Mercedes tuner extraordinaire, Brabus, is bringing their latest Rocket program to the Frankfurt Motor Show through the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Days ahead of the premiere, details of the tuned-up luxury sedan have finally been revealed, giving us an indication on what to expect for the whole program.

The Brabus Rocket 800 comes with both aesthetic and technical improvements. The former includes a new trim that features a new front fascia with massive air intakes, air outlets for the front fenders, a new rear fender and rear fascia, a diffuser wing, a rear wing, and a set of lightweight Brabus Monoblock F Platinum Edition cross-spoke wheels. Inside, the changes largely feature the usual goodies and luxury refinements that Brabus has come to be known for.

The Brabus Rocket 800 is considered one of the, if not the most powerful luxury sedan in the world. As such, great lengths are have been taken by Brabus to ensure that it lives up to the hype. For the 2012 model, the Mercedes CLS is expected to carry a newly tuned V12 engine that produces 800 horsepower and 811 lb/ft of torque mated to an AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed sports transmission. Performance numbers result in a 0-62 mph sprint time of 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 230 mph.

With its lofty status as one of the fastest luxury sedans in the world, the Brabus Rocket 800 will cost you €429,000, excluding taxes. Base that on current USD exchange rates and you’ll need to shell out $582,000 for the privilege of owning this monster.

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    V12 engine
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    AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed sports transmission
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    230 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    3.7 sec.
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  (1211) posted on 12.26.2011

There nothing specially in this car, for it has simple design. Though I can say that it is really elegant seeing the interior and exterior of the car.

  (577) posted on 12.16.2011

It looks so aggressive with car lines on its front hood. However, I think it will be looks more impressive if it was on a sleek black or red body paint, and if they add some interesting technology on its interior.

  (463) posted on 12.6.2011

A V12 engine for this Rocket is already so awesome and I have to agree that it is really fun to drive with on that barrel! Well, for me, it doesn’t need to looks very attractive because it is by now recovered on its awesome generator specification.

  (594) posted on 11.22.2011

Well, it is maybe not a good-looking vehicle but compared to the other fabulous car. This Brabus Rocket is still so fun to drive with among all sedans because of its powerful engine output.

  (474) posted on 11.21.2011

It doesn’t really matter at all if this Brabus only looks so simple. The important is it can deliver an impressive power output and the practicality that this one can offer, unlike with the other vehicle.

  (473) posted on 11.20.2011

Brabus is still impressive for the practicality that it can offer, and I noticed that it looks so fun to drive with because of its powerful engine output. I also noticed that it’s kind of too pricey for a simple sedan.

  (676) posted on 11.15.2011

It is maybe on a simple and common style and detailing, but if you didn’t notice, Brabus Rocket is still oozing with an appeal, and I love the fact that it had an impressive engine, which gives me the idea that it is so fun to drive with!

  (248) posted on 10.24.2011

Sadly, to say, but Brabus Rocket 800 doesn’t really impress me at all. It was just like an ordinary car for me, and I find it kind of lousy because on its wheels, it didn’t fit the over-all appearance of it.

  (445) posted on 10.6.2011

Another aesthetic and technical car concept, well that just more of ideal features. Having fully enjoyed the benefits of both.

  (595) posted on 09.30.2011

It looks so ordinary on its platform and I can’t see any impressive design on it. It seems that it is an old car, sorry for that. Anyway, for a sedan car V12 engine with 800 horsepower is really great for it, well at least it still had a good points. smiley

  (342) posted on 09.16.2011

It is an extra ordinary car I’ve ever seen. It has a perfect angle and shape. This luxury is very nice.

  (382) posted on 09.15.2011

Simple design. The car has 800 Horse power. I think it’s enough to this car. The sounds engine of this car is good.

  (368) posted on 09.13.2011

Needless to say, I found it more causal sports car that is going to be skyrocketed next year. Both exterior and interior are well furnished and detailed.

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