Mercedes-Benz seamlessly continues the success story of its SUV family spanning more than 20 years with the latest BRABUS GLE-Class. BRABUS offers an exclusive refinement range for the current model series. In order to give the new GLE more custom and exclusive appearance, the BRABUS designers developed new aerodynamic-enhancement components. The entire BRABUS appearance package is manufactured from PUR in OEM quality.
New BRABUS caps for the side air intakes gives the AMG Line front fascia an even more distinctive profile. However, the new components not only have a visual function, but they also feature integrated courtesy lights that are activated when the driver approaches the vehicle or when a door handle is pulled. The exclusive BRABUS is also distinguished by tailor-made BRABUS Monoblock wheels in various sizes with diameters of up to 23 inches. The BRABUS suspension module for the AIRMATIC air suspension, which lowers the ride height of the SUV by about 25 millimeters, is specifically calibrated to the use with sporty street tyres.
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The BRABUS PowerXtra D30 performance upgrade bumps peak torque of the GLE 300 d from stock 620 Nm to 690 Nm (457 to 509 lb-ft), on tap between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. Simultaneously, peak output jumps from 258 hp to 306 hp at a low 3,600 rpm. The road performance BRABUS D30 tuning improves tremendously: With a sprint time of just 6.0 seconds, the SUV is exactly 1.4 quicker from zero to 0 km/h (100 mph) than the production car. The top speed increases to 229 km/h (142 mph).
The GLE 400 d is even more dynamic, especially when it was fitted with a BRABUS PowerXtra D40 module. In this case, peak output jumps to a whopping 272 kW / 370 hp (365 bhp) at 4,200 rpm. The peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) is already on tap at a low 2,500 rpm. This is reflected in the more effortless power delivery in all driving situations. With a sprint time of just 5.5 seconds from rest to 100 km/h and a top speed of 250 km/h. The BRABUS-refined SUV is one of the liveliest representatives of its kind.
Another specialty of BRABUS for the new Mercedes GLE-Class is designing exclusive options for the interior. The refinement repertoire includes two-tone stainless scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo. It also comes in matte anodized aluminum pedals, door-lock pins, and footrest. An exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior appointments crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara with meticulous workmanship. BRABUS also offers exclusive wood and genuine carbon trim sets in a host of variants.