A second variant of the Brabus 600, this one based on the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, is shown off at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, front three-quarter view.
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The latest AMG-fettled C-Class from Mercedes-Benz is a wonderful thing. It's turbocharged heart may displace just 4.0 liters, but that forced-induction powerhouse spits out 503 ponies and 516 pound-feet of torque. That's enough to satisfy even the most power-mad compact luxury sedan junkie, right? Apparently not, as the Brabus 600 now exists in this world, and it just debuted at the 2016 Frankfurt Motor Show.

As its name suggests, the turbocharged wick has been increased up to 600 horsepower (or 591 if you're not metric) and 590 lb-ft of torque. Shuttled through all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission, that's enough gumption to push the Brabus 600 to 62 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, which is a tenth quicker than the regular Mercedes-AMG C63 S sedan. Top speed nudges up from 180 mph to 186, or an even 300 kilometers per hour.

Of course, this wouldn't be a proper Brabus if it didn't sport a bunch of body modifications, and the 600 doesn't disappoint. There are diffusers, spoilers, and wings galore in clear-coated carbon fiber with either a matte or shiny surface, depending on the buyer's preference. All of that looks pretty cool, but we're less smitten with the oversize fender outlets. Aluminum monoblock wheels measuring 20 inches in diameter and fitted with carbon accents round out the body kit.

Inside, Brabus fits the 600 with a custom leather interior that can be tailored for each buyer. A new speedometer that goes to 340 kmh (211 mph), redesigned aluminum paddle shifters, and, of course, stainless steel scuff plates with a color-changing Brabus logo. Because who doesn't love subtlety?

If you want to know more, there's a full press release down below. But what you really need to do is scroll through the image gallery above to take it all in. Enjoy.

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World premiere at the IAA 2015

New from BRABUS:
600 horsepower, 800 Nm and 300 km/h for the Mercedes C 63S

A rated power output of 441 kW / 600 HP (591 bhp). A peak torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft). A sprint time of 3.8 seconds from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph). A top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). And exclusive sporty options from aerodynamic enhancement and wheels to the suspension and the interior: At the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt am Main, BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) presents an extensive tuning program for the new Mercedes C 63S in a world premiere.

Sedan or wagon: BRABUS PowerXtra B40 – 600 engine tuning turns the new Mercedes C 63S even more into a wolf in sheep's clothing. The BRABUS engineers used state-of-the-art test rig technology and extensive test drives on racetracks and public roads to develop a performance kit that boosts the power output of the turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 by 66 kW / 90 HP (88 bhp).

A plug-and-play auxiliary control module is adapted to the electronic engine management system. It updates the engine controls with new mapping for injection and ignition while increasing the boost pressure. As a result, the rated power output jumps from standard 375 kW / 510 HP to 441 kW / 600 HP (503 to 591 bhp) at a low 5,800 rpm. At the same time, peak torque grows from 700 to 800 Nm (516 to 591 lb-ft), available on a plateau between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. BRABUS recommends high-performance motor oil from technology partner MOTUL.

In harmonious concert with the seven-speed sports transmission, a C 63S sedan with BRABUS PowerXtra B40 – 600 performance tuning launches itself from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds. The slightly heavier wagon takes just a tenth of a second longer for the same exercise. The top speed of both body styles jumps from 250 to 300 km/h (155 to 186 mph).

The strong suites of the BRABUS sport exhaust system for the Mercedes C 63S are sound and performance. The all-stainless exhaust reduces the exhaust backpressure and features controlled butterfly valves for an electronically controlled sound management. Drivers can choose between a subtle "coming home" mode and the open position of the butterfly valves for a markedly powerful exhaust note of the twin-turbo V8 with a switch in the cockpit.

Reducing aerodynamic lift is of tremendous importance for such a fast car. For this reason, the BRABUS designers went into the wind tunnel to develop equally efficient and visually stunning bodywork components manufactured from clear-coated carbon with a matte or shiny surface seal. The air outlets in the front fenders add even more emphasis to the sporty-elegant appearance of the C 63S.

In addition, the production front bumper of the sedan and the wagon can be upgraded with a BRABUS spoiler lip. Carbon surrounds for the side air intakes give the top-of-the-line C-Class model even more athletic looks.

The rear of the sedan can be made even more aerodynamically effective with a diffuser and a rear spoiler. Clear-coated carbon covers for the exterior mirrors represent another sporty feature.

The new 20-inch king-sized BRABUS Monoblock T wheels play a crucial role in the athletic appearance and the further enhanced driving dynamics. The five-spoke wheels with carbon inlays on each spoke are mounted on the top-of-the-line model of the current C-Class in size 8.5Jx20 on the front axle and in size 9.5Jx20 at the rear. They are shod with Continental, Pirelli or YOKOHAMA high-performance tires of sizes 255/30 ZR 20 at the front and up to 275/30 ZR 20 on the rear axle.

Of course, exclusive interior refinement is also available for all Mercedes C 63 models. The product lineup ranges from stainless-steel scuff plates with color-changing backlit BRABUS logo and ergonomic aluminum paddle shifters to a speedometer with 340-km/h scale (211 mph).

The company upholstery shop creates BRABUS fine leather luxury interiors tailored to individual customer preferences from a combination of especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara. BRABUS offers wood and carbon trim sets in any desired color and with a variety of surface finishes to complement the leather appointments.

The BRABUS fine leather interior of the show car at the IAA 2015 is made from all black leather with mandarin-colored seams. Appropriately, all chrome body parts are painted in the black color of the vehicle.

All BRABUS components are backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers/62,000 miles (see BRABUS Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated July 2013).


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