From power upgrades to a body kit, the reputable tuner has something for everyone.
Brabus has been modifying Mercedes models ever since the tuner's inception back in 1977 when it established its headquarters in Bottrop, Germany. The E-Class W213 is the latest to receive the aftermarket treatment and it’s now available with an extensive array of goodies for those who are not completely satisfied with the standard version of the midsize posh sedan.
Starting with the exterior, a styling package brings new air intake surrounds and a front spoiler lip to make the E-Class Sedan look slightly more aggressive and reduce lift on the front axle. A discreet spoiler lip can be installed on the trunk lid, while the rear bumper can receive a diffuser flanked by quad exhaust tips.
At an additional cost, Brabus will be more than happy to throw in a set of custom alloy wheels ranging in sizes from 18 to 21 inches. The largest ones available come shod in 255/30 ZR21 front and 295/25 ZR21 rear high-performance tires provided by Yokohama, Continental or Pirelli. Should you want to spend even more to customize your E-Class, the sedan can receive stiffer springs lowering the ride height by approximately 1.2 inches (30 millimeters), but keep in mind these are available only for the cars fitted with the optional air suspension.
It would not be a complete tuning package without some tweaks underneath the hood where the V6 3.0-liter inside E350d gets the D6 S kit adding 50 horsepower (37 kilowatts) and 74 pound-feet (100 Nm). With the upgrade in place, the diesel-powered E-Class Sedan will provide a meaty 305 hp (227 kW) and 531 lb-ft (720 Nm) and run to 62 mph (100 kph) in 5.7 seconds, making it two tenths of a second quicker than the regular model. The electronic top speed limiter remains in place, so you won’t be able to hit more than 155 mph (250 kph).
Brabus also has a D3 power kit for the lesser E220d, which gains 27 hp (20 kW) and 37 lb-ft (50 Nm) for a total of 219 hp (163 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm). There’s no word about performance in this case, but it should be a few ticks of a second quicker than the regular E220, which needs 7.3 seconds for the sprint en route to 149 mph (240 kph).
If you happen to own the entry-level E200, this one is blessed with the tuner’s B20 plug & play module lifting output of the turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine to 221 hp (165 kW) and 243 lb-ft (330 Nm).
Lastly, numerous customization options are available inside the cabin, including leather and Alcantara upholsteries as well as stainless steel scuff plates with an illuminated Brabus logo in 64 colors (sixty four!)
Gallery: Mercedes E-Class Sedan by Brabus
Exclusive BRABUS refinement for the new E-Class
Mercedes-Benz continues the long success story of the E-Class with the W 213 model series, and BRABUS presents an exclusive refinement program for the new sedan. The product lineup ranges from engine tuning for the various gasoline and diesel models to sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement components for the different
equipment variants. Of course, BRABUS also offers tailor-made BRABUS Monoblock wheels with diameters of up to 21 inches, precision-tuned suspension solutions, and individual options for customizing the interior.
The new E-Class comes ex-factory in several design and equipment lines and thus with two different bumpers for the front and rear. Sporty-elegant styling has been an inimitable trademark of BRABUS for 40 years. In keeping with this tradition, the BRABUS designers developed two tailor-made aerodynamic-enhancement kits for the W 213 model series, both manufactured in OEM quality from PUR for perfect fit and paintability.
The BRABUS styling package for new E-Class models coming off the factory assembly lines in standard specification or with AVANTGARDE or EXCLUSIVE package starts with a front spoiler. This aerodynamic-enhancement component lends the sedan a more distinctive face and reduces lift on the front axle in addition, thereby improving handling stability at high speeds. The front of these W 213 models can be upgraded further with dynamically sweeping BRABUS surrounds for the side air intakes.
The BRABUS rear bumper insert with diffuser look lends the rear a sportier appearance. Two cutouts on the left and right provide the perfect backdrop for the BRABUS quad sport exhaust.
The understated BRABUS rear spoiler for the trunk lid fits all current E-Class sedans and thanks to its sophisticated shape reduces lift on the rear axle at high speeds.
Of course, BRABUS also offers tailor-made bodywork components for upgrading the new E-Class sedans ordered ex-factory with AMG Line exterior. The markedly sportily styled BRABUS front spoiler attaches to the lower part of the AMG Line bumper. The outer sections of the aerodynamic-enhancement component are shaped like flaps, giving the vehicle an even more dynamic appearance. Vertical BRABUS surrounds for the outer air intakes also play a part in making the front of the refined sedan more distinctive.
Another sporty BRABUS design element is the diffuser for the rear bumper. This aerodynamic-enhancement component forms the perfect backdrop for the four chrome-plated tailpipes of the BRABUS sport exhaust. What is more: The three vertical fins in the central diffuser duct also optimize the airflow.
BRABUS Monoblock alloys, which are available in various designs and versions with diameters from 18 to 21 inches, are just as important for an individual appearance. The largest available option for the new E-Class features forged BRABUS Monoblock F, R or Y "Platinum Edition" hi-tech wheels of sizes 9Jx21 on the front axle and 10.5Jx21 at the rear. They can be mounted with Continental, Pirelli or YOKOHAMA high-performance tires of sizes 255/30 ZR 21 at the front and 295/25 ZR 21 on the rear axle.
BRABUS developed various suspension solutions ranging from sport springs for a ride-height lowering by about 30 millimeters (1.2 in) to a special control module for models equipped with AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension to match the conversion to high-performance tires.
Of course, the BRABUS product range also already features initial power upgrades for the new Mercedes E-Class. The smallest gasoline model, the E 200, benefits from BRABUS PowerXtra B20 tuning. After the installation of the plug-and-play module, the four-cylinder turbo produces an output of 165 kW / 225 HP (221 bhp) and a peak torque of 330 Nm (243 lb-ft).
Of course, BRABUS also offers more power and driving fun for the various turbodiesel models of the new E-Class. The BRABUS PowerXtra D3 module increases the power output of the Mercedes E 220 d by 20 kW / 27 HP (27 bhp) and boosts peak torque by 50 Nm (37 lb-ft).
The strongest turbodiesel variant, the E 350 d, also benefits substantially from BRABUS PowerXtra tuning, in this case in the guise of the D6 S. The auxiliary control unit can be installed in under an hour and delivers an increase in power by 37 kW / 51 HP (50 bhp), while boosting peak torque by 100 Nm (74 lb-ft). The new peak torque of 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) is available unerringly on a lofty plateau between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. Thus equipped,
the tuned four-door car accelerates from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
BRABUS stainless sport exhausts with four chrome-plated tailpipes are available for all gasoline and diesel engines. BRABUS also offers a variant with actively controlled exhaust flaps for the E 43, which allow altering the exhaust note at the touch of a button in the cockpit between a decidedly subtle "Coming home" mode and a particularly sporty sound.
Sheer luxury and individuality in the interior is naturally also part of the BRABUS product range for the new E-Class. The lineup of available options ranges from stainless scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo in 64 colors just like the standard-fit ambience lighting of the interior to aluminum accessories such as pedals and door pins. It is crowned by an exclusive BRABUS fine leather all-leather interior, which the company upholstery shop creates from especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara in any desired color.