When it comes to the E-Class Coupe, Brabus’ EV12 Coupe, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is as awesome as it is wallet-burning. Priced at $650,000, it’s one of those cars that we’ll have a pretty hard time affording. Still, just because we can’t afford it, it doesn’t mean Brabus has turned its back on those people with a far cheaper budget. The tuning house is now offering another tuning package for the new E-Class Coupe - priced at a we-can-afford price of just a few thousands dollars.
For the E-Class’ top-end version, the E550, the engine’s output has been raised to 462 hp and the peak torque to 453 lb-ft at just 3,100 rpm. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4,7 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Likewise, the tuner is offering similar power upgrades for all the other versions in the line-up.
The aerodynamic package includes: front spoiler with integrated LED daytime running lights, new aluminum front sport quarter panels with integrated clear-coated carbon-fiber inserts, a rear apron and light-alloy wheels with diameters of 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches.
Brabus unveiled the most powerful off-roader ever: the G V12 S Biturbo Widestar based on Mercedes G55 AMG. And, naturally speaking, any car that comes with a title of "world’s most" attached to it will fetch a pretty enormous price tag and in this case, the G V12 S Biturbo Widestar will set you back 394,900 euro.
The G V12 S Biturbo Widestar is powered by the same twin-turbo twelve-cylinder as the Brabus SV12 S, with an impressive output of 700 hp at 5,100 rpm and 973 lb-ft of torque at 2,100 rpm. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 163 mph.
The aerodynamic kit includes: wider fenders, Brabus roof spoiler with integrated LED brake light, Brabus door moldings, stainless-steel running boards, LED lights and larger wheels and tires, ranging from 20 to 23 inches.
The German tuner Brabus unveiled the EV12 Coupe - world’s fastest Gran Tourismo - today at the Geneva Motor Show. The E V12 will be built in limited numbers and will carry a price tag of 478,000 euro ($650,000 at the current rates).
The E V12 is powered by a 6,3 liter V12 twin-turbo engine that develops a total of 800 hp and 1,420 Nm of torque (but limited to 1100 NM). It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds, to 24 mph in 9.9 seconds, and reaches 186 mph after a mere 23.9 seconds. For street-legal use the top speed of the Gran Tourismo is limited electronically to 217 mph, but can go up to 230 mph is you remove the limiter.
The aerodynamics kit includes: air outlets in the sides, special carbon-fiber sport fenders with integrated air vents, special carbon-fiber rear fenders, rear apron with carbon-fiber diffuser and a rear spoiler.
Another Tricked out full size Benz to make its debut at the Dubai International Auto Show is the GL 63 Biturbo from Brabus. This 4x4 SUV is powered by a Brabus built B63 Biturbo 6.3 Liter V8 making 650 HP and propels the modified GL from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.7 seconds and further on to an extraordinary top speed of 186 MPH. The special edition GL63 Biturbo will be built as a limited production vehicle and can be yours starting at around 368,000 Euro.
The GL63 Biturbo uses AMG’s hand built V8 with four valves per cylinder and then adds a twin turbo setup that consists of a one piece cast exhaust manifold and integrated turbine design. The aerodynamic package consists of a new front apron with larger air inlets, a new rear apron with integrated diffuser and a more pronounced spoiler sitting atop the back hatch. The Brabus GL63 Bitrbo rides on a set of nine spoke wheels measuring 23 inches in diameter while the interior will be custom tailored to the customer’s specifications including materials like soft and breathable Mastik leather and sheik Alcantara to create the ideal driving environment.
Brabus has done it again, the German tuner has taken one of Mercedes Benz’s luxury rides and shoehorned one of their red and black specials known as the SV12 R Biturbo 750 power plant. We have gotten to know the GLKquite well over the past year, and as good of a compact crossover as it is, we always felt a bit feminine behind the wheel. However knowing that there is a 750 HP V12 being fed compressed air by a pair of snails sending 995 lb-ft of torque to the wheels and the fact that you can now go from 0 to 60 MPH in only four seconds and reach a top speed of 211 MPH, making the Brabus GLK V12 the fastest street legal SUV in the world.
Now before GLK V12 the only other baby Benz that we deemed to be manly enough for daily use was the rally racer built by Renntech. But Brabus’s black on black treatment along with wider arches at all four corners, louvers in the hood and vents in the fenders go a long way towards the night and day transformation that the GLK received and can be yours for 397,000 Euro.
The German tuner Brabus has just unveiled the most powerful open air sports car in the world this weekend at the Essen Motor Show with the SV12 R Roadster based on the Mercedes Benz SL-Class. In typical super tuner fashion, Brabus has shoehorned one of their infamous Biturbo V12 power plants that is tuned to deliver a total of 750 HP and nearly 1000 lb-ft of torque. As a result this gleaming white SL is even more powerful than AMG’s own wide body Black Series, however the factory built version’s carbon fiber bodywork means that both cars will reach the 60 MPH mark at the same time from a standing start; but when the Black Series tops out at 198 MPH, the drop top Brabus rocket ship will keep on going to 217 MPH.
The exterior the SV12 R benefits from a BRABUS design front apron with an assortment of lighting options like a set of stylish LED driving lights, auxiliary high beams for additional visibility and mist eliminating fog lamps. Out back the SL is upgraded with a unique rear bumper complete with diffuser and cutouts for the free flowing sport tuned exhaust system. Almost every piece of the SV12 R’s interior has been recovered in brilliant red fabric, making a bold statement in contrast to the car’s white body. Rounding out the SV12 R, Brabus incorporated a set of their Monoblock light weight alloy wheels available ranging from 17 to 20 inches in diameter depending on the look that you are after.
With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, it only makes sense that high end tuners like Brabus are delving into the world of Tesla tuning along with the forward thinking electric charging station chain RWE with this modified electric roadster. RWE recognizes that the single largest drawback of an EV is the amount of time that it takes to recharge the batteries and feels that if owners had access to in home rapid charging stations, like their Eco-Power unit, that we would see a lot more on the road already. So at this year’s Essen Motor Show Brabus and RWE will have this lightly modified Tesla Roadster on display complete with the more practical Eco-Power charging station that fits in your garage and is able to top off the batteries three times faster than with a conventional outlet.
The TESLA Roadster Sport Brabus Green Package kit includes a carbon fiber front lip and the obligatory highly efficient LED driving lights integrated into the roadster’s grill. Out back Brabus has incorporated a rear wing made from the lightweight woven black stuff and a downforce producing rear diffuser, while a set of staggered Monoblock S alloy wheels measuring 18 inches up front and 19 inches on the back axle. For those high performance electric car owners who miss the sounds of the internal combustion engine, Brabus has also incorporated a space sound generator that can produce tones ranging from race cars and V8s to futuristic songs that are referred to as Beam and Warp. And if that still isn’t enough to convince you, RWE is also offering the use of all their public charging stations to their Eco-Power customers free of charge for up to one year.
UPDATE 12/07/10:Tesla and Brabus have finally released a new set of photos of the Roadster Sport Brabus Green Package. We don’t really know why it took more than a year for these new photos to hit the streets, but some things are just worth waiting for. This is one of those times.
As we can see Mercedes are becoming a popular target for tuners, and this particular GL Class caught the attention of Brabus. The German tuners will bring this modified SUV to the Essen Motor Show next week adorned with their signature WIDESTAR treatment. The wide body panels are made from Pur-R-Rim plastics and are made to match quite a few of their 21 and 22 inch wheel choices. Although Brabus will leave the high performance variant of the GL pretty much alone, they are offering some serious performance upgrades for the diesel powered versions.
The German tuners at Brabus have gotten their hands on the new Mercedes Benz E63 AMG and transformed the high end luxury sedan into a real fire breathing beast. Thanks Brabus’ B63 S performance package, both the 6.2 Liter sedan and station wagon models are now able to deliver a maximum output of over 550 HP and are now capable of reaching a super car like top speed of 200 MPH.
Brabus makes this possible by uncorking the performance machine and letting it breathe better with a pair of high flow air filters, free flowing exhaust complete with sport cats and a new ECU to bring the factory 518 HP 6.2 Liter hand built V8 up to a 555 HP rating. As a result of the increase in power the AMG tuned E Class can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.3 seconds and thanks to eliminating the car’s electronic speed limiter, top speed goes up to 200 MPH. On the outside Brabus upgrades the E63 with a more pronounced lip spoiler up front while out back there is a new downforce inducing diffuser and a trunk spoiler. Brabus also saw fit to include a set of blistered sport fenders complete with lateral air outlets to fit their wider variety of 18, 19 and 20 inches wheels underneath. The only thing that Brabus has left to do with this AMG is to pull the motor and drop in one of their twin turbocharged V12 setups.
Even if the German automaker has just launched the new Mercedes SLS AMG super car, it would be hard to keep the boys at Brabus from getting their hands on one to swap out a few parts and begin to customize the new car from day one. Now this is merely a preview of what the Mercedes Benz tuners will be bringing to the Essen Motor Show next week.
Despite the SLS’s rather stock appearance it will be wearing a rather stylish new set of multi spoke mesh wheels, but the best part of what Brabus has done comes under the car in the form of a free flowing high performance sport tuned exhaust that raises the hand built 6.2 Liter V8’s output from a standard 571 HP all the way up to an even 700 HP. Brabus didn’t want to spoil the surprise for those going to the tuning show in Essen so you will just have to stay tuned, because we will get back to you with more details as soon as we get them!