Mercedes-Benz M-Class by Brabus going to Essen image

The German aftermarket specialists when it comes to modifying Mercedes-Benz models, Brabus, have recently developed an upgrade kit for the M-Class, with the crossover going to the 2011 Essen Motor Show where it will be officially presented to the public.

Brabus says that the tuning program for the M-Class is starting with a new aerodynamic body kit made out of Pur-R-Rim plastics consisting out of new sill skirts which are making the SUV look longer and sleeker, along with entrance lights which are turning when pulling on the door handle. An upgrade can’t really be called an upgrade these days until the vehicle has new and large wheels, Monoblock sized between 18 and 22 inches in this case.

According to the Mercedes-Benz tuner, the M-Class has also been fitted with an AIRMATIC suspension and the Brabus module can lower the ride height by 30-40 mm at the touch of a button. The interior hasn’t been left aside by the aftermarket specialists and new touches include the bi-color stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit Brabus logo, matte-anodized aluminum pedals and fully individualized finishes for the cabin.

The upgrade program for the M-Class also includes a power upgrade for the ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC diesel which is now coming with 301 HP and 690 Nm of torque (509 lb-ft) from the standard 254 HP and 620 Nm of torque (457 lb-ft), which allows the crossover to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, with the top speed being increased to 229 km/h (142 mph).