Published on October 14th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Brabus Tunes The Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake
Brabus is the first to offer a tuning package for the new Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake. The German tuner is offering a set of aerodynamic-enhancement components for all Shooting Brake models with or without AMG sport package. This includes a new 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 those who already equipped their Shooting Brake with an AMG pack, Brabus offers a striking Brabus front spoiler lip that attaches to the underside of the front fascia. At last, the top CLS 63 AMG can be refined with an additional front spoiler and fender attachments with backlit Brabus logo.
To complete the look, Brabus is also offering six new sets of wheels, ranging from 17 to 20 inches, and a Bilstein suspension that lowers the ride height by about 35 mm. There are also big changes under the hood of each version. The Eco PowerXtra D4 performance kit bumps the power output of the CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency by 31 hp and boosts peak torque to 560 Nm. The ECO PowerXtra D6S tuning kit is for the CLS 350 CDI BlueEfficiency. The standard 620 Nm reach 690 Nm between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm, accompanied by a boost in power from 265 hp to 313 hp at a low 3,600 rpm. The turbodiesel accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 250 km/h. For the V8 Biturbo engine of the CLS 500 BlueEfficiency, Brabus is tailoring a tuning kit that produces 500 hp and a peak torque of 720 Nm. Together with the Brabus Vmax unit, the tuning kit gives the wagon a top speed of 300 km/h.
The top of the line CLS 63 AMG model offers the driver an opportunity to command 619 hp at a low 5,500 rpms and a peak torque that grows from 900 to 1.000 Nm between 2,250 and 3,750 rpm. A sprint time from rest to 100 km/h of just 4.2 seconds is just as unique for a wagon as is the top speed of 320 km/h.