We break down the Vath E500 Coupe V50S tuning package, but is it worth an additional 33 thousand euros? Photos and more inside.
German tuners Väth Automobiltechnik have released their set of upgrades for the Mercedes-Benz E 500. Dubbed V50S, the coupe gets a boost of 47 PS (35 kW / 46 hp) along with other performance and aero changes.
The tuned machine now generates 435 PS (320 kW / 429 hp) and up to 575 Nm (424 lb-ft) of torque, to provide a top speed of about 280 km/h (174 mph). Aside from computer optimization, the increase was achieved with a new sport air filter and exhaust. Total price for just this aspect is €8,211.
Another €2,963 gets you 20-inch three-piece Smiths wheels, with adjustable suspension and shocks. Six-piston brake calipers, 378mm brake discs, Castrol SRF brake fluid with new lines will run €5,355.
You can fully modify the car's look with a new front fascia, decklid spoiler, and rear diffuser made from carbon fiber. These combine to cost €4,950, while €2,737 gets the customer leather interior and carbon trim. The company also offers a few other options as well.