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Brabus Bullit Coupe revealed

Brabus proving once again that they are the masters of tuning excess...

Official images for the Brabus Bullit Coupe have been revealed prior to an official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show tomorrow. We also have some specs showing that this will be the most powerful Mercedes C-Class ever, and by a substantial margin.

The engine swap masters at Brabus must have stolen some Dr. Who TARDIS technology, as they have taken a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and inserted a massive twin turbo 5.5-litre V12 from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, increased displacement to 6.3-liters and replaced the turbochargers with stronger, larger items.

The resulting power figure is an incredible 789bhp and an earth-stopping 1,047lb-ft of torque. However, there isn’t a gearbox that can handle that much torque, so it is electronically limited to 833lb-ft. 0-62 mph takes 3.7 seconds while the sprint to 124mph takes just 9.8 seconds while on the way to a top speed of 230mph.

Brabus first introduced the Bullit C-Class sedan series in 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and then followed up six months later with the Bullit Black Arrow based on the CLS. This time they have gone for the smaller C-Class Coupe bodystyle which is a massive success in our eyes. Visually they go the usual Brabus route of painting everything matte black, adding wider wings, a deeper front bumper with extra cooling and a small boot spoiler. All very subtle for a new 800 bhp rocket ship. The interior also gets a makeover with premium quality leather and alcantara adorning every surface along with contrasting stitching.

The price for all this power and subtlety is €449,820 which is a lot of money, but we think worth it for such a bespoke product.

Images courtesy of Brabus

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more