Electric drive company Protean Electric displayed what it calls the “Technology Project Hybrid” at the 2012 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress held in Detroit. The car uses a Brabus Mercedes-Benz E-class that comes with a 2.2L turbodiesel engine and a manual transmission. What makes the car special are the Protean electric motors that have been fitted into the rear wheels of the car. The vehicle makes use of Protean Electric’s patented in-wheel system called Protean Drive. These electric-drive systems are designed to provide vehicles with increased power, more torque, improved handling, and of course, much better fuel economy. The electric motors each produce 110 horsepower along with 590 lb.-ft…. Continue Reading »
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Today, tuner Brabus announced the fastest and the most luxurious C-Class Coupe called Bullit. A body based on the C63 AMG but with an engine like no other. The V12 Biturbo engine that produces 800HP replaced the 6.3L V8 engine. It also has 1,420Nm of torque which helps the supercar to launch from 0 to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds and 200 km/h in 9.8 seconds. The top speed is at 370 km/h. The interior can be customized, as you can choose from Alcantara, leather and carbon fiber. Again, this is a luxurious car, thus it comes with a hefty price tag. €449,820. Watch the video of Bullit live from the… Continue Reading »
Tuner Brabus is a company who likes laying their hands on Mercedes-Benz cars. It is no longer surprising that they chose the Mercedes B-Class to be their new project. Brabus worked on the rear and front spoilers, lowered the customized wheels and put a 4-flow exhaust system. The tires are sized 225/35 R19 on the front and the 245/30 R19 on the rear. The sports exhaust system is available in B180 CDI, B200 CDI, B180 and B200 with 4 tailpipes in 76mm and 1x rear silencer. The information above are just primer, we think, as Brabus have not released other specifications yet. We will post it as soon as we… Continue Reading »
Premier Mercedes tuner Brabus once again shows why it is one of, if not the top go to company for customizing your Mercedes. Its version of the SLS AMG Roadster typically adds performance and distinctive looks to this open-top supercar. For starters, the V8 is upgraded with a sports exhaust which feature larger quad pipes, as well as a remapped ECU. Together, these mods combine to give the engine a loftier output of 611 horsepower from the stock 571. In addition, Brabus’ Ride Control System allows the driver to select from several damper settings as well as lower the car during high-speed runs. Conversely, a front lift system allows the… Continue Reading »
Red is a color normally synonymous with sports cars and is a color not usually associated with Mercedes cars. But Brabus, as it usually does, has defied convention with this red G-Class, which fairly screams for attention with its all-red bodywork, including the grille and side mirrors. Contrasting black wheels make this Brabus Widestar-influenced SUV looking as aggressive as it can be. Knowing Brabus and its customers with big wallets, its safe to assume that performance upgrades are present in this sporty G-Class and unlike other low-slung sports cars that are limited to smooth pavement, this rugged beast can keep on going where the road ends.
You know electric cars are really in our future when premier Mercedes tuner Brabus not only develops an EV, but sets up a division to develop such vehicles, called Brabus Zero Emission. One of its first developments that has been made public at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is its E-Class based 4WD Full Electric concept car. Compared to the supercar performance that Brabus cars normally show, this car can be best described as having adequate performance, hitting 0-100 km/h in just under 7 seconds. But having a top speed of 220 km/h without emitting a single gram of CO2 or any other particulate is performance of a different sort…. Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz specialists at Brabus have spent a lot of time in the wind tunnel trying to come up with various ways to outclass everything that AMG has done to its sports cars. Whether it’s in the looks department or performance wise, these guys have always managed to outdo and come up with the unthinkable. Well, guess what? They’ve done it once again. Their latest kit is meant for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and includes a sporty lip which attaches to the stock AMG front apron. It’s designed to reduce lift at the front wheel axles to help stabilize corner steering and straight line driving at high speeds. There’s also the rear… Continue Reading »