2007 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Sprinter review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 10 December 2006 , 10:12:51 byEmil

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Brabus Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The Mercedes Sprinter received a new program from BRABUS. The modified parts are the engine, the appearance, the interior and the alloy wheels. For the diesel models, the tuner offers three years warranty up to 100.000 km. For the 2.2-liter CDI engine of the 215, 315 and 415 CDI models, BRABUS offers its PowerXtra D3 performance kit. With this, the output power increases to 180 km/h. For the top-of-the-line turbodiesel models Sprinter 218, 318 and 418 CDI BRABUS has prepared the D6 performance kit. This power upgrade makes the engine able to deliver 224 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque. To increase the power of the 224, 324, 424, the tuning company offers its well known method of increasing the engine displacement. For the gasoline V6 engine it had increased from 3.5-liter to 4.0-liter being able to produce 310 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The rear compartment of the van offers numerous possibilities for individual customization.

Transforming a carrier van into a powerful luxury van: That is the guideline for BRABUS (www.brabus.com) for refining the new Mercedes Sprinter. The extensive program comprises powerful engine tuning, an exclusive appearance upgrade, custom-tailored lightalloy wheels and interior options that include fully customized business and multimedia packages.

For the diesel models BRABUS also offers engine tuning backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty® of three years up to 100,000 kilometers (see BRABUS warranty conditions as of June 2003). The PowerXtra performance kits are designed to harmonize perfectly with the standard diesel particulate filters, and to achieve exhaust emissions on the identically low level of the production vehicles.

For the 2.2-liter CDI engine of the 215, 315 and 415 CDI models BRABUS offers its PowerXtra D3 (III) performance kit. The kit can be installed by any authorized Mercedes- Benz dealer in about 30 minutes, and turns the common-rail turbodiesel engine into a hightorque power pack. At 2,000 rpm it produces a peak torque of 380 Nm; enough pulling power to easily handle just about any traffic situation. Maximum power output increases from standard 150 hp / 110 kW to 180 hp / 132 kW at 4,000 rpm.

For the top-of-the-line turbodiesel models Sprinter 218, 318 and 418 CDI BRABUS has designed the PowerXtra D6 (III) performance kit. It bumps maximum power output to 224 hp / 165 kW and produces a bullish peak torque of 480 Nm between 1,600 and 2,600 rpm. That makes the performance-tuned Sprinter - empty or loaded - a prime example for the kind of elasticity that promotes relaxed driving without constant downshifting.

For increasing power of the top-of-the-line Sprinter models 224, 324 and 424 BRABUS offers its proven method of increasing engine displacement. Displacement of the gasoline V6 engine is increased from 3.5 to 4.0 liters, which results in an increase in power output from 258 hp / 190 kW to 310 hp / 228 kW. In combination with a peak torque that grows from standard 340 to 400 Nm at 4,200 rpm the BRABUS 4.0 engine delivers plenty of punch in any situation.

BRABUS also offers a stainless-steel exhaust trim with two chromed tailpipes for the stock exhausts of all engine variants of the new Mercedes Sprinter.
Striking design is the hallmark of the BRABUS body components for the Mercedes Sprinter. Custom-tailored headlamp inserts for an additional high beam and fog lamp left and right give the Sprinter a more refined appearance and further improve active safety. The BRABUS designers have further developed a high-gloss upgrade for the production front bumper.

The BRABUS fender flares add 30 millimeters to the Sprinter's width on the front and rear axles, and give the vehicle an even more bullish appearance. They also make room for BRABUS Monoblock E 8Jx18 wheels that were custom-developed for the Sprinter. The sporty-exclusive design with nine strikingly styled spokes and polished drop center is designed to handle the extreme wheel loads without any problems. The wheels are mounted with Pirelli or YOKOHAMA high-performance tires in size 255/55 R 18.

BRABUS also offers exclusive appointments for the Sprinter's spacious interior, customtailored to individual customers' requests in the company-own upholstery shop. Among them are fully leather interiors crafted from especially soft yet breathable BRABUS Mastik leather, and attractive accessories such as high-quality floor mats with BRABUS logo and aluminum
door-lock pins and foot-pedal pads.

The rear compartment of the van offers numerous possibilities for individual customization. BRABUS can transform it into a comfortable and exclusive conference room or fully functional office on wheels. The Sprinter also provides an ideal playground for creating a multimedia studio on wheels with state-of-the-art entertainment technology.