By Making The Mercedes Eqs A Little Ugly, Brabus Improved The Range Of Mercedes Eqs Cars

By Making The Mercedes Eqs A Little Ugly, Brabus Improved The Range Of Mercedes Eqs Cars

In most cases, when Mercedes tuner Brabus gets its hot little hands on a car, the company does everything within its power to make the car faster, meaner, wilder, and, as a result, generally dumber.

This is not the case with the Brabus EQS. Yep, that’s right, Brabus is taking a crack at electric vehicles, and the results are more than a little surprising.

According to a report published by The Drive on Friday, Brabus’ efforts at tweaking the EQS have resulted in it delivering an even greater range than the standard, off-the-shelf EQS that most geeks on the street can buy.

By Making The Mercedes Eqs A Little Ugly, Brabus Improved The Range Of Mercedes Eqs Cars

The battery capacity was not increased by adding more batteries to the system. Instead of using dark wizardry to accomplish this, it used improved aerodynamics to accomplish this feat of dark magic.

As a result of Brabus’ improvements, the EQS has been claimed to be able to reduce its drag coefficient by 7.2 percent, which is still quite slippery at .209. According to this figure, this works out to an almost unheard of .194, which, to put this into context, is about the same as GM’s EV1 and Volkswagen’s XL1, both of which were marketed as efficiency-at-all-costs vehicles.

In fact, Brabus claims that these improvements in aerodynamics are most effective at speeds between 62 and 87 miles per hour, which is a very interesting fact because freeway driving is where EVs struggle most with efficiency because freeway traffic is so dense.

In addition to Brabus’ more aggressive-looking body kit, lowered suspension settings, and more aerodynamic wheels – even though they are massive at 22 inches – the aerodynamic benefits are provided by Brabus’ aerodynamic body kit and lowered suspension settings as well.

We’ve learned from F1 cars that highly functional aerodynamics don’t always make for good looks, and although taste is subjective, the Brabus EQS doesn’t exactly look subtle, even if you give the company a pass on the 9,000 Brabus logos that are scrawled all over the car.

After reaching out to Brabus to get an idea of what these mods would cost on the already not-cheap EQS, we were unable to hear back in time for publication.

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