New super-saloon is based on the latest Mercedes E-class
14 September 2009

This is the Brabus E V12, a 789bhp super-saloon based on the nee E-class.

Power comes from a highly tuned 6.0-litre V12 twin turbo engine bored out to 6.3-litres, which produces 1047lb ft of torque to go with its 789bhp. Torque will be limited to 811lb ft as its gearbox can’t handle the maximum amount.

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Engine and performance modifications include a new ECU and a four-pipe exhaust system. Fully adjustable sports suspension, new stabilizers and high-performance brakes also feature.

It rides on 19-inch alloy wheels, which are fitted with 255/35 tyres at the front and 285/35 ones at the rear.

Brabus has made major modifications to improve aerodynamics, engine ventilation, and brake cooling. Changes include a new front bumper, new wings, new side sills, and rear wheel covers. At the back, the car features a boot-mounted spoiler and a carbonfibre rear diffuser.

Inside it gets black leather seats, carbonfibre trim and an Alcantara lining.

The E V12 can get from 0-62mph in 3.7 secs, 0-124mph in 9.9 secs and 0-186mph in 23.9 secs. The top speed is limited to 217mph, but derestricted it can reach up to 230mph. Combined fuel economy is 18mpg, while its CO2 emissions are 372g/km.

Production will be limited to ten units, and the car will cost from 600,000 euro (£528,000).

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