BRABUS was founded in 1977 and later developed into one of the world's largest car tuners. Founder of Bodo Buschmann.
The BRABUS headquarters is located in Bottrop, in the heart of the Ruhr area, right next to the A2 motorway and, along with extensive exhibition areas, also houses the development and production departments of the enterprise.
In the summer of 1999, the expansion of BRABUS as a whole to 112,000 square meters was completed. , in the territory located on Brabus Alley. The 105,000 cubic meter warehouse is managed by state-of-the-art electronic data processing and guarantees fast delivery of BRABUS parts worldwide. At its own circuit with acceleration and braking sections, a sinusoidal curve, a circular track and a vibration section, the main part of sea trials can be carried out. In total, more than 350 people work today at BRABUS.
In January 2001, a technology partnership agreement was signed between Aral Lubricants GmbH represented by General Manager Gunthera Settelmeiera and Brabus & Co represented by the President of Bodo Buschmanna.
Both companies are known worldwide for their superior product quality and new developments. It's time to celebrate success and evaluate the progress in achieving the goals of this partnership. Once Aral’s lubricants and production materials have passed rigorous initial tests, they will constantly have to meet the new technical requirements of the time. Each off-line Brabus is fueled by Aral products approved by the manufacturer, from engine oil to transmission and brake fluids.
The use of Aral products as lubricants allowed Brabus to provide a 3 year or 100,000 km car warranty.
In March 2006, at an exhibition in Geneva, the BRABUS S V12 S received the award as the fastest and most powerful luxury sedan in the world. The car is built on the basis of the Mercedes S 600. Motorists of the company managed by forcing (which included an increase in the working volume of a standard engine, replacing camshafts, altering the intake and exhaust system, reconfiguring the control electronics.) To bring power to 730 hp / 537 kW. and a maximum torque of 1,320 Nm (it was forcibly limited to 1,100 Nm). Acceleration from standstill to 100 km \ h - 4 seconds, up to 200 km \ h - 11.9 seconds. The maximum speed was limited to 340 km \ h. And they fill in this truly heavy-duty car in the world for everyday use (price is not known, it is specified when ordering), exclusively Aral oil for highly boosted engines.