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2010 Brabus E V-12 Exposed

After three generations of E V-12’s, the mad scientists at Brabus have once again created a Frankenstein E-Class. Wrapped in a skin of matte black paint with sinister bodywork and powered by a heart from hell, this E class will be known to children as the “monster in the garage”.

Based on the latest generation Mercedes Benz E-Class, the E V-12 “Black Baron” is one of the most powerful sedans in the world with a brutal 800 hp and 1,047 lb-ft. of torque. Surgically implanted into the Brabus E V-12 is a specially designed 6.3-liter SV12 R Biturbo 800 engine developed from the 5.5-liter V-12 normally found in the Mercedes 600 models. Using a new crankshaft with a longer stroke, bigger pistons, and a cylinder with a larger bore, the displacement is increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters. Brabus developed a new twin-turbo system for the E V-12, employing four water-to-air intercoolers and two custom manifolds. New electronics, special sport camshafts, and cylinder heads further increase power. Thunderous roars echo from the high performance exhaust system featuring free flow metal catalysts.

New aerodynamic bodywork allows the Brabus E V-12 to cut through air and creates a menacing guise. The carbon fiber body conversion kit is completely functional reducing aerodynamic lift for both the front and rear axles, and supplying air to cool components. Giving the E V-12 greater stability is a widened track as well as a new spoiler, rear diffuser, and unique “Speed Spads” over the rear wheels. Nineteen-inch Brabus Monoblock Q wheels are standard with tires supplied by Pirelli and Yokohama.

Custom developed for the devilish E V-12 is an adjustable coil-over suspension allowing ride height, compression, and rebound rates to be changed. A five-speed automatic transmission has been reinforced to handle the immense muscle from the 6.3-liter V-12. Stopping the beast are vented and grooved steel brake discs measuring 15 x 1.5 inches up front and 14.2 x 1.1 inches in the rear.

A blend of alcantara and black leather cloaks the interior of the E V-12, covering the headliner, dashboard, door trim, and custom front and rear seats. Square patterned leather adorns the floor using miles of thread. Matte-black carbon fiber is used to finish the dashboard, door trim, and center console. A limited edition carbon fiber and titanium cell phone is optional from Vertu with production exclusively limited to 1,500 units.

The Brabus E V-12 ensures diabolical performance from the 6.3-liter SV12 R Biturbo 800. Making 800 hp (788 bhp) at 5,500 rpm and 1,047 lb-ft. of torque at just 2,100 rpm, the E V-12 explodes to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and is able to reach a top speed of more than 230 mph.

Starting at 498,000 Euros the sinister Brabus E V-12 will be hand built in a limited production run of only ten. A 750 hp version will also be available without cowlings and a rear wing.



10 (1-10 shown on pictures)

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 108.7 in.
Length 192.6 in.
Width 75.1 in.
Height 56.0 in.
Curb weight 4,365 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight 5,269 lbs.
Fuel tank/reserve 21.1 gal. / 2.4 gal.

BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 800 displacement engine based on Mercedes 600.

V12-cylinder 3-valve light-alloy engine with two turbochargers
Displacement 6,233 cm³
Compression ratio 9.0 : 1
Rated power output 800 hp (788 bhp) @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 1,047 lb-ft from 2,100 rpm

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 on-board diagnostics.

Reinforced five-speed automatic transmission

Gear ratios:
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 (max 196 mph) or 2.24 : 1 (max more than 230 mph), electronically limited for use on public roads to 217 mph).

Independent suspension front and back with height-adjustable BRABUS coil-over sport suspension.
Front axle:
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.
Rear axle:
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.

Brake system:
Dual-circuit brake 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)

0-62 mph: 3.7 sec.
0- 24 mph: 9.9 sec.
0-186 mph: 23.9 sec.
Top speed: More than 230 mph (for tire safety reasons limited electronically for use on public roads to 217 mph)

BRABUS Monoblock Q light-alloy wheels
Front: 19×9.5
Tire Fitment: 255/35 ZR 19
Rear: 19×9.5
Tire Fitment: 285/30 ZR 19 tires


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