A new BRABUS Widestar kit for the facelift Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has been revealed. All GL models, including turbo diesels, will benefit.

The BRABUS GL-Class Widestar kit is now available. The kit, created for the facelifted Mercedes-Benz GL, affects both petrol and diesel-powered models. BRABUS exterior touches include integrated LED daytime running lights, auxiliary high beams, fog lamps, large air dams and a front apron.

Also fitted is a roof spoiler, a new rear apron and custom-tailored wide fenders. Performance and sounds are enhanced by the rear diffuser and a BRABUS stainless-steel quad sport exhaust system with matching tailpipes. A wide range of wheels are offered including three-piece BRABUS Monoblock E Platinum Edition wheels sized 11Jx23. The Pirelli or Yokohama tyres can be specified up to size 305/30 R 23. A special AIRMATIC module can lower the suspension by 30mm for improved handling and looks.

BRABUS kits are usually accompanied by performance boosts and this GL-Class is no exception. The petrol V8-powered models see an engine displacement increase of up to 6.1-litres while power is hiked to 340kW (462hp). Peak torque goes up to 615Nm (453 lb-ft). The vehicles are now capable of a 0 - 100km/h sprint time of 6 seconds and a top speed of 255km/h (158 mph).

Diesel models get the BRABUS ECO PowerXtra tuning kits resulting in the GL 350 CDI receiving 200kW (272hp) and 590Nm at 1,600rpm. The bigger-engined GL 450 CDI now puts out 257kW (350hp) and 800Nm of torque, giving it a 0 - 100km/h acceleration time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 240km/h (150 mph).

The interior is enhanced through materials such as carbon fibre, Mastik leather and Alcantara, a 7-inch LCD screen at the back of each front seat, a DVD player and an on-board personal computer with a fast Internet connection.


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