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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.

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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.