Think back a little more than ten months ago and you may remember a new Lorinser tuning package we told you about aimed at enhancing the already capable Mercedes C-Class. If you can't remember, not to worry, because earlier this week Lorinser released the details of the same tuning program yet again. If you didn't catch it the first time around, here's what you missed.
Outside, the typical Lorinser fare is all present. This includes a new front and rear apron, side skirts, 19-inch light alloy wheels, and a new distinctly shaped sport exhaust system. Under the hood, power's been boosted from the C350's factory 200 kW/272 hp to 224 kW/305 hp, while torque jumps from 350Nm to 380Nm. And inside, a range of interior appointments are available all emblazoned with the Lorinser logo, including custom floor mats and leather seating.
It's a tasteful package – one that adds an air of exclusivity without compromising the C's original integrity. To see it in action, keep scrolling for a wealth of high resolution photos highlighting the Lorinser Mercedes C-Class from various-yet-equally-attractive angles (click any photo to enlarge).
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Lorinser makes the C-Class "hot" with 305 HP: Digital revolution renders classic engine tuning more effective than ever
Hot camshafts? In the age of chip tuning, that sounds like a relic of the Eighties. Incorrectly, as there is not much extra power to be gained electronically from a naturally aspirated engine. Mechanical measures continue to be the first choice there, and more effective than ever before in combination with an adjustment of the engine management. One particularly successful example is the C 350 Limousine from Sportservice Lorinser, an almost irresistible temptation for everyone with petrol in their blood: special camshafts and a modified engine control unit kindle here far more fire than the series version of the extremely successful 3.5-litre V6. 305 HP (224 kW) instead of 272 HP (200 kW) are an end result that can be more than seen in a non-charged engine, especially since the fast Mercedes accelerates powerfully with 380 instead of 350 Nm, even at very low RPM. As a result of the tuning measure, the interval between opening the exhaust valve and closing the intake valve becomes bigger. The result is a "hot" overlap, which is where the camshaft modification gets its name from. On the other hand, the Lorinser lowering kit is responsible for the "hot" handling in the bend. An additional bonus in the driving-fun account.
Digital or analogue? Music fans may argue about this point, but not car enthusiasts. Of course, the Lorinser sports exhaust system plays music purely mechanically, and develops such a crescendo when the accelerator pedal is pushed enthusiastically that even eardrums get goosebumps. But the optical charms of the C-Class also easily arouse the desire to own one. Is it the well-designed exhaust tailpipes integrated into the Lorinser rear apron that the sporty roof and rear spoiler soar above? The muscular side sills or the striking front apron? An abundance of details that add up to a fascinating automobile. The model RS 8 matt black 19-inch light-alloy wheels draw attention to themselves as they provide exciting contrasts in combination with the white bodywork colour. An additional stylish alternative is the silver-coloured light-alloy wheel RS 9 from the Lorinser assortment. An offer that repeatedly proves in its totality that the Winnenden customiser won't be losing steam any time soon when it comes down to stirring up passions for automobiles.
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