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E-Class Estate gets a Brabus boost

E-Class Estate gets a Brabus b...
The Brabus E-Class Estate 
The Brabus E-Class Estate 
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Just in case you weren't sure this is a Brabus...
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Just in case you weren't sure this is a Brabus...
Things are largely unchanged behind the wheel of the Mercedes E-Class Estate
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Things are largely unchanged behind the wheel of the Mercedes E-Class Estate
Brabus badging is another hint at the performance hiding within the E-Class Estate with the right tuning 
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Brabus badging is another hint at the performance hiding within the E-Class Estate with the right tuning 
The E-Class Estate has been treated to a quad exhaust in Brabus trim 
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The E-Class Estate has been treated to a quad exhaust in Brabus trim 
A new rear diffuser is optional on Brabus-tuned examples of the E-Class Estate 
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A new rear diffuser is optional on Brabus-tuned examples of the E-Class Estate 
Monoblock wheels from Brabus make the E-Class Estate look a bit more special than the average Mercedes 
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Monoblock wheels from Brabus make the E-Class Estate look a bit more special than the average Mercedes 
The Brabus E-Class Estate 
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The Brabus E-Class Estate 
Brabus has replaced the Mercedes badging on the nose of the E-Class Estate 
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Brabus has replaced the Mercedes badging on the nose of the E-Class Estate 
There are quad exhaust pipes on the Brabus E-Class Estate 
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There are quad exhaust pipes on the Brabus E-Class Estate 
The Brabus E-Class Estate can be boosted with an ECU plug-in
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The Brabus E-Class Estate can be boosted with an ECU plug-in
Monoblock wheels are a Brabus staple, and feature on the E-Class Estate 
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Monoblock wheels are a Brabus staple, and feature on the E-Class Estate 
Brabus has added its magic touch to the E-Class Estate 
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Brabus has added its magic touch to the E-Class Estate 
This is all it takes to tune an E-Class Estate's engine 
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This is all it takes to tune an E-Class Estate's engine 
The E-Class Estate is lower than standard in Brabus trim 
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The E-Class Estate is lower than standard in Brabus trim 
A mean new nose rounds out the Brabus E-Class 
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A mean new nose rounds out the Brabus E-Class 
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Mercedes isn't exactly known for creating slow cars, and there's always an AMG option for those who want more power. But for the team of tuners at Brabus, those efforts serve as a base for even meaner, madder creations. Its latest offering is unusually restrained in the engine stakes, but adds a pinch of power and a shake of extra visual drama to the E-Class Estate.

Rather than offering one option with a gigantic engine, Brabus is pitching its E-Class Estate upgrades as a plug-and-play tuning package that can be applied across the range. The base E200 can be boosted to 165 kW (225 hp) and 330 Nm of torque, while the E250 makes 175 kW of power and a healthy 384 Nm of twist. These upgrades don't involve any mechanical changes to the engines, just a few tweaks to the engine control unit (ECU). Brabus says that for better long-term reliability, the extra power and torque are only available when certain parameters, such as temperature, are met.

The range-topping E43 AMG can also be boosted from 295 kW (401 hp) to 331 kW (444 hp). It'll hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds, with an electrically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), which is more than enough to scare the children and dog on an autobahn run.

The Brabus E-Class Estate can be boosted with an ECU plug-in
The Brabus E-Class Estate can be boosted with an ECU plug-in

Anyone desperate for a faster diesel will be pleased to know Brabus also offers plug-and-play tuning packages for the E220d and E350d, liberating an extra 20 kW (27 hp) and 37 kW (51 hp) of power, respectively. The E350d also gains a handy 100 Nm more torque, with peak twist now pegged at 720 Nm.

To make sure the regular Mercedes owners you're blasting past on the highway know your car has been fettled, a range of add-on bodykits is on offer for the E-Class Estate. A fresh nose, complete with broader air intakes and a deeper splitter, makes the car look a bit more aggressive. Cars already fitted with the AMG Line package get a unique face, while all models will be available with a diffuser and quad exhaust.

The whole package sits on a set of monoblock wheels, available in sizes between 18 and 21-inches. They'll be matched with tires from Continental, Pirelli and Yokohama, depending on size. Combined with the 30-mm (1.2-in) drop afforded by unique air suspension, they make for a much meaner family hauler.

Brabus is yet to release pricing details for its E-Class Estate upgrade packages.

Source: Brabus

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