Supercharged 2004 C230 Gets a Performance Upgrade by Mercedes Tuners
Today’s Mercedes Tuners tuning story is about the 2004 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor Sport. Mercedes Kompressor, which could perhaps be mistaken as an autobot in the latest Transformers movie. It is really just a fancy term for supercharger. A supercharger is used to boost car’s power and speed by mechanically increasing the intake of air. Indeed, the first supercharged cars came from Daimler-Benz in 1920s. With the experience gained from supercharging aircraft after WWI, the first supercharged Mercedes were unveiled at the Berlin Auto Show in 1921. They certainly caused a bit of a stir. At the Targa Florio race in 1922, a supercharged Mercedes would kick off a long series of wins for Mercedes and Mercedes-Benz racing cars.
To begin with, those very early supercharged models can be best described like this: “To drive them, to hear the shriek of the mechanical charger, to feel the power of its engine, to enjoy the luxury of the refined ambiance or to compete in racing… that was clearly the crowning glory of motoring.” Today, supercharged Mercedes look a lot different than their predecessors, but that sentiment and passion remains. Additionally, we also use the power of tuning to make this C230’s engine perform to its greatest potential.
Why Mercedes Tuners Love the Supercharged 2004 C230 Performance Upgrade
That’s why Mercedes Tuners love this car. Starting with the stock specs; The C230 has a 1.8L I-4 engine with 189 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 192 LBS-FT torque at 3,500 rpm. The exterior styling of the C-Class was inspired by its big brother, the S-Class. Our Mercedes Tune, a Stage 1 tune would increase horsepower to 227 and torque to 231 LBS-FT. Of course, that’s a nice boost for this car. No matter what model Mercedes you drive, we will customize your tune to you. You can even keep your old stock tune with a ECU+ package. Although we rarely see people go back to stock.
Ultimately, we take pride in optimizing the engines for improved performance and fuel efficiency. Equally important, in this case, we analyzed and adjusted this C230’s electronic control unit (ECU). As a matter of fact, Mercedes Tuners tailor the programming to provide more power and torque. Furthermore, other tunes based on your specific needs are also accommodated.
Above all, this C230 saw a 20% increase in horsepower and a 20% increase in torque. Our customers typically report back a reduction in fuel consumption, a smoother acceleration and a much-improved throttle response. We are always careful to provide the best possible performance and results, within the original safety margins of your car. If for some reason the tune seems too powerful for everyday driving, we can easily modify your tune or return it to its stock file.
Most importantly, we have spent nearly 30 years maintaining Mercedes Benz vehicles from complete rebuilds to Mercedes ECU tunes. Indeed, during the past 10-15 years, cars have been getting a lot more complicated. Much is controlled by the likes of the ECU that you can really make a difference without expensive upgrades.
Want to learn more? Just give us a call and we’ll chat with you about the possibilities for increasing the performance of your car. Mercedes Tuners know your car.