2004 Brabus Mercedes Viano 3.2 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 12 July 2007 , 14:07:53 byAngela

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Brabus Mercedes Viano 3.2

The new Mercedes Viano received a complete package from BRABUS. The 3.2-liter engine was increased to 3.8-liter delivering from 218 horsepower to 300 horsepower and 395 Nm of torque. Also, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 230 km/h, being one of the fastest minivans around. The most popular engine is the Viano 2.2-liter CDI that can deliver 177 horsepower, can reach a top speed of 180 km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds. The tuner offers stainless-steel sport mufflers with two chrome-plated exhausts tips for all available Mercedes Viano engines. BRABUS offers exclusive appointments for the spacious interior of the new Viano, handcrafted in the company-own upholstery shop to where the indications of the customers are followed with no hesitation. The package also includes two 14.1-inch LCD monitors integrated stylishly into the headline.

The new Mercedes Viano as a sporty multitude of talents: With powerful engine tuning, an exclusive appearance and a customized business package. For performance tuning of the top-of-the-line Viano 3.2 BRABUS offers the proven method of increasing displacement. The displacement of the V6 engine increases to 3.8 liters, boosting power output from standard 218 hp / 160 kW to 300 hp / 221 kW.

A peak torque of 395 Nm at 3,800 rpm means the BRABUS 3.8 S engines offers plenty of power in all situations. The tuned Viano also sets new performance standards: An acceleration time for 0 - 100 km/h of 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h make this minivan one of the fastest around.

Especially popular with buyers is the Viano 2.2 CDI. The BRABUS D3 (II) kit notably improves driving fun and turns the common-rail turbodiesel engine into a power pack with lots of torque. At 2,000 rpm the engine provides 370 Nm of torque, enough to easily master any traffic situation. Maximum power output jumps from standard 150 hp / 110 kW to 177 hp / 130 kW at 4,000 rpm. The minivan accelerates in 10.6 seconds from rest to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 180 km/h.

BRABUS also offers stainless-steel sport mufflers with two chrome-plated exhausts tips for all available Mercedes Viano engines.

Sporty yet elegant design is the hallmark of the BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement kit for the Mercedes minivan: The BRABUS front apron features two round foglamps and two Xenon highbeams, and lends the Viano a more striking appearance. But that`s not all: It`s refined shape also reduces lift on the front axle. Like all other BRABUS body components the front apron fits not just the Viano but also the new Vito.

The sides of the minivan are refined by BRABUS with side sills with integrated LED entrance lights for safe entering and exiting the vehicle, and with understated fender flares on front and rear axle. The BRABUS rear apron features a custom-tailored cutout for the BRABUS sport exhaust.

The sporty yet elegant appearance of the customized van is also characterized by BRABUS Monoblock IV light-alloy wheels. A special BRABUS Monoblock IV wheel in size 8.5Jx18 was developed specifically for the new Viano and Vito. It bears the necessary high wheel loads easily. The fully polished five-hole wheels are fitted with Michelin or Pirelli high-performance tires in size 245/45 ZR 18 all around.

For further improved driving safety of the new multi-purpose vehicle the BRABUS suspension engineers developed custom sport springs calibrated to work with the stock shocks. They lower the ride height of the Viano by some 30 millimeters on the front axle and by about 20 millimeters in the rear without sacrificing ride comfort.

BRABUS offers exclusive appointments for the spacious interior of the new Viano, handcrafted in the company-own upholstery shop to exact customers` specifications.
Fully leather interiors from especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather are available as are attractive accessories such as an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel with leather/walnut burl rim or door-lock pins and foot-pedal pads made from aluminium. In addition there are sill plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, as well as completion set for the walnut burl trim of dashboard, center console and door panels.

The passenger compartment of the van offers numerous possibilities for individualization according to customers` requests. The versatile interior makes the Viano ideally suited for the installation of the BRABUS walnut-burl table, a prerequisite for using the vehicle as a conference center or fully functional office on wheels. Custom-tailored rear curtains provide privacy for passengers.

The BRABUS business/entertainment package consists of two 14.1-inch LCD monitors integrated stylishly into the headliner. They display the images of a DVD changer or a digital TV tuner. Connection to the Internet is facilitated via a W-LAN access points with dual GPRS wireless service.