Brabus Rocket

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Brabus Rocket
Brabus Rocket Polizei.jpg
Body and chassis
Body style4-door saloon
LayoutFR layout
RelatedMercedes-Benz CLS[1][2]
Engine6.3 litre V12[1][2]
Transmission5-speed automatic[2]
PredecessorBrabus E V12

The Brabus Rocket produced since 2006, is a series of modified vehicles produced by Brabus, a German high-performance vehicle company.

Brabus Rocket (2006 – )[edit]

The Brabus Rocket (2006 – ) is a modified version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class (W219), which has been produced by Brabus since 2006.[3] It is fitted with a 6.2 litre twin-turbocharged version of the Mercedes-Benz M275 V12 engine and produces 730 PS (540 kW; 720 hp).

Police car (2006 – )[edit]

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


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).


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 the world land speed record for a street-legal saloon (including any police car). The Rocket recorded 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph) on the Nardò Ring, Nardò, Southern Italy.[5]

Brabus Rocket 800 (2011 – )[edit]

The Brabus Rocket 800 is based on the Mercedes C218 sedan. It was unveiled in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.[6][7] The engine was heavily modified, with a carbon-fiber ram-air intake system, twin turbochargers, four intercoolers, and a stainless steel exhaust system. Power was delivered via a seven-speed quick-shift gearbox with a limited-slip differential. The car featured a reprogrammed engine management system, traction control, ESP, ABS and brake assist.

The form factor was also reworked, with the car over 40mm wider than the stock CLS sedan. It featured air inlets above the radiator cutout, side skirts with integrated LED entrance lights, a rear wing and a rear diffuser. The suspension was Bilstein height-adjustable coilover units, with settings for bound and rebound which can be selected by the driver.

The braking system was composed of vented and grooved steel front and rear brake discs, with 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers for the front brakes and six-piston calipers for the rear. The wheels were nineteen inch one-piece Brabus Monoblock F wheels with Yokohama Advan Sport tires (255/35 ZR 19 front, 285/30 ZR 19 rear).


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?).


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 2014 design was 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]


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).


All models include a 7–speed AMG Speedshift MCT transmission.


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]

The 2015 model was based on the 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, and a Brabus instrument cluster with a 400-km/h (250-mph) scale".[10]

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

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

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

The 2015 Desert Gold edition was 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, and an optional multimedia system".

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


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 the M279 5.5L V12 engine block.


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Tuner Special: Brabus Rocket Blasts CLS to 730 HP". Edmunds, Inc. 2006-11-21. Archived from the original on 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2008-04-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d "Brabus Rocket". Dennis Publishing Limited. 2005-10-03. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  3. ^ "Mercedes CLS Rocket Polizei by Brabus". 19 November 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  4. ^ Speeder's Nightmare: Brabus CLS Rocket police car Auto Blog 16 November 2006.
  5. ^ Brabus Rocket bests own speed record Auto Blog 22 November 2006.
  6. ^ Brabus Rocket 800 (2012) Brabus Rocket 800] Net Car Shows 2012.
  7. ^ Brabus outdoes itself with 230-mph Rocket 800 Auto Blog 14 September 2011
  8. ^ Introducing the Brabus CLS Rocket 730 Benz Insider November 2014.
  9. ^ 注定孤獨─Brabus Rocket 730試駕,動力操控篇-U-CAR試車報告
  10. ^ Brabus Rocket 900 - MB S65 Limousine Brabus website.
  11. ^ Brabus rockets the Mercedes S65 to 900 horsepower Auto Blog 4 March 2015.
  12. ^ Brabus bringing 900-horsepower Mercedes S65 to Geneva Auto Blog 2 March 2015.
  13. ^ Brabus shows S65 Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition in Dubai Auto Blog 11 November 2015.

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