Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on February 26, 2002.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
6.7 Liter Engine Upgrade2000-2001 Mercedes Benz S600

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-502-3
  • Executive Order 502-3 / D502-3
  • ARB # D-502-3
  • Executive Order No: D-502-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-502-3
  • Resolution D-502-3
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Download: Executive Order D-502-3 PDF

D-502-3 Document:



                                    State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—502—3

                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                    of the California Vehicle Code

                                Brabus North America, Inc.
                             Brabus 6.7 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 6.7 Liter Engine
Upgrade, produced and marketed by Brabus North America, Inc., 4040 Campus Drive,
Newport Beach, California $2660, 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 2000 to 2001
S$600 and 2001 CL600 vehicles.

The Brabus 6.7 Liter Engine Upgrade consists of a bored engine block, polished
cylinder heads, pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft, camshafts, valve springs, and
recalibrated engine control unit.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Brabus 6.7
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 6.7 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 6.7 Liter Engine Upgrade
advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a new motor vehicle prior to or
concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

Marketing of the Brabus 6.7 Liter Engine Upgrade using any identification other than
that shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the Brabus 6.7 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 6.7 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 an examination
of the On—Board Diagnostic II (OBDII) system. A 2001 Mercedes Benz S600 with a 5.8
liter engine (1MBXVO5.8TBI, TLEV, PC) was used for the evaluation of the Brabus 6.7
Liter Engine Upgrade. Results from emissions testing conducted at California
Environmental Engineering, of Santa Ana, California, are shown below (in grams per
mile):

                       50k       NMOG         CO        NOx        HCHO
                 Emission Level 0.020        0.171      0.033       0.0005
                 (w. DF applied)    .
                       STD       0.125       3.4        0.4         0.015

                      100k       NMOG         CO        NOx        HCHO
                 Emission Level 0.020        0.171      0.053      0.0007
                 (w. DF applied)
                       STD       0.156       4.2        0.6         0.018

The emission test results in the modified configuration were below the applicable
certification standards. Examination of the OBD II system showed the Brabus 6.7 Liter
Engine Upgrade does not affect OBD II operation. Therefore, based on the test results,
the staff concludes that the Brabus 6.7 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
6.7 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 6.7
Liter Engine Upgrade adversely affect 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 results are validated. Further, if such test results or other evidence provides the
ARB with reason to suspect that the Brabus 6.7 Liter Engine Upgrade will affect the
durability of emission control systems, Brabus North America, Inc., shall be required to
submit durability data to show that the durability of vehicle emission control systems are
not, in fact, affected and/or that the add—on or modified part demonstrates adequate
durability.

The ARB reserves the right in the future to review this Executive Order and the
exemption provided herein 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.
BRABUS NORTH AMERICA, INC. — BRABUS 6.7 LITER ENGINE UPGRADE — D—502—3


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 THE BRABUS 6.7
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 is made
after the hearing that grounds for revocation exist. |

Executed at El Monte, California, this   Z@fl;       day of February, 2002.




                                fille%ngons, Chief                     —
                                New Vehicle/Engine Programs Branch




BRABUS NORTH AMERICA, INC. — BRABUS 6.7 LITER ENGINE UPGRADE — D—502—3



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:44:00
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:00

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