Essen 2012: Mercedes E500 Coupe B50 by Brabus

9 Dec 2012 8:17 pm | Auto Shows, Cars, Mercedes-Benz

Once again we’re delighted to bring forth new info on the new car models that were presented at the 2012 Essen Motor Show. Today’s centerpiece is the B5-500 Brabus, based on the Mercedes-Benz E500 Coupé. The stock engine of the Merc comes with a maximum output of 383 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque.

This is quite a tough boy, even as stock, but imagine what Brabus did to this magnificent vehicle. They have boosted its output to a massive of 500 HP and 575 lb-ft for torque – this means the torque has been increased by 47%, while the power was upped by 30%.

They have reportedly mounted a B50-500 PowerXtra CGI performance kit onto the stock engine, which includes an auxiliary control unit with new mapping for ignition, boost pressure control and fuel injection. Considering all these, the Brabus B50-500 reaches a limited top speed of 186 mph, accelerates from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds and from naught to 124 mph (200 km/h) in as little as 13.3 seconds.

There’s also an aerodynamic package involved here, especially developed in the wind tunnel, featuring a brand new front spoiler with integrated LED daytime running lights, aluminium sport fenders with integrated inserts crafted from clear carbon fiber, new side skirts, new rear spoiler and diffuser.

The model has also been fitted with a set of Monoblock VI, F, Q, R or S design wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter and wrapped in high performance tires. The interior of the Brabus has been garnished with all sorts of fittings and materials, like carbon fiber, fine wood essences, Alcantara, Brabus Mastik leather and many more.

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