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BRABUS Tuning for the new Mercedes R-Class

Concurrent with the market introduction of the new Mercedes R-Class in Europe BRABUS presents an exclusive tuning program for the new Grand Sports
Tourer. Highlights of the product lineup are the BRABUS 6.1 S displacement engine with 445 hp
/ 327 kW for the R 500, a sporty yet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program, light-alloy
wheels up to 22 inches in diameter with custom-calibrated suspensions, and individual interior
options.

BRABUS is world-renowned for its powerful yet clean-burning high-performance engines that
are lubricated exclusively with ARAL high-performance motor oil. The BRABUS 4.0
displacement engine with 332 hp / 224 kW and a peak torque of 420 Nm at 4,200 rpm
represents the most powerful BRABUS tuning available for the new R 350.

Equipped with BRABUS PowerXtra D6 (III) tuning rated power output of the R 320 CDI
increases from standard 224 hp / 165 kW to 272 hp / 200 kW at just 3,800 rpm. At the same
time peak torque grows from 510 Nm to 590 Nm. With the tuned common-rail turbodiesel
engine the R 320 CDI sprints from 0 100 km/h in just 8.2 seconds. The new top speed is 227
km/h.

The eight-cylinder R 500 can be elevated to new performance levels in four BRABUS tuning
stages. The most powerful of them is labeled BRABUS 6.1 S. In addition to the displacement
increase of the V8 engine to 6.1 liters the three-valve cylinder heads are optimized for improved
mixture flow and fitted with special camshafts. The conversion further includes a stainless-steel
high-performance exhaust system with metal catalysts. The impressive result after the
conversion: 445 hp / 327 kW at 6,000 rpm and an enormous peak torque of 635 Nm at 4,500
rpm. In BRABUS 6.1 S specification the Grand Sports Tourer delivers excellent performance:
Just 5.9 seconds for 0 - 100 km/h with a top speed of 265 km/h.

BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust systems with four tailpipes are available for all R-Class
engine variants.

For a more sporty emphasis of the characteristic R-Class lines the BRABUS designers
developed an aerodynamic-enhancement kit with front spoiler, precise-fit auxiliary headlight
inserts for the front bumper and a rear apron with cutouts for the two dual chrome tailpipes of
the BRABUS sport exhaust.

Just as important for a customized appearance are BRABUS Monoblock A, S and VI light-alloy
wheels, which come in various designs with diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches. The largest
version for the new R-Class features BRABUS wheels in size 10Jx22 shod with Yokohama or
Pirelli high-performance tires in size 265/35 ZR 22 in front and in size 295/30 ZR 22 on the rear
axle.

The BRABUS suspension engineers developed sporty yet comfortable suspensions perfectly
matched to the new tire/wheel combinations. BRABUS also offers high-performance brake
systems for the new R-Class. The most powerful system, Version III, consists of 380-millimeter
perforated discs and 12-piston aluminum calipers on the front axle. The rear axle features 6-
piston calipers on 355-millimeter discs.

Luxury and individuality in the interior is another BRABUS specialty. The options range from
stainless-steel sill plates with illuminated BRABUS logo to ergonomically shaped sport steering
wheels to an exclusive BRABUS fully leather interior crafted from a combination of especially
soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik and Alcantara leathers.
The BRABUS multimedia package is also available for the new model series. It includes DVD
player, game console and LCD screens integrated into the back of the headrests. Upon
customer request BRABUS can convert the new R-Class into a fully functional office on wheels
with powered tables and a state-of-the-art computer system.

Source - Brabus