Mercedes V50S by VÄTH

Mercedes V50S by VÄTH 27.8.2012
Mercedes V50S by VÄTH 27.8.2012

Tops out at 300 km/h (186 mph)

VÄTH has introduced an updated V50S tuning program for the Mercedes E500 (aka E550).

Starting with the exterior, the model has been equipped with a carbon fiber body kit that includes a front spoiler, a revised grille, a rear diffuser and a trunk-mounted spoiler. There's also a retuned suspension module and 20-inch alloy wheels.

To spruce up the cabin, the company offers premium leather upholstery, a sport steering wheel, carbon fiber / wood trim and a speedometer that tops out at 360 km/h (224 mph).

For added performance, the firm installed an optimized ECU and a charge air cooling system. Thanks to these modifications, the twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8 engine develops 520 PS (382 kW / 513 hp) and 810 Nm (597 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

The modifications, on this particular model, cost €32,250 ($40,400 / £25,540) - excluding VAT.


Source: VÄTH


Since 2011 Mercedes Benz installs the new generation of biturbo engines in more and more 500 models.
These are more fuel efficient and more powerful than the previous naturally aspirated engines.

Representative for the identically powered models CLS 500, S 500, CL 500, SL 500, ML 500 and G 500, the company VÄTH has subjected the current E 500 biturbo to an performance upgrade, which competes with a E 63 with a naturally aspirated engine.

The professionals from Hoesbach have really put some beef in the currently exciting E-Class: Genes from the racing sport were practically implanted in the E 500 biturbo through V50S. The optimization of the engine electronics compromises the individual fine tuning including the increased Vmax, the Väth charge air cooling system and the also in-house rear silencer system.

With 381 kW / 520 hp and maximum torque of 810 Nm from 4,633 cc, the E 500 biturbo is no way inferior even to an AMG after his power upgrade, though he has less thirst in contrast to an old E 63 AMG for example. From the standing position, the 100 km/h are reached in 4.5 seconds (with appropriate tire approval!) and a maximum speed of 300 km/h is possible. At this point it must be mentioned, that fuel, engine and transmission oil are cooled specifically. Simultaneously, the high-performance brake system is optimized appropriately on the front axle with 390 mm brake discs, potted for 6 piston calipers, including brake linings, racing brake fluid and steelflex brake hoses.

The three-piece forged wheels by VÄTH in 9x20 inch with tires in the dimension 245/30-20 at the front axle and 10.5 x 20 inch with 285/25-20 at the rear stand perfect in the body. In this context it must be said about the modified sports suspension (well known at Mercedes as the Airmatic), that it is pleasantly comfortable in the first damper stage and sporty-hard in the second damper stage, that achieves a further improved cornering performance. The front spoiler, made of high quality carbon fibre, and the
radiator grille without the star achieve in addition to the nobler appearance also improved aerodynamics, just as the carbon fibre rear diffusor with fins and larger underbody, as well as the trunk spoiler lip, also in carbon fibre.

In the interior there is a sport steering wheel in leather/leather design, also available on demand with carbon or woodwork, and the VÄTH speedometer extension to 360 km/h. The total cost for this modification amounts to 32.250 euros plus VAT.


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Comments (3)

slim slim
LAST generation BMW M6 stock would out accelerate this. Im not too impressed with the performance at all. Even the old E55 AMG Kompressor could outrun it to 60mph. The power this thing puts out with 2 turbos should have it just a bit faster than that. The body styling is stealthy and not overwhelming. So I like it. Maybe a better tire choice would shave a few tenths off here and there like it did on the FRS.
Aug 28th, 2012 2:01am
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Don't expect a Ferrari figure of 0-60. This car has huge amount of torque and it is a RWD car so the traction control can't prevent the tyres from spinning. But don't worry, the amount of torque will help the car to reach 186 mph in an impressive time.
Aug 28th, 2012 3:59am
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taliz taliz
Err, you're comparing apples and pears here. The basis for this car is the E500, so if anything it should be compared to a souped up BMW 550 or such, not an M or AMG car.
Aug 28th, 2012 1:31pm
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