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Brabus Reveals 600 HP Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S

Brabus continues to reveal new tuning projects before the upcoming Paris Motor Show. This all-black beast is their take on the GLC 63 S.
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While the model isn't fresh, this is the first time Brabus looked at the first compact SUV to wear the 63 badge. The magic is mainly focused under the hood, though cosmetic changes can be spotted as well.

In place of the usual 510 HP, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo was easily dialed up to 600 HP. Meanwhile, torque was increased by 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) to 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) available from 1,750rpm. Unless we're mistaken, Brabus makes the same power pack for the C63 and the AMG GT, though the all-wheel-drive GLC should make better use of it. However, they could have extracted a lot more from this versatile V8.

The modified GLC 63 is now said to reach 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, meaning that it's going to shame some RWD performance sedans. Top speed has also been increased to 300 km/h (186 mph).

The German company has gifted the GLC with a brand new set of exhaust pipes, capped off with carbon fiber and controlled via butterfly valves. This allows the driver to enjoy V8 sounds in whatever doses he wants.

Other hardware changes include lowered suspension, bringing the GLC 30mm closer to the ground. This showcase model has been fitted with a set of 22-inch wheels, but we're sure Brabus has a variety of other alloys, including ones that are smaller.

Cosmetic changes are subtle but sufficient to set this apart from an ordinary AMG model. A bold logo takes the place of the Mercedes three-pointed star. Meanwhile, small carbon fiber aero elements have been sprinkled all over the bumper and finished in a discreet shade of blue.

Unfortunately, that's the full extent of this transformation. There's no blue leather interior, though we're sure aluminum pedals and custom mats are available.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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