Everybody is nowadays interested in the new Mercedes-Benz V-Class. But the predecessors are not to be missed, because they can be upgraded for a reasonable price to become sports-vans. This is the case for the Viano prepared by KTW specialist.
The most powerful engine of the new V-Class is a 190 HP 2.2 diesel, which is pretty good. But not so good, if we compare it to the previous Viano and its top-of-the-line diesel variant, that packed a 224 HP 3.0 litres CDI, for those who wanted more from a van that could carry more people than an R-Class and more luggage than an E-Class Estate, at the same time.
Well, now the fans of that Viano will be happier, because KTW specialists focused their attention on this particular version. By installing a Brabus-sourced ECO PowerXtra D6S module in the electronics of the engine, they managed to raise the power from 224 HP to 265 HP, while the maximum torque bumped from 440 Nm to 500 Nm.
Maybe you won’t find enough the difference of 41 HP, but it only costs you 1.990 euros to make the Viano faster, that is 0-100 km/h in just 8.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 208 km/h. These values are better than the new Mercedes-Benz V 250 BlueTec (190 HP). Just a thought.
Meanwhile, you can’t miss other things in the menu: the 22-inch alloy wheels set, with a sport design and the 255/30 R 22 tyres, along with the Bilstein coilover suspension, so that the van could be handled sportier, but also safer. All of these modifications require another 5.000 euros, but it’s really a small price to pay for such a performant van.