Brabus has put their tuning touch on the new C-Class, not long after it was launched. The main highlight is a new 4.0 litre engine, basically derived from the existing V6 engines in the C280 and the C350. The engines are fitted with a more aggressive camshafts, a special crankshaft and larger pistons to increase the displacement to 4.0 litres, resulting in a maximum output of 332 horsepower and a peak torque of 420Nm at 4,200rpm. 0-100km/h takes 5.9 seconds, and the car goes to a top speed of 275km/h.
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Diesel models get the Brabus PowerXtra kits that increases power and torque. The C200 CDI gets bumped up to 175hp and 385Nm (previously 270Nm) of torque with the D2 (III) kit, while the C220 CDI’s D3 (III) kit boosts power to 195hp and 450Nm of peak torque, previously 170hp and 400Nm. The top of the line oil burner C320 CDI gets the D6 (III) power kit, resulting in 272hp and a peak torque of 590Nm, that translates to 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h.
Wheels and suspension systems have also been enhanced. You can pick from a tyre/wheel combination of 17, 18, 19 or 20 inches. The largest tyre/wheel combinatino are the BRABUS Monoblock VI, E and S light-alloy wheels sized 9Jx20 front and back, fitted with 235/30/ZR20 tyres in front and 265/25/ZR20 tyres on the rear axle. Suspension system bits to pick from include sport suspensions, lowering kits and sport sway bars.
The bodykit bits are also wind tunnel engineered. The new Brabus front lip not only enhances the car’s aggressive looks bit minimizes lift on the front axle. This is matched by a similiarly effective three-piece rear spoiler. There are new headlights featuring four integrated auxiliary headlamps. Other aesthetic bits include rocket panels between the front and rear wheel arches, optionally fitted with LED entrance lights. Wing mirrors can also be fitted with carbon fiber covers.
On the interior, you get soft Brabus Mastik leather and Alcantara, a Brabus sport steering wheel, aluminium foot pedals, stainless steel door sills with illuminated Brabus logos, and many other accessories to choose from.
Best part is, Mercedes Benz C-Class conversions to Brabus C-Class comes with a BRABUS Tuning Warranty of three years, or up to 100,000km.