Brabus 650 Cabrio: 478 kW / 650 HP, 820 Nm, 320 km/h top speed, carbon and hi-tech forged wheels for the open-top Mercedes C 63 S.
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BRABUS 650 Cabrio, the new compact high-performance sensation under a blue sky: At the Geneva Auto Show 2017, a new open-top powerhouse from BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) based on the new Mercedes C 63 S Cabriolet is celebrating its world premiere.
To this end, the twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine of the Mercedes C 63 S Cabriolet receives a performance upgrade to a peak output of 478 kW / 650 HP (641 bhp) and a peak torque of 820 Nm (604 lb-ft). 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 four-litre twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine of the C 63 S offers an excellent basis for professional engine tuning as BRABUS has been offering now for four decades. The BRABUS PowerXtra B40S – 650 performance upgrade boosts the power output of the compact convertible by an impressive 103 kW / 140 HP (138 bhp)!
The BRABUS engine experts went to great lengths to achieve this sizeable performance increase. The conversion includes two special turbochargers with a 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 a special mapping for the electronic boost pressure limiter, injection and ignition.
In concert with the larger turbos, these new parameters result in a performance increase from standard 375 kW / 510 HP (502 bhp) to 478 kW / 650 HP (641 bhp) at a low 5,800 rpm. Peak torque grows simultaneously from 700 to 820 Nm (516 to 604 lb-ft), and is on tap steadily between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm.
These performance figures are of course also reflected in the significantly improved driving performance. In concert with the seven-speed sports transmission of the C 63 S, which can be shifted manually with the ergonomically shaped BRABUS RACE aluminium paddle shifters on the steering wheel, the BRABUS 650 Cabrio shoots from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds. The BRABUS Vmax Unit included in the engine conversion increases the electronically limited top speed to 320 km/h (200 mph).
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 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.