Her election was by a narrow margin.
The missive, written to the leaders of the socialist and liberal groups in the European Parliament, states she'd support a further extension "if good reasons are provided" and "should more time be required" beyond the current Halloween cut-off.
She added: "The trust you placed in me is confidence you placed in Europe; your confidence in an united and strong Europe from east to west, the south to north; your confidence in a Europe that is ready to fight for the future rather than fighting against each other".
Her comments on the possibility of postponing Brexit will be welcomed by pro-EU groups in the United Kingdom because they suggest a No Deal Brexit is not necessarily inevitable.
"And I have to say, I did get quite a few boos and jeers for saying it".
The speech by Commission President designate Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday (16 July) in front of the MEPs before their vote to confirm or reject her nomination was hailed as a major step forward both by S&D and the Greens, but raised eyebrows in the EPP ranks.
In comparison, five years ago Jean-Claude Juncker was elected with 422 votes.
Conversely, she also obtained support from what could be described as the opposite camp.
"One thing I would ask you is to ensure that as we more to low a carbon economy that nobody is left behind".
If Ms Von der Leyen is elected this evening, the selection of European Union commissioners starts.
During her term, Germany has sent troops on unsafe deployments from Afghanistan to Mali while drawing frequent political fire from US President Donald Trump for what he considers Berlin's insufficient military spending.
To defuse that tension, von der Leyen offered to mediate in talks between the parliament and European Union leaders on how to improve the process.
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The chances for the German defense minister to gain the support of the European Parliament as new Commission President remained uncertain ahead of the vote on Tuesday evening in Brussels.
"I know as a mother of seven that it makes a difference for their entire life if children have access to education, sports, music, healthy food and to a loving environment", she said.
She was born as Ursula Gertrud Albrecht on October 8, 1958 in Brussels, where her father Ernst Albrecht worked as a senior European Commission official, and lived there until age 13.
What are the new president's aims for the EU?The Commission President leads this work and has a five year-term.
For Lola Vallejo, climate programme director at the French climate think-tank IDDRI, von der Leyen's willingness to consider increasing the EU's 2030 target to 55% was "very encouraging".
Q: What are her plans?
Climate change played a decisive role after liberal, socialist and green blocs all demanded von der Leyen strengthen her climate platform as a condition for their support.
"I will ensure full gender equality in my College of Commissioners". She has also promised a 50:50 gender balance among EU Commissioners.
Over Von der Leyen's administration, German army has assumed many important missions, including air protection of Baltic States, investigative operations in Syria and Iraq, military presence in Afghanistan as well as defense and supervision missions in the Mediterranean Sea and Africa.
"Lady Justice is blind - she will defend the rule of law wherever it is attacked", Von der Leyen had told the parliament.
As part of her climate package, von der Leyen pledged to present a "green deal" for Europe in her first 100 days in office but gave little indication about what the deal would entail. Von der Leyen is the only minister to have served continuously in Merkel's government and was long seen as the likely successor to the chancellor.