Brabus E 500 

  • 2002
  • 426 HP 6.1L
  • 188 mph
New rocker panels visually give the coupe a lower and sleeker stance.
The available BRABUS suspension solutions offer sporty handling combined with excellent ride comfort.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Brabus E 500

Top speed

E 500
188 mph
Passat R36
155 mph

Data points Key details of the Brabus E 500



E 500
458 ft-lb
M3 (E92) Coupe
295 ft-lb

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Brabus E 500
As the ‘ECO’ badge indicates, the main development goal is an optimal symbiosis of added power, improved fuel economy and reduced emissions by way of a notably increased peak torque.
Highlights in the product lineup are the BRABUS 6.1 displacement engine with 462 hp (456 bhp) / 340 kW for the E 500 (E550 in the US), a sporty yet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program, light-alloy wheels with diameters of up to 20 inches, matching suspension solutions, a high-performance brake system and exclusive interior upgrades.

Brabus E 500 Coupe
All engines are lubricated with ARAL high-performance motor oil and like all BRABUS components they are backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty� of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers or 62,000 miles (see BRABUS warranty conditions as of November 2006).
A rated power output of 462 hp (456 bhp) / 340 kW and a peak torque of 615 Nm (453 lb-ft) at just 3,100 rpm are the result of the displacement increase of the four-valve V8 engine from 5.5 to 6.1 liters.

Brabus E 500
The list of options includes stainless-steel door sills, ergonomically shaped safety steering wheels with airbag, and exclusive BRABUS fully leather interiors crafted from a combination of soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara.
The eight-cylinder E 500 model is launched to new performance levels with the BRABUS 6.1 engine.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Brabus
Year 2002

power & handling

Maximum hp 426 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Maximum torque 458 ft-lb @ 4,100 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,100 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 3 valves

physical dimensions

Width 71.7 in
Height 56.3 in
Length 189.7 in
Front track width 61.7 in
Wheelbase 112.4 in

road tests

Top speed 188 mph
0-60mph 5 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216
Rear wheels 508/? 241
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