Fancy a rip-snorting car that can sprint to 100 km/h in under 4 seconds and do 300 km/h, but still need seating for five? Then say hello to the Brabus 600 Compact SUV.

Start with a Merc AMG

As with most of its crazy creations, the well-known manufacturer starts with a Mercedes to create the Brabus 600 Compact SUV. For this model Brabus will start with the AMG 63 S version of either a GLC Coupe or wagon.

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Brabus then turns up the wick on the twin-turbocharged, 4,0-litre V8 engine to produce 441 kW (600 bhp – hence the name). Peak torque is rated at 800 N.m. The latter is produced between 1 750 and 4 500 r/min.

The power increase comes from a plug-and-play auxiliary control module that is plugged into the standard car’s electronic ECU. The upgraded control unit introduces new mapping for injection and ignition while increasing boost pressure.

The company’s press release claims that Brabus 600 Compact SUV will rocket from rest to 100 km/h in just 3,6 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 300 km/h.

Bespoke looks inside and out

Brabus 600 Compact SUV is dressed up a bit, but not overtly so. Custom wheels are the most notable difference. Buyers can choose the diameters of their alloys from 19 to 22 inches.

New bumpers front and rear bumper optimise the aerodynamics. The raised flaps at the edges of the front bumper reduce front-axle lift at high speeds. Carbon surrounds for the side air intakes give the top-of-the-line GLC-Class an even more sporty appearance.

Adjusting the AIRMATIC air suspension lowers the ride height of the high-performance SUV by about 30 mm. As a result, the driving dynamics are improved thanks to the lower centre of gravity.

Potential buyers can customise the interior of their Brabus 600 Compact SUV in any number of ways. From Alcantara and plush leather to naked carbon-fibre trim pieces, it is purely up to the buyer’s taste.