BRABUS 650 Cabrio, the new compact high-performance will debut at the Geneva Auto Show 2017.
The twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine of the Mercedes C 63 S Cabriolet receives a performance upgrade to a peak output of 650 HP
(641 bhp) and a peak torque of 820 Nm (604 lb-ft) from the standard 510 hp and 700 Nm of torque.
As a result, the open-top four-seater accelerates from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph). Carbon components for the bodywork developed in the wind tunnel, tailor-made 20-inch forged wheels and an exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior add further highlights.
The BRABUS engine experts went to great lengths to achieve this sizeable performance increase. The conversion includes two special turbochargers with larger compressor unit and a special core assembly with reinforced axial bearings. In addition, the BRABUS PowerXtra module is adapted to the electronic engine control unit of the top-of-the-line C-Class Cabriolet. The auxiliary control unit has special mapping for the electronic boost pressure limiter, injection and ignition.
Especially the sporty-minded drivers of this high-power cabriolet will be delighted with the optionally available BRABUS Stop-Start Memory module that stores the last selected setting of the standard start-stop system and retains it even after an engine restart or change of the driving dynamics mode.
An acoustic as well as visual treat is the all-stainless BRABUS sport exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust flap, which can also be purchased separately without the engine tuning. It offers an electronic sound management controlled from the cockpit. At the touch of a button, drivers can switch between a subtle “Coming Home” mode and a decidedly sporty engine sound with open exhaust flaps.
The BRABUS designers went into the wind tunnel to develop tailor-made aerodynamic-enhancement components specifically for the two-door C 63 models, convertible and coupe. The naked carbon versions come with either a matte or a high-gloss surface finish.
The BRABUS front spoiler lends the face of the two-door car a more dynamic profile. At the same time, the aerodynamics benefit from the sophisticated styling: The spoiler with raised outer edges minimizes lift on the front axle at high speeds and thereby further improves the handling stability.
Other sophisticated BRABUS details are the carbon surrounds for the side air intakes in the front bumper. The carbon attachments on both front fenders put even more emphasis on the sporty appearance of the two-door car.
To give the sides sportier looks, the BRABUS designers developed rocker panels with raised air deflector elements in front of the rear wheel arches, and naked carbon covers for the two door mirrors.
An aerodynamic update was also designed for the rear end. The carbon diffuser precisely frames the two dual tailpipes of the BRABUS sport exhaust. The covers and flaps for the side air vents in the rear bumper are also inspired by motorsports.
The appearance and the handling of the C 63 S can be refined further with tailor-made BRABUS 20-inch wheels and a sport suspension.
The BRABUS 650 Cabrio is available as a complete vehicle or can be built based on any Mercedes C 63 S Cabriolet all at once or in stages.