Brabus has unveiled its tuning and bodykit package for the W212 E-Class. Bodykits are always subjective but I really don’t get the weird red dot deflector in the middle of the diffuser-like area between the quad tailpipes. But nevermind about that, let’s have a look at the rest of the package.
The Brabus W212 bodykit is manufactured from Pur-R-Rim plastics in OEM quality. There are front sport quarter panels which improve the venting of the wheel houses, thus helping some of that brake heat escape. The Brabus rocker panels also have aerodynamic benefits – they calm the airflow between the wheel houses, and of course also feature the LED entrace lights that has become a Brabus trademark.
There are a few suspension mods to be picked from, ranging from as basic as a lowering kit up to a special control unit for the AIRMATIC air suspension, which were also all tuned to match the high-performance Pirelli and Yokohama tyres that Brabus recommends you wrap their Brabus Monoblock light alloy wheels with. There are also large 12-piston brakes that you can fit.
The E 500 (US market – E 550)’s engine can be equipped with the BRABUS 6.1 litre kit, which uses a special crankshaft and larger pistons to increase displacement to 6.1 litres. The result is 462 horsepower at 6,200rpm and 615Nm of torque from as low as 3,100rpm. You can also fit an anti-slip rear differential with a 40% locking rate.
For the oil burners, the company is still working at developing the BRABUS ECO PowerXtra kits, including a BRABUS ECO PowerXtra BLUE tuning kit for the Mercedes E 350 BlueTEC.
Look after the jump for a full gallery of the Brabus W212.
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