Brabus Mercedes-Benz 850 S
The most powerful and fastest all-wheel-drive sedan in the world with 850 horsepower, 1,450 Nm and 350-km/h top speed
BRABUS 850 S: That is the model designation of an exclusively equipped all-wheel-drive luxury sedan that BRABUS offers in China. Thanks to a V8 Biturbo engine with increased displacement that produces 625 kW / 850 horsepower (838 bhp), the sedan reaches a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). These performance figures make the BRABUS 850 S the world’s most powerful and fastest luxury sedan with four-wheel drive.
The exclusive equipment features include a sporty-elegant designer outfit for the body, forged BRABUS “PLATINUM EDITION” Monoblock F 21-inch wheels and an exquisite, two-tone BRABUS fine leather all-leather interior.
In best BRABUS tradition the new BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo increased-displacement engine is true to the old but still true wisdom that there is nothing to replace displacement except even more displacement. For the increase in displacement to 5,912 cc (361 cu. in.) the BRABUS motor engineers brought their entire know-how amassed in the more than 35 years of the company’s history to bear. Numerous engine components had to be newly developed and the engine block, cylinders and cylinder heads had to be extensively re-machined in the company engine-building shop.
Increasing the cylinder bore of the eight-cylinder engine to 99 millimeters (3.89 in.) allows using special forged pistons with modified surface contours to achieve even more efficient combustion. They are connected by billet piston rods to the precision-balanced billet crankshaft with a stroke of 96 mm (3.77 in.).
The two special BRABUS turbochargers with larger compressor unit and modified exhaust manifolds are of course also a major factor in the enormous increase in power by 195 kW / 265 horsepower (261 bhp) over the stock engine. Other performance-enhancing upgrades on the exhaust side are the metal catalysts with 75-millimeter-thick (2.95 in.) downpipes and the BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust whose pipe connectors have a diameter of 76 millimeters (3 in.).
The BRABUS installations on the intake side are immediately apparent upon opening the hood: In addition to the fiery-red BRABUS design accents on the engine, the BRABUS Gold Heat Reflection sheathing for the intake and charge-air tubes right away catches the eye. This measure also contributes to the high-performance experience provided by this engine, as does the newly designed BRABUS 850 intake manifold for the eight-cylinder four-valve engine. It includes a larger air filter box with enlarged intake cross-section, which gets its air supply via a special air duct in the hood. Also part of the package is a carbon-fiber intake manifold with significantly larger cross-section, which is positioned behind the front bumper directly in the relative wind.
Special mapping for the engine management system programmed on the BRABUS high-tech engine test rigs and during road tests coordinate all high-performance components perfectly. This benefits not only the gigantic power yield, but also the outstanding throttle response and refinement of the engine across the entire rev range.
The performance data of the BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo increased-displacement engine are correspondingly impressive: the V8 produces its peak power of 625 kW / 850 horsepower (838 bhp) at a low 5,400 rpm. The equally potent peak torque of 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft) is limited in the car to 1,150 Nm (848 lb-ft) to protect the powertrain as a whole. It is available steadily on a plateau between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm. BRABUS exclusively uses high-performance lubricants from technology partner MOTUL. A BRABUS limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent is available as an option.
In conjunction with the modified SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission the BRABUS 850 S delivers a performance only attained by a very few full-blooded and significantly lighter sports cars. Sprinting from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds is just as unrivalled in this class of vehicles as is the electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). The transmission either sorts the gears automatically or allows drivers to shift manually using the BRABUS aluminum shift paddles on the steering wheel.
This unique driving sensation is accompanied by an exhaust note that can be either subtle or thrilling. The BRABUS sport exhaust system with controlled butterfly valve offers drivers the option to actively control the exhaust note at the push of a button on the steering wheel. It determines whether the luxury sedan operates in a subtle and quiet “Coming Home” mode or announces its V8 power full-throated to the world in the “Sport” position to the enjoyment of the driver.
At the extremely high speeds the BRABUS 850 S effortlessly attains the aerodynamic properties are of utmost importance. To minimize negative lift on the front and rear axle while creating an optimal balance, the BRABUS designers have developed a body conversion kit with sporty and elegant style. The components are manufactured in OEM quality from high-end PUR plastics and carbon fiber, and lend the luxury sedan a dynamic visual upgrade and optimize aerodynamic efficiency.
The front has a pronounced dynamic design courtesy of the BRABUS front spoiler lip and the front bumper attachments. What’s more: The shapes of the clear-coated carbon-fiber aerodynamic-enhancement components, which were optimized in the wind tunnel, also reduce negative lift on the front axle. This measure contributes to even further improved handling stability at high speeds.
The front fenders on each side are upgraded visually with a BRABUS design element made of clear-coated carbon fiber. The integrated BRABUS logo is optionally available in a backlit version whose illumination is activated by operating the remote control or by pulling on a door handle.
At the same time the LED lights integrated into the underside of the BRABUS rocker panels also light up. The underfloor lighting makes approaching the car at night safer and helps to avoid stepping into a pothole or puddle. The BRABUS stainless-steel scuff plates for all four doors are also illuminated – optionally with changing colors.
The BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement concept is rounded out by the BRABUS rear spoiler lip, the rear bumper with tailor-made cutouts for the BRABUS sports exhaust and integrated diffuser made of clear-coated carbon fiber, and the rear spoiler.
Also contributing to the exciting designer look and to even more dynamic and safe handling are the tailor-made BRABUS Monoblock alloy wheels with diameters of 19, 20, 21 or even 22 inches.
Forged BRABUS “PLATINUM EDITION” wheels of size 9Jx21 on the front axle and size 10.5Jx21 wheels in the rear are available as a 21-inch tire/wheel combination. Customers can choose from three different designs: mirror-finished Monoblock VI wheels with six double spokes, Monoblock F cross-spoke wheels or the new Monoblock R wheels where the spoke pairs are arranged in two different plains. Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA high-performance tires of sizes 255/35 ZR 21 in the front and 295/30 ZR 21 on the rear axle were selected as the optimal tires.
A BRABUS 22-inch tire/wheel combination is alternatively available. The BRABUS Monoblock G “Platinum Edition” forged wheels feature a combination of size 9Jx22 wheels and size 255/30 ZR 22 tires on the front axle with size 10Jx22 wheels and size 295/25 ZR 22 tires in back, and make full use of the available space below the wheel arches.
To further enhance the high level of dynamic handling of the high-performance luxury sedan, BRABUS has developed a special control module for the air suspension of the S-Class. It lowers the ride height of the BRABUS 850 S by some 15 millimeters (0.6 in.) without impairing the outstanding ride comfort.
It goes without saying that the world’s most powerful and fastest all-wheel-drive luxury sedan comes with an exclusive interior. The BRABUS upholstery shop can create the perfectly finished BRABUS fine leather interior in any desired color and with any upholstery design from high-grade leathers and Alcantara. The lineup of wood or carbon-fiber inlays offers just as many options for customization with virtually countless colors and a variety of surface finishes.
The interior of the show car at the Auto China 2014 sports a striking combination of black and vanilla leather. But it is not only its tasteful color scheme that makes the interior stand out, but also its design with perforated sections and seat side bolsters quilted in the same patterns as the BRABUS leather floor.
The optional BRABUS “iBusiness” infotainment system is available for upgrading the BRABUS 850 S into the world’s sportiest multimedia lounge. It is based on state-of-the-art components from Apple such as iPad mini, Mac mini, iPod touch and Apple TV, which are controlled and coordinated with the newly developed BRABUS Remote App. In addition, the “iBusiness” system is designed to make all functions of the COMAND system of the S-Class controllable from the rear seats via the iPad.
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class
BRABUS 850 S: city 13.8 l/100 km. highway 7.9 l/100 km. combined: 10.1 l/100 km. CO2 emissions, combined: 237 g/km, efficiency class E.
Source: Brabus press