Think Brabus, and immediately we imagine highly-tuned German bruisers that produce upwards of 1000 PS or thereabouts. From the stately C-Class, all the way to the luxurious S-Class and G-Class, it seems nothing is out of reach for the Bottrop-based tuning house.

Brabus dials up the power of A-Class to 270 horsepower

Now, Brabus has gotten their hands on the all-new A-Class and has given it some substantial upgrades inside and outside. But with Mercedes-AMG already having built a hot hatch with the A35, Brabus decided to take the top-of-the-line A250 from the standard A-Class range, and make it look and perform like its AMG sibling.

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Starting off with the exterior, the hatchback now sports a new front spoiler, along with cannards that help reduce front axle lift. In true Brabus fashion, the Mercedes-Benz logo has been replaced with their own personal badge while still keeping the original Mercedes-style grill. Apart from those, the rear fascia also gets some subtle upgrades like a new diffuser and quad exhaust tips that can be finished in either carbon or stainless steel. A wide range of wheels and tires are also available and can come in 17-, 18-, 19-, and 20-inches.

Brabus dials up the power of A-Class to 270 horsepower

Pop the doors open, and you are greeted by a mix of leather and Alcantara trim. Instead of borrowing from Mercedes-Benz or Mercedes-AMG, Brabus makes and installs their own upholstery in-house. Apart from that, aluminum pedals, new floor mats, as well as stainless steel door sill plates spruce up the cabin of the A250.

Brabus dials up the power of A-Class to 270 horsepower

But perhaps the most important upgrade on this particular A-Class is what's under the hood. Thanks to the PowerXtra B25 S performance upgrade, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder now produces an impressive 270 PS (+46) along with a meaty 430 Nm (+80) of torque. With it, the hatchback can now sprint from 0–100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and reach an electronically-governed top speed of 250 km/h. The performance upgrade is available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive models.

For those that prefer a diesel upgrade for their A-Class, do not fret as Brabus is already working on that and could be released some time next year.

Brabus dials up the power of A-Class to 270 horsepower

While it's not as powerful as the Mercedes-AMG A35 (which puts out 306 PS), the Brabus A250 does have a lot more torque. It beats out the A35's 400 Nm thanks to an extra 30 Nm of pulling power. If ever these two go toe-to-toe on the track or on the drag strip, it would be a sight to see indeed.