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BRABUS 6.1 S increased-displacement engine with 445 hp / 327 kW

Mega power for the Mercedes C-Class: 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.

Source - Brabus