Undoubtedly Mercedes - great cars that are not available to everyone. But even their acquisition today can no longer be considered anything out of the ordinary. So reasoned business partners Klaus Brakman (Klaus Brackmann) and Bodo Buschman (Bodo Buschmann). In 1977, they created a Mercedes dealership and now they were thinking about what kind of zest to bring to their business. The idea came simple, but great — you just need to do tuning. But not superficial, which means only hanging various “decorations” on the car, and carbon hoods, but much deeper, affecting all the insides of the car. And so the studio was born. Brabus, whose name was formed from the names of the creators - Brackmann+ Buschmann.
The principle is simple - take Mercedes, improves as much as possible. The result is something very luxurious. An already expensive car becomes simply obscenely expensive. The appearance of the car is being finalized, the engine is being brought up (as a result of which some Brabus managed to set world speed records for cars of its class) and the chassis, the interior is being transformed. At the request of the customer, additional accessories and excellent audio systems can be installed. However, clients from those that are poorer can get by with a much more modest set. The principle is simple - the client comes to the office and orders a car. All the details are discussed with him, after which the specialists Brabus buy from Daimler required model Mercedes and fulfill the order, doing everything manually.
Since 1999 Brabus is a subsidiary Daimler AG. And if before that only Mercedes were tuned, then starting from 2002, the division smart-BRABUS GmbH, aimed at working with small cars Smart. And in 2008, an experiment was conducted with a racing Tesla roadster This is how the Brabus Tesla Roadster was born, which became the first tuned electric car in history. Apparently atelier Brabus and pursued this goal - to create something on which you can hang the label "first!". This tuning was based on a device that can imitate the sounds that sports cars with gasoline engines make. Being an electric vehicle Tesla roadster very quiet, which does not always suit those who want to attract attention. By the way, in addition to the roar of gasoline engines, there are also futuristic sounds included for the delight of the souls of science fiction lovers.
The company is located in the German city of Bottorp (Bottrop, Germany), where once there was a salon selling conventional Mercedes. There are also assembly shops and a test site. The company's staff is small - only a few hundred people.