Pumping up the power.
The Geneva International Motor Show is right around the corner and the team at Brabus is bringing out the big guns. The new Brabus Mercedes-AMG C63 S is heading the lineup armed with a whole ‘lotta power and some new looks inside and out.
The fun stuff with the Brabus Mercedes-AMG C63 S starts with the twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine. A new pair of turbochargers were developed and installed by engineers that have larger compressors and a special core assembly. Those are paired up with the Brabus PowerXtra B40S – 650 auxiliary tuning module that alters the engine’s mapping and increases boost pressure to create more power. Sending exhaust gasses out with a violent scream is the full stainless steel, valve-controlled exhaust that can have the volume altered at the touch of a button.
Armed with the new upgrades, the Brabus Mercedes-AMG C63 S heads into Geneva with a monstrous 650 horsepower (641 bhp) at 5,800 RPM and 604 lb-ft. of torque from 1,750 to 4,500 RPM. That allows the sports car to reach 62 mph from rest in just 3.7 seconds, while the wagon variant does the same sprint in 3.8 seconds. Top speed can be pushed all the way back to 186- or 200 mph thanks to the Brabus Vmax tune.
Transferring that power to the pavement falls upon the Brabus Monoblock wheels. The Geneva show car features both the Brabus Monoblock T and Monoblock F wheels measuring 8.5J x 20 up front and 9.5K x 20 at the rear. Those are shod in high-performance Continental, Pirelli, or Yokohama 255/30 ZR20 and 275/30 ZR20.
Those new wheels are paired up with new height-adjustable coilovers developed in conjunction with Bilstein. The ten-way adjustable shocks gives drivers the ability to hone-in their handling for a given track or road.
Visually, the Brabus Mercedes-AMG C63 S is more striking without going over the top thanks to the new aerodynamic package made from carbon fiber in matte or mirror-polished sealed surfaces. A front spoiler lip works with the carbon air intake surrounds to optimize airflow and reduce lift. Carbon fiber fender inserts and side mirror covers add a sportier visual to the high-performance sedan. At the rear, a new carbon fiber diffuser with integrated exhaust tips and carbon fiber trunk spoiler keep that German butt planted at high speeds.
Fun is also to be had on the inside, albeit with a more luxurious touch. A full, custom-tailored fine leather interior is applied by the Brabus upholstery shop with an array of hand-picked stitching, trim pieces, and accessories. Alcantara covers the door panels and dashboard in the Geneva show car while black leather with bright yellow trim dominates the rest of the cabin. New Brabus shift paddles, floor mats, gauges, and door sill trims are also available.
The new Brabus Mercedes-AMG C63 S will go on display at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.
Brabus Mercedes-AMG C63 S Specifications
Displacement: 4.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 650 / 641 bhp / 478 kW at 5,800 RPM
Maximum Torque: 604 lb-ft. / 820 Nm from 1,750 to 4,500 RPM
-Brabus PowerXtra B40S – 650 plug-and-play module
-Stainless steel exhaust with butterfly valves
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.7 seconds (sedan) / 3.8 seconds (wagon)
Top Speed: 186 or 200 mph (with Brabus Vmax unit)
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Brabus Monoblock F or Monoblock T
Front Wheels: 8.5J x 20
Rear Wheels: 9.5J x 20
Tires: Continental, Pirelli, or Yokohama high-performance
Front Tires: 255/30 ZR20
Rear Tires: 275/30 ZR20
Suspension: Bilstein-developed, 10-way adjustable coilovers
-Carbon fiber front spoiler
-Carbon fiber front air intakes
-Carbon fiber fender inserts
-Carbon fiber side mirrors
-Carbon fiber rear spoiler
-Carbon fiber rear diffuser
Brabus Mercedes-AMG C63 S Gallery