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Brabus modifies Mercedes-Benz EQS to have additional vary | Autocar India

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Primarily based on the EQS 450+, the Brabus EQS will get an extra 91km vary in comparison with the usual mannequin.

Mercedes-Benz tuning skilled Brabus has revealed a number of aerodynamic enhancements for the already very aerodynamic EQS, enhancing its vary by a claimed 7 p.c. It’s fascinating to notice that Brabus, which usually engages in enhancing the facility output for automobiles, has now labored on enhancing the vary of an EV. 

Brabus EQS options decrease journey top and new entrance spoiler

Entrance-end modifications embody a brand new carbon-fibre spoiler to scale back drag and high-speed carry, leading to higher high-speed stability. There’s additionally a carbon-fibre trim on the entrance bumper’s intakes that redirect air in direction of the radiators and brakes. 

A refined wind deflector is positioned on the aperture of every rear-wheel arch to streamline the airflow via the rear diffuser and spoiler. The revised boot lip, in accordance with Brabus, reduces drag by as much as 40 p.c. 

Brabus can also be providing an air suspension reducing package which reduces the journey top by as much as 15mm at entrance and 25mm on the rear. The usual EQS 450+ encompasses a 332hp electrical motor and a 107.8kWh battery that provides it a spread of 746km. 

Along with the range-extending tweaks, Brabus has expanded its vary of wheels with a 10-spoke Monoblock Z design. Brabus says that these wheels are tailored for the wheel wells of the EQS and replaces the 20-inch five-spokes on the usual AMG Line automobile. 

Whereas Brabus is most well-known for tuning ICE-powered automobiles, the agency has been modifying EVs since 2008, when it revealed a cosmetically altered model of the Tesla Roadster. Extra lately, Brabus unveiled the Sensible EQ Fortwo with sportier bodywork, heated seats and inside touches, together with velour ground mats.

Mercedes-Benz EQS in India 

Whereas it stays to be seen if the Brabus EQS will make its method to India, Mercedes will deliver the 649hp, AMG EQS 53 to the Indian market on August 24 by way of the CBU route. The EQS 53 packs a 400V, 107.8kWh lithium-ion battery that may give the electrical sedan a spread between 320-360km relying on the package deal chosen. Mercedes can even launch the non-AMG EQS in “580” guise which is able to arrive within the festive season and might be assembled in India. The EQS 580 makes 523hp and Mercedes guarantees a claimed vary of over 750km. We now have pushed the EQS 580 and you may learn our assessment right here or watch our video

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