2012 BRABUS High Performance 4WD Full Electric based on Mercedes W 212 E-Class review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 12 September 2011 , 12:09:59 byDan

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BRABUS High Performance 4WD Full Electric based on Mercedes W 212 E-Class

The fully operational BRABUS High Performance 4WD Full Electric concept car was developed by BRABUS ZERO EMISSION, a business division of BRABUS, and was based on the latest Mercedes E-Class. BRABUS ZERO EMISSION deals with the development of vehicle concepts for alternative-drive cars.
On the road the BRABUS High Performance 4WD Full Electric exhibits the dynamic performance one can rightfully expect from a BRABUS high-performance automobile and one that has been unheard of in an electrically powered sedan of this size until now. The powerful, efficient and ecofriendly sedan of the future features 320 kW of power and a peak torque of 3,200 Nm from four electric wheel hub motors. Without emitting as much as a single gram of CO2, the all-wheel-drive vehicle covers the 0-100 km/h sprint in only 6.9 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 220 km/h. The compact diameter of only 42 centimeters, the low weight of just 31 kilograms together with a thickness of merely 11.5 centimeters make the motors perfectly suited for this project. These motors meet the high-performance requirements that made BRABUS famous all over the world when they are in Sport mode by delivering a peak power of 80 kW and a peak torque of 800 Nm. An electro-hydraulic BRABUS brake system is part of the standard equipment of the concept car, while the four vented brake discs are placed at the rear of the wheel hub motors and gripped by two internal brake calipers each. The engineers faced a special challenge with the control of the four wheel hub motors. A high-tech electronic control unit coordinates them and gives the E-Class sedan an innovative all-wheel-drive system that defies any kind of weather and all road surface conditions. The carbon neutrality make the wheel hub drive particularly ecofriendly despite its enormous performance potential. While a continous output of 200 kW in Eco Mode allows operating ranges of up to 350 km withtout recharging, the energy consumption of all four motors combined is a low 0.24 kWh/km, giving the car an NEDC operating range of some 240 kilometers. The aerodynamic efficiency of the BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement components comprises a BRABUS front fascia which reduces the lift on the front axle, extremely economical LED daytime running lights, BRABUS aluminum front sport fenders with integrated clear-coated carbon-fiber inserts and BRABUS side skirts that calm the airflow between the wheel wells. A height-adjustable coilover suspension calibrated to the higher vehicle weight was developed in cooperation with technology partner BILSTEIN, offering individual ride-height settings and a sporty yet comfortable ride. The refined interior boasts an ergonomically shaped BRABUS sport steering wheel and aluminum pedals and footrest add sporty highlights.