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I'd like to up the horsepower on my 2003 C240 (W203) using a turbo/super-charger.

I can't seem to find a kit for my model year.
 

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Nobody makes a kit that I've seen. You would be going off into uncharted territory. Probably cheaper to sell your car and buy a C32 AMG instead.
 

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You need to try Kleeman or Renntech. Good luck
 

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320/240 same engine, different stroke, most anything that works on 320 will work on the 240. The problem is what you want costs more than your car is worth. Figure a Kleemann kit installed will run you about $8-10K. You are much better off selling your car and getting a nice clean 2002-2003 C32. 349 HP, brembo brakes, napa leather, 17" wheels, very nice car and your car with a supercharger won't even come close to a C32 in performance.
 

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The OP asked for a kit. I am suspecting that means custom fabrication is out. If she or he has to pay to have things fabricated they will be better off going for a C32.
 

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The electric superchargers can really work - just, not very well. But technically, they do what they say, just badly. Search Youtube and you will find videos of people doing dyno runs with a leaf blower as well, it actually adds a lot of power.
 

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I watched one of the videos on YouTube years ago with a Toyota Tundra v6 that gained 25hp/tq from a leaf blower... :)
 

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custom mount a leaf blower on the intake.
I think a gas leaf blower would be more efficient. You could even connect it to the vehicles existing fuel system... :)
 

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Isn't the C32 a V6 Kompressor? If the 240 and 320 are similar engines, maybe a used supercharger from a C32 would work if you can find one.
Am I completely off track here?

I agree that the best solution would be to sell your car and get a C32 AMG instead.
 

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they are two different engines..hence 240 and 320
the engines are for 320 is a 3.2 V6 and the 240 is the 2.6 V6
C32 is based on 320 engine not 240
 
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