The car on the top is a C63 AMG Black. It is a Mercedes C-Class with a bigger engine, revised suspension, and revised bodywork. The car on the bottom is the Brabus Bullit. It is a Mercedes C-Class with a bigger engine, revised suspension, and revised bodywork. How are they different?
Obviously, one is made by aftermarket tuner Brabus and the other is made by Mercedes' in-house tuner AMG, specifically their Black Series skunkworks team. Why do most people look down on the Brabus as a tuned ride, and accept the Black Series as a standard, factory car? Why is the Brabus a "modified" car, and the AMG isn't? What, exactly, is the difference in how people perceive these two Benzes?
This question came up when we asked what cars should never be modified. Victorious Secret pointed out a number of cars modified at the factory, and everyone else questioned if we should consider those cars modified at all.