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Brabus

Brabus
Private
Industry Automotive
Founded 1977
Headquarters Bottrop, Germany
Key people
Bodo Buschmann
Products Automobile
Website www.brabus.com

Brabus, founded 1977 in Bottrop (Ruhr Area), Germany, is a high-performance aftermarket tuning company which specializes in Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and Maybach vehicles. Klaus Brackman and Bodo Buschmann established the company in 1977, the name deriving from the combined first three letters of their last names. Brabus became the largest Mercedes tuner, other than Mercedes-AMG which became a DaimlerChrysler affiliate in the 1990s.

Operations

Brabus's primary focus is to achieve maximum engine performance through the increase of horsepower and torque. Customers can either buy cars from Brabus, or send in their car to be customized and/or overhauled. Customers ordering a car directly involves Brabus purchasing a particular model from Mercedes and then modifying it according to the customer's requests. Brabus is known for providing expensive tuning and custom solutions.

Brabus also offers cosmetic modifications including low profile spoilers, bodykits, carbon fiber splitters, and multi-piece alloy wheels. Other upgrades include racing LSDs, open racing exhaust systems, twelve-piston disc brakes, and engine remapping. Customers can also have complete engine overhauls, or have new crate engines from AMG modified for them.

Brabus engines range from small Script error: No such module "convert". K4 blocks for SLK roadsters and CLK-Class to the Script error: No such module "convert". twin-turbo blocks for the S-Class.[1] The company also provides improvements to the interior from custom upholstery, gauges, shiftknobs, pedals, and trim to various electronics such as wider LCD screens for the Maybach.

Brabus models

The company has built special editions of Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, and Smart vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

  • Brabus SV12 S Coupé (CL 600)
  • Brabus T 13 Coupé (CL 600)

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Brabus

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Brabus W212
  • Brabus E V12T- The Mercedes E-Class Wagon based V12T utilized a 7.3L V12 from the SL73 AMG roadster, the Brabus Sport Wagon had 582 horsepower and Script error: No such module "convert". of torque and would seat seven. Brabus used Mercedes 5-speed automatic to handle the torque, and with rear-wheel drive it reached sixty in 4.6 seconds.
  • Brabus Black Baron (E-class)

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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Mercedes-Benz G 3.6
  • Brabus G 3.6 (G-class)
  • Brabus G55 AMG K8
  • Brabus G V12 (G-class)
  • Brabus V12 S (G-class)
  • Brabus 800 Widestar (G-class)[2]

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

  • Brabus GLK V8 (GLK-Class)v8 2014

Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

  • Brabus ML 63 Biturbo (ML 63)

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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2010 Brabus S-Class
  • Brabus S500 (5.0l V8)
  • Brabus SV12 S Limousine (S
  • Brabus T 13 Limousine (s 640)
  • Brabus SV12 R (S600) iBusiness (750 hp)
  • Brabus SV12 R (S600) iBusiness/ Limousine (800 hp)
  • Brabus 850 S63 AMG iBusiness/ Limousine (850hp/1450 Nm)

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and SLS-Class

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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Brabus
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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Brabus (01-08)

The Brabus K8 performance kit for the SL model (SL55) includes modifications to the supercharger incorporating a custom vibration damper and pulley, high-performance metal catalysts, and an auxiliary circulation pump with opposing radiator. Power is increased from a standard Script error: No such module "convert". to Script error: No such module "convert". at 6,200 rpm. The maximum torque is Script error: No such module "convert". at 3,000 rpm. The roadster is claimed reach Script error: No such module "convert". in 4.1 seconds, passes Script error: No such module "convert". after 13.6 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of Script error: No such module "convert"..

  • Brabus SV12 S Roadster (SL 600)
  • Brabus T 13 Roadster (SL 600)
  • Brabus SL 55 K8 Roadster (SL 55)
  • Brabus SL 65 Roadster AMG(SL 65 AMG Daniel Madar)
  • Brabus SLS 700 BiTurbo

Mercedes-Benz Viano

  • Brabus 6.1 V8 Bi-Turbo ( n,hk Viano 3.2 long)

Maybach

  • Brabus SV12 S (Maybach 57(S) / 62(S))

Smart ForTwo

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Smart ForTwo Brabus

Smart Roadster

  • Smart roadster Brabus (slight hatchback design)
  • Smart roadster-coupe Brabus
  • Smart roadster-coupe Brabus biturbo - 10 made

Smart ForFour

  • Smart forfour Brabus

Records

  • In 2006 Brabus Rocket clocked in new record for street-legal sedan at 362.4 km/h (225.2 mph). The Rocket was based on a modified Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class W219 model.
  • In October 2006 Brabus made another record (for a sedan) with this car at 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph). The price of the car is 348,000 euros.[4]
  • A world-record speed of 330.6 km/h (205.2 mph) set on the high-speed test track in Nardo, Italy; Brabus added to its extensive collection of automotive records with a Maybach 57 powered by a 730-hp (720 hp SAE net) / 537-kW Brabus SV12 S Biturbo engine(s).
  • In the beginning of 2012,the world’s fastest street-legal sedan Brabus Rocket 800.[5]

The 2012 Brabus Rocket 800 is powered by a V12 engine which provides 800 hp and 1,420Nm of torque, which has been limited to 1,100NM. The Brabus Rocket accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)in 3.7 seconds, 23.8 seconds to 300 km/h (186 mph) and has a top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph).

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