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Brabus Endows the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S with 650 Horsepower

Brabus sure doesn't like to mess around when tuning Mercedes-Benz models that are already decently powerful. The latest example to support this statement comes in the form of the Brabus C 63 S 650, which is a Mercedes-AMG C 63 S on Bottrop steroids.
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Not contempt with the model's “puny” 510 hp and 700 Nm (514 lb-ft) of torque, Brabus bestowed the C 63 S with its so-called PowerXtra B40S, a performance kit that raises the V8's power to 650 HP and 820 Nm (604 lb-ft) of torque.

The new numbers translate into 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of 3.7 seconds, which is just 0.3 seconds faster than the stock model on account of probably not enough traction from the two rear wheels.

Part of the engine conversion is also a Brabus Vmax unit, which gives the model a top speed that can be limited to either 300 km/h (186 mph) or 320 km/h (200 mph), along with a Brabus speedometer that oddly goes all the way to 340 km/h (211 mph).

An optional stop/start module allows the car to store the last selected setting of the standard system and keeps it active no matter if the engine is restarted or the driver switches between various driving modes.

Obviously, no Brabus conversion would be complete without a new exhaust system. Thanks to active butterfly valves, the new exhaust can either scare children and small animals from miles away or sound like a much more sedated sports car.

Two types of sports suspension systems, one of which is a height-adjustable system from Bilstein, a host of aerodynamic bodywork parts made from unpainted carbon fiber and a selection of 20-inch Brabus wheels can complete the tuning package.

Last but certainly not least, Brabus' dedicated upholstery shop can offer C 63 S owners an interior more sumptuous than that of a Rolls-Royce but with an obvious sporty appearance. Just about any touchable surface in the cockpit can be engulfed in leather and Alcantara with “special anti-slip properties,” while high-gloss piano lacquer and aluminum make up the rest of the interior upgrades.
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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