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Frankfurt Auto Show: Brabus E V12

We were recently reporting on the latest contraption from BRABUS, dubbed The Black Baron, based on the 2010 Mercedes E-Klasse W 212. Well, the BRABUS EV12 has been displayed at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, showing its noble appearance to the press and starting from tomorrow, to the public as well.

Just as we said, the Baron received a number of major styling enhancements in order to improve aerodynamics, engine ventilation, and brake cooling. Therefore, as it can be seen in the pictures, modifications included a revised front bumper, new front quarter panels, aggressive side sills, and rear wheel covers, as well as a trunk-mounted spoiler and a carbon fiber rear diffuser at the rear.

On the inside, the car features black leather upholstery, Alcantara headliner, carbon fiber trim, and a 400 km/h (249 mph) speedometer. That is the interior of an E-Klasse that sprints from naught to sixty in 3.7 seconds, topping at an electronically limited speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).

These performances are possible thanks to the upgraded 6.3-liter V12 biturbo engine that now develops 800 hp and 1,420 Nm of torque (still, it's electronically limited to 1,100 Nm).

All that power in the BRABUS E V12 Black Baron needed to be easily kept under control, so the tuners added a fully adjustable sports suspension, new stabilizers, a high performance braking system, and black 19-inch alloy wheels fitted with 255/35 (front) and 285/35 (rear) tires.

Unfortunately, only ten units will be produced, with prices starting at 600,000 euros ($875,000), so you’d better hurry if you want your veru own Black Baron.


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