Brabus Black Baron Is One Wild Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Is the Brabus S V12 R not wild enough for your tastes? Perhaps the E V12 Black Baron -- a highly tuned Mercedes-Benz E-class -- is more to your liking.

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Looking much like a four-door Batmobile, the E V12 receives one odd-looking body kit, which includes a custom front fascia, fender vents, side sill extentions, and -- oddly enough -- rear wheel skirts.

<;P class=MsoNormal>The body parts, however, aren’t the wildest things added to the E V12 Black Baron. The same twin-turbocharged 6.3-liter V-12 used in the S V12 R is stuffed into the E-class’ engine compartment. The engine still pumps out 800 hp, but torque has been electronically limited to 811 lb.-ft.

<;P class=MsoNormal>0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds; 0-124 mph in 9.9 seconds, and 0-186 mph in 23.9 seconds. That 186 mph figure isn’t even the top end – the Black Baron is electronically limited to 217 mph, although Brabus says the car can hits 230 mph if the limiter is deactivated.

<;P class=MsoNormal>Such high performance commands quite a high price. Brabus plans on building only10 examples of the E V12, and each will sell for at least $875,000.

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