Focused on rapid and characteristically ambitious growth, Bodo Buschmann successfully established his company as an internationally recognized luxury mobility brand throughout the 2010s, with official headquarters operating in the United States and the Middle East. Beyond significant milestones such as the expansion of the BRABUS campus in Bottrop as well as the founding of BRABUS Classic and BRABUS Marine, larger-than-life BRABUS supercars of the decade, such as the BRAUS 700, based on the legendary Mercedes-AMG G 63 6x6, raised the bar to an entirely new level. The BRABUS ROCKET 800 launched in 2011 as the successor to the iconic first generation, boasting a twin-turbocharged V12 engine producing remarkable performance figures. The following year saw the debut of the BRABUS BULLIT COUPÈ, the final and most extraordinary supercar to bear the designation. By the time of his death in 2018, Bodo Buschmann had taken his company where nobody thought possible, and BRABUS had become his legacy.


This is the BRABUS 800, based on the R 230 series Mercedes-AMG SL 65 Black Series. Several variants are built in the spring of 2010, the very first of which promptly receiving the name “VANISH”, courtesy of its newly found owner. Fully brabusized down to the last detail, this unique BRABUS supercar features a custom twin-turbocharged BRABUS T65 RS V12 engine producing its namesake 588 kW / 800 hp. The BRABUS 800 “VANISH” is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reach a blistering top speed of over 350 km/h. With the performance, looks and sounds of a true fighter jet, the car easily lives up to its name, able to vanish before you ever saw it coming.


In 2010, the official BRABUS USA branch sees a significant expansion aimed at enhancing our already established presence in North America. Now situated in Irvine, California, at 1711 McGaw Avenue, the new and improved base of operations stateside enables our trained team of experts to further elevate the level of support and excellence provided to our loyal BRABUS customers across the expansive and ever-growing markets of the United States as well as Canada. 


The official BRABUS Middle East branch is founded in 2011, making the world of BRABUS directly accessible to the United Arab Emirates for the very first time. With access to a brand-new HQ located in the very heart of Dubai, state-of-the-art technologies and facilities as well as a team of trained experts at the helm, BRABUS Middle East has been supplying our local customers with official in-house tuning components, services and individual expertise on site for over a decade.


The BRABUS E V12 Cabrio is revealed in 2011 to commemorate the grand opening of the BRABUS Middle East headquarters in Dubai. The supercar, based on the A 207 series Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio, is powered by the same twin-turbocharged BRABUS 6.3 R V12 engine producing 588 kW / 800hp and 1.100 Nm of torque. Able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds, the E V12 Cabrio is both the most powerful and thus the fastest BRABUS convertible ever built at the time. But the superlative continues in the cockpit, where the unmistakable bright red BRABUS interior, in contrast with its all-black exterior, creates an entirely unique signature look.


Following the success of the original 2006 BRABUS ROCKET, the bar is raised for the project that is to take its place. The core expectations for the successor model, however, remain typically straightforward: bigger, better and faster. With these objectives in mind, our engineers install the twin-turbocharged BRABUS 6.3 R V12 engine producing 588 kW / 800 hp and 1,100 Nm of torque. This powerhouse catapults the ROCKET from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, all the way to a top speed of over 370 km/h. Beyond its breathtaking performance figures, the BRABUS ROCKET 800, based on the C 218 series Mercedes-AMG CLS 63, conquers the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show with a mesmerizing 1-Second-Wow effect.


Driven by four state-of-the-art wheel hub motors, the BRABUS Full Electric 4WD concept car, based on the W 212 series Mercedes-Benz E-Class station wagon, pioneers the world of electric mobility as a cutting-edge BRABUS Research & Development project. Equipped with custom Monoblock wheels, a signature BRABUS exterior design, as well as its namesake all-electric drive train, this unique concept car becomes one of the first of its kind to give proof to the power of R&D – able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 220 km/h.


Several years after the world premiere of its four-door predecessor, the BRABUS BULLIT COUPE based on the C 204 series Mercedes-AMG C 63, becomes the pole position among sports coupes worldwide and the quintessential BRABUS supercar in 2012. Underneath its stealthy matte gray bodywork, the twin-turbocharged BRABUS 6.3 R V12 engine generates 588 kW / 800 hp and 1,100 Nm of torque.

It is performance optimized in every detail; its BRABUS typical styling alone exudes pure speed as it is unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. But it is on the road where it truly lives up to its name. The BULLIT COUPE needs just 3.7 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h. It reaches 200 km/h in 9.8 seconds. The infamous sound barrier of 300 km/h is broken after a staggering 23.8 seconds. Finally, the V12-powered super coupe secures its rightful place in the BRABUS history books by reaching a top speed of over 370 km/h. 


Adjacent to Plant 2, construction of Plant 3 is commissioned in 2012, the year of our 35th anniversary. To this day, the most powerful BRABUS engines continue to be hand-built here, driven by decades of engineering experience and surgical precision. Additionally, this facility features an extra-large assembly hall, where vehicles such as the BRABUS XLP 6x6, the BRABUS 800 4x4² and the BRABUS CRAWLER are specially manufactured. As of February 2022, Plant 3 also serves as the primary production facility of all BRABUS X KTM motorcycles.


Every classic tells a story. In the early 2010s, Bodo Buschmann recognizes a growing interest in classic cars throughout the industry and establishes the BRABUS Classic division in 2013, inspired in every way by his longstanding love for iconic Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Led by a trained team of restoration experts operating directly out of BRABUS HQ in Bottrop, the manufactory specializes in bringing select Mercedes-Benz classics back to life without any compromise in original quality and with unmatched attention to detail.


The BRABUS 700 is revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013. From a selection of unique carbon fiber exterior components optimized in the wind tunnel to guarantee the best in cutting-edge aerodynamics to a bespoke leather interior, this unique BRABUS supercar based on the C 197 series Mercedes-AMG SLS impresses with an unmistakable edge. 

The BRABUS 700 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. The charge to 200 km/h is a matter of just 10.5 seconds, courtesy of a twin-turbocharged BRABUS V8 engine producing its namesake 515 kW / 700 hp and 850 Nm of torque. The supercar’s top speed is electronically limited to 340 km/h.

BRABUS 700 6x6

Some supercars need no introduction. A BRABUS typical exterior design, a valve-controlled BRABUS sports exhaust system and a completely handcrafted BRABUS leather interior are just a few of the BRABUS 700’s defining highlight features. Based on the W 463 series Mercedes-AMG G 63 6x6, this legendary off-roader is capable of claiming any terrain from Bottrop to Botswana as its own, powered by its iconic six-wheel-drive configuration as well as a twin-turbocharged BRABUS V8 engine producing 515 kW / 700 hp and a charge from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds.

CONSTRUCTION plant 4 & 5

Plant 4 officially begins operations in 2014. Located just a short walking distance from Plant 1, this purpose-built facility initially becomes the home of BRABUS Classic, featuring a 2,000 square meter all-in-one restoration, service and showroom area, where hundreds iconic Mercedes-Benz classics, from the 300 SL Roadster all the way to the 280 SL Pagoda, await their chance at a second life. Today, the primary BRABUS Interior workshop is located here, responsible for development and creation of our exclusive bespoke leather interiors.

With a total volume of 150,000 cubic meters covering 2,625 square meters in total, Plant 5 is the BRABUS logistics center. Any and all components required for the creation of an exclusive BRABUS Masterpiece are stored here, inclduing essential engine components, gearboxes, exhaust systems, electronic control units, forged wheels, various aerodynamic components and much more. Thanks to the use of state-of-the-art IT systems, the BRABUS logistics center is able to supply production here in Bottrop in real time as well as supply BRABUS partners and end customers worldwide with articles reliably and efficiently.

BRABUS 850 (S 63)

The BRABUS 850, based on the C 217 series Mercedes-AMG S 63, is revealed at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show as one of the fastest and most powerful all-wheel-drive coupes in the world. The performance data alone speaks for itself: 625 kW / 850 hp, 1.150 Nm of torque, from 0 to 100 km/h in 3,5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h courtesy of a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter BRABUS V8 engine. 

But the two-door supercar not only impresses with its unique strength, but above all with its sporty and elegant design, featuring a selection of exposed carbon aerodynamic components, 21-inch high-tech forged wheels and an exclusive BRABUS leather interior.

BRABUS 850 (G 63)

The very first brabusized G-Class was powered by a modest 2.6-liter four-cylinder engine producing 160 hp, but laid the foundation of what would become one of our most significant and most successful product programs to date.

In 2015, the BRABUS 850, based on the W 463 series Mercedes-AMG G 63, pushes the limits of what could be achieved with this platform further than ever before. Having decided against a V12 conversion in favor of a lighter, more powerful twin-turbocharged 6-liter V8 engine configuration producing 625 kW / 850 hp and 1,150 Nm of unrelenting torque, the Geländewagen charges from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds and immediately becomes the new face of BRABUS high performance. The supercar’s top speed is electronically limited to 260 km/h.


Combining the worlds of maximum automotive elegance and confident supercar performance has been a substantial theme of our development since Bodo Buschmann first laid eyes on cars like the W 126 series Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Decades later, but inspired by the same vision, this tradition is honored once more with the world premiere of the BRABUS 900 in 2015. 

Based on the W 222 series Mercedes-AMG S 65, this unmistakable luxury rocket ship is truly in a league of its own, able to charge from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds courtesy of a twin-turbocharged 6.3-liter BRABUS V12 engine producing 662 kW / 900 hp and 1,200 Nm of torque. The supercar's top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h.

BRABUS G V12 900 "One of Ten"

Not long after the release of the BRABUS 850, the BRABUS engineering team once again places its sights on the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class with the goal of taking the maximum another step further in typical BRABUS fashion. Producing 662 kW / 900 hp and 1,200 Nm of a twin-turbocharged 6.3-liter BRABUS V12 engine, the BRABUS G V12 900 “One of Ten” sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. The supercar’s top speed is electronically limited to 280 km/h. As its designation suggests, only ten highly exclusive units are ever made available worldwide.


The BRABUS Ultimate 125 is revealed in 2017 as a fully equipped pocket rocket, merging all of the best characteristics of a modern city compact with BRABUS typical performance. Based on the smart fortwo 453, it is designed to make a statement. In short, there’s no understatement this time. 

In addition to a reimagined BRABUS WIDESTAR exterior concept and lightweight Monoblock Y forged wheels, a BRABUS sports exhaust system with three central tailpipes sets the Ultimate 125 apart. From rest, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 km/h courtesy of its 898 cc three-cylinder engine. Production is limited to 125 units worldwide.


This is what 3.4 metric tons of retro off-road power looks like. Imagine an unstoppable all-wheel-drive powerhouse, underscored by the deep growl of a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter BRABUS V8 engine producing 404 kW / 550 unrelenting hp and 800 Nm of torque. This is the BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE, based on the W 463 series Mercedes-AMG G 500 4x4². No matter the season, conditions, or terrain, this undaunted off-roader is purpose built to live up to its adventurous name both visually, thanks to a complete BRABUS WIDESTAR exterior concept, as well as in its performance – able to accelerate from rest to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds. Its top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h.


BRABUS Marine is founded in 2018, guided by a vision to merge the worlds of premium day boating with the signature performance, luxury and individuality that had defined our road going products for decades. Driven to become one of the world’s most iconic boat brands, what would become known as the BRABUS Shadow series is finally ready to become a reality – designed and developed in collaboration with award-winning Finnish boat builder Axopar Boats to redefine luxury day boating through ultra-exclusive and exciting superboats.


Following the official founding of BRABUS Marine, the first official BRABUS Marine superboat is unveiled in 2018 at boot Düsseldorf, the world's largest international yacht and water sports trade show: the BRABUS Shadow 800 Sun Top “Black Ops Limited Edition”. With production aptly limited to only 28 exclusive units worldwide, this 37-foot 1-Second-Wow effect introduces the world of premium day boating to the BRABUS typical symbiosis of next-level performance and detail-inspired luxury. Beyond its unmistakable Black and Bold signature styling, the superboat features two Mercury Verado 400R outboard engines that ensure top speeds of over 55 knots, courtesy of a combined output of 800 hp.


On 26 April 2018, BRABUS founder Bodo Buschmann passes away. He was 62 years old. Having turned his passion into a profession at a young age, his unwavering drive, his commitment to go beyond the superlative as well as his strive for perfection accompanied him wherever he went. We remember him as a visionary, a man of action and, above all, a friend who dedicated his life to an industry he impacted like no other. Today, we continue to uphold his legacy as he would’ve wanted – inspired by his memory and the lessons he taught each of us.

BRABUS 800 (G 63)

Based for the first time on the then brand-new W 463 A series Mercedes-AMG G 63, the BRABUS 800 conquers the show floor of the BRABUS booth at the Geneva Auto Show in 2019. In every single detail, it is as captivating as it is powerful, able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds courtesy of a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter BRABUS V8 engine producing 588 kW / 800 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque.

In combination with a completely reimagined BRABUS WIDESTAR exterior concept and a range of other highlight features, including 23-inch BRABUS Monoblock forged wheels and a bespoke leather interior, the Geländewagen becomes one of our most successful and most BRABUS DNA-infused supercars to date.

BRABUS 800 (GT 63)

The BRABUS 800, based on the X 290 series Mercedes-AMG GT 63, is revealed to the world at Top Marques Monaco in 2019. Equipped with the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter BRABUS V8 engine as its G-Class-based counterpart, producing 588 kW / 800 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque, this striking fastback coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. Featuring a BRABUS typical carbon fiber exterior concept optimized in the wind tunnel to guarantee razor-sharp aerodynamics and a complete BRABUS leather interior, the BRABUS 800 captivates BRABUS fans and supercar enthusiasts alike with an undeniable 1-Second-Wow effect. Its top speed is electronically limited to 315 km/h.


Following the untimely death of Bodo Buschmann, the late founder’s son, Constantin Buschmann, assumes the role of CEO in 2019. Having grown up in the workshop halls and having worked closely with his father for several years, Constantin accepts his new position and steers the company towards a new future. Under his leadership, BRABUS has become a fully digitized luxury mobility brand active in numerous market segments and continues to uphold the values and visions of his father.

BRABUS G V12 900 

15 years after the reveal of the very first BRABUS G-Class conversion to feature a V12 engine, the halls of the Frankfurt Motor Show are chosen once again as the location for the official world premiere of the new and improved BRABUS G V12 900 „One of Ten” in the summer of 2019.

Built in a highly limited range of just ten units, this fully brabusized Geländewagen based on the W 463 A series Mercedes-AMG G 63 sets out to end the era of V12-powered BRABUS supercars with a bang: in just 3.8 seconds, the G V12 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h courtesy of a twin-turbocharged 6.3-liter BRABUS V12 engine producing 662 kW / 900 hp and 1,200 Nm of torque, making it one of the most powerful road cars based on this model series ever built at the time. Its top speed is electronically limited to 280 km/h.


100% Electric, 100% You. The BRABUS Ultimate E premieres as the stylistic evolution of the BRABUS Ultimate 125 and rolling proof that luxury mobility is defined, beyond supercar performance, by maximum individuality.

Designed to take city driving to the next generation with a newly designed BRABUS WIDESTAR exterior concept and a bespoke BRABUS leather interior, this striking tailor-made two-seater based on the smart EQ fortwo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9 seconds courtesy of its all-electric drive train producing 68 kW / 92 hp.


After successfully entering the world of premium day boating with the official premiere of the 37-foot BRABUS Shadow 800 at Boot Düsseldorf in 2018, the inevitable question on everyone’s mind is obvious: what’s next? The answer: the BRABUS Shadow 500 “Black Ops Limited Edition.” 

Available in a fully-enclosed “Cabin” and exposed “T-Top” configuration, the Shadow 500 is an agile and uncompromising companion for any high-octane adventure on the waves. The 28-foot superboat reaches top speeds of over 50 knots without sacrificing any of its hallmark controllability, courtesy of two Mercury Marine XS Pro V8 FourStroke engines producing its namesake output of a combined 500 hp.

next decade

A new beginning. Following Bodo Buschmann’s death in 2018, BRABUS, under the leadership of Constantin Buschmann, had begun its journey to become the brand it is today. Defined by bigger and bolder 1-Second-Wow products and new collaborations.