Brabus, one of the premier Mercedes-Benz tuners, has released preview pictures of its forthcoming CLS modification kit. With the release of the latest-generation CLS, it was only a matter of time before tuners came up with their own visions for the car. Brabus is one of the first companies out of the gate.
Recall that Brabus’ version of the previous-generation CLS, called the Rocket, had a top speed of 365 kph and could do the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4 seconds. The 720 horsepower needed to generate these figures came from a Brabus-tuned twin-turbo powerplant. The new CLS has been endowed with AMG’s replacement for the 6.2-liter, which is a 5.5-liter V8 with a twin-turbo installation. With Brabus’ experience in a previous incarnation of a twin-turbo CLS, it’s very interesting to see what Brabus has wrought with this new engine. In its AMG version, the 5.5 liter produces 525 horsepower, so Brabus has its work cut out if it is to replicate the Rocket’s performance.
Unfortunately, Brabus only released preview pictures, so there is no other information with regard to specs, performance and price.