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The E V12 is a sport sedan on basis of the Mercedes Benz E-class of Brabus, manufactured in small series. He was presented for the first time 1996 and produced at present (2005) in second series.

Brabus E V12 (basis Mercedes W210)

The first E V12 came 1996 on the market. It was based on the Mercedes Benz W210, possessed however a 12-Zylinder-Motor. The achievement amounted to 428 KW (582 HP) and 770 Nm torque, which were drawn from 7,3 litres capacity. This suction engine had 48 valves, against what the current 12 cylinders engines have 36 valves and two turbochargers. With a top speed of 330 km/h (sedan) and/or 320 km/h (T-model) it was the fastest to road-certified sedan of the world.

The maximum speed was both in the case of the sedan, and with the T-model limits electronically, because no tire manufacturer was able to supply suitable tires for still higher speeds.

Brabus E V12 (basis Mercedes W211)

The second generation is based on the Mercedes Benz W211. Its 6.3 out l V12-Motor 471 KW carry 640 HP, have a torque of 1026 Nm and accelerate the E V12-Limousine on up to 350,2 km/h, thus take over the new E V12 the world record of its predecessor. The maximum speed of 350 km/h was determined with a test that car, engine and sport on the high-speed test track in Nardo (Italy).

Maximum speed

Officially Brabus indicates 340 km/h as maximum speed for the series vehicle. By again developed tires of Pirelli and Michelin in the dimensions 255/35 ZR 19 (front axle) and/or 285/30 ZR 19 (rear axle) is made possible a higher top speed than with the predecessor model, because the E V12 (W211) does not have to be limited like this electronically.


The E V12 exhibits the following acceleration values:

  • 0-100 km/h: 4.5 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h: 11.7 seconds
  • 0-300 km/h: 30.6 seconds


The basic price of the Brabus E V12 amounts to 298,000, - "€ (conditions 2005)

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