Monday, 6 August 2007

New Brabus W204 C-Class

Concurrent with the market introduction of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class in stages the world over, BRABUS presents an exclusive sport program for the new junior executive sedan. Highlights of the product lineup are the BRABUS 4.0L displacement engine with 332 hp /244 kW for the V6 petrol models, an elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program, light-alloy wheels with 20-inch diameter and corresponding suspensions, plus numerous individual interior options.

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For the new C280 and C350 models BRABUS offers its BRABUS outbored engine. By installing a special crankshaft and larger pistons displacement is increased to 4.0L. Crucially, 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 impressive results of the conversion are a maximum power output of 332 hp/244 kW and a peak torque of 420Nm at 4200 rpm. This uprated C-Class sprints to 100km/h in just 5.9 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 275 km/h.

BRABUS stainless-steel quad sport exhaust systems are available for all engine variants. More dynamics for the new C-Class also come from custom-tailored BRABUS tyre/wheel combinations with diameters of 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches and corresponding BRABUS sport suspensions, lowering kits and sport sway bars. The largest wheels for the new C-Class are BRABUS Monoblock VI, E and S light-alloy wheels in size 9Jx20 front and back, fitted with tyres sizes of 235/30 ZR20 in front and 265/25 ZR20 on the rear axle.

The BRABUS design team also went into the wind tunnel to develop aerodynamic-enhancement components that not only look great but also offer maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The sporty styled BRABUS front spoiler lends the C-Class a more sporty appearance with its generously dimensioned air inlets for improved supply of cooling air for radiators and front brakes. It also minimizes lift on the front axle, thus improving directional stability at high speeds. Four integrated foglights further optimize active safety. BRABUS offers a three-piece rear spoiler that serves as an aerodynamic foil on the boot lip, apart from enhancing that purposeful look.
The bottom rear apron wrap around a pair of twin tail pipes which are interspersed with a good-looking aerodynamic diffuser with what looks like a central blizzard light.

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