Brabus Rocket

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The Brabus Rocket is a series of modified vehicles produced by Brabus since 2006.

Brabus Rocket (2006–)[edit]

Brabus Rocket
Brabus Rocket Polizei.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Brabus
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door saloon
Layout FR layout
Related Mercedes-Benz CLS[1][2]
Powertrain
Engine 6.3 litre V12[1][2]
Transmission 5-speed automatic[2]
Chronology
Predecessor Brabus E V12

The Brabus Rocket is a modified version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class (C219), which has been produced by Brabus since 2006.[3] Fitted with a 6.2 litre twin-turbocharged version of the Mercedes-Benz M275 V12 engine, the Rocket produces 730 PS (540 kW; 720 hp).

Police Car (2006)[edit]

As part of the 2006 Tune It Safe! program created by the German Federal Traffic Ministry and the Association of German Automobile Tuners (Brabus), Brabus unveiled a police car version of the Mercedes CLS V12 S Rocket,[4] which quickly became the most publicized of any of Brabus' designs.

Engine[edit]

Type Power, torque@rpm
6,233 cc (6.233 L; 380.4 cu in) V12 twin turbo (Brabus SV12 S) 730 PS (540 kW; 720 hp)@5100, 1,320 N·m (970 lb·ft)@2100, electronically limited to 1,100 N·m (810 lb·ft)@2100[1][2]

The engine was modified from a 5.5L V12 engine block (Mercedes-Benz M275).

Performance[edit]

Accelerations (km/h) Top speed
0-100 0-200 0-300
3.2 10.0 29.5 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph), electronically limited to 350 km/h (220 mph)

Land Speed Record[edit]

In 2006, the Brabus Rocket set a world record speed for the world's fastest street-legal saloon (and for that matter, any car owned by a police organization), with 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph), on the track in Nardò, Southern Italy.[5]

Brabus Rocket 800 (2011?–)[edit]

The Brabus Rocket 800 is a C218 sedan fitted with a carbon-fiber ram-air intake system, two special exhaust manifolds with integrated high-performance turbochargers, four water-to-air intercoolers, stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts and butterfly valve, on-board electronics system (newly programmed engine mapping meeting the current Euro 5 emission standards, traction control, ESP, ABS and brake assist), motor oil from Aral, seven-speed quick-shift gearbox with Brabus limited-slip differential, air inlets above the radiator cutout, side skirts with integrated LED entrance lights, 40 millimetres wider width over the stock CLS sedan, a rear wing and a rear diffuser, height-adjustable coilover suspension from Bilstein with adjustable ride height the gas-pressure shocks on front and rear axle feature ten selectable settings each for bound and rebound, sport sway bars, Brabus high-performance brake system (380 x 37 millimeters vented and grooved steel front brake discs with 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers, 360 x 28 millimeters Vented and grooved steel rear brake discs with six-piston fixed aluminum calipers), 19-inch (9.5J x 19 H2) one-piece Brabus Monoblock F wheels with Yokohama Advan Sport tires (255/35 ZR 19 front, 285/30 ZR 19 rear), Brabus sport steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles, Brabus speedometer with 400-km/h dial, stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit Rocket 800 logo, all-leather gray interior with high-gloss-polished black piano wood and a headliner made from black Alcantara, headrests embroidered with a Brabus and a Rocket 800 logos.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.[6][7]

Engine[edit]

Type Power, torque@rpm
6,233 cc (6.233 L; 380.4 cu in) V12 twin turbo (Brabus SV12 S?) 800 PS (588 kW; 789 hp)@5500, 1,420 N·m (1,047 lb·ft)@2100, electronically limited to 1,100 N·m (811 lb·ft)@?

The engine was modified from a 5.5L V12 engine block (Mercedes-Benz M275?).

Performance[edit]

Accelerations (km/h) Top speed
0-100 0-200 0-300
3.7 9.8 23.8 370 km/h (230 mph)?, electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph)

Brabus Rocket 730 (2014–)[edit]

The design is based on the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG, with a body kit (new bumpers, air intakes), twin ten-spoke alloy wheels, spoilers, quad exhaust tips, foot pedals, diffusers, and the Brabus logos. The Rocket 730 used the same V12 twin turbo engine as the original Brabus Rocket. The Malaysian model of this car went on sale for RM1.3 million.[8]

Engine[edit]

Type Power, torque@rpm
6,233 cc (6.233 L; 380.4 cu in) V12 twin turbo (Brabus SV12 S) 730 PS (537 kW; 720 hp)@5100?, 1,320 N·m (974 lb·ft)?@1750-5000, electronically limited to 1,065 N·m (786 lb·ft)@?

The engine was modified from a 5.5L V12 engine block (Mercedes-Benz M275).

Transmission[edit]

All models include 7-speed AMG Speedshift MCT transmission.

Performance[edit]

Accelerations (km/h) Top speed
0-100 0-200 0-300
3.8 ? ? 350 km/h (217 mph), electronically limited to 310 km/h (193 mph)[9]

Brabus Rocket 900 (2015–)[edit]

Based on Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, it included a carbon-fiber aerodynamic-enhancement kit (Brabus front spoiler lip, front bumper attachments with clear-coated carbon-fiber finish, carbon-fiber Brabus front fenders, integrated Brabus logo at front fender with optional lighting, Brabus clear-coated carbon-fiber mirror, Brabus rear spoiler lip and the rear bumper with integrated clear-coated carbon-fiber diffusor, tailor-made cutouts for the Brabus sports exhausts system with two dual designer tailpipes), 21/22-inch Brabus Monoblock alloy wheels (optional Brabus "Platinum Edition" 21-inch wheels), Continental/Pirelli/Yokohama 255/35 ZR 21 front and 295/30 ZR 21 rear tires (255/30 ZR 22 front and 295/25 ZR 22 rear tires for 22-inch wheels), two-tone Brabus leather interior upholstery in light-colored vellum and black, Brabus "iBusiness" infotainment system (iPad mini tablet, power-retractable 15.6-inch TFT display with an aspect ratio of 16:9, screens at back of the front head restraints, Apple iPod touch with 64GB memory), turbochargers with larger compressor unit, modified exhaust manifolds, 80 mm (3.1 in) diameter down pipes, a stainless-steel Brabus sports exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts and actively controlled butterfly valve, Brabus 900 intake module (a special air filter housing with larger cross-section and special filters, "Gold Heat Reflection" sheathing), Motul powertrain lubricants, Brabus high-performance limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent, Brabus RACE aluminum paddle shifters on the steering wheel, Brabus Airmatic Sport adjustable air suspension unit with 15 mm (0.6 in) lower ride height, Mac mini in the trunk with power-retractable drawer, stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit Brabus logo alternating between red and white, Brabus instrument cluster with 400-km/h (250-mph) scale.[10]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2015 Geneva Motor Show.[11]

The vehicle went on sale for 347,719 euro.[12]

Brabus Rocket 900 "Desert Gold" Edition (2015–)[edit]

Based on the Brabus Rocket 900, it included Desert Gold body colour, chrome parts in black, naked carbon components in high-gloss coating, Brabus sports exhaust tips in glossy black, 21-inch Brabus Monoblock F "Platinum Edition" cross-spoke forged wheels, Continental/Pirelli/Yokohama 255/35 ZR 21 front and 295/30 ZR 21 rear tires, black and gold Mastik leather upholstery with gold-colored seams and piping, embroidered "900" logo on the head restraints, switches and bezels in gold-colored coating, headliner of the sedan in deep black Alcantara, optional multimedia system.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2015 Dubai International Motor Show.[13]

Engine[edit]

Type Power, torque@rpm
6,233 cc (6.2 L; 380.4 cu in) (6,300 cc (6.3 L; 384.4 cu in)?) V12 twin turbo (Brabus SV12 S?) 900 PS (662 kW; 888 hp)@5500, 1,500 N·m (1,106 lb·ft)@4200, electronically limited to 1,200 N·m (885 lb·ft)@?

The engine was modified from a 5.5L V12 engine block (Mercedes-Benz M279?).

Performance[edit]

Accelerations (km/h) Top speed
0-100 0-200 0-300
3.7 9.1 ? over 350 km/h (217 mph)

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