Brabus Mercedes-Benz C450 specs: Tuning firm upgrades engine for more horsepower and better torque capacity


Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG has been upgraded by tuning firm Brabus, to feature what could be a more powerful engine with better performance.

According to Automobile Mag, Brabus updated the C-Class model’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine to have extra 43hp and 37lb-ft of torque which puts the total output figures to 405hp and 420lb-ft. With the reported additional capacities, the C450 AMG is said to have a top speed of 174mph from the electronically limited 155 mph and can go from 0 to 62mph in just 4.6 seconds, compared to the original rating of 4.8 seconds.

All the enhancements are brought by a tuning module that remaps the engine’s boost pressure, ignition, and fuel injection. They are partnered with quad-tip sports exhaust, new front splitter, rear diffuser, and carbon-fibre trundled spoiler.

The aftermarket package offered by the Benz tuner apparently closes the gap between the C450 AMG – which will be renamed to Mercedes AMG C43 – and the more powerful C63. With more horsepower to its PowerExtra B30-410 kit, it comes at par with C63’s 469hp.

The new plug-and-play modules also have auxiliary control unit that gives calibrated mapping for injection and ignition and increasing boost pressure moderately. The fuel consumption is also said to be reduced due to optimized in-gear acceleration.

The design comes with new alloy 19-inch Monoblock S AMG wheels with double spokes extending to the outer flange, aluminium pedals, and Brabus-designed Alcantara. There will also be a full aero-kit, rolling stock, exhaust system with actively controlled butterfly valves, and interior upgrades with Brabus-emblazoned floor mat.

All features are covered by full three-year warranty with technology partner MOTUL supplying high performing lubricants for the powertrain.

No price listing has been announced yet, but the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG currently retails at $51,725 across the United States.