2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class by Brabus

Mercedes-Benz tuning specialist, Brabus, has unveiled its new program for the 2012 M-Class model.

Visually, the SUV is fitted with an OEM-quality polyurethane-plastic (PUR-R-RIM) aero kit, which consists of a lower front spoiler, air inlets, sill extensions with integrated courtesy lights, a subtle tailgate spoiler and lower diffuser attachment for the rear bumper in two styles – depending the exhaust tailpipe layout.

Brabus offers a choice of three cast wheel styles; the Monoblock VI, E and Q, which are available in sizes ranging from 18 to 22-inch diameter, the largest measuring 10×22-inches. The lightweight Monoblock G “Platinum Edition” forged wheels in a ‘five double-spoke’ design can also be specified in that size, with 295/30 tyres.

Sports springs, developed jointly with Bilstein, lowers the M-class by 30 mm, while cars equipped with air suspension can be fitted with the Brabus custom control module, allowing a drop of around 40 mm. Other chassis components include a high performance brake kit featuring cross-drilled 405 x 34 mm front discs, clamped by six-piston aluminium calipers on the front and four-piston calipers on the rear, gripping 380 x 28 mm discs.

As well as a stainless steel sports exhaust, Brabus also offers an upgrade for the V6 turbo diesel-engined ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC model. With its ECO PowerXtra D6S performance kit plugged into the SUV’s wiring system, power rises from 190 kW (258 hp) to 225 kW (306 hp), with torque jumping from 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) to 690 Nm (509 lb-ft). That improvement translates to a 0-100 km/h (62 mph0 time of just 6 seconds and a top speed of 229 km/h (142 mph).

Moving inside, there’s the familiar backlit sill stainless steel plates, anodized aluminium pedal covers, foot rest and door pins, and trim sets constructed from carbon fibre or wood. A choice of materials, including Alcantara and leather, can be used to re-upholster the cabin to your tastes.

[Source: Brabus]

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