 kW / 41 hp (40 bhp) and also delivers 30 Nm (22 lb-ft) more torque. Consequently the tuned sedan sprints from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 7.0 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 242 km/h (150 mph).
The BRABUS PowerXtra D3 performance kit for the Mercedes C 220 BlueTEC will be available shortly. Its installation boosts the power output of the four-cylinder turbodiesel engine by 36 kW / 50 hp (48 bhp). Peak torque jumps to 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). The sprint time from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is shortened to 7.1 seconds. Top speed increases to 240 km/h (149 mph).
Performance tuning for all other C-Class models – of course 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 July 2013) – is in the final stages of development. BRABUS recommends high-performance lubricants from MOTUL.
Exclusive interior design is another domain of BRABUS. For the new C-Class the company upholstery shop crafts precision BRABUS fine leather interiors from soft and breathable leather and Alcantara by hand. In addition, the BRABUS product program offers an extensive line-up of custom accessories such as aluminum pedals and high-quality velour floor mats with BRABUS logo.