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BRABUS Mercedes C 63 AMG upgrade destined for Frankfurt

Renowned Mercedes-Benz tuner BRABUS is planning to show off its latest upgrade package for the C 63 AMG at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a couple of weeks.

BRABUS Mercedes-AMG C 63-rear

Based on the new C 63 AMG, which is already a blisteringly fast sports sedan in factory form, BRABUS has developed a neat tuning package to boost performance and the visual presence of the German sedan.

Starting with the engine, the factory 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 receives a plug-and-play auxiliary control module for the engine management system. This is used to lift output via mapping control from 375kW and 700Nm, to a whopping 441kW and 800Nm.

As a result, the beast can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds, and it can soar on to a top speed of 300km/h. The sheer speed and performance is also helped – and clearly heard – via a stainless steel BRABUS exhaust system. It comes with a butterfly switch for different loudness modes.

BRABUS doesn’t leave the rest of the car untouched either. It is dressed appropriately in a smart yet purposeful bodykit. The kit includes new air inlets and outlets, a new rear diffuser, and a lip spoiler for the boot. All of these parts are made from carbon fibre and have been wind-tunnel tested.

Lastly for the exterior, there’s a set of Monoblock T alloy wheels measuring 20 by 8.5 inches on the front and 20 by 9.5 inches on the back. Wrapped in 255/30 front and 275/30 rear tyres, they are sure to provide ample grip.

If the customer is bored with the standard interior, BRABUS also offers various customisation options. The company uses fine leathers or Alcantara, wood or carbon fibre trimmings, and various colour combinations.

A demo car showcasing these features will be on display at the 2015 Frankfurt show, which starts on September 15.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.