Mercedes-Benz C320 CDI 4Matic by Kicherer

Mercedes-Benz C320 CDI 4Matic by Kicherer

Kicherer may not be as well known as its rival German tuners such as Brabus and MTM, but the company has a penchant for building some of the most stylish and aggressive kits in the business - especially when it comes to modifying cars from Mercedes-Benz. Some recent highlights include the SL63 Evo Edition and CLK63 Black Edition, and now the tuner has released a package for the more practical C320 CDI.

Kicherer has kitted up the car with a power upgrade package and race-proven aerodynamic kit. The standard performance has been increased from 224hp (167kW) to 265hp (197kW) and the torque from 376lb-ft (510Nm) to 442lb-ft (600Nm). The bump in power is courtesy of added boost pressure, a reprogrammed ECU and improved breathing mods. The end result is a 0-100km/h time of 6.7 seconds, while top speed has been lifted to 270km/h.

To match its performance, Kicherer fits an aerodynamic kit that includes a front apron, a diffuser-look apron at the rear, side moldings and rear spoiler. All parts are made of high-grade fiber-glass, while the front-end grille gets an electro-polished grille insert and double-headlight units with fog and driving lights. These parts are also available separately for fitment in combination with the standard bumper. Handling is enhanced with lowered sport springs and 19in RS-1 lightweight alloys.

Inside, the car is fitted with two-tone leather trim, a leather and wood steering wheel, and floor mats with Nappa leather bordering.