This is the Most Powerful C350 CDI in the World

Mercedes-Benz C350 CDI 7 photos
Photo: GAD Tuning
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People who usually buy a Mercedes-Benz C350 CDI don't really put fuel economy first when making the choice, there is always a 180, 200, 220, 250 or even 300 CDI (in Europe) model that can sip much less fuel at the pump.
No, they are usually looking for the V6 engine's Torque. And the C350 CDI has mountains of torque. 620 Nm (457,3 lb/ft), to be more exact.

But, there is one thing to brag about climbing a tall mountain and another about having your picture taken on the Everest. This was probably the reasoning behind the following tuning project.

A collaborative tuning project, the Rebellion Automotive RA350D is not your average diesel C-Class, since the torque its engine makes could be very well fit for a WW II submarine.

The Rebellion Automotive-tuned Benz has almost 800 Nm, 785 Nm (577.9 lb/ft) to be more precise, and 324 BHP. These figures come via a bespoke ECU remap upgrade by GAD Tuning, while the rest of the car was modified using Rebellion Automotive's own ideas and specifications of what a sports diesel car should be like.

The entire modified parts list, provided for us by the car's owner, consists of the following:
  • Full C63 AMG 6 pot and 4 pot Brakes
  • Full C63 AMG Shocks and springs
  • Carbon Fiber Diffuser
  • Carbon Fiber Spoiler
  • Carbon Fiber Splitter
  • High Flow Air Intakes
  • Custom Quad exhaust system
  • Worlds first High flow DPF
  • Custom Remap by GAD Tuning 

From what we understand, the project is still ongoing, but the aforementioned numbers make the tuned C 350 CDI accelerate faster than an F10 BMW M5. We're now waiting for a video of the diesel monster in action.
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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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