They say that once you experience the Brabus automotive life there’s no turning back – and we might be inclined to believe this urban legend, since the tuner provides some of the most extreme Mercedes’ models anyone has ever seen.
This is also due to a huge practical experience with the three-pointed star logo, as Brabus has been finding aftermarket solutions for Mercedes models ever since it was established back in 1977 at its still current headquarters in Bottrop, Germany. And this might also be an answer to the perpetual question of why Brabus is not that adept at modifying the SUVs for “rocket” conversion purposes – they are more traditional than we think. Anyways, this is the perfect opportunity for them – Mercedes has just released their latest sedan jewel, the W213 E Class.
The wide array of modifications includes an aero package with new air intake surrounds and a front spoiler lip, but there’s also a discrete one on the trunk lid, while the rear bumper can pack a diffuser flanked by quad exhaust tips. You can also have any alloy in sizes from 18 to 21 inch – as well as new springs that drop the ride height by approximately 1.2 inches (30 millimeters), which are exclusive to the versions with the air suspension. First off, when you think about Brabus you think about raw power, and the tuner doesn’t disappoint. The most affordable E200 gets the B20 plug & play module that gets the turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine up and running to 221 hp (165 kW) and 243 lb-ft (330 Nm). Next is the D3 power kit for the E220d, packing an additional 27 hp (20 kW) and 37 lb-ft (50 Nm) for a total of 219 hp (163 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm). The most powerful for now is the E350d with the D6 S bringing an additional 50 horsepower (37 kilowatts) and 74 pound-feet (100 Nm) for a good 305 hp (227 kW) and 531 lb-ft (720 Nm).