Brabus, one of the major tuning specialists of German origin, has just presented its new tuning kit for the 2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Known for its engineering prowess, Brabus makes a point not with some lousy aero kits with questionable aerodynamic properties, but with adding more displacement (and, therefore, power) to the vehicles’ engines.
For example, increasing displacement of the four-valve E350 V6 engine to 4.0 liters pushes its maximum power output to 332 hp and peak torque to 420 Nm.
As for the V8 engine, installed in the latest Mercedes-Benz W/S 211 E500 model, converting it to the Brabus 6.1-liter power-plant has increased its power to 462 hp @ 6,200 rpm and peak torque to impressive 615 Nm @ 3,100 rpm.
No wonder that the large and heavy vehicle now sprints to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 305 km/h (almost 190 mph) with its electronic speed limiter removed.
Brabus also offers its tuning program for the E-Class with common-rail turbodiesel motors, making use of its PowerXtra D6 (III) engine control unit (ECU).
Although still meeting European Euro 4 emission guidelines, the module increases engine’s performance from 224 to 272 hp and from 540 to 590 Nm.
Accordingly, the tuned E320 CDI accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
There is also a customized aerodynamic package, as well as Brabus’ distinctive set of wheels.