With the AMG version in limbo, Brabus has decided to fill the void by introducing a 6.1-liter V8 engine which produces 462 hp (340 kW) and 615 Nm (453 lb-ft) of torque.
Brabus has unveiled their extensive range of tuning packages for Mercedes' recently launched E-Class coupe.
With the AMG version in limbo, Brabus has decided to fill the void by introducing a 6.1-liter V8 engine which produces 462 hp (340 kW) and 615 Nm (453 lb-ft) of torque. Based on the E500's 5.5-liter engine, Brabus engineers enlarge the engine's displacement by 0.6-liters and add a billet crankshaft, larger pistons, and special four-valve cylinder heads with custom camshafts. The net result of this €29,000 ($39,723 USD) upgrade is a 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph).
If that sounds a little steep, the company also offers performance packages for Mercedes' other engines. The E250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY can be outfitted with the €1,390 ($1,900 USD) D4 tuning kit which will boost its output from 204 hp (150 kW) to 235 hp (173 kW) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. Likewise, the E350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY can be equipped with a D6 tuning kit which allows it to produce 272 hp (200 kW) and 590 Nm (435 lb-ft) of torque.
Other performance goodies include lowering springs, a height-adjustable coil-over sport suspension, and a high-performance braking system with six-piston aluminum calipers up front and four-piston aluminum calipers out back.
As always, Brabus offers a complete lineup of styling accessories including stainless-steel quad exhaust systems, a new front spoiler with LED daytime running lights, aggressive side skirts, and aluminum front quarter panels with integrated clear-coated carbon-fiber inserts. A variety of wheel packages are also available, they range in sizes from 17 to 20 inches and can be outfitted with either Pirelli or YOKOHAMA rubber.
The styling makeover carries over to the interior thanks to optional stainless-steel scuff plates, a BRABUS sport steering wheel, and exclusive Mastik leather and Alcantara upholstery.