Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 10, 2000.
As of Monday, September 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
3.8 Liter Engine Upgrade1998-2000 Mercedes Benz C280

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-502-2
  • Executive Order 502-2 / D502-2
  • ARB # D-502-2
  • Executive Order No: D-502-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-502-2
  • Resolution D-502-2
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Download: Executive Order D-502-2 PDF

D-502-2 Document:



                                                             (Page 1 of 3)

                                    State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—502—2         _
                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                    of the Vehicle Code


                           BRABUS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
                         BRABUS 3.8 LITER ENGINE UPGRADE


Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the
Vehicle Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Section 39515 and Section _
39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—9;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine
Upgrade, produced and marketed by Brabus North America, Inc., 4040 Campus Drive,
Newport Beach, California 92660, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the
applicable vehicle pollution control systems and, therefore, is exempt from the
prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for the Mercedes Benz vehicles listed
in Exhibit A.

The Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine Upgrade consists of a bored engine block, polished
cylinder heads, pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft, camshafts, valve springs, and
recahbrated engine control unit.                            &

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Brabus 3.8
Liter Engine Upgrade will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different
from those of the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine
Upgrade, as exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the
performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
Order.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine Upgrade
advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on, a motor vehicle prior to or
concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.


BRABUS NORTH AMERICA, INC.                           \_     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—502—2
BRABUS 3.8 Liter ENGINE UPGRADE                             (Page 2 of 3)

Marketing of the Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine Upgrade using any identification other than
that shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine Upgrade
for an application other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited
unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board. °

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine Upgrade may have on any warranty either expressed or implied
by the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on emission test results in the modified
configuration using the Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure and examination of
the On—Board Diagnostic l (OBD II) system. A 1998 model—year Mercedes Benz E320
with a 3.2 liter fuel injected engine (WMBXVO3.2GNB, LEV, PC) was used for the
evaluation of the Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine Upgrade. Results from emissions testing
conducted at California Environmental Engineering are shown below (in grams per
mile):                                 —                         .


                         50k         NMOG     CO          NOx          HCHO
                   Emission Level 0.030      0.457        0.045        0.0030
                   (w. DF applied)           '
                         STD       0.075     3.4          0.2          0.015

                        100k      NMOG        CO           NOx         HCHO
                   Emission Level 0.030      0.457        0.063        0.0056
                   (w. DF applied)    .
               '         STD         0.090   4.2          0.3     _‘   0.018


The emission test results in the modified configuration were below the applicable
certification standards with the deterioration factors applied. Examination of the OBD II
system showed the Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine Upgrade does not affect OBD II operation.
Therefore, based on the test results, the staff concludes that the Brabus 3.8 Liter
Engine Upgrade meets the criteria for exempting general criteria parts. However, the
ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the Brabus 3.8 Liter
Engine Upgrade may adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles when operating
under conditions outside the parameters of the CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure.
Accordingly, the ARB reserves the right to conduct additional emission tests, in the
future, as such tests are developed, that will more adequately measure emissions from
all cycle phases. If such test results demonstrate that the Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine
Upgrade adversely affects emissions during off—cycle conditions (defined as those
conditions which are beyond the parameters of the Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test
Procedure), this Executive Order shall be effectively rescinded as of the date the test
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 BRABUS NORTH AMERICA, INC.                             _   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—502—2
 BRABUS 3.8 LITER ENGINE UPGRADE                   _        (Page 3 of 3)


 results are validated. Further, if such test results or other evidence provides the ARB
—with reason to suspect that the Brabus 3.8 Liter Engine Upgrade will affect the durability
 of the emission control system, Brabus North America, Inc., shall be required to submit
 durability data to show that the durability of the vehicle emission control system is not, in
 fact, affected and/or that the add—on or modified part demonstrates adequate durability.

 In addition to the foregoing, the ARB reserves the right in the future to review this
 Executive Order and the exemption provided heréin to assure that the exempted add—on
 or modified part continues to meet the standards and procedures of Title 13, California
 Code of Regulations, Section 2222, et seq.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION,
ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE
AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF BRABUS NORTH
AMERICA, INC.‘S BRABUS 3.8 LITER ENGINE UPGRADE.

 No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board", may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written
communication.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order.
The order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of intention to revoke the
order, in which period the holder of the order may request in writing a hearing to contest
the proposed revocation. If a hearing is requested, it shall be held within ten days of
receipt of the request and the order may not be revoked until a determination after
hearing that grounds for revocation exist.                   7
         *                                    K&
 Executed at El Monte, California, this _/ ‘_      day of October 2000.




                                 R. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                 Mobile Source Operations Division


                                   Exhibit A




Manufacturer              Line                     Model  Model—Year
Mercedes   Benz         C—class                     C280   1998—2000
Mercedes   Benz         C—class                  C240/0320   2001
Mercedes   Benz      E—class sedan             E320 RWD/AWD1998—2000
Mercedes   Benz   E—class station wagon    E320 T RWD/AWD 1998—2000
Mercedes   Benz        CLK coupe                CLK320     1998—2001
Mercedes   Benz       CLK cabriolet             CLK320     1998—2001
Mercedes   Benz       SLK roadster              SLK320       2001
Mercedes   Benz         ML—class                ML320      1998—2001



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:45:45
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:45

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