Just when you thought the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class could not get any better, Brabus slaps you in the face with its Brabus Mercedes-Benz. Presently in the event that you do not have a clue what Brabus is, you most likely do not understand the power behind the brand. I remember that back in the day, Brabus set some pretty interesting records, some of those records are seen below.
- In 1996, Brabus E V12 achieved world speed record for a street-legal sedan at 205.1 mph.
- In 2003, Brabus E V12 Biturbo made a new record for a street-legal sedan at 217.6 mph.
- In 2006, Brabus Rocket (modified CLS) clocked in new record for a street-legal sedan at 225.2 mph.
- In October 2006, Brabus made another record for a sedan at 227.2 mph.
The Brabus equation equals this: 1 take a Mercedes-Benz model of choice; 2 drop a V12 in; 3 twin turbocharge it; 4 add a body unit, some interior features and new rims and you come up with a Brabus. That is sort of how they managed the new generation 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Rocket 800 and they pulled it off really well.
The styling is moderately elegant and aggressive, yet normally the Xe Mercedes Maybach leans more towards the sportier end of the spectrum. Some of the more aggressive accents are the Brabus gills on each side which are located behind the front wheel fenders and the sill skirts, which gives the Brabus the appearance of a lower sleeker stance. Furthermore, this model has hood scoops and a lower more aggressive bumper.
In case I’m perfectly honest, I think some about the body unit accents are a little excessively, yet I’m sure it will develop on me. What I’m really interested about, however; is the engine. I’m sure that you already realize why there’s a 800 in the name of this Brabus, yet in case you do not, that is how much horsepower this vehicle produces. Well, it actually produces 788 horsepower, however thanks to the wonderful practice of adjusting, we have an entire 800 horses!
Presently, regardless of sarcasm, 788 horsepower is still an astonishing feat, yet what is even more astounding is the measure of torque produced. Grasp a something, because just saying it will toss you out of your seat. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz Brabus CLS Rocket 800 produces an incredible 1,047 lb ft of peak torque and it hits you early on at 2,100 rpm. This torque will likely be uncontrollable and keep the tires spinning, so it is reduced electronically to 811 lb-ft.
The above is made possible by the Brabus 800 V12 Biturbo engine, which uses specialized innovative engine oil from ARAL. This is the first time the Brabus engine specialists have combined this very good quality engine with a seven-speed quick-shift gearbox. Gears are shifted by means of shift paddles on the steering wheel or automatically. The Brabus limited-slip differential, available with various last drive ratios, optimizes traction of the rear-wheel-drive car.