See what we mean on the new C63-S not really feeling that special or unique versus the regular C-Class? This VAETH special on the W205 Estate is based on one of the cheapest engines offered: the C180. And it looks this good with springs, wheels and a few aero pieces??!
Yes indeed. Power is up fairly dramatically from 156-horsepower to 192-horsepower via an ECU reflash, while the quad pipes in back also help liberate a few more ponies and much more sound.
Lowering springs drop the car 30-mm closer to the Earth, and 20-inch wheels round out the stance refinement. A carbon-fiber front splitter is included for extra visual aggression up front, along with claimed aero benefits.
These tuning upgrades show the huge potential of the new C-Class overall. The VAETH kits are available, or will soon be offered, for almost all the engines and trim levels in the range. So what? With a 30-minute ECU reprogramming, your new C400 could instantly be making almost 450-horsepower, a jump of more than 80 from the factory outputs. Impressive.
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate by VAETH
C-CLASS T-MODEL WITH V18 TUNING KIT by VAETH
The Hoesbach VAETH company with its sections car and engine techniques is well known either for car tuning in all its facets and for reconstruction of Mercedes-Benz classic cars. Worldwide numerous examples for automobile art and feats in engine techniques can be admired.
The mentioned V18 tuning kit has been applied to a silver colored C 180 CGI T-model with more than 156 serial HP (= 115 kW) with the result that now the 1,595 cm³ of engine size release 192 HP (= 141 kW) with 300 Nm of max. torque at 2,800 rpm, which means max. speed of 230 kmph (140 mph). For the V18 tuning kit VAETH demands 1,249.50 € plus 238.00 € for mounting.
The sports exhaust consists of the components down pipe system (271 EVO) with 200 trimetal stainless steel cells cat warranting for 5 to 8 % more of power and a two flood stainless steel axle back exhaust system with two oval end pipes 115 x 85 mm each right and left, end pipe edges and Vehicle type approval. For both components VAETH demand 2,011.10 € each and twice 297.50 € for mounting.
A lowering set for 345,10 € lets the VAETH team give the C-class a sportive look, nevertheless being comfortable and safe, 30 mm nearer to asphalt. Mounting including axle alignment demand another 434.35 €.
Three part forged VAETH rims with titan colored star (available also in silver or car color) join car and road. The four forged rims cost 6,111.84 € incl. VAT: Dimensions 8.5 x 20 inches in front (1,485.12 € incl. VAT each) and 10 x 20.0 inches in the rear (1,570.80 € VAT included), optionally narrower, of course.
A made of high-class sight carbon front spoiler for 1,416.10 € plus 178.50 € for mounting warrant for better aerodynamics, less uplift and last but not least for noble and sportive optics. They also made of sight carbon rear diffuser with fins is identical in price for sedan (vehicles with Avantgarde exterior only) and T-model costing 1,654.10 € plus 238.00 € for mounting. For perfectionists VAETH offers aluminum pedals set for the interior of automatics and a set of wear resistant black velours footmats with the company’s silver logotype.
Photos: Jordi Miranda
For more information concerning this sensibly upgraded by V18 tuning kit C-class model please contact directly
VAETH Automobiltechnik GmbH
Aschaffenburger Str. 75
phone. +49 60 21 / 4 54 74 -0
fax +49 60 21 / 4 54 74 26
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