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Country of origin:Germany
Introduced in:2015
Introduced at:2015 Geneva Motor Show
Price new:€347,719
Source:Company press release
Last updated:March 09, 2015
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Click here to download printer friendly versionBrabus Rocket 900 - that is the new reference for high performance in the luxury class, which celebrates its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Brabus builds this super car based on the new Mercedes S 65. At the heart of the luxury sedan is the Brabus Rocket 900 6.3 V12 Biturbo increased-displacement engine with a peak power output of 662 kW / 900 hp (887 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft). The power unit in the bow shoots the four-door car from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph).

Visually the Brabus super car impresses with a carbon-fiber aerodynamic-enhancement kit, Brabus "PLATINUM EDITION" 21- or 22-inch wheels and an exquisite two-tone Brabus fine leather interior. The Brabus "iBusiness" infotainment system for the Brabus Rocket 900 is based on state-of-the-art components from Apple such as the iPad mini, the Mac mini, iPod touch and Apple TV, which can be controlled with a custom-developed Brabus Remote app.

The 12-cylinder engine of the S 65 is revised in every detail in the Brabus engine shop, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art machine park. The installation of a custom Brabus billet crankshaft with longer stroke in concert with a larger cylinder bore, matching pistons and precision-balanced custom billet connecting rods increases the displacement from 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cubic inches).

Modifications to the engine peripherals also play a large role in the enormous power output. The two production turbos are replaced with turbochargers that have a larger compressor unit and a larger turbine as well as modified exhaust manifolds. Down pipes with a diameter of 80 millimeters (3.1 inches) are also included in the conversion, as is a stainless-steel Brabus high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts and actively controlled butterfly valve.

Just as crucial is a perfect air supply of the engine. To this end, the Brabus engine specialists developed the Brabus 900 intake module, which draws its air through an air duct in the hood directly from the radiator grille. The new intake manifold includes a special air filter housing with larger cross-section and special filters as well as "Gold Heat Reflection" sheathing for lowering the temperature.

Precisely programmed mapping for injection and ignition coordinate the perfect interaction of the high-performance components. The result is not only maximum power, but also compliance with the strict limits set by the current EURO VI emissions standards. Technology partner MOTUL supplies the high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain.

The extensive work performed on the engine results in the Brabus Rocket 900 6.3 V12 Biturbo engine delivering unrivalled performance figures: the peak power of 662 kW / 900 hp (887 bhp) is produced at a low 5,500 rpm. Even more massive is the peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) at 4,200 rpm. In the car this figure is limited electronically to 1,200 Nm (884 lb-ft).

The power is channeled to the rear wheels by a seven-speed automatic transmission adapted to the tremendous power output and a Brabus high-performance limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent. The transmission can also be shifted manually with the Brabus RACE aluminum paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

The performance of the Brabus 900 Rocket on the road is on the level of a full-blooded top-class sports car. From rest the luxury sedan sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds. The sprint to 200 km/h (124 mph) takes a measly 9.1 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph).

This unique driving experience is accompanied by a subtle or thrilling exhaust note as desired. The Brabus sports exhaust system with actively controlled butterfly valve enables the owner to actively manage the sound at the push of a button. The button on the steering wheel lets the driver choose between driving the luxury sedan in a subtle and quiet "Coming Home" mode and enjoying a markedly powerful twelve-cylinder sound.

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