Lets think of things that are most associated with BRABUS – black, silver, performance, rims, accessories, and the one defining thing, power, lots of it. So meet the latest brainchild of the engineers at BRABUS – the BRABUS E V12 Coupe.
BRABUS calls it the Gran Turismo, and understandably why, the E V12 Coupe Gran Turismo is powered by a BRABUS SV12 R biturbo engine that churns out a massive 788bhp and an even more massive torque figure of 1420Nm!! The E Class Coupe is no lightweight, and even so it manages the 100km/h sprint in 3.7-seconds, the 200km/h sprint in 9.9-seconds and 300km/h in 23.9-seconds. It’s electronically limited to a top speed of 350km/h.
BRABUS is now recognised as a automaker, partly due to the use of its own technology in all its cars. In the E V12 Coupe Gran Turismo, BRABUS takes the standard 5.5-liter V12 and expands it up to 6.3-liter using a new crankshart, larger cylinder bore and bigger pistons. And managing everything is BRABUS’ own electronic wizardry.
To help manage the extra wind from the excessive amount of power is a carbon fiber body kit that helps reduce lift on the front end with a sport fender with integrated air vents and other cooling air inlet and outlets as well as other aerodynamic paneling. Integrated LED daytime running lights are also part of the package. A coil-over suspension with adjustable ride height boosts agility. High-performance brakes and 19-inch rims also match the demands of the E V12 Coupe’s power rating.
Putting down all that power is a rather out-of-date concept of using a 5-speed automatic transmission, reinforced of course. Also present is a limited slip differential for the rear-wheel-drive system. To aid with breathing, BRABUS fitted a new air intake system and a stainless-steel sport exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts.
And managing wind resistance and ensuring zero lift is a carbon fiber body kit with a sport fender with integrated air vents and other cooling air inlets and outlets as well as other aerodynamic paneling. Handling is aided using coil-over suspension with adjustable ride height and ensuring all that carbon fiber stays in one piece are high-performance brakes. Read on below for complete details of the car:
Cost? Well as J.P.Morgan said, “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it”, but BRABUS says – 478,000 Euros!
World Debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2010
* 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).
BRABUS, 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 E-Class Coupe.
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 lb-ft).
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 button.
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 optimal traction.
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 appearance.
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 lateral support.
Genuine carbon-fiber trim on dashboard, center console and doors adds further sporty highlights.
BRABUS E V12 Coupe – Technical Data
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 in.
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 on-board diagnostics.
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).
Independent suspension front and back with height-adjustable BRABUS coil-over sport suspension.
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.
Multi-link suspension 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 bar.
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
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 – 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)
Source: BRABUS via WorldCarFans