lb-ft @ 2100 rpm
hp @ 5100 rpm
115.9 hp per liter
(from Brabus Press
Release) BRABUS has been building the world's fastest
street-legal sedans for several years running. This
'tradition' started in 1996 with the 330-km/h BRABUS E V12 and
reached the next level in 2003 in the guise of the 350.2-km/h E V12
Biturbo. In 2006 the BRABUS ROCKET, built in small-series production
and based on the Mercedes CLS series, improved the world record
to 362.4 km/h. But the BRABUS R&D team wouldn't be the top-notch
engineers they are if they were satisfied with that achievement.
That's why in mid-October of 2006 they once more made the trek to
the world-famous high-speed circular track in Nardo, Southern Italy.
Under the keen eyes of the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV
Süd) the 348,000-Euro ultra-performance automobile improved the
world record for street-legal sedans to 365.7 km/h.
The BRABUS ROCKET is powered by a twin-turbo BRABUS SV12 S engine,
fitted into the tight confines of the four-door's engine bay with
almost surgical precision. The engine is based on the latest
600-series twelve-cylinder engines and was developed by BRABUS (www.brabus.com)
with the goal of combining maximum power with exquisite running
smoothness and maximum environmental friendliness.
A special crankshaft, larger cylinder bore and larger forged pistons
increase displacement from 5.5 to 6.3 liters. Airflow in both intake
and outlet manifolds of both cylinder heads is optimized and sport
camshafts are installed.
The engine peripherals also underwent numerous modifications: Larger
turbochargers, a more efficient intercooling system and a
stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with four exhaust
pipes and low back-pressure metal catalysts are all part of the
BRABUS Rocket engine concept. Newly programmed engine electronics
orchestrate the perfect interaction of all new components and
contribute not only to maximum power yield but also to meeting the
latest EURO IV emission limits.
The BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo engine, also available for all current
Mercedes-Benz 600 and 65 models with twin-turbo V12 engine, produces
a maximum power output of 730 hp / 537 kW at 5,100 rpm. Peak torque
is 1,320 Nm, but is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm, available
from a low 2,100 rpm.
The top speed of 365.7 km/h, limited electronically for street-legal
operation to 350 km/h, is not the only attribute that elevates the
BRABUS ROCKET to the very top of its segment. The four-door is also
among the fastest accelerating cars in the world: 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 numbers as unique as this exclusive BRABUS automobile
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 are operated with
high-performance lubricants from technology partner ARAL.
To keep the enormous performance potential of the world's fastest
sedan safely in check at all times the vehicle's aerodynamics,
suspension and brakes were modified extensively.
Like all other BRABUS body components for the CLS models the BRABUS
ROCKET front spoiler received its final aerodynamic touches in the
wind tunnel. Its large air dams ensure optimal cooling-air supply
for all radiators. More importantly, it reduces lift on the front
axle and contributes to a further improved drag coefficient.
Its aerodynamic counterparts in the rear are the BRABUS rear spoiler
lip for the trunk lid and the BRABUS rear fascia with integrated
diffuser. They increase downforce and thus create a perfect
The BRABUS rocker panels calm the airflow along the sides. As an
additional feature the rocker panels and the rear fascia are
equipped with integrated LED lights. Activated by the keyless-entry
fob or by pulling on a door or trunk handle five LED lights an
either side and in the rear of the vehicle illuminate the ground
beside and behind the car.
To make the suspension even more agile and safe the BRABUS
suspension engineers and test drivers in cooperation with Bilstein
have developed a custom-calibrated height-adjustable coil-over
suspension for the ROCKET. The gas-pressure shocks offer six
selectable settings for bound and rebound.
Maximum stopping power is yet another active safety feature offered
by the BRABUS ROCKET. The high-performance brake system features
vented ceramic brake discs in size 375 x 36 mm and 12-piston
aluminum fixed calipers on the front axle. Vented and perforated
steel discs in size 355 x 28 mm and 6-piston aluminum fixed calipers
on the rear axle complete this efficient and strong brake system.
The giant size of the brake components and the enormous vehicle
performance necessitate the use of BRABUS Monoblock VI or S
light-alloy wheels with 19-inch diameter. The BRABUS ROCKET features
8.5Jx19 wheels in front with 255/35 ZR 19 tires and 10Jx19 rims with
285/30 ZR 19 tires on the rear axle.
The BRABUS ROCKET also meets the expectations of the most
discriminating customers when it comes to the interior: The cockpit
is upholstered with soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather and
Alcantara. Genuine-carbon-fiber applications are part of the sporty
BRABUS interior as are an ergonomically shaped BRABUS sport steering
wheel and the speedometer with 400-km/h dial.