Brabus have dropped their tuned 6.3 litre Biturbo V12 into the new C-Class, with results that overshadow even the new C63 AMG. The monster engine produces 730bhp and 974lb ft of torque- which has to be electronically limited to 811lb ft for the transmission's sake.
These extravagant figures mean that the car does 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds, 0-186mph in 24.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 224mph. This absurd performance is filtered through a special five-speed automatic gearbox and a locking rear differential. Huge 12-piston caliper 380mm front brakes slow it down. The official debut of the car at the Frankfurt Motor Show is bound to turn some heads.