lb-ft from 2100 rpm
hp @ 5100 rpm
115.9 hp per liter
mph (electronically limited)
(from BRABUS Press
Release) The world's fastest four-door coupe comes from
and celebrates its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA
2005 in Frankfurt/Main. This automobile, built in small-series
production based on the Mercedes CLS model series, is powered
by a 730-hp / 537-kW 6.3-liter twelve-cylinder twin-turbo engine,
that was implanted with almost surgical precision into the engine
bay of the four-door. The performance speaks for itself: 0 – 100
km/h in 4.0 seconds, 0 – 200 km/h in 10.5 seconds, 0 – 300 km/h in
29.5 seconds are just as unique as is the electronically limited top
speed of 350 km/h.
At the heart of this new high-performance automobile lies the V12
twin-turbo engine from the SL 600. BRABUS fits the engine with a
special crankshaft, increases the cylinder bore and installs forged
pistons, resulting in a displacement increase to 6,233 ccm. Further
modifications include the optimization of the mixture flow in the
intake and outlet manifolds of both cylinder heads as well as the
installation of sport camshafts.
In addition the BRABUS powerplant engineers equip the engine with
custom-developed larger turbochargers, more efficient intercoolers
and a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with low back
pressure metal catalysts and four tailpipes. Newly programmed engine
electronics coordinate all new components perfectly and contribute
not only to maximum power yield but also to meeting all current
legal emission limits.
After the engine conversion, now also available for all
Mercedes-Benz 600 und 65 models with twin-turbo V12, the BRABUS S
V12 S Biturbo engine becomes the most powerful TÜV-tested engine
from Germany: The engines puts out its maximum power of 730 hp / 537
kW at 5,100 rpm. Peak torque is 1,320 Nm, limited electronically to
1,100 Nm, available from a low 2,100 rpm.
Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a modified five-speed
automatic transmission and the BRABUS locking differential.
The BRABUS ROCKET engine and the entire drivetrain is operated with
high-performance lubricants from technology partner ARAL.
Naturally it is essential that the unique performance the world's
fastest four-door coupe is capable of can be safely controlled at
all times. To do so BRABUS has developed two special suspensions for
the ROCKET: The comfort version features air suspension with
automatic ride leveling. The sport version comes with a
height-adjustable coil-over suspension and gas-pressure shocks with
six different settings for bound and rebound on front and rear axle.
Maximum size and state-of-the-art materials characterize the BRABUS
high-performance brake system of the ROCKET. The front axle is
fitted with vented ceramics discs in size 375 x 36 mm and 12-piston
aluminum fixed calipers. The rear axle features steel discs in size
355 x 28 mm and 6-piston aluminum fixed calipers to round out the
powerful and fade-resistant brake system.
The giant brakes and the enormous performance necessitate the use
multi-piece BRABUS Monoblock S light-alloy wheels with 19-inch
diameter. The BRABUS technology partners Pirelli and Yokohama
provide the high-performance tires suitable for these highs speeds.
The optimal tire/wheel combination for the BRABUS ROCKET are 8.5Jx19
wheels in front with 255/35 ZR 19 tires and 10Jx19 with 285/30 ZR 19
on the rear axle.
The BRABUS designers custom-developed a front apron for the ROCKET
with large air inlets for optimal cooling of oil and water
radiators. The shape of the front spoiler and of all other BRABUS
aerodynamic-enhancement parts was fine-tuned in the wind tunnel. Not
only did BRABUS succeed in reducing lift on the front axle, but also
in optimizing aerodynamic drag.
The aerodynamic counterpart to the front spoiler in the rear is the
BRABUS rear spoiler lip which emphasizes the rounded design of the
rear. But that's not all: In combination with the new front apron
the spoiler lip reduces aerodynamic lift, thus further improving
Integrated entrance lights are the dominant feature of the BRABUS
door sills and the BRABUS rear apron. Pushing a button on the
keyless-entry remote or pulling on a door handle activates five LED
lights on each side and in the rear. They illuminate the ground
behind and on either side of the vehicle to further improve
The BRABUS rear apron is the perfect backdrop for the four tailpipes
of the BRABUS high-performance exhaust system. Its integrated
diffuser also contributes to the refined BRABUS aerodynamics concept
for the ROCKET.
The interior of the BRABUS ROCKET also meets the highest
expectations of the distinguishing customers of one of the world's
most exclusive automobiles. Soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik
leather and Alcantara are part of the exclusive BRABUS ambiance as
is the ergonomically shaped BRABUS sport steering wheel and the
speedometer with 360-km/h scale.