The BRABUS E V12 has been the champion of the sedan market for almost two decades, a reign which began with the BRABUS 6.9-liter V12 that was capable of 509 hp. Now, BRABUS has swapped the V12 for a Biturbo V8 in order to create the most powerful E-Class based model yet, according to a press release issued May 14.
The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG-based BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo’s name reveals a lot about the car itself. The 850 stands for the massive amount of horsepower that the new engine creates, while the rest of the name refers to the 6.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine. Not noted in the car’s name is the 217 mph top speed and the 1,069 lb-ft of torque it is capable of.
BRABUS also mentioned in the press release that the rear-wheel drive model can sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds, while the 4MATIC all-wheel drive model can complete the same run in only 3.1 seconds.
Responsible for the increase of power are a number of modifications. BRABUS increased the bore of the engine from the standard 5,461 cc to 5,912 cc and added a new billet crankshaft, billet pistons and billet piston rods to finish off the displacement increase.
(See also: BRABUS 800 “iBusiness”)
The two BRABUS turbochargers and the new air intake system connected to the engine were developed from the ground up.
The interior of each BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo is meticulously handcrafted and each is completely customized to the customer’s liking.
A price for this vehicle has yet to be announced, but BRABUS does state that it can be ordered as a complete car, or they can entirely convert an existing current Mercedes-Benz E63.