Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 3, 2002.
As of Sunday, October 13th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
6.1 Liter Engine Upgrade1998-1999 Mercedes Benz C43

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-502-4
  • Executive Order 502-4 / D502-4
  • ARB # D-502-4
  • Executive Order No: D-502-4
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-502-4
  • Resolution D-502-4
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Download: Executive Order D-502-4 PDF

D-502-4 Document:

                                     State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—502—4

                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                  of the California Vehicle Code

                                Brabus North America, Inc.
                             Brabus 6.1 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 6.1 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 the attached Exhibit A.

The Brabus 6.1 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 6.1
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 6.1 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

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Brabus 5.1 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 6.1 Liter Engine Upgrade using any identification other than
that shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the Brabus 6.1 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 6.1 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 modffied
configuration using the Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure (FTP), the
Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (USO6), and an examination of the On—Board
Diagnostic I! (OBD I1) system. A 2002 Mercedes Benz CL5O0O0 with a 4.3 liter engine
(2MBXVO5.0UB1, ULEV, PC) was used for the evaluation of the Brabus 6.1 Liter Engine
Upgrade. Results from emissions testing conducted at California Environmental
Engineering (OBD II testing) and Quantum Technologies (FTP and SFTP testing) are
shown below (in grams per mile):      '

     FTP               50k       NMOG           CO           NOx      HCHO
                 Emission Level 0.015          0.197         0.040     0.00022
                 (w. DF applied)
                       STD       0.040         1.7           0.2       0.008

                      100k       NMOG          CO         NOx         HCHO
                 Emission Level 0.015          0.197      0.060        0.00022
                 (w. DF applied)
                       STD          0.055      2.1           0.3       0.011

     USO6                       NMHC + NOx             CO
                Measured            0.0110             0.291
                Standard            0.14               8.0

The emission test results in the modified configuration were below the applicable
certification standards. Examination of the OBD [ system showed the Brabus 6.1 Liter
Engine Upgrade does not affect OBD II operation. Therefore, based on the test results,
the staff concludes that the Brabus 6.1 Liter Engine Upgrade meets the criteria for
exempting general criteria parts.

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. Further, if test results or other evidence provides the
ARB with reason to suspect that the Brabus 6.1 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

                 Brabus North America — Brabus 6.1 Liter Engine Upgrade — D—502—4


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

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    ;ifib         day of December, 2002.

                                 AIIe%Eyons, Chief
                                 Mobile Source Operations Division

                 Brabus North America — Brabus 6.1 Liter Engine Upgrade — D—502—4

                Exhibit A

Model—Year    Manufacturer     Model
1998—1999    Mercedes Benz      C43
1998—2002    Mercedes Benz      E430
1999—2002    Mercedes Benz      E55
2000—2002    Mercedes Benz      $430
2000—2002    Mercedes Benz      $500
2001—2002    Mercedes Benz      S 55
2000—2002    Mercedes Benz     CL500
2001—2002    Mercedes Benz     CL 55
1999—2001    Mercedes Benz     ML430
2000—2002    Mercedes Benz     ML 55
   2002      Mercedes Benz    ML 500
1998—2002    Mercedes Benz    CLK430
2001—2002    Mercedes Benz    CLK 55
1998—2002    Mercedes Benz   SL500 R129
   2003      Mercedes Benz   SL500 R230

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:45:46
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:46

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