The New Mercedes V-Class From BRABUS

The new Mercedes V-Class as a sporty-elegant jack-of-all-trades: in a world premiere, BRABUS, presents the exclusive refinement program for the new Mercedes V-Class. BRABUS upgrades the people mover with powerful engine tuning, an exclusive appearance package, tailor-made wheels and an individual entertainment concept.

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A sporty-elegant design is the trademark of the BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement kit for the new Mercedes V-Class and Vito. All components are manufactured from PUR in OEM quality, giving them a precise fit and making them easy to paint.

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To give the vehicle an even more distinctive face, the BRABUS designers have developed attachments for the side air intakes, which can be complemented with auxiliary LED side markers, and a front spoiler that attaches to the lower section of the bumper. The sophisticated shape of this aerodynamic-enhancement component reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds, further optimizing handling stability.

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A three-piece fairing was developed for the rear bumper. Its two side pieces provide the perfect backdrop for the four tailpipes of the BRABUS sports exhaust system. In concert with the center piece with diffusor design they lend the Mercedes a markedly sporty rear appearance.

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Tailor-made BRABUS Monoblock alloys play a major role in the elegant looks of the refined minivan. The come in four different designs and with diameters of 18 and 19 inches. The largest independently safety-certified version features size 8.5Jx19 wheels, available as BRABUS Monoblock F cross-spoke wheels or in the BRABUS Monoblock R styling with five dimensionally offset pairs of double spokes. The optimal high-performance tires up to size 255/40 ZR 19 are supplied by technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.

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To improve active safety of the new multi-purpose vehicle further without compromising the ride quality, the BRABUS suspension engineers developed special sports springs calibrated to the production shocks. They lower the ride height of the V-Class by about 15 to 25 millimeters (.6 to 1 inch) depending on the model.

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This makes the Mercedes also ready for more power. In a first step, the BRABUS engine specialists developed the PowerXtra D4 performance kit for the Mercedes V 250 BlueTEC. The plug-and-play module boosts power output of the four-cylinder common-rail turbodiesel engine by 33 kW / 45 hp (44 bhp) and bumps torque by 70 Nm (52 lb-ft).

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A peak torque of 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) between 1,400 and 2,400 rpm offers superior pulling power that enables the people mover to effortlessly master any traffic situation. Peak power increases from standard 140 kW / 190 hp auf 173 kW / 235 hp (188 to 232 bhp). The minivan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 8.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).

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Nonetheless, thanks to the increased pulling power fuel consumption remains on the level of the production vehicle. It goes without saying that the BRABUS-tuned V 250 BlueTEC continues to comply with the strict EURO VI emissions standards.

In addition, BRABUS offers a stainless-steel sports rear muffler for all engine variants of the new Mercedes V-Class with two chrome-plated tailpipes on either side.

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The company upholstery shop can craft exclusive BRABUS fine leather appointments for the spacious interior of the people mover that are custom-tailored to the customersí individual requests. To this end, they combine Alcantara and especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather in any conceivable color with refined precious wood or genuine carbon-fiber elements.

In addition, the BRABUS product lineup for the new V-Class includes aluminum door-lock pins and pedal pads as well as scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo, whose color alternates between red and white.

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BRABUS also presents a first expansion stage of the BRABUS business/entertainment system for the new Mercedes V-Class in the show car for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It consists of two 15.6-inch LCD screens, which are stylishly integrated into the headliner and display the image from Apple TV, Blu-Ray player or DVBT receiver in the interior. For perfect sound reproduction without disturbing other passengers, the system features Sennheiser wireless headphones.

Internet via WLAN router and 4G connection is available in the entire interior and can be connected with a smartphone or tablet computer.

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A BRABUS touch pad is stylishly integrated into the C-pillars on either side in the rear. They can be used to open and close the BRABUS power curtains, operate the sliding door or control the screens, reading lamps and the seat heating.

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