BRABUS 2008 Mercedes C-Class Estate

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Just as the new Mercedes C-Class Estate gets ready to enter the European market, German tuning specialist BRABUS announced the introduction of a sport program for the sexy looking Deutsch-o-wagon. The company’s product line up, which will make its public debut at the ESSEN Show in December, comprises engine tuning for gasoline and diesel models, an aerodynamic-enhancement program, light-alloy wheels up to 19 inches with corresponding suspension modifications, and custom interior options. -Continued after the jump

Diesel Engine Upgrades

For the diesel-powered C-Class Estate models BRABUS offers its PowerXtra kits which start with the D2 (III) kit that boosts power output of the C 200 CDI by 39 hp and peak torque to 385 Nm (284 lb-ft). BRABUS D3 S tuning in the C 220 CDI model increases power output by an extra 50 hp to 220 hp and maximu torque to 480 Nm (354 lb-ft). The kit adds an extra 48 hp to the top-of-the-line turbodiesel model C 320 CDI while peak torque grows to 590 Nm (435 lb-ft). The BRABUS tuned C 320 CDI wagon sprints from 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds while top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph).

Gasoline Engine Upgrades

For the gasoline-powered V6 models C 280 and C 350 BRABUS offers a 4.0-litre displacement engine. Displacement of the V6 engine is increased while the four-valve heads are optimized for mixture flow and fitted with custom camshafts. Newly programmed engine electronics and a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with metal catalysts round out the conversion.

The BRABUS 4.0-litre engine develops 332 hp and a maximum torquefigure of 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) at 4,200 rpm,. The sport wagon accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds while its top speed is 275 km/h (171 mph).

Aerodynamic Kit

The aerodynamic-enhancement kit for the new C-Class wagon includes a front spoiler with four auxiliary headlights, rear bumper spoiler, rocker panels (optionally available with integrated LED entrance lights that are activated with the keyless fob or by pulling on a door handle) and custom-tailored covers for the exterior mirrors made from exposed carbon fiber. The product lineup for the interior includes a sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals and a speedometer with 300-km/h dial. In addition there are stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, and precious-wood and carbon fiber trim sets.

Suspension, Brake Systems & Alloy Wheels

In terms of alloy wheels, BRABUS offers rims with diameters of 17, 18 and 19 inches and corresponding BRABUS sport suspensions, lowering kits and sport sway bars, all custom-developed for the new wagon. Finally BRABUS high-performance brake systems - available in two versions - offer maximum endurance and stopping power on the level of a sports car.