125.1 hp per liter
(from Brabus Press
Release) BRABUS E V12 “one of ten”: The World’s Most
Powerful High-Performance Sedan 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW,
1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft) and a Top Speed Over 370 km/h (230 mph)
BRABUS E V12 – The fourth E V12 generation based on the latest
Mercedes E-Class once again sets new standards as the world’s most
powerful high-performance sedan. At the heart of this exclusive
small-series-production car is the newly developed BRABUS SV12 R
Biturbo 800 twelve-cylinder displacement engine.
With a rated power
output of 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm
(1,047 lb-ft) this engine catapults the four-door car from rest to
100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of
over 370 km/h (230 mph). The exclusively appointed BRABUS E V12 is
built in a limited “one of ten” edition and starts at 498,000 Euros
BRABUS, recognized by the German Federal Vehicle Registration Agency
(Kraftfahrtbundesamt) as a vehicle manufacturer, builds the new E
V12 “one of ten” based on the reinforced body of the latest Mercedes
The next evolutionary stage of the proven BRABUS SV 12 Biturbo
displacement engine is called SV12 R Biturbo 800 and was developed
specifically for this vehicle. The engine is implanted into the
modified engine bay of the E-Class with almost surgical precision.
Displacement of the twelve-cylinder engine that usually powers the
latest Mercedes 600 models is increased from standard 5.5 to 6.3
liters (336 to 384 cu. in.). The increase is affected with a special
crankshaft with longer stroke, precision-balanced pistons rods and
pistons with a larger diameter and an increased cylinder bore. The
inner workings of the BRABUS engine are further modified with
special sport camshafts and cylinder heads optimized for mixture
Both the air intake and the BRABUS twin-turbo system were newly
developed for this car. The latter features two custom manifolds
with integrated high-performance turbochargers and four water-to-air
intercoolers. The combustion air is provided by a carbon-fiber
RAM-air intake system in the hood. In addition a high-performance
exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts was custom-developed
for the platform of the new E-Class.
New engine electronics with specially programmed mapping for
injection and ignition ensure not only exemplary power yield but
also compliance with the strict EURO IV emission limits. The
high-tech lubricants for the entire drivetrain are supplied by
technology partner ARAL.
With these modifications the engine of the BRABUS E V12 “one of ten”
produces an enormous power output of 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at
5,500 rpm and an even more impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047
lb-ft), available at a low 2,100 rpm. In the car peak torque is
limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a reinforced five-speed
automatic transmission and a BRABUS high-performance limited-slip
differential with a locking rate of 40 percent. The BRABUS E V12
comes standard with state-of-the-art driving stability programs that
can be deactivated at the push of a button.
Following the tradition of the first three BRABUS E V12 sedans the
2010 edition once again delivers driving performance normally
reserved for only a very few select super sports cars. The sedan,
which weighs in at 1,980 kilograms (4,365 lbs), sprints from rest to
100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds. After just 9.9 seconds the
four-door car reaches a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). The 300-km/h
(186-mph) mark is reached after just 23.9 seconds. Top speed is more
than 370 km/h (230 mph) but is limited electronically for reasons of
tire safety to 350 km/h (217 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. It not only adds 36
millimeters (1.4 inches) to the width of the E-Class and gives it an
even more striking appearance; it also minimizes aerodynamic lift on
front and rear axle.
The BRABUS front was designed to replace the original apron and
provides radiators and front brakes with an optimal supply of
cooling air. At the same time the sophisticated shape notably
reduces aerodynamic lift on the front axle.
Air vents located behind the wheel arches were integrated into the
front fenders. They are also vital to the thermal health of all
components in the engine bay and help vent the front wheel houses to
reduce lift on the front axle.
The rocker panels route the air stream to the rear wheel arches with
minimum turbulence. The rear wheel arches of the “one in ten”
edition feature special cowlings called ‘Speed Spads.’
The striking rear of the new BRABUS E V12 sets itself apart with the
four characteristic tailpipes of the BRABUS high-performance exhaust
system. Also part of the sophisticated aerodynamic-enhancement
concept is the rear wing on the trunk lid and the diffuser
integrated into the rear apron.
A wider track means better directional stability at high speeds. The
widened fenders front and back make room for BRABUS Monoblock Q
wheels in size 9.5Jx19. The high-performance tires so essential for
these extreme speeds are supplied by technology partners Pirelli and
YOKOHAMA. They are mounted on the front axle in size 255/35 ZR 19
and in size 285/30 ZR 19 in back.
The height-adjustable BRABUS coil-over suspension was also
custom-developed for the E V12. The ride height of the suspension
can be adjusted to the owner’s individual preferences. But that’s
not all: Compression and rebound rates of the front and rear dampers
can be adjusted in ten steps between very comfortable and extremely
firm for use on the racetrack. Sport sway bars reduce body roll in
The enormous performance of the BRABUS E V12 also places highest
demands on the brakes. The high-performance sedan is equipped with
12-piston aluminum fixed calipers and vented and grooved steel brake
discs measuring 380 x 37 millimeters (15.0 x 1.5 inches) on the
front axle. 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
The interior of the car exudes a feeling of true exclusive luxury.
The sporty-contoured custom front seats and the two rear individual
seats are covered with a combination of Alcantara and black leather,
smooth or perforated, as are dashboard, door trim and headliner. The
entire vehicle floor is covered with square-patterned leather. It
alone uses several miles of the finest thread, every inch of it sewn
with utmost precision.
The ensemble is completed with matte-black carbon-fiber components
for dashboard, center console and door panels. The BRABUS E V12 “one
of ten” can be optionally equipped with a cell phone from premium
manufacturer Vertu. This exclusive cell phone from the “Vertu Ascent
Ti Carbon Fibre” limited edition of 1,500 phones features a titanium
housing with the sides clad in black carbon fiber. This especially
exclusive phone features 3G and quad-band technology as well as an
integrated hands-free option, and represents state-of-the-art
Only ten BRABUS E V12 sedans of the “one of ten” edition will be
built by hand in a small-series production run. Alternatively the
BRABUS E V12 is also offered in a version with 750 hp / 552 kW and a
pointedly subtle bodywork without cowlings and rear wing.
BRABUS E V12 “one of ten” –
4-door sedan based on
Mercedes-Benz E-Class, model series W 212.
Unibody, with BRABUS fender flares and steel body widened by 36
millimeters (1.4 inches). BRABUS E V12 “one of ten” carbon-fiber
aerodynamic-enhancement kit with front apron, air vents in front
fenders, ‘speed spads’ wheel-house cowlings, rear spoiler lip and
rear diffuser. BRABUS hood with integrated RAM-air system.
Wheelbase 2,760 mm –
Length 4.891 mm – 192.6 in.
Width 1.908 mm – 75.1 in.
Height 1.422 mm – 56.0 in.
Curb weight 1.980 kg – 4,365 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight 2.390 kg – 5,269 lbs.
Fuel tank/reserve 80 l / 9.0 l – 21.1 gal. / 2.4 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
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
BRABUS limited-slip 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, 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 bars.
Multi-link suspension. 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 bars.
BRABUS Monoblock Q light-alloy wheels with Pirelli or YOKOHAMA
Front: 9.5J x 19 H2 with size 255/35 ZR 19 tires
Rear: 9.5J x 19 H2 with size 285/30 ZR 19 tires
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)