110.9 hp per liter
(from Brabus Press
Release) 455 kW / 619 hp, 1,000 Nm of torque and 320 km/h -
BRABUS refines the new Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake
The new Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake has arrived! And like the first
CLS that created a market for four-door coupes, the new five-door
model redefines the sporty-elegant wagon. The exclusive final touch
in the form of a sophisticated refinement program is now available
from BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, 46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 /
777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, internet www.brabus.com). The
extensive product lineup starts with sporty-elegant
aerodynamic-enhancement components for all Shooting Brake models
with or without AMG sport package, and features custom-tailored
BRABUS wheels with diameters of up to 20 inches. Also part of the
BRABUS portfolio are exclusive interior options and engine tuning
that delivers up to 455 kW / 619 hp (610 bhp) of power, 1,000 Nm
(737 lb-ft) of torque and a top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph).
Sporty-elegant styling paired with aerodynamic efficiency is the
trademark of all BRABUS body kits. As always, the body components
for the new CLS Shooting Brake were developed in the wind tunnel.
They are manufactured from flexible Pur-R-Rim high-grade plastics or
from carbon fibers depending on the version.
The CLS 250 and 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY diesel models and the CLS 350
and 500 BlueEFFICIENCY with production aerodynamics outfit can be
upgraded with the BRABUS front spoiler, the BRABUS front fascia
attachments with integrated LED daytime running lights, the sport
fenders and the BRABUS side skirts with integrated entrance lights.
For vehicles equipped with AMG sport package BRABUS offers a
striking BRABUS front spoiler lip that attaches to the underside of
the front fascia. The CLS 63 AMG can be refined with an additional
front spoiler and fender attachments with backlit BRABUS logo. Their
clear-coated carbon-fiber construction lends the sport wagon
full-blooded racing looks.
BRABUS Monoblock wheels in sizes ranging from 8.5Jx17 to 10.5Jx20
also play a major role in the exclusive BRABUS looks of the new CLS
Shooting Brake. The OEM-quality alloy wheels are available in six
different designs. The most exclusive version on offer features
BRABUS Monoblock F, Q or R designs with a diameter of 20 inches. The
latest addition to the BRABUS wheel family is the BRABUS Monoblock R
wheel with especially innovative design. Two sets of five double
spokes are arranged in two plains. While the inner set of spokes is
painted a "Liquid Titanium" shade, the outer spokes are
diamond-polished and afterwards sealed with a smoke-colored clear
lacquer, lending the wheel its very own character. The largest tires
supplied by BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and
YOKOHAMA for the 20-inch version come in size 255/30 ZR 20 in front
and in size 295/25 ZR 20 for the rear axle.
The BRABUS suspension options are specifically calibrated to the use
of sporty low-profile tires. They were developed in tandem with
technology partner BILSTEIN. The lineup ranges from BRABUS sport
springs to complete suspensions and the BRABUS suspension module
that lowers the ride height of cars equipped with the semi-active
AIRMATIC air suspension system by about 35 millimeters.
BRABUS offers the world’s largest program of performance tuning for
Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The ECO PowerXtra D4 performance kit
bumps the power output of the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY by 22.8 kW
/ 31 hp and boosts peak torque to 560 Nm (446 lb-ft).
For the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY there is BRABUS ECO PowerXtra D6S
tuning. Thanks to its plug-and-play design the auxiliary control
unit can be installed by any authorized Mercedes-Benz workshop and
any BRABUS center of competence in less than 45 minutes.
As a special feature this high-tech performance tuning system allows
the driver to influence the power yield through the selection of the
transmission program of the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox. In Eco
mode only peak torque is increased, from standard 620 Nm to 690 Nm
(509 lb-ft) between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. This selection leaves the
maximum power output unchanged. If sport mode is activated or gears
are shifted manually, the increase in peak torque is accompanied by
a boost in power output from 195 kW / 265 hp (261 bhp) to 230 kW /
313 hp (308 bhp) at a low 3,600 rpm. The tuned turbodiesel
accelerates from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.9 seconds. Top
speed is limited electronically to 250 km/h (155 mph).
It goes without saying that BRABUS performance tuning is also
available for the gasoline-powered versions of the CLS Shooting
Brake. The BRABUS B50 - 500 performance tuning was developed for the
V8 Biturbo engine of the CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY. As the name
indicates, this tuning kit produces 368 kW / 500 hp (493 bhp) and a
peak torque of 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) and in conjunction with the BRABUS
Vmax unit gives the wagon a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).
Two ultra-powerful tuning options are available for the
top-of-the-line CLS 63 AMG model. Both BRABUS power upgrades for the
5.5-liter eight-cylinder Biturbo engine comprise an auxiliary
control unit for the engine electronics and an additional
water-to-air intercooler powered by an auxiliary electric pump. In
both cases the lower temperature of the charge air benefits not only
power yield but also engine longevity even under extreme operating
conditions. After the installation of the BRABUS B63 - 620 version
the driver commands 455 kW / 619 hp (610 bhp) of power at a low
5,500 rpms. Simultaneously peak torque grows from 900 to 1.000 Nm
(663 to 737 lb-ft), on tap between 2,250 and 3,750 rpm. A sprint
time from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) of just 4.2 seconds is just as
unique for a wagon as is the top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph) that
the car attains in conjunction with the BRABUS V/max unit.
As an ideal complement to the engine tuning, BRABUS offers a sport
exhaust system with butterfly valve for the CLS 63. At the push of a
button on the steering wheel the driver can switch between a
discrete and quiet “Coming Home” mode and “Sport,” which produces a
decidedly sporty exhaust note. The stainless-steel exhaust system
also adds some visual highlights with its two beautifully styled
ceramic-coated dual tailpipes.
For all other CLS engines BRABUS offers fully stainless-steel quad
sport exhaust systems. The precision-calibrated exhaust systems also
optimize power yield and produce a sportier exhaust note.
A BRABUS clutch-type limited-slip differential with a locking rate
of 40 percent optimizes traction and handling in fast corners on all
All BRABUS engines are operated with MOTUL high-performance
lubricants and like all BRABUS components are backed by the
one-of-a-kind BRABUS limited tuning warranty of three years up to
100,000 kilometers / 62,000 miles (see BRABUS warranty conditions,
updated November 2006).
Exclusive interior design that leaves nothing to be desired is yet
another BRABUS specialty that comes to life in the company
upholstery shop. The product lineup for the new Mercedes CLS
Shooting Brake ranges from attractive accessories to custom-tailored
interiors crafted from especially soft, breathable and highly
durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara. Scuff plates with
backlit BRABUS logo, a speedometer with 340-km/h or 400-km/h dial
(211 or 250 mph) and the tables for the rear compartment that attach
to the back of the front seats add sporty highlights as do decidedly
sporty aluminum components such as pedal pads, door-lock pins and
shift paddles for the steering wheel. High-end clear-coated
carbon-fiber inlays for dashboard and center console in any desired
color are also part of the program as are wood inlays in any desired
color and with any desired grain.
To top it all off, BRABUS offers a custom-tailored multimedia
concept for the five-door CLS – including the integration of an
Apple iPad if desired.