Brabus Mercedes Benz A Class at Essen Motor Show 2012
Brabus has introduced a new Mercedes Benz A Class tuning program which offers a host of engine updates, aerodynamic enhancements and better suspension and performance….
Brabus has introduced a new Mercedes Benz A Class tuning program which offers a host of engine updates, aerodynamic enhancements and better suspension and performance. Brabus, the tuning company has introduced new alloy wheels with diameters of 17”, 18” and19”, sporty suspensions and exclusive interiors along with Brabus logos and anodized Brabus aluminum pedals and door lock pins.
In world debut at the 2012 Essen Motor Show, Brabus has presented this exclusive A Class with tuning program that comes in with a Brabus Tuning Warranty of 3 years or 100,000kms whichever is earlier. Better aerodynamics and all upgraded components manufactured from high grade PU plastic are seen on the A Class which is given a sportier countenance with lower ride height by about 25mm. Brabus engine development offers a smoother running along with enhanced eco friendliness while the tuning company has recommended use of high performance lubricants from MOTUL.
Tuning on A 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY equipped with BRABUS ECO PowerXtra D2 tuning has enhanced power output from 100 kW/136 hp to 121 kW/165 hp while torque increases from 300 Nm to 350 Nm at 2000 rpm and the Mercedes Benz A Class can now accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.9 seconds reaching a top speed of 210 to 220 kmph. Internal updates include Brabus Mastik leathers and Alcantara upholstery while customers are offered options of colors and designs as per their own preferences.
Auto news release: World debut at the 2012 ESSEN MOTOR SHOW
Aerodynamics, wheels, suspension, engine tuning, interior:
The BRABUS tuning program for the new Mercedes A-Class
Powerful engine tuning, elegant and efficient aerodynamic-enhancement components, alloy wheels with diameters of 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches, sporty-comfortable suspensions, exclusive interiors: In a world debut at the 2012 ESSEN MOTOR SHOW, BRABUS presents an exclusive tuning program for the new Mercedes A-Class. Always on board: the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty® of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers/62,000 miles (see BRABUS Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated November 2006).
Sporty elegance characterizes the BRABUS bodywork program, which is available in custom-tailored versions for the Mercedes A-Class with standard aerodynamics and the models of the AMG Sport equipment line. BRABUS goes beyond just adding visual highlights to all by further optimizing the aerodynamic properties. All components are manufactured from high-grade PU plastics in OEM quality.
Both BRABUS front spoiler are designed to attach to the lower section of the respective fascia. This lends the A-Class an even more dynamic appearance while the shape of the spoiler, which was optimized in the wind tunnel, further reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds. The BRABUS rear spoiler creates a perfect aerodynamic balance and makes the rear of the car even more striking.
A BRABUS rear fascia insert resembling a diffuser is available for both body styles of the new small Mercedes. With its custom-tailored cutouts it provides the perfect backdrop for the four distinctively styled tailpipes of the BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust system.
BRABUS alloy wheels in OEM quality add even more fascination to the new A-Class and give it even more agile handling. For this purpose the BRABUS suspension engineers and test drivers have developed custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations with diameters of 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches.
The largest version for the compact class from Mercedes without AMG Sport package features BRABUS 8.5Jx19 wheels, available in five different striking designs, Monoblock E, F, Q, R and S. The BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the matching high-performance tires up to size 255/30 R 19 on the rear axle.
A-Class models ordered ex-factory with the AMG Sport equipment line can even be upgraded with BRABUS Monoblock F or R wheels in size 8.5Jx20 and size 235/30 ZR 20 tires front and back.
The BRABUS sport springs for the Mercedes A-Class were developed specifically for use with sporty low-profile tires. Extensive driving tests resulted in an optimal symbiosis of sporty handling and a high level of ride comfort. What is more, the ride-height lowering by about 25 millimeters also benefits the car’s looks.
BRABUS offers the world’s largest engine tuning program for Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The top priority in all BRABUS engine developments is the symbiosis of high performance, excellent running smoothness, exemplary eco-friendliness and durability beyond reproach. BRABUS recommends high-performance lubricants from MOTUL.
BRABUS ECO PowerXtra – that’s the name of the performance kits for the common-rail turbodiesel engines of the new Mercedes A-Class. Auxiliary plug-and-play control modules meticulously custom-calibrated to each model are integrated into the engine electronics. Depending on the model the kits boost power output by up to 21 kW / 29 hp (28 bhp).
Power output of the A 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY equipped with BRABUS ECO PowerXtra D2 tuning jumps from 100 kW / 136 hp (134 bhp) to 121 kW / 165 hp (162 bhp). At the same time peak torque grows from 300 Nm to 350 Nm (221 to 258 lb-ft), on tap at 2,000 rpm. Performance improves accordingly: The sprint from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 8.9 seconds. The top speed of the BRABUS version can be limited electronically with the help of the included BRABUS Vmax unit to 210 or 220 km/h (130 or 143 mph).
Performance tuning by means of a BRABUS PowerXtra module also spurs the turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines of the A-Class. The lineup culminates in the BRABUS PowerXtra B25 tuning for the A 250.
It offers maximum performance and driving fun with 180 kW / 245 hp (241 bhp) of power, up from standard 155 kW / 211 hp (208 bhp), and a peak torque that grows from 350 to 385 Nm (258 to 284 lb-ft). A sprint time for 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) of just 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) place the BRABUS-tuned A-Class squarely among the sportiest performers in its class.
The fully stainless-steel BRABUS sport exhaust system with two chrome-plated tailpipes on the right and left side of the vehicle is available for all A-Class engines. The exhaust system produces a sporty but never obtrusive exhaust note. For the A 250 there is also a BRABUS sport exhaust with butterfly valve that allows switching between a discreet and a markedly sporty exhaust note.
BRABUS also offers numerous refinement options for the interior of the new A-Class. The portfolio includes bi-color stainless-steel scuff plates with BRABUS logo, matt anodized BRABUS aluminum pedals and door lock pins.
Especially soft yet extremely durable BRABUS Mastik leathers and the finest Alcantara are transformed by the BRABUS upholsterers into the dream cockpit of the A-Class owner with loving attention to detail. The choice of upholstery color and design is as limitless as the scope of the transformation: The options range from a completion of the ex-factory leather upholstery to an exclusive BRABUS all-leather interior.