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Tuning World Bodensee 2019

The right car style and the right drive were what mattered most at the 17th Tuning World Bodensee. 82,300 car fans were drawn to the fairgrounds in Friedrichshafen. With three new areas, a new date and a new schedule, the international trade fair event really put the pedal to the metal once again.

The optimizations and changes to this year’s Tuning World Bodensee concept were well received and reflect current trends in the scene. This attracts a young and trend-conscious audience from the large area around the border triangle and continues to make Tuning World Bodensee the largest pure tuning event in Europe.

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1,300 cars – more than ever before – and 197 exhibitors showed all the popular and trendy innovations in the field of care refinement. The Style Mile, where the tuning trends were shown, the Polo Dome and the eSports Circuit celebrated their premiere. Also extremely popular were the drift shows, the European Tuning
Showdown (ETS) and the crowning of Miss Tuning 2019.

Carbon, gold leaf, airbrushing or LEDs – everything that makes cars more beautiful and special was shown for three days. Tuning World Bodensee celebrates cars in all their facets and all the tuning artists who meet here, exchange ideas and get inspired.

1,300 cars, 156 club stands, 156 participants in the Style Mile, 120 polos, 48 ETS participants and 12 candidates for Miss Tuning is what characterized – the 17th edition of Tuning World Bodensee

Tuning World Bodensee will continue to be successful and will be marked for the future in the calendars of the tuning fan community.

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Performance News

BRABUS 125R “Pocket Rocket !”

Smart BRABUS GmbH celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2017. To mark this special occasion, the company developed a club sport version of the current smart fortwo for the racetrack. Not only did the Mercedes-Benz works race drivers have great fun with the sportiest smart fortwo variant of all times on the rollercoaster circuit of the German test track Bilster Berg, but so did representatives of international media outlets as well.

The dynamic two-seater had earned its moniker after just a few laps: “Pocket Rocket,” as an homage to the most powerful and fastest BRABUS supercars. Ever since the BRABUS ROCKET based on the Mercedes CLS-Class (C 219) set a new world record for street-legal sedans in 2006 with a top speed of 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph), they have been going by this nickname.

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The BRABUS 125R edition limited to 125 vehicles now presents a variant of the track racer that is designed for public roads but delivers nearly the identical driving dynamics. BRABUS 125R emblems on the body and in the interior, where a “1 of 125” badge additionally highlights the exclusivity of this special edition, indicate the noble lineage of this speedster to insiders.  

The donor car is the current smart fortwo cabrio, whose three-cylinder turbo engine was uprated by BRABUS to a peak output of 92 kW / 125 hp (123 bhp) and a peak torque of 200 Nm (148 lb-ft). As a result, the two-seater sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 9.2 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 175 km/h (109 mph).

To be able to keep this performance safely in check at all times, the BRABUS 125R is equipped with tailor-made aerodynamic-enhancement components, YOKOHAMA high-performance tires in 16/17-inch combinations, and a lowered suspension.

The special model comes in two colors, glossy black or matte titanium. On the black variant, the bright red BRABUS bodywork components at the front, sides and rear stand out immediately. On the titanium-colored vehicles, these components have a black finish.

A BRABUS black leather interior with precise special quilting and perforation on the seat surfaces, all finished with perfect workmanship in very detail, as well as a host of other exclusive features ensure a special ambience in the cockpit.

The BRABUS 125R, whose extensive lineup of equipment of course also includes a “1 of 125” limited-edition badge in the cockpit, a climate control system, a sound system and a navigation system, sells for 39,900 euro. All information about this exclusive city sports car is available on the internet at www.brabus125r.com.

The heart of the BRABUS 125R, the three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with a displacement of 898 cc (54.8 cu in), also lives up to the sporty character of this exclusive special model as a matter of course. To achieve the desired performance increase, the BRABUS powerplant engineers developed a modified intake system, an even more efficient intercooler, and a recalibrated engine control unit. For further performance optimization and for an especially sporty sound at the touch of a button, the engine was fitted with a stainless-steel BRABUS sport exhaust system with actively controlled flaps. To match the three cylinders of the engine, this exhaust system features three center-exiting tailpipes.

With a peak output of 92 kW / 125 hp (123 bhp) at 5,550 rpm and a peak torque increased to 200 Nm (148 lb-ft), on tap at a low 2,000 rpm, this engine turns the exclusive two-seater into an open-top city sports car par excellence.

Gears in the BRABUS 125R are shifted either automatically or manually like in Formula 1 racing with black anodized BRABUS paddle shifters on the steering wheel. As a result, the exclusive speedster takes just 9.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest. The top speed is electronically limited to 175 km/h (109 mph).

With this dynamic performance, the BRABUS 125R of course also demands a sporty suspension setup. To this end, the special model is fitted with glossy black BRABUS Monoblock IX alloys sporting eight double-spokes. To add further visual emphasis to the wedge-shaped appearance of the city racer as well, it is equipped with a staggered wheel combination that features 6Jx16 rims with tires of size 185/50 R 16 at the front, and 7Jx17 rims with size 205/40 R 17 tires on the rear axle. Technology partner YOKOHAMA supplies the optimal high-performance tires.

The BRABUS sport springs, which lower the ride height of the exclusive two-door car by about 30 millimeters (1.2 in), are specifically tailored to this tire/wheel combination. The special wheels were subjected to extensive driving tests and in conjunction with the modified suspension deliver particularly agile and safe handling.

Sporty design and even more efficient aerodynamics: The BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement kit with – depending on the vehicle color – bright red or black contrasting elements such as front spoiler, rocker panels and surround for the tailpipes of the sport exhaust makes the exclusive city sports car from Bottrop even more individual. Carbon-design covers for the side mirrors and the tinted third brake light stylishly round off the sporty appearance.

The interior design of the BRABUS 125R is equally sophisticated. The contoured sport seats are upholstered with the finest black BRABUS Mastik leather. Contrasting red double seams take up the red bodywork highlights in the cockpit. The seat surfaces feature meticulous diamond quilting and are perforated with pinpoint precision. The appointments of this edition also include the embroidered BRABUS logos in the two head restraints and the two-tone embroidered 125R logos in the seatbacks.

The same play of colors as on the seats, complemented by a red 12-o’clock marking made from the hi-tech fiber Dynamica, continues on the steering wheel, whose grips are likewise perforated. Other sporty features are the carbon-design molding for the dashboard, and the aluminum pedals and footrest. Like the shift knob with red BRABUS logo, the handle of the parking brake lever sports a black anodized finish.

Other exceptional features of this exclusive special model are the tailor-made scuff plates with BRABUS logo, which like the footrest in the driver’s footwell is illuminated in red or white. Classy velour floor mats with red BRABUS logo complete the ambience.

The standard specification of the new exclusive two-door car from Bottrop includes a climate control system, a radio and a navigation system, of course. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is 39,900 euro including 19 percent VAT. There is a dedicated website for this exclusive city sports car at www.brabus125r.com.

Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:

BRABUS 125R based on the smart fortwo: city 5.2 l/100 km, highway 4.1 l/100 km, combined: 4.5 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 102 g/km, efficiency class B.

BRABUS 125R - Arab Motor World (1)
BRABUS 125R - Arab Motor World (1)

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Off-Road

The URBAN LIFESTYLE Jeep Wrangler

Make : Jeep
Model : Wrangler JK
Year : 2018

Country : United Arab Emirates
Customized by : HOFELE Design

The iconic Jeep Wrangler is a favorite of 4×4 enthusiasts the world over… HOFELE a specialist German tuning company has just made the outgoing “JK” model a lot more interesting with a range of styling enhancements it calls the URBAN LIFESTYLE package.

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Most modifiers of the Jeep Wrangler offer a range of modifications designed to make the Wrangler even more capable of handling extreme off road conditions with higher ground clearance, massive wheels with aggressive off road tyres etc.

HOFELE offers something different – Exterior and interior enhancements that are designed more for the URBAN and city environment. The HOFELE Jeep Wrangler is just a capable off road but has the looks and style that take it to the next level of style and luxury. The HOFELE Jeep Wranglers looks just as good out on the sand dunes as it does parked outside a six-star hotel.

Staring at the front, the HOFELE Jeep Wrangler is fitted with a new design stylish front bumper that gives better approach angles, incorporating LED lighting etc. This combined with the 10th Anniversary vented bonnet and wider wheel arched gives this Jeep a much improved and dynamic look.

Fitted with HOFELE 22”x 10” REVERSO alloy wheels painted in Titanium Matt, the profile from the front is further enhanced by the addition of the “Roof Shield” above the windscreen fitted with high mounted LED lighting. These LED’s combined with the Bi-LED headlights and the LED running lights give an impressive nighttime silhouette.

From the rear the HOFELE Jeep Wrangler the dynamic look continues with the wide-body rear wheel arches and the signature double oval HOFELE exhaust system that looks and sounds great.

HOFELE also offers what it calls its “Exhaust Sound Blaster System” that increased and changes the sound of the exhaust to make it sound like screaming V8 engine. This system has different modes and can even be switched on / off by remote control.

We now have a look at the interior where the HOFELE Jeep Wrangler really differs from the standard jeep by offering an enhanced level of style, comfort, and luxury. For the Luxury version, the standard seating is replaced by the highest quality Nappa leather, colors can be chosen by the customer.

This model (the first in Dubai) is fitted with 2 x front SPORTS SEATS finished in Cognac color real Naapa Leather, the rear seats are finished matching leather with Double Diamond stitching.

There is also an option for two individual SPORTS SEATS in the rear.

The HOFELE Jeep Wrangler is a BESPOKE off road vehicle that also looks good in the city… an URBAN LIFESTYLE choice for those who want to make a unique statement….!!

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