Despite being in a league of extraordinary supercars when it comes to performance, the Brabus E V12 is not exactly uncomfortable. On the contrary, actually, We're not only talking about the suspension setup alone but about the whole package. Even though as we mentioned before our test car wasn't equipped with the S-Klasse adaptive air suspension with Active Body Control, all E V12s (they're not that many, actually) come with electronically-controlled dampers by Bilstein in standard.
In other words, the driver can choose between ttwo separate damping modes, depending on his mood and, of course, driving style. Although “Sport” and “Comfort” modes are available, the system continuously monitors the road conditions and automatically switches to the right mode if necessary. The cute thing about it is that it switches back to the one the driver has chosen as soon as the road conditions and driving style allow it.
For example, if you switch it to “Comfort” (like we did, for most of the time), but after a while you jump into an autobahn race with a Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 (like we would have liked to) the system will automatically switch to “Sport” mode. The opposite thing will happen if you're in “Sport” mode and the road transforms from smooth silk to a paved nightmare. Fancy stuff, considering it's from a tuner!
As far as the seating goes, the Brabus E V12 is close to perfection, and by perfection we mean something that's both comfortable and supportive. There is no way that a longer trip will tire its passengers no matter the road conditions or the speed. Even if the seats were originally in a rather hardcore C 63 AMG, cruising at over 150 mph on the autobahn is as comfortable and stable as it gets. Continue reading