Car News 26 Feb 2016

Brabus boost Mercedes-AMG C63 S to 641bhp

Brabus will reveal its new 200mph 650 – a retuned Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S – at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Upgraded with the PowerXtra B40S performance package, the Brabus 650 features a host of adjustments and tweaks to improve the car’s handling, power and performance. The 650 receives extra power from new turbochargers, with larger compressor units and stronger axial bearings, as well as changes to the injection and ignition sytems to improve electronic boost pressure control.

In the hands of Brabus, the Mercedes now outputs a whopping 641bhp and 604lb ft of torque, increased from 503bhp in the original car. The saloon is capable of 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 200mph. 10-way adjustable Bilstein coilovers and carbon fibre trim have been added to reduce lift and improve stability. The 7-speed torque converter automatic has been updated with aluminium paddle shifts on the steering wheel, and there’s an optional stainless steel exhaust with a ‘coming home’ mode for quieter approaches to suburban driveways.

Externally, there are new front/rear spoilers and bumper air intake surrounds, and there’s a choice of either 5-spoke or cross-spoke 20-inch wheels with Pirelli, Yokohama or Continental tyres. The cabin is finished in leather with black Alcantara trim across the seats, steering wheel and dashboard.

The price for the 650 is yet to be released, but is expected to be far in excess of £66,810 for the standard AMG C63 S.