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2001 Brabus M V12

The Guinness Book of World Records proclaimed it the fastest 4×4 in the world: The BRABUS M 12, electronically limited to a top speed of 260 km/h, is based on the Mercedes M-Class.

That performance is made possible by the BRABUS displacement increase to 7,255 ccm, achieved through the use of a special crankshaft and forged pistons. In addition, the cylinder heads are fine-tuned and sport camshafts are mounted. The engine electronics are adjusted to the new conditions as well. The BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust with metal catalyst and four tail pipes guarantees optimal exhaust flow and a sporty engine sound.

top speed electronically limited to 260 km/h

The fully leather interior in BRABUS mastik leather is precisely crafted down to the smallest detail. Countless attractive extras are offered, like a perfectly integrated navigation system or a TV/VCR system with LCD displays in the back of the front head rests.

In Detail

price $  $187 180 USD
engine V12
displacement 7255 cc / 442.7 in³
bore 91 mm / 3.58 in
stroke 93 mm / 3.66 in
compression 10.0:1
power 434.0 kw / 582.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 80.22 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 772 nm / 569.4 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
driven wheels Front Engine / 4WD
front tires 285/50R-18
rear tires 285/50R-18
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Auto
gear ratios :1
top speed ~260 kph / 161.6 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.3 seconds