Building a Mercedes C 230 with a Turbo VR6

Mercedes C 230 with a Turbo VR6

A team of enthusiasts in Central Florida are installing a VW VR6 into a 2002 Mercedes C 230 Kompressor. The project started when the factory 2.3 M111 inline-four overheated and damaged the cylinder head. So far the owner has converted the oil pan to a rear sump and made a prototype adapter plate out of wood to connect the VR6 to a Mercedes 716.668 six-speed manual transmission. Follow the project’s progress in the build thread.

Mercedes C 230 with a Turbo VR6

Mercedes C 230 with a Turbo VR6

Mercedes C 230 with a Turbo VR6

Mercedes C 230 with a Turbo VR6

Source: VWVortex

2 Comments

  1. Wayne Thomas

    There was a limited C32 coupe, so the AMG 3.2L fits. The only question is about the manual working right with the AMG computer. This was something RennSport was exploring.

  2. John

    Hey man I hope you see my comment because a fellow vr6 brother need help. I am currently swapping a Mazda rx7 fc turbo 2 with a vr6 and I’m having huge issue with crossmember and steering rack. I need to figure out where I can buy a pan just like yours and how did you managed to make the oil pump fit??

    Thank you!

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