Brabus Mercedes EQS 450 pumps up range, not power

The vehicle field is headed down new streets, meaning tuners can’t be much guiding. Even so, we did not hope Brabus — residence to a array of 900-horsepower supercar tunes referred to as “Superblack” — to be between the 1st to revamp its trademark conversions. The German tuner whipped up a new physique package for the battery-electrical Mercedes-Benz EQS 450 focusing on selection in its place of ability. The sedan’s stock 355 horsepower and 590 pound-ft of torque never alter. Brabus stated the vary estimates of 380 to 457 miles on the European WLTP cycle are improved by up to 7% at speeds amongst 60 and 87 miles per hour, nevertheless. Given a prolonged freeway operate, that could signify a healthy extension to amongst 407 and 489 miles of selection.

The extra distance, courtesy of a coefficient of drag reduced by the exact share, tends to make the EQS about as slippery as the GM EV1 and Volkswagen XL1 on the Autobahn.

The improvements occur by using a bodykit which include a new front spoiler and new side intakes, wind deflectors on the wheel arches, a new decklid spoiler, and a reshaped rear diffuser. Brabus engineers also programmed the sedan’s air suspension to drop .6 inch in entrance and .8 inch in back again, and bolted on a set of Brabus’ 22-inch Monoblok wheels wrapped in 255/35 tires in advance and 295/30 tires in again. That’s pretty a significant jump from stock, both of those in wheel measurement and tire width. On the European showroom ground, the EQS 450 sits on 19-inch wheels wearing 235/55 rubber all all over. As with all points Brabus, the shopper has solutions when it arrives to wheels, but we figure the change to a established of the tuner’s 10-spoke rims will eat into vary some.

The base sedan charges €111,134 in advance of possibilities in Germany. Brabus expenses €173,890 ($178,378 U.S.) for its variation, which is open up for orders now.

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