2012 BRABUS Bullit Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe with 800hp

Whenever the BRABUS¬†name is attached to anything, you just know it’s going to be serious. Meet the 2012 BRABUS Bullit Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, featuring a twin-turbo V12 with 800hp.

We warned you it’s going to be serious. Based on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, the BRABUS Bullit is the German tuning company’s latest rocket ship, set to debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show later this week.

We’ll get straight to the good stuff. Under the bonnet, BRABUS rips out the standard Mercedes-Benz engine, and slots in an monstrous 6.3-litre twin-turbo V12. The engine is based on the 5.5-litre V12 seen in the S-Class, only the capacity is stretched and two larger turbochargers are added. Even just looking at the engine, you can tell it’s a pure masterpiece.

The power figures are simply mind-blowing, especially for a C-Class. BRABUS says maximum power is rated at 588kW (800hp) while maximum torque is 1420Nm, but is limited to 1100Nm for drivetrain conservation purposes.

All that power means 0-100km/h can be achieved in just 3.7 seconds, however, that’s not what the 2012 BRABUS Bullit is about. Top speed is rated at an insane 370km/h. Acceleration from 0-200km/h also takes just 9.8 seconds. This is a speed machine.

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Like all BRABUS vehicles, the interior receives a bespoke makeover, while the exterior features a sinister BRABUS bodykit and large alloy wheels, with various badges and trimming highlights.

The new 2012 BRABUS Bullit Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will hit the market with prices starting at 449,820 euros (approximately AU$553,255). More details are expected at the Geneva show, stay tuned.

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. 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.