Lorinser tunes one of the most successful S-Classes of all time Complete bodywork and attractive alloy wheels for the W221 series

Lorinser tunes one of the most successful S-Classes of all time Complete bodywork and attractive alloy wheels for the W221 series

Posted 18 September, 2019 at 10:20

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine


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It was almost 15 years ago that the W221 series S-Class was delivered for the first time. With its bold design, it clearly distinguishes itself from the more subtle predecessor. This was well received by the public, and more than 500,000 units were sold over a period of just under eight years, with only the legendary W126 having been more successful to date. Due to its great popularity, Sportservice Lorinser has continued to offer its extensive tuning program for the W221. Almost all components that were available at the time of the launch of the S-Class vehicles are still on over today.

 

This includes the RS 8 alloy wheels (starting at 520 euro plus VAT), which are available in various finishes and sizes up to 21 inches. The wheels in turbine blade design represent timeless dynamics and have meanwhile become a real trademark at Lorinser. They are still an integral part of the range today and are available for many current vehicle models from the Mercedes range. Numerous other rim designs are also available for the W221.

 

If making a real impression is the aim, the extensive spoiler set is available, which was specially designed for early vehicles prior to the major model upgrades. "The basic body of the S-Class already looks extremely powerful in its original condition, but also relatively round and smooth," says Managing Director Marcus Lorinser, “which is why we start with these two features." The package (starting at 4765 euro plus VAT) includes the spoiler bumper with the striking round cornering lights, door sills and the rear valance including sports exhaust. Visually, the S-Class gains a lot of angularity, with a host of exciting details, spoiler edges and an implied diffuser underlining its sporty appeal. All parts can be supplied individually on request. The optional roof spoiler (375 euro plus VAT), chromed radiator grille (530 euro plus VAT) and rear lip
(350 euro plus VAT) add even more visual impact. The drum roll, however, should definitely be saved for the Lorinser front fenders (set 1650 euro plus VAT), which are also part of the brand DNA of the legendary tuner. With their two air outlets and powerful curves, they are a perfect match for the W221 with its wide wheel arches that come as standard.


Lorinser can also help all those wishing to optimize their S-Class W221 not only visually, but also in terms of performance. In addition to a lowering kit for the ABC or AIRMATIC suspension (400 euro plus VAT), the range also includes performance enhancements for state-of-the-art petrol and diesel engines. The kits cost a standard 1,084 euro plus VAT or 1,252 euro plus VAT for the AMG models.

 

 

Overview of performance enhancements for W221

 

Engine version

Series performance

Tuning performance

S 250 CDI (221.003, 221.103)

204 HP / 150 kW, 500 Nm

240 HP / 176 kW, 585 Nm

S 320 CDI (221.022, 221.122)

235 HP / 173 kW, 540 Nm

265 HP / 195 kW, 605 Nm

S 320 CDI 4MATIC (221.080, 221.180)

235 HP / 173 kW, 540 Nm

265 HP / 195 kW, 605 Nm

S 320 CDI

211 HP / 155 kW, 540 Nm

241 HP / 177 kW, 605 Nm

S 350 BlueTec (221.026, 221.126)

258 HP / 190 kW, 620 Nm

300 HP / 221 kW, 700 Nm

S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC (221.083, 221.183)

258 HP / 190 kW, 620 Nm

300 HP / 221 kW, 700 Nm

S 350 CDI

235 HP / 173 kW, 540 Nm

265 HP / 195 kW, 605 Nm

S 420 CDI (221.028, 221.128)

320 HP / 235 kW, 730 Nm

344 HP / 253 kW, 800 Nm

S 500 CGI (221.073, 221.173)

435 HP / 320 kW, 700 Nm

485 HP / 357 kW, 800 Nm

S 500 CGI 4MATIC (221.094, 221.194)

435 HP / 320 kW, 700 Nm

485 HP / 357 kW, 800 Nm

S 63 AMG (221.074, 221.174)

544 HP / 400 kW, 800 Nm

604 HP / 444 kW, 950 Nm

S 63 AMG (221.074, 221.174)

571 HP / 420 kW, 900 Nm

631 HP / 464 kW, 1050 Nm

 

 

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