First the sedan, then the coupe and now the cabriolet. Brabus has outfitted a 800hp 800 V12 Biturbo twelve-cylinder high-capacity engine and reinforced five-speed automatic transmission in the body of the open-top Mercedes E-Class. The Brabus E V12 Cabriolet can reach a top speed of up to 370km/h and is the world’s most powerful and fastest four-seater cabriolet. It is built to order starting at € 478,000.
The most powerful engine in the lineup is based on the three-valve V12 engine of the current Mercedes S 600 model. A special crankshaft with longer stroke and larger pistons in conjunction with increased cylinder bore bumps displacement from standard 5.5 to 6.3 liters. Further modifications to the engine’s inner workings include cylinder heads optimized for mixture flow and sports camshafts.
Two special exhaust manifolds with integrated larger turbochargers ensure a more efficient turbocharging process. Four water-to-air intercoolers are added as well. The stainless-steel exhaust system with four tailpipes was created specifically for the E-Class Cabriolet. The intake side was also completely redesigned: Under the custom-built hood with integrated carbon fiber ram-air hood scoop is a completely newly developed intake manifold. A newly programmed mapping for the electronic engine management system complements the package.
The BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo powertrain provides 800hp at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 1,420Nm, limited electronically in the car to 1,100Nm. The power cabriolet is equipped with a high-performance limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent, and sprints from rest to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds. After 9.9 seconds it reaches a speed of 200km/h. The 300km/h barrier shatters after 23.9 seconds. Depending on the final-drive ratio the 800 E V12 Cabriolet has a top speed of up to 370km/h.
The body kit of the new Brabus convertible includes a front apron shaped to reduce lift on the front axle and to guide a maximum amount of cooling air to the radiators and front brakes of the V12 model. Air outlets in the sides route the hot air away from the heat exchangers. LED daytime running lights are integrated into the apron. Newly designed front sport fenders widen the track and allow the installation of ultra-wide 9.5Jx19 wheels mounted with size 265/30 ZR 19 tires. Special carbon-fiber rear fender flares add 60 millimeters to the width of the E V12 Cabriolet. They create space for ten-inch wide wheels mounted with tires up to size 295/30 ZR 19.
Special suspension components were custom-designed for the front and rear axle. They provide a much wider range of individual suspension settings. These components are joined by a coil-over suspension calibrated to the higher engine weight. The suspension was developed together with Bilstein and features ten selectable settings for bound and rebound front and back. The ride height can also be adjusted by up to 35 millimeters to suit each driver’s personal preferences.
The brake system features 380 x 37 millimeter, vented and grooved steel brake discs and twelve-piston aluminum fixed calipers on the front axle. The rear stops on 360 x 28 millimeter discs with six-piston aluminum fixed calipers.
The cockpit of the convertible holds a combination of lipstick-red and black leather. The ergonomically shaped steering wheel, 400km/h speedometer and inlays made from carbon fiber on the dashboard, center console and side trim finish the interior refinements.