Brabus extends the electric range of the Mercedes-Benz EQS
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Adjustment company Brabus revealed a series of modifications to the single engine Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ The electric back lift doesn’t alter the powertrain but instead makes it more aerodynamic for extra range.
Brabus modified it EQS 450+ to a wind tunnel and found its drag coefficient improved by 7.2%.
It should be noted that the EQS is already one of the most aerodynamic cars on sale, with a drag coefficient value of 0.20.
Brabus says with lower drag, the revised EQS 450+ can travel 7% further in the 100-140km/h average speed range than the standard car. The claimed range for the EQS 450+ has gone up to 770 km according to WLTP testing.
As part of the kit, the company offers a new ECU module called the Airmatic Sports Unit that lowers the air suspension at the front by 15 mm and the rear by 25 mm.
It also offers forged one-piece wheels in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from 20 to 22 inches, tucked 15mm deeper into the front wheel arches and 20mm at the rear.
According to wind tunnel testing conducted by Brabus, there is a new carbon fiber front spoiler that reduces front axle lift by 100%, according to wind tunnel testing conducted by Brabus, as well as carbon trim for the air intakes. The side panels on the front fender help direct air to the radiator and front brake.
At the rear are carbon air deflectors installed in front of the dome, diffuser as well as the spoiler.
Brabus offers aluminum pedals, illuminated door sill panels in stainless steel, as well as special floor and trunk mats. The German tuning company also notes that “personal wishes can be fulfilled in-house” with its upholstery shop.
Brabus has a long history with aerodynamic modifications, including the 1985 Guinness World Record with the Mercedes-Benz W124 sedan. It had a drag coefficient of 0.26, making it the most slippery production sedan in the world at the time.
More recently, Brabus has branched out from its Mercedes-Benz tuning specialty and has tuned a Porsche 911 Turbo and Taycanas Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The German tuning company also recently unveiled a very limited production off-road racing car called the Crawler that gives the look of a hot G-Wagen.
Limited to 15 pieces worldwide, the Brabus Crawler has been specifically designed for off-road action and is not certified for use on public roads.
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