To give the first Mercedes X-Class pickup an even more custom and exclusive appearance, the Brabus designers developed a designer suit with sporty-elegant styling. Its manufacture using Pur-R-Rim ensures OEM quality and thereby a precise fit and problem-free painting. Strategic detail touch—ups give the Mercedes-Benz pickup an even more distinctive face. A BRABUS front element centrally positioned in front of the radiator grille lends the pickup even brawnier looks. The integrated mesh takes up the honeycomb design of the production grille in the front fascia. To give the underride guard at the underside of the front fascia an even more striking visual effect, the designers integrate three
precise-fit Brabus elements into the recesses.

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The exclusive looks are of course rounded off with tailor-made Brabus Monoblock X wheels developed specifically for this pickup. Seven pairs of twin-spokes offer an optimal combination of high strength and attractive design. The one—piece wheels of size 9Jx2o are shod with 285/45 R 20 high-performance tires supplied by Brabus technology partners Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama. Brabus offers the world’s most extensive lineup of engine tuning for Mercedes-Benz automobiles.

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After the simple plug-and-play installation of the tuning module, which can be done by any authorized Mercedes-Benz workshop in under an hour, the 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel puts out an extra 15 kW / 21 hp (20 bhp) and produces 60 Nm (42 lb-ft) more torque. With a peak output of155 kW / 211 hp (208 bhp) at 3,500 rpm and a bullish torque of 510 Nm (376 lb-ft), on tap constantly between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm, the pickup accelerates from rest to 100 kmlh (62 mph) in just 11.5 seconds. However, even more important for daily driving is the further increased pulling power of the turbodiesel engine.

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Another Brabus specialty for the new Mercedes X-Class is the development of exclusive options for the interior. The product lineup includes stainless scuff plates as well as aluminum components such as pedals and footrest. To create interior appointments tailored to the personal requests of the customer in every detail, the company upholstery shop fashions Brabus fine leather interiors in a virtually endless variety of colors and designs, using only the finest leather and Alcantara.

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