2004 Brabus G V12 Pictures, Specifications, Information
|5-door SUV, modified car
|Miles Per Gallon:
|610 bhp @ 5300 rpm
|742 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
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|143 mph (limited)
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The world's only twelve-cylinder SUV comes from BRABUS. For the 25th anniversary of the Mercedes G-model BRABUS presents the special model BRABUS G V12. The five-door 4x4 with exclusive appointments is powered by a BRABUS S V12 increased-displacement engine with 610 hp / 449 kW and a peak torque of 1,006 Nm.
The BRABUS SV 12 engine is based on the V12 bi-turbo engine from the current Mercedes S 600. Before implanting the engine into the engine bay of the G-Class the displacement of the three-valve unit is increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters thanks to a new crankshaft with longer stroke, increased cylinder bore, and larger pistons. In addition the cylinder heads are re- machined, custom camshafts installed and the engine electronics precision-calibrated to the new configuration. To top it all off BRABUS developed a custom-tailored stainless-steel high- performance exhaust system with metal catalysts and the BRABUS sport rear muffler with four exhaust tips in the form of dual chrome side pipes on either side.
The BRABUS S V12 increased-displacement engine in the G-Class body produces 610 hp at 5300 rpm and delivers an enormous peak torque of 742 lb-ft, available from a low 1750 rpm.
Thus equipped the BRABUS G V12 delivers acceleration performance absolutely unheard of for true-blooded SUVs: In combination with a special five-speed automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive the exclusive off-roader zooms to 60 mph from rest in just 5.2 seconds. Top speed is an electronically limited 143 mph.
This impressive performance necessitates the use of king-size 9.5Jx20 BRABUS Monoblock VI light-alloy wheels. The perfect tires come from technology partner Yokohama in the form of the AVS V 801 high-performance tires in size 295/45 R 20.
For optimal handling on- and off-road BRABUS equips the special model G V12 with a comfortable custom suspension. To keep the enormous performance safely in check at all times the BRABUS high-performance brake system is also part of the BRABUS standard equipment. This system harmonizes perfectly with the standard ABS. The front axle features vented and grooved brake discs in size 328 x 37 mm and 4-piston aluminum fixed calipers. On the rear axle the system comes with 2-piston aluminum fixed calipers on 272-mm discs.
The external appearance of the new BRABUS G V12 includes the BRABUS facelift 2005 for the Mercedes G-Class with new sporty yet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement parts. The BRABUS front apron with two integrated auxiliary headlights gives the SUV an even more striking face. The rear is refined with the BRABUS rear bumper.
As a further visual as well as functional upgrade the BRABUS designers developed custom end caps for the standard running boards of the G-Class. They also fit in perfectly with the overall appearance and feature integrated entrance lights. Pushing a button on the standard keyless-entry remote or opening the door activates LED lights on each side, which illuminate the running boards in the dark.
The interior of the BRABUS G V12 is exclusive and highly customized: Among the special appointments is an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel, stainless-steel sill plates with BRABUS logo and a hand-crafted BRABUS fully leather interior made from especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather.
Upon customer request BRABUS converts the G-Class into a fully functioning office on wheels, or integrates a custom-tailored high-tech multimedia system with state-of-the-art communication technology, DVD changer, TV tuner, Playstation II game console and eight- inch LCD monitors in the front headrests. Rear-seat sound is enjoyed with wireless infrared headphones.
The BRABUS Internet system provides an Internet connection for the COMAND system of the G-Class. Via its own Internet platform it connects to numerous content providers and provides the full range of e-mail communication. In addition BRABUS upgrades the COMAND system upon request with a digital DVB-T television tuner that provides optimal TV reception in areas served exclusively by digital TV.
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