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Teaser: Lorinser becomes the first tuner to announce a package for the 2012 Mercedes M-Class and release a rendering to preview what they have in mind for the new SUV. From what we see there’s a heavily revised bumper with new air intakes and LEDs at front, a bold new grille, flared arches to make the car look wider, side skirts, and presumably a rear diffuser thingy and a roof spoiler. The actual kit is in development and will be revealed in a couple of months.
 

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...and not to be left behind, Brabus



German tuner has a complete program for the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Brabus is bringing its tuned version of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class to the Essen Motor Show.

The tuning program for the M-Class starts with a subtle body kit made of Pur-R-Rim plastics which includes new sill skirts that make the SUV look longer and sleeker and also feature entrance lights that turn on when pulling on the door handle.

The program also includes a power upgrade on the ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC diesel variant by means of the BRABUS ECO PowerXtra D6S performance kit with output bumped up to 306 PS (225 kW / 301 hp) and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque from the series 258 PS (190 kW / 254 hp) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft). The sprint time from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) comes in at a flat 6 seconds and top speed is increased to 229 km/h (142 mph).

Brabus also offers its Monoblock wheels sized between 18 and 22 inches on the M-Class. A standard suspension lowering of 30 mm is part of the program and for the M-Class with AIRMATIC suspension a Brabus module can lower the ride-height by 30-40 mm.

Interior touches include the bi-color stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo as well as the matte-anodized aluminum pedals. Brabus also offers fully individualized finishes for the cabin.
 

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Teaser: Lorinser becomes the first tuner to announce a package for the 2012 Mercedes M-Class and release a rendering to preview what they have in mind for the new SUV. From what we see there’s a heavily revised bumper with new air intakes and LEDs at front, a bold new grille, flared arches to make the car look wider, side skirts, and presumably a rear diffuser thingy and a roof spoiler. The actual kit is in development and will be revealed in a couple of months.
I'm not a fan, the front makes me think of an european Opel, part of GM

The standard front look better and the AMG if for me a better design choice.
 

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Just announced: Lorinser wide body kit

Press release
April 2012

WORLD PREMIER
TUNING WORLD BODENSEE 2012

28.4 – 01.05.2012 Friedrichshafen

A masculine entry -
Sportservice Lorinser presents its newest wide-body version of the Mercedes-Benz ML


Sportservice Lorinser is refining the Mercedes-Benz ML and will display the
impressive results in a world premier at TUNING WORLD BODENSEE 2012 (hall B5,
booth 200, Yokohama). Manufacturing of the highest technical level, in conjunction with master craftsmanship and the finest materials - that's the quality benchmark produced by Lorinser with the wide-body version of the ML. Harmoniously designed aerodynamic components and striking light-alloy wheels make up the base, high-quality accessories and stylish interior fittings complement the range.

Lorinser has used cutting edge manufacturing techniques for its extensive bodywork
modifications. Whether front or rear bumper, side-skirts or those at the front of the vehicle and rear 30 Millimetre widening mudguards - all components have been manufactured in lightweight construction. The Lorinser wide-build documents sophisticated aerodynamics packaged in a spectacular look: Large air inlets on the newly designed front ensure an optimum flow of fresh air into the drive unit.

Striking 10x22 inch RS9 light-alloy wheels and 295/30/22 size Yokohama tyres fit
perfectly under the wider mudguard. The light-alloy wheels are accentuated by progressively wound suspension springs that lower the centre of gravity of the ML on the front and rear axles by up to 40 millimetres. Lorinser developed a set for manual lowering for models that come equipped with Airmatic as standard.

To complement the existing, factory-offered interior fittings there is everything you need to get the pulse racing - from personalised floor mats set right through to complete leather upholstery. All fitting details are manufactured to the highest level of craftsmanship and precision.

Testing has already led to powerful performance improvements as well as exhaust
systems with a sporty sound.

You can find out more about the Sportservice Lorinser refining program at
Sportservice Lorinser | News





 

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I'm not a fan, the front makes me think of an european Opel, part of GM

The standard front look better and the AMG if for me a better design choice.
I agree....those side Lorinser panels for the wheel wells just look stuck on there like some afterthought. They are ugly and don't blend in well at all with the existing lines. Barabus is also disappointing, since they seem to add nothing that extends the wheel wells, like a small flaring.

After I receive my ML, I was hoping to add small flarings like you'd find on an X5M that would allow staggered fat tires like on the X5M (that has 11j tires in back). I've seen 10j 22 inch tires on an ML350, and they stick out about a quarter inch (looks stupid). I imagine it will not be hard to find some generic flarrings that would work.
 

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I'm not a fan, the front makes me think of an european Opel, part of GM

The standard front look better and the AMG if for me a better design choice.
I like the rear and the visible dual exhaust. I'd be tempted to do the exhaust and rear cap without the the fender bubbles.
 

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