Brabus E-class Coupe

Mercedes tuner Brabus gets its hands on the new E-class Coupe; 456bhp, 196mph

Mercedes’ new E-class Coupe isn’t on sale in the UK yet, but legendary Merc tuner Brabus has already seen fit to give it a good going over to make the CLK-replacement as perky as possible.

The end product is this, the Brabus E500. Don’t be fooled by the number on the end, as it packs a 6.1-litre V8 punch, with power hiked from 383bhp to a much healthier 456bhp, while torque rises from 391lb ft to 454lb ft.

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As a result, 0-62mph arrives in 4.7sec while top speed is a fairly stonking 196mph. Not bad for a car that looks almost every inch the stock E-class – changes are fairly subtle, with bigger 20in custom wheels and beefier bumpers (including the now near-essential daytime LEDs at the front) the key tweaks. Brabus is keen to stress its cars are very much to customer specification, though, so you can probably ditch the Q-car appeal and make the Coupe as extravagant as your bank balance.

The engine tweakery will set you back 29,000 euros (about £25K), so all-in a Brabus E500 should set you back about £75,000. Not bad for something with real supercar speed to it.

Extra on top of that cost, though, are suspension tweaks (height-adjustable coil-over springs) and uprated front brakes (six-piston aluminium calipers and 360mm vented, cross-drilled discs), boxes that you may well wish to tick if you’re gunning for 911 Turbos.

If you’re a bit more restrained with your executive car purchases and pick a more sensible E-class Coupe, though, then fear not, as Brabus has tuning packs for the more efficient engines, including the likely hot cake of the range, the E250 CDI BlueEfficiency diesel. For more information, fire yourself at the Brabus website.

Read a review of the much madder Brabus Bullit here.

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