New S-Class by Brabus

Coinciding with the start of sales of the new Mercedes S-Class, BRABUS is presenting an extensive tuning and accessories programme for the new luxury saloon.

BRABUS offers the world’s most extensive engine tuning programme for Mercedes-Benz motor cars, which is also available for the new W 221 series. The lineup starts with the BRABUS PowerXtra D6 (III) performance kit for the S 320 CDI, which boosts power output of the V6 common-rail turbodiesel engine by 48 hp / 35.3 kW to 272 hp / 200 kW and increases peak torque to 590 Nm.

For the S 350 BRABUS offers the B7 performance kit for an additional 15 hp / 11 kW or the BRABUS 4.0 displacement engine. With it the V6 petrol engine delivers a maximum power output of 332 hp / 244 kW. Peak torque grows to 420 Nm at 4,200 rpm.

A displacement increase to 6.1 liters is currently under development for the eight-cylinder engine of the S 500. It will be available shortly.

The twelve-cylinder engine of the top-of-the-line S 600 model can be upgraded in four BRABUS stages. The list starts with the BRABUS T12 performance kit, which increases power output of the 5.5-liter three-valve engine from standard 517 hp / 380 kW to 580 hp / 419 kW and peak torque to 900 Nm. The pinnacle of BRABUS engine tuning is the BRABUS S V12 S Biturbo engine, that develops 730 hp / 537 kW at 5,100 rpm.

BRABUS sport exhaust systems are available for all engine variants, and there is also a sporty aerodynamics package. The BRABUS carbon front spoiler lends the luxury sedan a more individual appearance, and reduces aerodynamic lift at high speeds. In addition the front can be further upgraded with custom-tailored auxiliary headlight inserts for two fog lamps and two high beams.

Three are also integrated sills and a rear apron with integrated LED lights to illuminate the pavement when either activated by remote control, or pulling on an inside door handle. In BRABUS tradition there is a range of new road wheels that include one-piece or multi-piece Monoblock light-alloy wheels with 17-, 18-, 19-, 20- or even 21-inch diameters, as well as BRABUS suspension modules, which are available for vehicles with air or ABC suspension. They give the S-Class a somewhat sportier yet comfortable ride and lower the ride height by some 25 millimeter.

The BRABUS new S-Class can also feature uprated brakes and a bespoke interior including seats and trim finished in BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara.

Text: Classic Driver
Photos: Brabus

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