Give it to BRABUS for always reinventing themselves. The German Mercedes-Benz tuner has just released the first tuned car that passes the future Euro 6 emissions standard, which will come into force in September 2014. That just means BRABUS is nearly four years advanced for the kind of eco-friendly vehicle the EU wants. The vehicle in question? The new Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC bundled with the tuner’s ECO PowerXtra D6S kit.
Aside from being clean and green, the BRABUS S 350 also gets additional power and torque thanks to the performance kit. Power is up by 55 horsepower and torque now reaches peaks of 509 lb.-ft. Prospective buyers can also opt for special versions of the performance kit, which is available for the four different E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY body styles as well as the new CLS 350 CDI BlueEfficiency variant.
Upon Euro 6 certification, it was found that the BRABUS S 350 was actually 30 percent below the limits under the future emissions standard. That is really an amazing feat, considering buyers will still get improved performance out of the car while staying within the emissions parameters set by the government.