If you want to have the most exclusive 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class on the block, turn to Brabus, the renowned tuner of all things Mercedes-Benz. Brabus has beat its tuning rivals to the punch by offering tuning packages to tweak just about every part of the new sedan.
To enhance the sporty lines of the latest E-class, Brabus offers an aerodynamic-enhancement kit. It includes a new bumper that not only gives the sedan a broader grin, but also reduces lift on the front axel. Also, no Brabus front fascia would be complete without a set of LED daytime running lights. Reshaped aluminum fenders are available as well to improve the venting of the wheel houses. A custom rear diffuser is also offered to complement the quad tailpipes of the various Brabus sport exhaust systems. Finally, customers can round out their body styling upgrades with a rear spoiler.
Brabus offers a lineup of monoblock light-alloy wheels for the E-class with sizes ranging from 17 to 20-inches. Customers can wrap their rims with high-performance rubber from Pirelli or Yokohama with sizes up to 245/30ZR20 in the front and 285/25ZR 20 in the rear. Tucked behind the big rollers, a special high-performance brake system can be ordered with 12 piston calipers in the front and 6 piston calipers in the rear.
Engine upgrades are available for each of the 2010 E-class powertrains with the top tune offered for the E550. Brabus increases the displacement of the 5.5-liter V-8 to 6.1-liters by installing a special crankshaft and larger pistons. Cylinder heads optimized for better flow, new cams, and high-efficiency metal catalysts are also part of the package. The resulting output of 462 hp and 453 lb-ft will propel the car to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds according to the company.
Interior upgrades are also offered. Brabus will furnish your car with everything from stainless-steel scuff plates and a sport steering wheel to a full leather interior depending on the customer’s desired level of exclusivity (and the size of their bank account). Also a full range of multimedia systems are available including LCD displays integrated into the front seats.
If you 462 horses aren’t enough for you, stay tuned. Mercedes will soon be unveiling a new AMG-tuned E63 AMG and, don’t worry; you can bet Brabus is preparing to extend its tuning expertise on that model as well.