The crew at Vath have just finished worked on their latest Mercedes-Benz E500 Cabriolet with the tuner’s upgrades certainly worthy of receiving an ‘AMG’ badge.
From a performance standpoint, the V8 engine of the E500 Cabriolet has been fitted with a new air cooling system, rear silencer and some electronic modifications which see it delivering a total of 550 hp and 830 Nm of torque from 2100 rpm. A complete stainless steel exhaust system is also available for just over 4600 euros with it incorporating two large oval tailpipes measuring 115 x 85 mm at both sides.
Vath also provides the E500 Cabriolet with a set of lowering springs which drop the ride height by 30 mm to not only improve the car’s appearance but to improve the handling as well. To cope with the extra power, a new braking system is offered with it including six piston front calipers clamping down onto 390 mm brake discs. Steel braided brake lines also come part of the upgraded brakes.
From a visual standpoint, a set of 20-inch wheels are available as is a new front splitter, rear diffuser and bootlid lip spoiler.
“As a rule, the automobiles of Mercedes-Benz brand from Daimler AG have the reputation of being of the highest level both technically and qualitatively. On the other hand, there are countless examples, which show that even these vehicles still have an optimization potential, which cannot be underestimated. Many of these aforementioned examples originate from the pen of globally operating Tuners VÄTH Automobiltechnik in Bavarian Hösbach, whose motto is „Give wings to your car“.
No other than black E 500 Cabrio (W207) had to “serve” this time. V50RS tuning-kit makes available individual fine-tuning of engine electronics with (with appropriate tire approval!) Vmax-increase to 300 km/h, in-house charge-air cooling system and comprising VÄTH-rear silencer system – enables V8-engine, instead of standard values now 550 hp (= 404 kW) as well as 830 Nm max. torque from 2.100 U/min. This should cost about 10,591 euro. In this context, it should also be mentioned that chip tuning is possible from 1,890 euro or – for small motorized models – from only 1.250 euro.
If you want to have a rear silencer system made of VA-stainless steel with flap control system and two oval tailpipes in 115 x 85 mm on both sides as well as flanged edge tailpipes, then we can help you for 4,629.10 euro. VÄTH has also installed a rear diffuser of carbon with fins and larger underbody for 2,011.10 euro. The lowering by 30 mm is carried out by set of springs for the price of 618.80 euro. Super-class braking system should go without saying for this balance of power: VA 6-piston brake callipers with high-efficiency coating, which bite into potted 390-mm-brake discs and brake fluid Castrol SFR flows into the steel braided-brake lines (Warning: this braking system requires minimum 19-inch rims with corresponding H-level at the VA). This maximum braking power is offered at 5,355 euro.
The connection between car and road is taken over by rims E 500 in 8.5×20 with tyres in 235/30R20 in front or in 10×20 with 275/25R20 at the back optimally adapted by VÄTH. Then it is necessary to mention trunk lip spoiler of carbon fibre (1,761.20 euro) as well various accessories, including carbon interior, sports steering wheel and aluminium pedals.