Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate gets the “mean dog” treatment courtesy of Rottweil-based Piecha Design image

While the regular C Class station wagon will not really transform into a Rottweiler – even if it’s the Alpha-dog, namely the AMG C63 S – getting the comprehensive upgrade package tailored to the model will sure grant you envious looks when hitting the streets.

If you think that Mercedes’ C Class T-Modell – as it’s called at home in Germany – is lacking in the aftermarket kit department, the tuners at Piecha have a fresh one that has been aptly named “Rottweiler.” The tuner’s home town is the birthplace of the dog breed that is well known for defense and attack duties but here we have a different “bark”. For example, the top development for the station wagon is the C63 S that has been taken from the standard 510 hp (375 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) to a massive 612 hp (450 kW) and 620 pound-feet (840 Newton meters). Thanks to the added oomph the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run will be handled in just 3.8 seconds – which is 0.3 seconds better than in the regular guise.

The extra power can be seen from a distance thanks to Piecha Design’s aerodynamic body kit that is designed to inspire aggressiveness when looking at the high performance, but practical model. We also saw the usual wheels abandoned in favor of a set of the tuner’s 19- and 20-inch alloy with a pale metallic or satin black hue. Optional goodies also include bespoke coilovers, a suspension lowering kit, wheel spacers, and four-point LED entry lights. The design bits and pieces can even be had on the lesser versions of the range, such as the C 250d 4MATIC – which is the model in white in the attached gallery.