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.

Mercedes C-class conversion C V8 S by Brabus - right-rear view

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.

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