2020 BRABUS Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2020 BRABUS Mercedes‑Benz GLS‑Class

By Arthur Demi via BRABUS

BRABUS Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Sporty-elegant design, tailor-made wheels, performance upgrades and individual interior design: BRABUS presents the newly developed refinement range for the latest generation of the Mercedes GLS-Class.

All components are backed by the unique three-year or 100,000-kilometer / 62,000-mile BRABUS Tuning Warranty® (see BRABUS Tuning Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated July 2013).

BRABUS offers the world's most extensive range of engine tuning for Mercedes-Benz automobiles. This of course also benefits the new GLS-Class: The BRABUS powerplant engineers developed the BRABUS PowerXtra D40 performance kit for the GLS 400 d.

After the simple plug-and-play installation of the tuning module, which can done by any authorized Mercedes-Benz workshop or any BRABUS partner worldwide, peak output of the six-cylinder turbodiesel increases from stock 243 kW / 330 hp to 272 kW / 370 hp (326 to 365 bhp). At the same time, peak torque jumps from 700 Nm to 750 Nm (516 to 553 lb-ft), which are on tap at a low 2,500 rpm. The road performance improves accordingly: In perfect interaction with the nine-speed automatic transmission, the sprint time from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) is cut to mere 6.0 seconds. The top speed increases to 243 km/h (151 mph).

Even more important in daily driving than the improved performance figures is the further increased torque, which makes the large SUV more dynamic and with an identical driving style also results in burning less diesel fuel than the production car.

Powerful BRABUS performance upgrades for the GLS 580 gasoline-powered model are under development. All BRABUS engines are lubricated exclusively with Motul high-performance motor oil.

In order to give the Mercedes GLS-Class an even more custom and exclusive appearance, the BRABUS designers developed design components with sporty and elegant styling. Their manufacture from PUR ensures OEM quality and thus a precise fit and problem-free paintability.

The AMG Line front fascia is upgraded with redesigned BRABUS surrounds for the side air intakes. They add some sporty pizazz to the design and feature integrated courtesy lights. In addition, the range of products for the bodywork comprises the BRABUS rear spoiler, which can be mounted on the hatch of all new GLS variants.

Of course, the exclusive BRABUS look also is distinguished by tailor-made BRABUS Monoblock wheels in various designs and dimensions with diameters of up to 24 inches. The car on the photos is equipped with the largest variant. The BRABUS Monoblock Z "PLATINUM EDITION" wheels have a diameter of 24 inches and are ten inches wide at the front and twelve inches wide at the rear. They thrill with their unusual ten-spoke design that combines a black paint finish with partially polished surfaces. Technology partner Pirelli supplies the perfect high-performance street tires of sizes 295/35 ZR 24 at the front and 335/30 ZR 24 on the rear axle.

The BRABUS control module for the AIRMATIC air suspension of the GLS-Class is calibrated to the use with these sporty tire/wheel combinations. It lowers the ride height of the vehicle by about 25 millimeters (1 inch).

Another specialty of BRABUS is the design of exclusive options for the interior of the new Mercedes GLS-Class. The lineup ranges from stainless scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo and aluminum components such as pedals and door-lock pins to an exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara. The cockpit of the white vehicle on the photos was refined in the company upholstery shop with a sportingly styled combination of black and red leather, which creates an interesting contrast to the white paintwork of the vehicle.

Further options are various versions of carbon and wood trim sets in the interior.

(BRABUS Press Release)

BRABUS Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class