BRABUS Rocket 900

World premier at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show!



Engine size:

6292 cm³


662 KW/900 PS

Registration date:

without / new vehicle


0 km



0-100 km/h:*

3.7 sec


350 km/h

World premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show 


The new reference for high performance in the luxury class V12 with 662 kW / 
900 hp, 1,500 Nm and a top speed in excess of 350 km/h

BRABUS ROCKET 900 - that is the new reference for high performance in the 
luxury class, which celebrates its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor 
Show. BRABUS builds this super car based on the new Mercedes S 65. 
At the heart of the luxury sedan is the BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 Biturbo 
increased-displacement engine with a peak power output of 662 kW / 900 hp 
(887 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft). 
The power unit in the bow shoots the four-door car from rest to 100 km/h (62 
mph) in 3.7 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph). 
Visually the BRABUS super car impresses with a carbon-fiber 
aerodynamic-enhancement kit, BRABUS "PLATINUM EDITION" 21- or 22-inch wheels 
and an exquisite two-tone BRABUS fine leather interior. 
The BRABUS "iBusiness" infotainment system for the BRABUS ROCKET 900 is 
based on state-of-the-art components from Apple such as the iPad mini, the 
Mac mini, iPod touch and Apple TV, which can be controlled with a 
custom-developed BRABUS Remote app. 

The 12-cylinder engine of the S 65 is revised in every detail in the BRABUS 
engine shop, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art machine park. The 
installation of a custom BRABUS billet crankshaft with longer stroke in 
concert with a larger cylinder bore, matching pistons and precision-balanced 
custom billet connecting rods increases the displacement from 5.5 to 6.3 
liters (336 to 384 cubic inches). 

Modifications to the engine peripherals also play a large role in the 
enormous power output. The two production turbos are replaced with 
turbochargers that have a larger compressor unit and a larger turbine as 
well as modified exhaust manifolds. Down pipes with a diameter of 80 
millimeters (3.1 inches) are also included in the conversion, as is a 
stainless-steel BRABUS high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal 
catalysts and actively controlled butterfly valve. 

Just as crucial is a perfect air supply of the engine. To this end, the 
BRABUS engine specialists developed the BRABUS 900 intake module, which 
draws its air through an air duct in the hood directly from the radiator 
grille. The new intake manifold includes a special air filter housing with 
larger cross-section and special filters as well as "Gold Heat Reflection" 
sheathing for lowering the temperature. 

Precisely programmed mapping for injection and ignition coordinate the 
perfect interaction of the high-performance components. The result is not 
only maximum power, but also compliance with the strict limits set by the 
current EURO VI emissions standards. Technology partner MOTUL supplies the 
high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain. 

The extensive work performed on the engine results in the BRABUS ROCKET 900 
6.3 V12 Biturbo engine delivering unrivalled performance figures: the peak 
power of 662 kW / 900 hp (887 bhp) is produced at a low 5,500 rpm. Even more 
massive is the peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) at 4,200 rpm. 
In the car this figure is limited electronically to 1,200 Nm (884 lb-ft). 

The power is channeled to the rear wheels by a seven-speed automatic 
transmission adapted to the tremendous power output and a BRABUS 
high-performance limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 
percent. The transmission can also be shifted manually with the BRABUS RACE 
aluminum paddle shifters on the steering wheel. 

The performance of the BRABUS 900 ROCKET on the road is on the level of a 
full-blooded top-class sports car. From rest the luxury sedan sprints to 100 
km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds. The sprint to 200 km/h (124 mph) takes a 
measly 9.1 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph). 

This unique driving experience is accompanied by a subtle or thrilling 
exhaust note as desired. The BRABUS sports exhaust system with actively 
controlled butterfly valve enables the owner to actively manage the sound at 
the push of a button. The button on the steering wheel lets the driver 
choose between driving the luxury sedan in a subtle and quiet "Coming Home" 
mode and enjoying a markedly powerful twelve-cylinder sound. 

It goes without saying that favorable aerodynamics are crucial at the 
extremely high speeds so effortlessly attained by the BRABUS ROCKET 900. To 
minimize aerodynamic lift on the front and rear axle and bring them into 
perfect balance, the BRABUS designers developed a sporty-elegantly styled 
bodywork conversion kit. Like in Formula 1 racing, the components are 
manufactured from carbon fiber and give the luxury sedan a dynamic visual 
upgrade while optimizing aerodynamic efficiency. 

The front bumper of the S 65 is upgraded not only visually with the BRABUS 
front spoiler lip and the front bumper attachments with a markedly sporty 
clear-coated carbon-fiber finish. The shape optimized in the wind tunnel 
also reduces lift on the front axle. This measure contributes to further 
improved handling stability at high speeds. 

The front fenders are upgraded visually with a clear-coated carbon-fiber 
BRABUS design element. The integrated BRABUS logo is optionally available 
with lighting, which is activated with the keyless-entry remote or by 
pulling on a door handle. The BRABUS clear-coated carbon-fiber mirror covers 
represent a further sporty upgrade of the sides. 

The BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement concept is rounded out with the BRABUS 
rear spoiler lip and the rear bumper with integrated clear-coated 
carbon-fiber diffusor and tailor-made cutouts for the BRABUS sports exhausts 
system with two dual designer tailpipes. 

Tailor-made BRABUS Monoblock alloys with diameters of 21 and even 22 inches 
also play an essential role in the thrilling looks and the even more dynamic 
and safer handling. 

Forged BRABUS "PLATINUM EDITION" wheels of sizes 9Jx21 on the front axle and 
10.5Jx21 at the rear are available as a 21-inch tire/wheel combination. 
Customers can choose from three different designs: mirror-polished Monoblock 
VI wheels with six double spokes, the Monoblock F cross-spoke styling and 
the new Monoblock R wheel with dimensionally offset pairs of spokes. 
High-performance tires from Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA of sizes 
255/35 ZR 21 at the front and 295/30 ZR 21 on the rear axle were selected as 
the perfect rubber. 

There is also a 22-inch BRABUS tire/wheel combination. In concert with size 
255/30 ZR 22 tires on the front axle and 295/25 ZR 22 tires at the rear, the 
BRABUS Monoblock G "Platinum Edition" forged wheels of sizes 9Jx22 and 
10Jx22 make full use of the available space in the wheel wells. 

To be able to enhance the high level of driving dynamics of the 
high-performance luxury sedan further still, the BRABUS AIRMATIC SPORT unit 
was developed, a special control module for the air suspension of the luxury 
sedan. It lowers the ride height of the BRABUS ROCKET 900 by about 15 
millimeters (.6 inches) without compromising the outstanding ride quality. 

BRABUS is one of the pioneers in the development of innovative, functional 
and stylishly integrated multimedia systems for cars. The classy ambiance of 
a BRABUS fine leather interior with perfect finish down to the last detail 
also allows the stylish integration of a state-of-the-art multimedia system. 

The BRABUS ROCKET 900 is also available with the innovative BRABUS 
"iBusiness" multimedia system. It uses the latest generation of Apple 
computer technology for entertainment and global communication via phone and 

The BRABUS "iBusiness" multimedia system integrates an iPad mini tablet 
computer perfectly into the rear compartment. To this end, a special center 
console was developed, which is positioned between the two individual seats 
in the rear. It features a docking station and holds the tablet securely in 
place when not in use. It also recharges the battery of the computer. 

The iPad mini is not only used for communicating with the outside world. The 
tablet computer can also be used to control all functions of the BRABUS 
"iBusiness" system and the COMAND on-board information system. In addition, 
the mobile computer is connected via InCar hotspot to the Mac Mini, which 
serves as the host computer. 

The ultra-small and yet especially powerful computer is housed securely in a 
power-retractable drawer tailored to the design of the Mac mini in the trunk 
of the luxury liner. The BRABUS programmers developed an innovative BRABUS 
Remote app for the secure communication between the various components of 
the multimedia equipment. 

A 15.6-inch TFT display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 serves as the central 
monitor for the iPad mini and the other devices of the multimedia system. 
The power-retractable screen is integrated elegantly into the chic Alcantara 
headliner. The standard screens in the back of the front head restraints can 
also be used for watching TV via DVBT or other programming sources in 
addition. The BRABUS ROCKET 900 is connected to the internet via 4G mobile 
telecommunications technology. 

The music of course comes from an Apple iPod touch of the latest generation, 
whose 64GB memory can store more than 14,000 songs. The sound is reproduced 
via the sound system of the S-Class. 

The entire system is stylishly integrated into the BRABUS fine leather 
interior. It is finished to perfection down to the last detail and sports a 
tasteful combination of light-colored vellum and black. The passengers are 
welcomed to the interior by stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit BRABUS 
logo, whose color alternates between red and white. 

The BRABUS instrument cluster with 400-km/h (250-mph) scale is also part of 
the conversion, as are markedly sporty highlights such as aluminum door-lock 
pins and pedals.