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BRABUS was founded in 1977 out  of a passion for high-performance vehicles.  The company was started in Bottrop, Germany by Prof. Bodo Buschmann and Klaus Brackman.  Originally, BRABUS focused on Mercedes-Benz vehicles only, but over the years, as new brands have hit the market, they have expanded their offerings to now cover Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, and Smart.

Over the past three decades, BRABUS has become the largest independent Mercedes-Benz tuner.  BRABUS is focused on maximizing engine performance and creating vehicles with massive horsepower and torque. The company established a noteworthy reputation by placing large motors in vehicles where the manufacturer offers no such option.

Beyond big displacement motors and big power, BRABUS has developed a complete line of aerodynamics, suspension, and exhaust components. The cosmetic changes include body kits, low profile spoilers, multi-piece alloy wheels, interior accessories, exhaust, suspension, and carbon fiber splitters.  The more serious upgrades include racing LSD’s, engine remapping, open-racing exhaust systems, and twelve-piston disc brakes.

Along with exterior upgrades, BRABUS offers interior changes as well including custom handcrafted upholstery, pedals, shift knobs, gauges, and various electronics. Customers can either buy their cars straight from BRABUS or have customization by sending in their Mercedes.  If a customer orders a car through BRABUS, the process begins by BRABUS purchasing the particular car from Mercedes, then customizing it to the customer’s request.

Of course, our parent company, West Coast Motoring, LLC, offers the same service with a high level of customer service and a focus on outstanding work.  With West Coast Motoring, you also have the option of selecting different wheels (e.g., ADV.1, D2, DTD), suspension components (e.g., RENNtech Lowering Module), engine upgrades (e.g., RENNtech ECU upgrade), and aerodynamics (e.g., Lorinser Roof Spoiler since BRABUS does not offer any roof spoilers).  For a quote, call Bryan at 866-853-1968, or shoot them an email (info@westcoastmotoring.com).

BRABUS has also built limited editions of Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, and Smart vehicles including Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and SLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz Viano, Maybach, Smart ForTwo, Smart Roadster, and Smart ForFour. Please contact us for more information on these limited edition vehicles.  We may be able to order a Rocket, Bullit, or Black Series upon request, if the series has not sold out.

BRABUS components are engineered with the utmost precision in order to fit in the cars perfectly.  Before a BRABUS car can be delivered to the customer, it must go through several tests in order to insure durability and driveability. High performance testing is conducted on every BRABUS vehicle. The wind tunnel is the hub of a aerodynamic testing. Here, BRABUS measures downforce and lift behavior, as determined by the shape and design of the aerodynamic parts, underbody, and spoilers. The car’s engine performance and cooling are also scrutinized during this process.

In regard to suspension and handling testing, BRABUS engineers use the data to optimize suspension characteristics, roll and body control, and fender/wheel clearance. To gather this data, BRABUS will test the cars on cobble stone road surfaces and a skidpad while taking measurements.  This test also assesses the comfort of their upgraded wheel and suspension components, which is a challenge — we all want larger wheels, lower profile tires, and an aggressive stance, WHILE maintaining comfort, reliability, and driveability.  It’s no easy task.

If BRABUS ever needs some help, I’m sure we could round up some volunteers to head down to the Nardo track in Italy.  Here, BRABUS runs the cars at or near top speed to evaluate aerodynamics, engine performance and cooling, handling and comfort. At this time, the team also measures noise inside and outside the cabin to make sure the sound inside is appealing with no drone, and the sound outside is aggressive and throaty, without being obnoxious, or exceeding known decibel limits, or creating a drone inside the car.

But Nardo’s high-speed oval is only where the testing begins. Next, the team is off to the famous Hockenheim and Nurburgring circuits to test and tune various wheel and tire configurations, dial in brake and suspension performance, and push the cars to the limit to test cooling and reliability. The last stop is the Papenburg circuit, where top speed endurance testing is performed and the cars are pushed to the limit.

Looking for BRABUS body kits, wheels, suspension, engine components, or interior upgrades?  You’re in the right place.

If you’re looking for a complete BRABUS vehicle, delivered to your home or office, please visit our parent company’s website — West Coast Motoring, LLC — or shoot them an email (info@westcoastmotoring.com).

 

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