Brabus Gives Up To 365 HP To Mercedes GLE’s Diesels, Sharpens Up Its Appearance

Brabus dials up Mercedes-Benz GLE 300 d to 302 HP, GLE 400 d to 365 HP.

Brabus has turned its attention to the latest Mercedes-Benz GLE (W167), offering a wide range of styling and performance upgrades for the luxury SUV.

Starting with the added muscle, the tuner has released two power kits for the GLE 300 d and GLE 400 d turbo diesel engines of the W167 model series. The Brabus PowerXtra D30 plug-and-play control module for the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel bumps power from 258 PS (255 HP) to 306 PS (302 HP) at 3,600 rpm.

Peak torque also increases from 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) to 690 Nm (509 lb-ft), available from 1,600 to 2,400 rpm. As a result, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 300 d sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds, 1.4 seconds quicker than the stock car. The top speed rises as well to 229 km/h (142 mph).

For the GLE 400 d, the Brabus PowerXtra D40 module takes the 2.9-liter straight-six turbo diesel from 330 PS (325 HP) to 370 PS (365 HP) at 4,200 rpm. The maximum torque also rises from 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) to 750 Nm (553 lb-ft), on tap from 2,500 rpm. The gains are reflected in a more effortless power delivery, a shorter 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Besides the D30 and D40 modules, Brabus is developing additional engine tuning kits for other GLE engines.

For the outside, Brabus can give the Mercedes-Benz GLE a more dynamic appearance courtesy of new aero parts and custom Brabus Monoblock wheels up to 23 inches in diameter, as well as a more individualized interior. Highlights include new caps for the side air intakes of the AMG Line front fascia, a rear roof spoiler, and 23-inch Brabus Monoblock ‘Platinum Edition’ wheels shod with Continental SportContact high-performance tires sized 295/35 ZR23.

Brabus also offers a module for the AIRMATIC air suspension which lowers the ride height by about 25 mm (0.98 in). In the cabin, the Bottrop-based tuner can fit two-tone stainless scuff plates with backlit Brabus logo, matte anodized aluminum pedals, door-lock pins and footrest, as well as exclusive materials like fine leather, Alcantara, wood and genuine carbon in a variety of colors.

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