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I have an older 97' c280 and I was thinking about buying a new car, then I thought what the heck...lets have some fun with it.

I checked with Brabus in Newport Beach [im in So. Cal] and they do a little "performance" kit for the c230k [sedan] but nothing for the c280 except a $15k engine displacement upgrade! All I was going to do was have someone pop in a turbo or supercharge it so that it would act a little sportier [like the c230k's].

I dont care about massive power anyway, and all the other cars [e-class etc] are just too big to park where I live in the city and are a pain.

The engine is a 2.6l straight-six and it has decent power but the throttle response [I think?] is much lazier than the smaller supercharged engines from MB [I've driven 3 kompressor sedans and 1 c230k coupe].

Any ideas? Specifically other places I could go to/call in Southern Ca. and see if there is anything [under $5000-$7000 or so] that I can do to spice this old car up? I havent had any luck finding any reputable MB tuners in Southern California apart from Brabus....which was surprising. :(

Or any other forums/websites? Thanks in advance.

Sorry for the long post.
 

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Interesting. Noting the mosselman turbo down right now.

Also thanks for the web address, checking it out now as well.

Still looking for installers/tuners in southern california [san diego and north up to irvine is my limit]....
 
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