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(from Brabus Press
Release) The Exclusive BRABUS Program for the E-Class
Exclusive, sporty and highly individual: These three attributes best
describe the BRABUS custom program for the new E-Class Cabriolet
that will be available in time for the carís market launch. As for
all other Mercedes models BRABUS (www.brabus.com)
offers an extensive product lineup for the E-Class Cabriolet that
leaves nothing to be desired. The lineup features engine tuning,
including the BRABUS 6.1 capacity engine with 462 hp (456 bhp) / 340
kW of power, a dynamically styled aerodynamic-enhancement program,
custom-tailored wheels with diameters ranging from 17 to 20 inches,
corresponding sport suspensions and striking interior options.
The BRABUS engine specialists unleash the true power inherent in the
common-rail turbodiesel engines and CGI BlueEFFICIENCY
direct-injection gasoline engines with ECO PowerXtra performance
The BRABUS ECO Power Extra D4 power kit bumps rated power output of
the four-cylinder turbodiesel engine of the E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
model from standard 204 hp (201 bhp) / 150 kW to 235 hp (232 bhp) /
173 kW. Simultaneously peak torque grows to 560 Nm (413 lb-ft).
The BRABUS ECO PowerXtra D6 (III) module for the six-cylinder
turbodiesel engine of the E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model bumps power
output to 272 hp (268 bhp) / 200 kW and peak torque to 590 Nm (435
BRABUS ECO PowerXtra CGI tuning increases power output of the E 250
CGI BlueEFFICIENCY gasoline model from standard 204 hp (201 bhp) /
150 kW to 230 hp (227 bhp) / 169 kW at a low 5,500 rpm. Peak torque
jumps from 310 Nm to 350 Nm (229 to 258 lb-ft).
In the E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY model with direct-injection gasoline
engine BRABUS tuning provides an additional 18 hp (18 bhp) / 13.2
The most powerful BRABUS option for the Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet
is the BRABUS 6.1 capacity engine. The V8 engine of the E 500 (US:
E550) model is modified extensively. A steel billet crankshaft with
longer stroke, larger cylinder bore and correspondingly larger
pistons affect a displacement increase from 5.5 to 6.1 liters (336
to 372 cubic inch). The engine conversion further includes
four-valve cylinder heads optimized for mixture flow, installation
of special camshafts and the BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust
system with high-performance metal catalysts. Custom-programmed
engine electronics ensure the precise interaction of all new
Like all BRABUS engines the BRABUS 6.1 capacity engine is lubricated
exclusively with ARAL high-performance synthetic motor oil. It
produces a rated power output of 462 hp (456 bhp) / 340 kW and a
peak torque of 615 Nm (453 lb-ft) at a low 3,100 rpm. Powered by
this engine, the E-Class convertible sprints from rest to 100 km/h
(62 mph) in just 4.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 300 km/h
(186 mph). This level of performance places the tuned E-Class
Cabriolet firmly among the worldís fastest four-seater soft-top
BRABUS backs all components with the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning
Warranty of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers / 62,000 miles
(see BRABUS warranty conditions as of November 2006).
Stainless-steel BRABUS sport exhaust systems are available for all
E-Class models and offer optimized power yield, a sporty exhaust
note and striking looks with four exhaust tips.
To lend the new convertible an even more breathtaking appearance the
BRABUS designers have developed a sporty yet elegant
aerodynamic-enhancement package manufactured from high-quality Pur-R-Rim
plastics in OEM quality. The BRABUS front spoiler features
integrated LED daytime running lights and lends the Mercedes an even
more succinct frontal appearance. But thatís not all: This
aerodynamic component also reduces unwanted lift on the front axle
at high speed.
The side view receives some added pizzazz with BRABUS front sport
fenders with integrated air openings. The BRABUS rear valance with
centrally mounted reflector and custom cutouts left and right
provides the perfect backdrop for the BRABUS quad sport exhaust. The
understated BRABUS rear spoiler is essential for the carís excellent
aerodynamic balance at high speeds.
One-piece or multi-piece BRABUS Monoblock alloy wheels with
diameters of 17, 18 or 19 inches round out the exclusive BRABUS
look. The largest tire/wheel combination for the E-Class Cabriolet
features BRABUS Monoblock VI, E, Q or S wheels in size 8.5Jx19 on
the front axle and in size 9.5Jx19 in back. The optimal
high-performance tires come from Pirelli and YOKOHAMA in size 235/35
ZR 19 in front and up to size 275/30 ZR 19 on the rear axle. 20-inch
BRABUS wheels will be available for the new Mercedes E-Class
Cabriolet in the near future.
The BRABUS suspension solutions are calibrated specifically to the
use with these sporty low-profile tires. The available options range
from sport springs, which lower the ride height of the two-door by
some 30 millimeters (1.2 inches), to height-adjustable coil-over
suspensions with variable damper rates.
Maximum active safety is also a top priority when it comes to
brakes: Various BRABUS high-performance brake systems are available
including the top-of-the-line version with six-piston aluminum fixed
calipers and 360-mm (14.2 inches) vented and perforated discs on the
front axle and four-piston aluminum fixed calipers in the rear.
BRABUS also offers the perfect interior customization experience for
the soft-top Mercedes: The interior program includes stainless-steel
scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, an ergonomically shaped
BRABUS sport steering wheel and genuine carbon-fiber elements in a
number of different colors for dashboard, center console and door
BRABUS wood inlays add a special flair of exclusivity. Special
production techniques allow these inlays to be manufactured in any
color imaginable with polished, matte or open-pore surface finishes.
The BRABUS upholstery shop transforms especially soft yet durable
BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara into gorgeous interiors
according to customersí personal color and design preferences.