Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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I always loved the W204. Of the 2 Mercedes’ I’ve owned, the W204 was one of ‘m. And it was the one that got away as it was stolen from my driveway 6 years ago. Probably still the best driving car (for your daily commute) I ever had, a 170hp C220 CDI. And I’d love to have one again, preferably a more powerfull version of it. Those C63 AMG’s are perhaps not a match for the M3 on a track but they sound superb. This one however, ain’t no C63 AMG.

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Officially it’s not even a Mercedes-Benz. Therefor no star on the bonnet, but a “B”. For Brabus. And it doesn’t come with a V8, oh no. It has a V12. TWELVE. Here I present you: the Brabus Bullit.

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And not just your bread & butter V12, Brabus got the 6233 cm³ engine from their Rocket (based on a CLS). A freaking bi-turbo powerhouse putting out over 700 hp. SEVEN HUNDRED! As a result, it’s top-speed is phenomenal for a 4 door saloon. Over 250km/h of course. Even over 300 km/h.

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And I’m not done yet. It’s WAY over 300 km/h. The special Bullit 800, with an even stronger engine with, that’s right, 800hp, get’s to an astonishing 360 km/h. That’s 224 Mph. To make sure the driver can use it’s full potential a 400 km/h speedometer is fitted. Brabus even dares mentioning it’s fuel consumption. Which still isn’t that bad with a 15 liters on 100 km. It’s a 800hp V12!

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It’s torque was so enormous, 1320Nm, that Brabus had to limit it electronically. To 1100Nm. All this to preserve the mechanics from this terror. Of course the optics were changed a bit, but it’s wideness is purely functional as it has to have more “space” for the wheels and tires.

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Because the front ones are Yokohama Advan 265/30 ZR 19's. And the rear ads 20mm to that: 285/30 ZR 19. Brabus offered two different final drive ratios, it’s either 2.65:1 or 2.24:1. As if that makes all the difference. Performance is simply staggering with any of these in my book.

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All kinds of fins and spoilers were added as well. Both to improve stability or direct airstreams to brakes or radiators. A special aluminum hood with ventilation slots is more than just a visual cue: it also contributes to the thermal health of all components under the hood.

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The model is a 1/43 from Schuco. It’s a limited edition Schuco.R which means it’s not diecast but Resin. And I love it’s details. That interior is amazing, that sun roof helps to see it all. Just those head-lights seem to miss the details of the 1:1 W204 a bit.

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And it misses that star. I know it’s correct but the nose with it’s star appeals to me a lot more. Or maybe I’m just getting sentimental over my losses 6 years ago...

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Das war es wieder für Heute. Nächste Woche bin ich richtig Teutonisch: skifahren in Österreich. Nur keine LaLD-Beitragen. Viel spass und Tschüss!

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