There’s a new Mercedes-Benz out, which means it’s time for serial Mercedes tuner Brabus to go to work.
Aside from that boastful logo in the grille, the Brabus C-Class gets a more aggressive front fascia with flared air intakes, side skirts with LED puddle lights, and a rear diffuser that encases quad exhaust outlets.
The whole is also lowered on custom Bilstein shocks, and buyers will have their choice of wheels ranging between 18 and 20 inches in diameter.
The interior gets a similarly sporty upgrade, with plenty of Alcantara and leather trim, aluminum pedals, and various Brabus-branded items, including floor mats and door lock pins. Because just the word “Brabus” can make your car go faster.
Speaking of faster, Brabus has a series of engine upgrades ready to go, but only for European models so far.
Its package for the C200 boosts the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to 225 horsepower (a gain of 41 hp) and 243 pound-feet of torque (up 22 lb-ft). That’s enough for a 0 to 62 mph time of seven seconds flat, and a top speed of 150 mph.
For the diesel C220 BlueTEC, Brabus managed to find 218 horsepower (48 hp more than stock) and 332 lb-ft of torque, 37 more than stock. With a 0 to 62 mph time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph, the diesel is almost as fast as the Brabus-tuned C200.