Having a bit of fun with the new W205.
The new W205-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a newcomer and aftermarket companies are still learning the ins and outs of the new German sedan. The team at Schmidt Revolution has unveiled a few new upgrades for the new C-Class that help both visually and performance-wise from the chassis on up.
The first area that Schmidt Revolution focused on with the new W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class was the chassis. Here, they swapped out the factory wheels for a set of their lightweight Gambit wheels wearing a high-gloss silver finish for this application. Up front, the wheels come in at 8.5 x 20 while the rear staggers in with a wider 10.0 x 20 fitment for a larger footprint. Dunlop rubber was chosen for both axles with 235/30-20 tires being worn up front and 275/25-20 at the rear.
The new wheel and tire fitment was paired up with a new KW coilover suspension that reduces ride height and optimizes handling. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was equipped with a set of KW Variant 3 coilovers from their Inox Line. These coilovers have the ability to reduce the ride height by 35 to 70 mm for a better center of gravity. Drivers can also adjust the damping in rebound and compression, independently of each other. Schmidt Revolution can also install the KW Variant 1 and 2 coilovers instead, and a KW DCC ECU coilover setup with electronic damping adjustment is currently in development for the new W205.
Power wasn’t the main focus with Schmidt Revolution on the new W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but they did enlist the help of Carlsson to up the power on their C220 BlueTec show car. The 170 horsepower, 295 lb-ft. of torque factory output on the diesel goes up to 204 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque for a bit more pep in its step on winding roads.
All of the featured upgrades on the new W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are currently available from Schmidt Revolution.
Schmidt Revolution Mercedes-Benz C-Class Specifications
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Schmidt Revolution Gambit lightweight
Wheel Finish: High gloss silver (Satin Black also available)
Front Wheels: 8.5 x 20
Rear Wheels: 10.0 x 20
Front Tires: 235/30-20
Rear Tires: 275/25-20
Suspension: KW Variant 3, 35-70 mm lower, adjustable compression and rebound
-Carlsson ECU tune
-204 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque
Schmidt Revolution Mercedes-Benz C-Class Gallery
Source: Schmidt Revolution