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2005 Brabus S600 SV12S BiTurbo

Engine tuning of up to 730 hp / 537 kW and s sporty designer outfit: In a very special and exclusive world debut Brabus presents an extensive customization program for the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class at the ESSEN-MOTOR-SHOW 2005.

For the soon-to-be-available top-of-the-line S 600 model with twelve-cylinder engine there are four different performance levels. They start with the Brabus T12 performance kit, which increases power output of the 5.5-liter three-valve engine from standard 517 hp / 380 kW to 580 hp / 419 kW and bumps peak torque to 900 Nm.

The pinnacle of powerful engine tuning is the Brabus S V12 S Biturbo engine. Its displacement is increased to 6,233 cc with the help of a custom crankshaft, a larger cylinder bore and forged pistons. The inner workings of the engine are also modified extensively: gas flow in intake and outlet ports of both cylinder heads is optimized, and the engine is fitted with sports camshafts.

The Brabus engine specialists further equip the engine with larger turbochargers, more efficient intercoolers and a stainless-steel igh-performance exhaust system with four tailpipes and metal catalysts with low backpressure. Newly programmed engine electronics ensure not only the optimal synchronization of all new components but also contribute to maximum power yield and to meeting all current emission limits.

The Brabus S V12 S Biturbo engine develops a whopping 730 hp / 537 kW at 5,100 rpm. The peak torque of 1,320 Nm is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm, available from a low 2,100 rpm.

Without sacrificing running smoothness the luxury sedan thus turns into a serious challenger for the world’s fastest sports cars: 0 – 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, 200 km/h after just 11.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 340 km/h make the sedan with Brabus S V12 S Biturbo displacement engine are truly special driving experience.

Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a modified five-speed automatic transmission. The optional Brabus locking differential further ptimizes traction. All Brabus drivetrain components are operated with ARAL high-performance lubricants.

Sporty sound and thrilling looks are the main characteristics of the Brabus sport exhaust systems with four tailpipes. The fully stainless-steel exhausts are available for all engine variants of the S-Class.

Brabus also offer custom-tailored designer outfits for the new S-Class. To give the luxury sedan an even more striking face there is a sporty-looking front apron complete with auxiliary headlights. As an alternative the standard front of the S-Class can be refined with the addition of the Brabus carbon front spoiler. Both versions are wind-tunnel-tested and reduce lift at high speeds. There are also custom-tailored auxiliary headlight inserts for the standard front bumper that each house two fog lamps and two high-beams.

The Brabus sill trim and the rear apron, both with integrated LED lights, are as attractive as they are useful. Upon activation via keyless-entry remote or by pulling on the inside door handle five LED lights on either side and in the rear illuminate the ground around the vehicle, making exiting and entering the car and loading or unloading the trunk in the dark safer. The rear apron further features custom cutouts for the four tailpipes of the Brabus sport exhaust.

The exclusive Brabus look for the new Mercedes S-Class is rounded out by one-piece or multi-piece Brabus Monoblock light-alloy wheels with 18-, 19-, 20- or even 21-inch diameter. The largest tire/wheel combination features multi-piece forged and highly polished Brabus Monoblock VI wheels in size 9Jx21 on the front axle and in size 10.5Jx21 in the rear. Extensive driving tests determined Pirelli and Yokohama tires in sizes 255/30 ZR 21 in front and 285/30 ZR 21 on the rear axle as the ideal counterparts.

The Brabus suspension modules are specially calibrated to these sporty tire/wheel combinations. The modules are available for vehicles with air or ABC suspensions. They lower the ride height of the S-Class by some 25 millimeters and give it a sporty yet comfortable ride.

Brabus also offers three different versions of its high-performance brake systems for the new top-of-the-line Mercedes. The largest version features 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers and 380 x 36 millimeter vented and perforated discs on the front axle. On the rear axle 355 x 28 millimeter discs and 6-piston aluminum fixed calipers provide ample stopping power. Special flex-steel brake lines guarantee consistently high brake pressure at all times.

Luxury and individuality in the interior is yet another Brabus specialty. The range of products for the new S-Class includes sill plates with Brabus logo, ergonomically shaped safety steering wheels with airbag, and even an exclusive fully leather Brabus interior made from especially soft yet durable Brabus Mastik and the finest Alcantara leathers. The Mercedes S-Class can be further refined with the addition of an exclusive state-of-the-art Brabus multimedia package.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
position S V12 S
aspiration BiTurbo
displacement 6233 cc / 380.4 in³
power 544.4 kw / 730 bhp @ 5100 rpm
specific output 117.12 bhp per litre
torque 1100 nm / 811.3 ft lbs @ 2100 rpm
front tires 255/30 ZR 21
rear tires 285/30 ZR 21
front brakes Brabus discs w/12-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 380 mm / x 15.0 in
rear brakes Brabus discs w/6-Piston Calipers
r brake size x 355 mm / x 14.0 in
front wheels F 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in
rear wheels R 53.3 x 26.7 cm / 21 x 10.5 in
transmission Brabus Modified 5-Speed Auto
gear ratios :1
top speed ~340 kph / 211.3 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.9 seconds