hp @ 5500 rpm
125.1 hp per liter
mph (electronically limited)
(from Brabus Press
Release) The World’s Fastest and Most Powerful Gran Tourismo
BRABUS E V12 Coupe with 800 hp, 1,420 Nm and More than 370 km/h
The sedan is followed by the two-door model: At the Geneva Motor
Show 2010 the BRABUS E V12 Coupe celebrates its world debut as the
world’s fastest Gran Tourismo.
Based on the new
Mercedes E-Class coupes, BRABUS builds a luxurious 2+2-seater in
small-series production. It is powered by a BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo
800 twelve-cylinder displacement engine that produces 800 hp (788
bhp) / 588 kW of power and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft).
accepted by the German Federal Vehicle Registration Agency (Kraftfahrtbundesamt)
as an automobile manufacturer, offers this high-performance
automobile capable of reaching speeds in excess of 370 km/h (230
mph) starting at 478,000 Euros MSRP.
Like the fourth-generation BRABUS E V12 sedan the new E V12 Coupe is
powered by a BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 800 displacement engine. Drawing
upon decades of experience in developing and building
high-performance vehicles the twelve-cylinder engine was fitted into
the engine bay of the two-door E-Class.
The basis for this engine is the twelve-cylinder twin-turbo engine
from the latest Mercedes 600 models. Displacement of the engine is
increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cu. in.) with the help
of a special crankshaft, larger cylinder bore and correspondingly
larger pistons. Both three-valve cylinder heads are optimized for
mixture flow, and fitted with sport camshafts.
Underneath the custom-made hood with integrated carbon-fiber RAM
airbox is space for a completely newly developed air intake system.
This twin-turbo system was designed from the ground up for the new E
V12 generation. It includes two custom high-performance headers with
integrated turbochargers and four water-to-air intercoolers. The
stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal
catalysts was also custom-tailored for the confined space under the
In addition, the BRABUS engine specialists have developed a
precision engine management system that controls injection, ignition
and driving dynamics systems. The result is an optimal combination
of impressive power yield and eco-friendly emissions that meet
strict EURO IV exhaust limits.
The BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 800 engine is lubricated with high-tech
motor oil from technology partner ARAL. It produces a rated power
output of 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at 5,500 rpm. The even more
impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), available already
at a low 2,100 rpm, is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811
Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a reinforced five-speed
automatic transmission and a BRABUS high-performance limited-slip
differential. The BRABUS E V12 comes standard with state-of-the-art
driving stability programs that can be deactivated at the push of a
Performance of the coupe is as exceptional as that of the four-door
model: The BRABUS E V12 Coupe sprints from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in
just 3.7 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.9 seconds, and reaches
300 km/h (186 mph) after a mere 23.9 seconds. For street-legal use
the top speed of the Gran Tourismo is limited electronically to 350
km/h (217 mph). Without the limiter the two-door twelve-cylinder car
is capable of speeds in excess of 370 km/h (230 mph).
This extreme performance also places highest demands on the
vehicle’s aerodynamic properties. The BRABUS designers went into the
wind tunnel to develop a body conversion kit made from high-strength
yet especially lightweight carbon fiber. The kit combines sporty
design and aerodynamic efficiency to perfection.
The BRABUS front was designed to reduce lift on the front axle and
to provide all radiators of the V12 with an optimal supply of
cooling air. Air outlets in the sides route the air quickly away
from the heat exchangers. Another important design feature was to
provide the front brakes with cooling air. Integrated LED daytime
running lights further increase active safety.
A wider track means better directional stability at high speeds.
Because of that BRABUS has developed special carbon-fiber sport
fenders with integrated air vents for the front axle. Special
carbon-fiber rear fenders add 60 millimeters (2.4 in.) to the width
of the coupe on the rear axle. The BRABUS E V12 Coupe runs on
especially wide wheels fitted with high-performance tires from
Pirelli or YOKOHAMA. The 19-inch combination is perfect for the
enormous top speed the car is capable of. The wheels are 9.5 inches
and 10 inches wide and customers can choose from BRABUS Monoblock
designs VI, E, Q and S. Tires in size 265/30 ZR 19 are mounted on
the front axle. Size 285/30 ZR 19 tires on the rear axle provide
Rocker panels with integrated illuminated BRABUS logo and LED
entrance lights route the air stream along the sides with minimum
turbulence. They also lend the two-door car a longer, sleeker
The BRABUS rear apron with carbon-fiber diffuser features a
centrally mounted reflector and custom-tailored cutouts on either
side for the BRABUS quad sport exhaust system. The BRABUS rear
spoiler is essential for well-balanced aerodynamics at high speed.
To make the BRABUS E V12 Coupe not only a superior road warrior but
upon request also an extremely sporty racer on the track the
suspension was completely redesigned. The redesign includes special
suspension components on front and rear axle that offer a wider
range of individual suspension settings.
These measures are complemented by a BRABUS coil-over suspension
that features a multitude of selectable settings for bound and
rebound. The shock absorbers on the front and rear axle feature ten
selectable settings for bound and rebound. The ride height has an
adjustment range of 35 millimeters (1.4 inches). Sport sway bars can
further minimize body roll during fast cornering.
The BRABUS high-performance brake system meets the toughest demands,
on the road or on the track. The front axle features 12-piston
aluminum fixed calipers and vented and grooved steel brake discs
measuring 380 x 37 millimeters (15.0 x 1.5 inches). The rear axle
stops on six-piston aluminum fixed calipers gripping discs measuring
360 x 28 millimeters (14.2 x 1.1 inches). The BRABUS
high-performance brake system incorporates all functions of the
standard Brake Assist system of the Mercedes E-Class.
The interior combines sporty character with luxurious ambiance. An
ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel is part of the equipment
list of the BRABUS E V12 Coupe as are sport seats upholstered with
the finest leather. The seats provide excellent seating comfort and
Genuine carbon-fiber trim on dashboard, center console and doors
adds further sporty highlights.
BRABUS E V12 Coupe – Technical
2-door coupe based on
the Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe, model series C 207.
Unibody, with BRABUS aluminum front sport fender flares and
carbon-fiber rear fender flares steel body widened by 60 millimeters
(1.4 inches) on the rear axle. BRABUS E V12 Coupe carbon-fiber
aerodynamic-enhancement kit with front apron, rocker panels, rear
spoiler and rear diffuser. BRABUS hood with integrated RAM airbox.
Length 4.698 mm – 184.9
Width 1.846 mm – 72.7 in.
Height 1.358 mm – 53.5 in.
Curb weight 1.850 kg – 4,078 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight 2.290 kg – 5,049 lbs.
Fuel capacity/reserve 66 l / 8 l – 17.4 gal. / 2.1 gal.
BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo
800 displacement engine based on Mercedes 600.
V12-cylinder 3-valvel light-alloy engine with two turbochargers
Displacement 6,233 cm³
Compression ratio 9.0 : 1
Rated power output 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at 5,500 rpm
Torque 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft) from 2,100 rpm (electronically limited
to 1,100 Nm / 811 lb-ft)
Fuel Super plus (98 ROZ) / Premium gasoline 98 octane
Motor oil: ARAL
BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 800 engine conversion consists of:
Displacement increase to 6.3 liters with special crankshaft with
longer stroke and larger cylinder bore and corresponding pistons.
Inlet and outlet ports of both cylinder heads optimized for mixture
flow including installation of special camshafts. BRABUS SV12 R
Biturbo 800 system with two high-performance turbochargers and
special exhaust manifolds with integrated turbine housings, four
water-to-air intercoolers and special air intake tract. BRABUS
stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal
catalysts. Newly programmed mapping for engine electronics and
Reinforced five-speed automatic transmission
1st gear 3.59
2nd gear 2.19
3rd gear 1.41
4th gear 1.00
5th gear 0.83
Reverse gear 3.16
differential with locking rate of 40 percent
Final drive ratio either 2.65 : 1 (V/max 315 km/h / 196 mph) or 2.24
: 1 (V/max more than 370 km/h / 230 mph), electronically limited for
use on public roads to 350 km/h / 217 mph).
front and back with height-adjustable BRABUS coil-over sport
Three-link axle with
custom lower A-arms for individual adjustment of toe-in, camber and
caster, anti-dive geometry. Height-adjustable BRABUS struts with
coil springs and gas-pressure shocks with ten selectable settings
for compression and rebound, BRABUS sport sway bar.
with custom upper A-arms for individual adjustment of toe-in, camber
and caster, anti-squat and anti-dive geometry. Height-adjustable
BRABUS struts with coil springs and gas-pressure shocks with ten
selectable settings for compression and rebound, BRABUS sport sway
BRABUS Monoblock S alloy
wheels with YOKOHAMA ADVAN high-performance tires.
Front: 9.5J x 19 H2 with 265/30 ZR 19
Rear: 10J x 19 H2 with 285/30 ZR 19
system with Brake Assist and BRABUS high-performance brakes
Front: BRABUS 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers and vented and
grooved steel discs measuring 380 x 37 mm (15.0 x 1.5 inches)
Rear: BRABUS six-piston aluminum fixed calipers with vented and
grooved steel discs measuring 360 x 28 mm (14.2 x 1.1 inches)
0 - 100
km/h (62 mph): 3.7 sec.
0 - 200 km/h (124 mph): 9.9 sec.
0 - 300 km/h (186 mph): 23.9 sec.
Top speed: More than 370
km/h / 230 mph (for tire safety reasons limited electronically for
use on public roads to 350 km/h / 217 mph)