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 |  Mar 03 2012, 5:48 PM

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It appears that the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe needs to step aside for the Brabus Bullit Coupe. The most powerful C-Class in the world from famed Mercedes tuner Brabus will be introduced to the world at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Based on a standard C-Class Coupe, the Brabus Bullit packs 800-hp and is powered by the same V12 powerplant found in the S-Class. Displacement has been increased from 5.5L to 6.3L with a pair of upgraded turbochargers. The real kicker is the fact that it can make up to 1047 lb-ft of torque, but has been electronically limited to just 811 lb-ft.

That means it hits 62-mph in merely 3.7 seconds. That’s half a second faster than the C63 AMG Black Series that sports a 6.2L V8 with 517-hp and 457 lb-ft of torque, which is incredible already.

The awesome Brabus Bullit comes at a price though, at around $594,000 (€449,820) based on today’s conversion rates. That means the fastest and most powerful C-Class Coupe in the world is definitely the most expensive C-Class in the world too.

Stay tuned for more from the Geneva Motor Show starting March 6th, and see the complete Geneva Motor Show preview here.

GALLERY: Brabus Bullit Coupe

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 |  Sep 13 2011, 12:20 PM

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Formula One drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg helped Mercedes-Benz take the wraps off their new competitor for the German DTM touring car series, based on the Mercedes-Benz C-Coupe.

Mercedes claims that the C-Class is DTM’s most successful entry, with 84 victories in 156 races and five driver’s titles. DTM is thought to be one of the premiere sports car series in the world, with drivers regularly moving on to Le Mans or prestigious open wheel racing series after their stints.

Gallery: DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupe

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 |  Mar 08 2011, 12:54 PM

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Mercedes-Benz is following in BMW’s footsteps and launching an online short film, dubbed an “interactive movie” to coincide with the debut of their new C-Class Coupe.

While BMW’s short films featured A-List Hollywood directors and megastar Clive Owen (before he was widely known), Mercedes is taking a different approach, with the artistic side of the equation being minimized in favor of girls in bodysuits, copious gunfire and not-so-subtle usage of the new car.

The movie hasn’t been released yet but you can check out the trailers below the jump, if you need your action flick fix this early in the morning.

Hit the jump to see all three trailers

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 |  Mar 01 2011, 6:59 AM

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Although official pictures have been out for some time, the Geneva Auto Show gave us our first live look at the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, BMW’s answer to the 2 door version of the BMW 3-Series.

With a range of engines spanning a 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder making 201 horsepower, to a 3.5L V6 making 302 horsepower, with similar mechanicals to the rest of the Mercedes lineup. No word on whether the matte black paint will be available.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

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 |  Aug 05 2010, 11:15 AM

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Mercedes-Benz is readying a coupe version of their C63 AMG, to compete with the current bevy of super coupes like the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, BMW M3 and Audi RS5.

The C63 AMG Coupe will use the now-redundant 6.2L V8 along with Mercedes’ new 7-Speed MCT automatic. Power is expected to be 450 horsepower for the base car, with AMG offering a performance package that will bump output to 480 horsepower.

Designed specifically to compete with the German and American offerings, a C63 Coupe Black Series is also rumored to be in the works, and should help take performance to the next level, especially in light of the Europe-only M3 GTS.

[Source: Autocar]