The BRABUS C-Class for 2007
Coinciding with the introduction of the brand new C-Class to the marketplace, German tuners BRABUS have come up with a host of improvements to the dynamic and visual appeal of the car, including a 4.0 litre, 332 hp version of the petrol V6.
The new engine is a conversion based on the new C 280 and C 350 models. By installing a special crankshaft and larger pistons displacement is increased to 4.0 litres. Additionally the four-valve cylinder heads are optimized for gas flow, and fitted with special camshafts. The conversion further includes a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with metal catalysts, and newly programmed engine electronics.
The results of the conversion are a maximum power output of 332 hp / 244 kW and a peak torque of 420 Nm at 4,200 rpm. Thus equipped, the four-door delivers excellent performance: Just 5.9 seconds pass from 0 - 100 km/h, top speed is 275 km/h in
combination with the BRABUS Vmax-Unit. There are also improvements to the diesel cars that, on the 320 CDi, deliver 48 hp / 35.3 kW of additional power and a peak torque of 590 Nm. Enough to give a 0 - 100 km/h time of just 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h.
Outside the new car, styling modifications include a wind tunnel-designed front spoiler and side skirts, while inside the car the usual BRABUS luxury improvements such as their unique Mastik soft leather can be specified. The braking system can be improved, as can the handling via special sports suspension, while the new car can ride on either 17, 18, 19 and 20 inch alloys rims, the largest featuring 235/30 ZR 20front, and 265/25 ZR 20 rear tyres.
Text: Classic Driver
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