E 350 CDI S212 Wagon Gets 313 hp Via Chip Tuning

Mercedes-Benz E 350 CDI Wagon S212 on Dyno 1 photo
Photo: DigiServices TV/YouTube
Ye olde Mercedes-Benz E 350 CDI Wagon (S212), known in layman's terms as the pre-facelift E-Class, used to have both the torquiest and the most powerful single-turbocharged diesel engine in its segment.
With 265 hp and a massive 620 Nm (457 lb ft) of torque, it ran circles around any other engine in its category, with the only other six-cylinder diesel to best those figures having two either sequential or twin turbochargers.

Now that both BMW and Audi are offering 313 hp and 630+ Nm (465 lb ft) of torque out of their six-cylinder twin-turbocharged diesels, owners of the good old E 350 CDI are probably feeling the need for some extra oomph in the wait for a future Mercedes-Benz with a six-cylinder engine that uses more than one turbocharger.

Since the wait for a powerplant like that might be a little longer, the only solution left to rectify the “problem” would be to go for a well-made ECU tune.

The French from DigiServices did just that, upgrading a Mercedes-Benz E 350 CDI to develop 313 hp and 692 Nm (510 lb ft) of torque. In other words, for a few hundred Euros, you can now have a single-turbocharged V6 diesel that offers the same amount of horsepower but much more torque than a twin-turbocharged one.

Obviously, there are no performance figures available for the modified car, but considering that a stock model can sometimes outrun a BMW 530d xDrive F10 in the right circumstances, we suspect it should be pretty fast for an rather large oil-burner.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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