2005 Brabus E V12 BiTurbo review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 24 January 2007 , 10:01:20 byAlina

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Brabus E V12 BiTurbo

The new Brabus E V12 BiTurbo was built in small-series production based on the current generation of the Mercedes E-Class W 21series and has even more power now. The Brabus E V12 S Biturbo has the most powerful Brabus engine ever: 730 hp (537kW) and a top speed of 217 mph (350.2 kph).

By installing a specially designed millet-steel crankshaft, increasing cylinder bore and inserting larger-diameter pistons including precision-balanced piston rods displacement is enlarged to 6.3 liters.

The turbocharged V12 further is equipped with two larger turbochargers, a more efficient intercooling system, and a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with metal catalysts and low back pressure. Custom programmed engine electronics ensure the optimal interaction of all components.

The impressive figures for the Brabus E V12 S Biturbo reflect the tuning measures: With 730 hp (537 kW) and a peak torque of an incredible 973 ft lbs (1,320) Nm from 2,100 rpm the Brabus engine sets new performance standards. In the car peak torque is limited electronically to 811 ft lbs (1,100 Nm) using custom mapping.

Power is transferred by a reinforced five-speed automatic transmission and a special Brabus locking differential. The entire drivetrain is operated with ARAL high-performance lubricants.

The added power translates into even more superior performance for the Brabus E V12 S Biturbo: With a sprint time of 4.0 seconds from rest to 62 mph (100 kph), 10.5 seconds to 124 mph (200 km/h) and 29.5 seconds to the 186 mph (300 kph) barrier the evolutionary model exceeds the world record car.
Top speed is limited electronically to 217 mph (350 km/h).

The sedan runs on the new Brabus Monoblock S light-alloy wheels in sizes 8.5Jx19 on the front and 9.5Jx19 on the rear axle. The high-performance tires come from Brabus technology partner Pirelli and are mounted in size 255/35 ZR 19 on the front axle and in size 285/30 ZR 19 in the rear.

The suspension of the Brabus E V12 S Biturbo is sporty yet comfortable with a ride height lowered by some 30 millimeters compared to the production car. Brabus
sports way bars support the sporty handling with its high safety reserves and excellent ride comfort.

Brabus also equips the new E V12 S Biturbo with a special high-performance brake system. The system is calibrated to the electro-hydraulic SBC brake of the E-Class and consists of 15 inch (375 mm) ceramic discs and 12-poiston aluminum calipers on the front axle and 6-piston calipers and 14 inch (355 mm) vented and perforated steel discs in the rear.

At the extremely high speeds so effortlessly attained by the new Brabus E V12 S Biturbo favorable aerodynamic properties are of utmost importance which is why Brabus conducted extensive wind-tunnel testing: The Brabus front bumper with integrated spoiler and additional carbon lip not only looks great. It also reduces lift on the front axle thus improving directional stability at high speeds. Its aerodynamic counterpart in the rear is the custom-developed Brabus spoiler lip for the trunk lid, which reduces lift on the rear axle at high speeds.

The Brabus side sills give the exclusive sedan a longer appearance and offer an additional interesting feature: Pushing a button on the keyless-entry remote of the vehicle or pulling on a door handle activates entrance lights integrated into the underside of the sills. They illuminate the ground next to the vehicle and make entering and exiting the vehicle safer. The strikingly styled Brabus rear apron rounds out the sporty yet elegant exterior design of the E V12 S Biturbo perfectly.

The Brabus E V12 S Biturbo offers a highly special ambiance in the interior: The four-door is equipped with an exclusive Brabus fully leather interior made from a combination of especially soft yet durable Brabus Mastik leather and Alcantara. Genuine carbon inlays on dashboard, center console and door panels create a sporty atmosphere. The sedan can be further equipped with a state-of-the-art Brabus multimedia package with DVD player and LCD monitors integrated into the front headrests.

The small-series Brabus E V12 S Biturbo starts at $371 000 USD (317,000 Euros) MSRP.