Brabus introduces new updates for the latest GLE-Class and GLS-Class that include revised bodywork and big wheels.
The GLE (below) gets a revised front fascia with modified air intakes and updated lighting that includes integrated courtesy lamps that illuminate when the owner approaches the vehicle or when someone pulls the door handle. At the back, Brabus offers a new roof spoiler with a more aggressive shape. The company also offers wheels in sizes up to 23 inches in diameter.
Mechanically, Brabus already has power upgrades for the diesel-powered GLE-Class, but options for other powertrains are on the way. PowerXtra D30 for the GLE 300d boosts horsepower to 302 horsepower (225 kilowatts) and 509 pound-feet (690 Newton-meters) from the stock 255 hp (190 kW) and 457 lb-ft (620 Nm). The PowerXtra D40 for the GLE 400d offers 365 hp (272 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm).
For suspension tuning, there’s a module for the Airmatic suspension that drops the ride height by 0.98 inches (25 millimeters).
Brabus’ tweaks for the GLS-Class (above) are similar to the ones for the GLE-Class, including the availability of the PowerXtra D40 tuning pack and Airmatic suspension module. There’s also the revised front bodywork that includes the courtesy lights in the front fascia. The new roof spoiler has a different design than the one available for the GLE, and it looks more like a small lip on the upper edge of the hatchback. The company offers aftermarket wheels as big as 24 inches in diameter.