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Well here’s something different. If you just so happen have to be stuck with a minivan, you might as well get a luxurious one that looks cool, right? Mercedes-Benz recently released the Viano Van in Europe and German tuning house A.R.T. is releasing a Viano tuning program for early next year.
The tuning program transforms the exterior of the van from mundane soccer mom to sexy soccer mom. The front lip features additional LED lights, while the side skirts and rear skirt adds a sense of sportiness to the van’s look. Making it even more aggressive is a roof spoiler and A.R.T.’s quad-tipped exhaust system.
A.R.T. also offers a lowering kit for the minivan, giving the vehicle the stance it needs for the 18-inch or 19-inch monoART1 or monoART2 wheels.
A.R.T. is also offering performance upgrades depending on which model Viano you have. The 3.0L V6 CDI receives an ECU upgrade, pushing horsepower to 268-hp and torque to 391 ft-lbs. The 3.5L V6 receives more engine mods, including cylinder head port and polishing, more aggressive cams and a new air filter. This package bumps horsepower to 327-hp with 299 ft-lbs of torque.
On the inside, A.R.T. offers a new steering wheel and accents with any combination of leather, wood and/or carbon fiber. And to keep all those kids in the van entertained? A.R.T. will be more than happy to install a multimedia DVD system, additional monitors, Playstation, business equipment and more. We’re guessing a ton of iPads wouldn’t be out of reach for A.R.T.
GALLERY: A.R.T. Mercedes-Benz Viano Tuner