Published on May 28th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair


Brabus Unveil S500 Plug-in Hybrid

The new Brabus PowerXtra B50 Hybrid performance kit for the new Mercedes S 500 Plug-in Hybrid by the engine specialists of the world’s largest independent tuner once more demonstrates their unrivalled know-how. The power increase of the V6 engine by 52 hp and the boost in torque by 70 Nm bumps the system output of the hybrid sedan to 500 hp and system torque to 890 Nm. As a result, the luxury liner sprints from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds, and impresses in daily driving with even further enhanced superiority. Due to the hybrid system, the top speed remains electronically limited to 250 km/h.


Of course, the refinement program from Brabus also includes numerous other options for the S-Class with alternative drive. Among them are an aerodynamic-enhancement program with sporty-elegant styling, tailor-made wheels with diameters of up to 22 inches and exclusive options for the interior. All components are backed by the one-of-a-kind Brabus Tuning Warranty of three years, up to 100,000km.


Much more important than the raw performance figures is the even more superior driving sensation the alternative drive with Brabus PowerXtra B50 Hybrid tuning delivers. Superior power is available across the entire rev range and of course, the Brabus performance kit harmonizes perfectly with the four different operating modes of the S 500’s hybrid system. It goes without saying that the tuned V6 complies with the strict EURO VI emissions standards.


As the ideal complement to the performance upgrade, Brabus offers a fully stainless-steel sports exhaust system with four tailpipes in hallmark Brabus design for the S 500 Plug-in Hybrid as well. Of course, Brabus also offers a host of other refinement options for the eco-friendly luxury sedan. Tailor-made Brabus aerodynamic-enhancement components manufactured in OEM quality from PUR and carbon fibre are available to add a sporty-elegant emphasis to the bodywork.


The Brabus front fascia replaces the production bumper in its entirety. It captivates with its striking looks that includes large stylishly integrated air intakes that optimize the supply of cooling air for the radiator, engine and front brakes. What’s more: its shape was optimized in the wind tunnel and features an integrated spoiler lip. As a result, it also reduces lift on the front axle, a measure that plays a role in the further improved handling stability at high speeds.


The side of the each front fender is upgraded with a Brabus design element made from clear-coated carbon fiber. The integrated Brabus logo is optionally available in a backlit version whose light is activated by operating the keyless-entry remote or by pulling on a door handle. At the same time, the LED lights integrated into the underside of the rocker panels also light up. The underfloor lighting makes approaching the car at night safer and helps to avoid stepping into a pothole or puddle.


The Brabus aerodynamic-enhancement concept was designed for all current S-Class models with short or long wheelbase. It is rounded out by the rear spoiler lip, which is also available in a version made from clear-coated carbon fibre, and the rear fascia with integrated diffuser and tailor-made cutouts for the sports exhaust system.

Also contributing to the striking designer looks and the even more dynamic and safer handling of the Mercedes S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID and all other S-Class models are the tailor-made Brabus Monoblock alloy wheels with diameters of 19, 20, 21 or even 22 inches. To enhance the high level of dynamic handling of the hybrid sedan further, Brabus has developed a special control module that lowers the ride height of vehicles equipped with Airmatic by about 15mm.


Sheer luxury and individuality in the interior is yet another Brabus specialty. The product lineup for the Mercedes S-Class ranges from scuff plates with Brabus logo to exclusive fine leather interiors. The company upholstery shop crafts these interiors with utmost love of detail from especially soft yet durable Mastik leather and the finest Alcantara in any desired color. Just as extensive is the range of available wood and carbon-fiber interior trim.


In addition, the hybrid luxury liner can also be refined with the equally exclusive and technologically innovative “iBusiness” multimedia system.



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