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Old 02-19-2004, 06:32 AM
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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R 230) and CLK 55 (W 209)
Brabus C V8 S-Version



Mega Power for the Mercedes C-Class:
BRABUS 6.1 S increased-displacement engine with 445 hp / 327 kW


BRABUS powers the new special model BRABUS C V8 S with this 445 hp / 327 kW high-performance engine – but that's not all. The engine conversion is also available for the new Mercedes models C 55 and SLK 55, which will be sold later this year.

The eight-cylinder engine of the current Mercedes C-Class has a long successful tradition at BRABUS: Since the start of sales of the W/S/CL 203 series BRABUS has been fitting sedans, wagons and sport coupes with BRABUS eight-cylinder technology. The latest evolutionary stage is the BRABUS C V8 S, built in small-series production starting at 99,900 Euros.

The heart of this high-performance automobile is the BRABUS 6.1 S increased-displacement engine, based on the new high-revving eight-cylinder three-valve engine from the CLK 55, also available for this model.

To facilitate the displacement increase to 6.1 liters BRABUS uses a custom-machined engine block, a crankshaft with longer stroke, and larger pistons. The cylinder heads are also precision-machined and fitted with special camshafts.

A stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with performance headers and metal catalysts also contributes to the impressive power yield as do custom-programmed engine electronics. The engine, the custom-calibrated five-speed transmission as well as the BRABUS locking differential are all operated with ARAL high-performance lubricants. The custom-developed locking differential is essential for the excellent traction of the driven rear wheels and optimizes acceleration
performance.

With 445 hp / 327 kW of power at 6,000 rpm and an enormous peak torque of 635 Nm at 4,500 rpm the BRABUS C V8 S delivers extraordinary performance: The special model accelerates in just 4.5 seconds to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 305 km/h.

At those speeds efficient aerodynamics are of the utmost importance: The BRABUS front apron lends the C V8 S a more striking appearance and reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds. The BRABUS rear apron with integrated diffuser provides the optimal aerodynamic balance.

The enormous performance potential places high demands on tires, suspension and brakes. The BRABUS C V8 S comes with multi-piece BRABUS Monoblock VI light-alloy wheels in size 8.5Jx19 on the front axle and in size 9.5Jx19 in the rear. The good-looking double-spoke wheels are fitted with tires in sizes 235/35 ZR 19 in front and 265/30 ZR 19 on the rear axle. BRABUS recommends Michelin and Pirelli high-performance tires.

Together with its technology partner SACHS BRABUS custom-developed a comfortable sport suspension with gas-pressure shocks, sport springs and custom sway bars for the new C V8 S.

The BRABUS C V8 S also comes equipped with six-piston aluminum fixed calipers and 355-mm vented and cross-drilled discs on the front axle, and 300-mm discs with four-piston aluminum fixed calipers in the rear. This high-performance brake system was calibrated to work with the standard driving-dynamics systems ABS, ASR and ESP. Even under extreme braking stress these brakes guarantee maximum endurance and stopping power.

The interior of the BRABUS C V8 S exudes an especially exclusive ambiance with its soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather. For safe vehicle operation the high-performance machine comes with an ergonomically shaped BRABUS sport steering wheel. The sporty character is further reinforced with polished BRABUS aluminum parts such as foot pedals and shift knob.


BRABUS C V8 S - Technical Data
Body: Based on Mercedes C-Class W/S/CL 203
Engine: BRABUS 6.1 S increased-displacement engine
Displacement: 6,034 cm³
Power output: 445 hp / 327 kW at 6,000 rpm
Peak torque: 635 Nm at 4,500 U/min
Compression: 11.0 : 1
Drivetrain: Five-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive
0 - 100 km/h: 4.5 sec.
V/max: 305 km/h
Price: from 99,900 Euros
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Holy cow. That comes out to a whopping $127,991 USD, on top of the cost of the car itself. For that price, why don't you just get a SL55 or a Porsche Turbo? I don't get this. Why would anyone buy this stuff?
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That comes out to a whopping $127,991 USD, on top of the cost of the car itself.
The price is for the entire car. BTW, it would then be declared as a Brabus car and wouldn't be a Mercedes-Benz any more.

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Holy cow. That comes out to a whopping $127,991 USD, on top of the cost of the car itself. For that price, why don't you just get a SL55 or a Porsche Turbo? I don't get this. Why would anyone buy this stuff?
Honestly, Brabus is a great tuner but for over $100,000...... seriously, id rather get an SL55
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Honestly, Brabus is a great tuner but for over $100,000...... seriously, id rather get an SL55
agreed.
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What a deal $127,000. And my car only does 0-60mph in 4.6s and will equal that top speed for less than $2000 in mods.
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holy smoke, who would be that crazy to spend that much money on this?? you can get a s600, s55, sl55, or e55 with warrantly and all the good stuff.
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wonder how mnay of those they will actually sell.
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These cars are for people who want a particular car (i.e. a tricked out C) and have less concern for cost or value. Sure, the person could go buy an SL, but, perhaps they don't want that at the moment, especially with the comfort of knowing they can buy that car at any time they want. Even better, the person might already have a tricked out SL parked in one of 5 occupied garage spaces. Personally, I think it's awesome. Sure, there is a huge premium and it's definitely a terrible value play, but I can see a why person with an abundance of disposable income who wants a smaller, N/A, MB sedan would buy it. It's not my cup of tea, nor do I have a 5 car garage and an abundance of disposable income, but I think it's pretty cool. The only thing it needs is a Kleemann SC on top of it.

It's like being Steinbrenner on a very small scale. Just worry about what you want, and don't get hung up on how much it costs to get you there.:v

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It's nothing like an AMG, BRABUS is a lot more mental, it's the whole experience. For a buyer who'd consider the CV8, you'd expect him to have the BRABUS CV8 for his daily drive, and a CLK DTM for the weekends, and whilst that, he's pinning to get the BULLIT. BRABUS is what the AMG Black Series is trying to be. These cars is an absolute statement.
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