Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 25, 2006.
As of Monday, December 10th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
2003-2004 Mercedes Benz S600

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-502-5
  • Executive Order 502-5 / D502-5
  • ARB # D-502-5
  • Executive Order No: D-502-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-502-5
  • Resolution D-502-5
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Download: Executive Order D-502-5 PDF

D-502-5 Document:



m                                       State of California
C                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—502—5

                          Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                     of the California Vehicle Code

                                  Brabus North America, Inc.
                                Brabus 6.3 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                   f
    39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—02—003;                                  |

    IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Brabus 6.3 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
    below.

                   Model—Year       Manufacturer        Model                                      |
                   2003—2004       Mercedes Benz         $600
                      2004        Mercedes Benz         $L600                                      i
                   2003—2004       Mercedes Benz        CL6O0

    The Brabus 6.3 Liter Engine Upgrade consists of a bored engine block, polished
    cylinder heads, pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft, camshaifts, vaive springs, and
    recalibrated engine control unit.

    This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Brabus
    6.3 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 6.3 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 6.3 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 6.3 Liter Engine Upgrade using any identification other than
    that shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the Brabus 6.3 Liter Engine Upgrade
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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 6.3 Liter Engine Upgrade may have on any warranty either expressed or implied
by the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Orderis granted based on emission test results in the modified
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 I11) system. A 2004 Mercedes Benz SL600 (4MBXVO5.5LXY, ULEV,
PC) was used for the evaluation of the Brabus 6.3 Liter Engine Upgrade. Results from
emissions testing conducted at The Automobile Club of Southern California are shown
below (in grams per mile):

      FTP              50k      NMOG         CO         NOx       HCHO
                 Emission Level 0.030        0.599      0.028      0.00086
                 (w. DF applied)
                        STD        0.040     1.7           0.2     0.008

                      100k       NMOG         CO        NOx       HCHO
                 Emission Level 0.030        0.599      0.036      0.00126
                 (w. DF applied)
                       STD       0.055       2.1           0.3     0.011

      USO6                      NMHC + NOx           CO
                 Measured          0.076             0.063
                 Standard          0.14              8.0

The emission test results in the modified configuration were below the applicable
certification standards. Examination of the OBD I! system showed the Brabus 6.3 Liter
Engine Upgrade does not affect OBD II operation. Therefore, based on the test results, ©
the staff concludes that the Brabus 6.3 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 6.3 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.




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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 6.3
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       3      day of January 2006.



                           . Feuri
                        Wn Lyons, Chief
                                Mobile Source Operations Division




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Document Created: 2006-03-15 11:44:00
Document Modified: 2006-03-15 11:44:00

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