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.