BRABUS punches up the Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI

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BRABUS has announced its D3 S POWER XTRA tuning kit for Mercedes-Benz's new C220 CDI sedan. The Euro-market oil-burner sees a marked improvement in performance after installation, with power jumping from 168 hp/295 lb-ft to 217 horses and a stout 354 lb-ft of torque. On the road, this shaves a full second off the run to 100 km/h (62 mph), which takes 7.8 seconds post-modification. The car's top speed increases to 149 mph, a 6 mph gain. Despite the added performance, emissions remain at the same Euro IV-compliant levels as the factory-stock C220 CDI. Installation can be performed at any Mercedes-Benz dealer's service department. Naturally, BRABUS would love for buyers of the power kit to pony up for additional accessories like the tuner's sport exhaust and bodywork modifications, but they're certainly not required.

Follow the jump for BRABUS' full press release.

[Source: BRABUS]

Brand-New for the Latest Mercedes-Benz C 220 CDI:
50 PS (49 hp) / 36.8 kW more Power and an Extra 80 Nm (59 lb-ft) of Torque with BRABUS D3 S POWER XTRA

An increase in maximum power output from standard 170 PS (168 hp) / 125 kW to 220 PS (217 hp) / 162 kW, a jump in torque from 400 Nm to 480 Nm (295 to 354 lb-ft), combined with maximum environmental friendliness in accordance with Euro IV emission limits, and all that backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty� of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers (see BRABUS warranty conditions): For the new Mercedes-Benz C 220 CDI BRABUS presents the new BRABUS POWER XTRA D3 S power kit.

The processor-controlled BRABUS auxiliary control unit with integrated injector drive module comes with a ready-to-connect wire harness and detailed installation instructions. It can be installed quickly and easily by any authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. The BRABUS POWER XTRA D3 S tuning kit works flawlessly in conjunction with the standard particulate filter of the C 220 CDI and increases maximum power output by 50 PS (49 hp) / 36.8 kW and peak torque by 80 Nm (59 lb-ft). Despite the increased performance emissions of the turbodiesel engine remain on the low level of the production car: Even with BRABUS performance tuning the car meets stringent EURO IV emission standards.

The added powerful of the tuned diesel engine is noticeable in every traffic situation: The increase in torque gives the C 220 CDI superior pulling power even at low engine speeds, making passing maneuvers shorter and safer.
Vehicle performance speaks for itself: With a sprint time from 0 � 100 km/h (62 mph) of 7.8 seconds the C 220 CDI with BRABUS D3 S performance kit takes almost a full second less than the production car. The top speed of 239 km/h (149 mph) exceeds that of the production model by 10 km/h (6 mph).

The fully stainless-steel BRABUS quad sport exhaust for the Mercedes C 220 CDI looks great and gives the car a more powerful exhaust note.

In addition to performance tuning BRABUS offers an extensive customization program for the new Mercedes C-Class. The product range includes a sporty yet elegantly shaped aerodynamic-enhancement kit, sporty suspension modifications from a simple lowering kit to a complete sports suspension, high-performance brake systems as well as exclusive interior accessories including handcrafted fully leather interiors made from only the very best materials with utmost precision and loving attention to detail.

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