Brabus, the German tuner with a passion for Mercedes-Benz models, has revealed its latest upgrades for the Mercedes-Benz C 450/C 43. By fitting on its plug-and-play PowerXtra B30-410 tuning module, the car now delivers 410 hp ad 570 Nm of torque.
Interestingly, if you haven’t caught it already, Brabus specifically mentioned the Mercedes-AMG C 43 model. It also lists the C 450 AMG Sport alongside this, but its decision to mention the C 43 is a little bit suspicious.
Only recently, we speculated that Mercedes-Benz could soon ditch its “AMG Sport” model designation for cars like the C 450 and GLE 450, opting instead to position them more closely to their range-topping AMG 63 cousins. This would mean that the C 450 we know now would be renamed as the Mercedes-AMG C 43. Likewise, the GLE 450 would become the AMG GLE 43.
Could Brabus’ doing be just a coincidence? Or is it cheekily revealing a little bit more than Mercedes-Benz would like it to right now? Your guess is as good as ours.
Moving along, the Brabus tuning package does introduce an extra 43 hp and 50 Nm of torque to the C 450’s original 367 hp and 520 Nm. As mentioned, this amounts to a total of 410 hp at 6,100 rpm and 570 Nm of torque at 3,700 rpm. The 7G-Tronic seven-speed torque converter auto transmission is maintained.
On the outside, the Brabus C 450, or C 43, if you will, gets a set of tailor-made monoblock 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, a new front spoiler and a rear diffuser. Additionally, Brabus recommends that buyers also specify the naked-carbon rear spoiler and the electronically-controlled quad-tip sport exhaust system.
The interior is highly customisable, according to Brabus. It lists custom accessories such as aluminium foot pedals and high-quality floor mats and scuff plates with a backlit Brabus logo. The leather upholstery is combined with Alcantara, with wood or carbon trim sets available to choose from. They can be manufactured in a virtually endless variety of colours.