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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-05-2014, 07:53 PM
    So, um, yes, you can say the new F80 M3 and F82 M4 respond pretty well to bolt on modifications. Journalists are still getting their hands on stock cars to test but Burger Tuning (BMS) already has the car over 500 wheel horsepower. This is not too surprising as with a mild bump in boost on a beta Stage I BMS tune the car already showed 479 horsepower at the wheels. Now with some further refinement to the tune and some ethanol (E85) the result is over 500 whp. Here are the details in the words of Terry@BMS: Hey guys, Got back from a couple hours of dyno tuning and came back with some interesting results. This car definitely likes E85... The JB4 now has full electronic wastegate control in addition to the fuel mass control & CANbus, paving the way for E85 testing. The test car is our 2015 DCT M3, 100% stock with a JB4, with ethanol mixed with 91 octane at 30-50%. I've been running E30 for the last week on a tune that ramps up to around 25psi and I've been very impressed with it. On the dyno today running that same trim resulting in a very consistent ~510whp / ~510wtq results. Although the turbo holds boost to redline it looks like shifting around 6000 rpm will result in the best acceleration results as power noses off above that. While I had it strapped down I decided to explore more aggressive power levels. Added a little more E85 and went on an hour long adventure through many different curves and tweaks. Finally arrived at a 28psi peak tune which yielded ~540whp / ~575wtq. I've not tested this much on the street so we'll have to see how viable it is. But this just goes to show you how much room was left on the table for tuning with this platform. This car is an animal.
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  • Mybabym5's Avatar
    07-08-2014, 07:55 PM
    Hey guys, had some good races the other night against a well and heavy modded C63 Coupe with the MCT tranny. Races ranged from around 45-180 mph over in Europe.. Sorry for the video quality, Europe is always so dark at night. E60 M5 SMG: -Evolve alpha N stage 3 tune -RPI OEM headers with primary cat delete -RPI GTS Full Exhaust -RPI oil cooler -RPI pulley -BMC drop in filters with RPI scoops -ESS Euro SMG software -Michelin PSS (stock rims) VS C63 AMG Coupe MCT - Eurocharged Handheld loader with V5 tune - MCT TCU tune w/Weistec MCT Valve Body Upgrade - MBH Tri Y Headers, MBH Catless Midpipes, MBH X-pipe - Agency Power 2.75" Mandrel Bent Valvetronic Exhaust - Renntech Dual 82MM Throttle Bodies - SpeedDriven Billet Trans Pan - SLS Spark Plugs (One Step Colder) - Quaife LSD - Carbonio CF Intake Boxes -JL Motoring "Ram Air" CF Intake - Evosport UnderDrive Pulley - MHP 180 degree Coolant Thermostat - MHP Thermalnator gaskets to stop heat transfer from head to intake manifold - Thermal/Radiant Heat wrap of Intake Manifold, Airboxes, Intake Tubes, Intake Y Pipe that connects airboxes to Intake Manifold - Weistec Billet Catch Can - 19 inch Forgestar CF10's wrapped in Nitto NT05 I believe these are all of his mods, he can correct if anything is wrong or missing. My car is currently at 4100LBS, and the C63 according to the owner is around 3850LBS. Here is a combo of the videos in one. I am very happy with how my M5 performed. She has still some power to squeeze out like evolve intakes and long tube headers over my stock decatted headers.. Both awesome NA engines, and was a good time! Camera in M5 in first 2 races. 3rd video is a chase car video.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-30-2014, 10:13 AM
    Porsche 911 and BMW M3/M4 comparisons are nothing new. The M3 traditionally offered Porsche 911 level performance but at a lower price point of entry with greater daily usability. The Porsche 911 of course offered the Porsche prestige and the driving dynamics of a lighter two seat sports car. Not much has changed although the M car now offers much more brute force than the 911. The power, torque, and performance gap is the greatest it has ever been. Now Car and Driver chose a 7-speed manual Porsche 911 to compare to the BMW M4. The M4 has a dual clutch transmission and this would be closer if the Porsche had the optional PDK transmission. It is what it is though and the BMW M4 simply has the 911 overmatched. It has more power at 425 horsepower (which is severely underrated to begin with) to the 911's 350 horsepower. It has more torque at 406 lb-ft to the 911's 287 lb-ft. The straightline contest is no contest. The M4 runs through the 1/4 mile in 12.1 @ 119. The 911 Carrera completes the 1/4 in 12.7 seconds at 113 miles per hour. It makes efficient use of its 350 horses thanks to its roughly 400 pound lighter curb weight but even if this was the 400 horsepower Carrera S with a PDK transmission the M4 would still win. This is the largest the acceleration gap between the 911 Carrera and M3/M4 has ever been. Speaking of weight the M4 comes in at 3581 pounds. It just is not as light as we were made to believe. Car and Driver's own weight figures place the F82 M4 30 pounds lighter than a comparably equipped E92 M3 and that sounds about right. BMW did try to make the M4 lighter but it is mostly to mask the added weight of the turbo powerplant and associated plumbing. If the M4 actually hit the 3300 pound figures BMW was throwing around... well, no point dreaming. Also take a look at the front to rear weight distribution figure. BMW no longer is building 50/50 balanced cars in the turbo era despite what they claim. Car and Driver states that the 911 steering is more precise and offers a better feel. They also state the 911 is more fun to drive. Basically, Car and Driver calls the M4 the muscle car to the 911's more nimble sports car character. The handling performance between the two is actually about even with the M4 and 911 both pulling .98g on the skidpad. What is odd though is that the 911 is not equipped with a limited slip differential. Seriously Porsche? For an $85k base price that is asking too much? Really what this comes down to is price for performance. The M4 offers more performance for less money with greater usability. The 911 is the better sports car of the two, no question. It is more fun to drive as well. That said, Car and Driver nails the conclusion. 'The M4 is more challenging to drive at the limit, but it's far easier to drive faster beneath it. It's the quintessential German muscle car to Porsche's quintessential German sports car. Is one design more right than the other? That's a matter of opinion. But it's hard to argue with a car that delivers more performance for less money.' The M car has more of a muscle car character than a sports car character? Welcome to the new M.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-12-2014, 07:52 PM
    The N54 moves forward with a new fastest 1/4 mile record. The previous record set by a 6-speed manual E92 335i was set by Vishnu with a 131.99 mile per hour pass. That was done back in May of 2012 so it has taken some time for the bar to be raised. The new record stands at 133.37 but Vishnu's 10.822 elapsed time remains the quickest 335 pass to date. The 2.7 60 foot time with this new record is obviously not going to get one into the 10's. Part of the problem is lag from the from the Precision 6466 turbocharger. This is something automatic 335's will have to figure out how to mitigate. Specs for the 2008 E90 335 on this run are full interior, full weight, over 1/2 tank fuel, and a e85/93 mix. This is on the stock motor, stock automatic transmission, and around 30 psi of boost. This car was built by Proven Power in Florida and tuned by Jake Hershorin of proTuning Freaks. There is room to improve here significantly but the problem of course is the automatic transmission which can not be launched hard and is slipping at this roughly 700 wheel horsepower power level. Congratulations to BimmerBoost member @Ak335i, Proven Power, and proTuning Freaks.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-26-2014, 05:06 AM
    As an automotive enthusiast who participated in a few different discussion forums over the years experience has shown that putting performance in context with Audi fans is frustrating. Why? Well, let's take this example of the Audi RS5. It's an absolutely beautiful car with a gem of a 4.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 motor revving to 8500 rpm and sending 450 horsepower to all four wheels. Your average car fan will see the 450 horsepower figure and think it beats the BMW M4 with 'only' a 425 horsepower rating. It is easier to achieve peace in the Middle East than it is to get a casual Audi fan to understand that the horsepower ratings of both of these cars could not be more misleading. This is one of those times where traditional BMW strengths are exemplified. What are those strengths? Balance, less weight on the nose, and a more efficient drivetrain sending its power to the rear wheels. Because BMW does not need Quattro crutches BMW's claimed 425 horsepower actually comes out to 427 horsepower at the rear wheels. Yes, the M4 is heavily underrated but it also benefits from not having to send power to all four wheels and saves weight by not having an all wheel drive system. The RS5 has roughly 350 wheel horsepower depending on the dyno used. Audi's higher crank horsepower rating means absolutely nothing in the real world and this is why Autocar stating that the RS5 has more power is wrong. It has less power. A lot less power (and torque). These people at Autocar get paid for these incorrect statements? Power is only one part of the equation. The traction (not handling or grip in corners) advantage is with the Audi. However, once moving at speed the extra weight on the nose from the all wheel drive system is not exactly a benefit on the track. Understeer? That is the Audi trademark over the years and it is present on the RS5. It definitely can not adjust its rear with the throttle to the degree the BMW can. This is all reflected in its laptime of 1:12.20. The M4 is said to be more fun to drive and it is. It takes more skill to extract its performance but it is more entertaining. It is the driver's car and this is the area BMW has traditionally always beat Audi although Audi has improved tremendously. Sure, your Quattro will save you during a blizzard but nobody goes on the racetrack during a blizzard. In the dry as in this comparison where maximum performance can be extracted the M4 crushes the RS5 with a 1:09.90 laptime. 2.3 seconds may not sound huge but on a track this short that is a lifetime. The M4 is simply lighter, faster, more powerful, and the higher performance car. The traditional BMW aspects trump Audi's traditional aspects in the performance area as they have for long time when the M3/M4 and RS4/RS5 are concerned. Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. Audi fans will be quick to point out the RS5 is in need of update. They are right. It is desperately in need of an update and a hell of an update at that or else this will continue to be embarrassingly one sided as it has been for generations now. The benchmark is set. The benchmark is the M4.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-30-2014, 10:06 AM
    Porsche 911 and BMW M3/M4 comparisons are nothing new. The M3 traditionally offered Porsche 911 level performance but at a lower price point of entry with greater daily usability. The Porsche 911 of course offered the Porsche prestige and the driving dynamics of a lighter two seat sports car. Not much has changed although the M car now offers much more brute force than the 911. The power, torque, and performance gap is the greatest it has ever been. Now Car and Driver chose a 7-speed manual Porsche 911 to compare to the BMW M4. The M4 has a dual clutch transmission and this would be closer if the Porsche had the optional PDK transmission. It is what it is though and the BMW M4 simply has the 911 overmatched. It has more power at 425 horsepower (which is severely underrated to begin with) to the 911's 350 horsepower. It has more torque at 406 lb-ft to the 911's 287 lb-ft. The straightline contest is no contest. The M4 runs through the 1/4 mile in 12.1 @ 119. The 911 Carrera completes the 1/4 in 12.7 seconds at 113 miles per hour. It makes efficient use of its 350 horses thanks to its roughly 400 pound lighter curb weight but even if this was the 400 horsepower Carrera S with a PDK transmission the M4 would still win. This is the largest the acceleration gap between the 911 Carrera and M3/M4 has ever been. Speaking of weight the M4 comes in at 3581 pounds. It just is not as light as we were made to believe. Car and Driver's own weight figures place the F82 M4 30 pounds lighter than a comparably equipped E92 M3 and that sounds about right. BMW did try to make the M4 lighter but it is mostly to mask the added weight of the turbo powerplant and associated plumbing. If the M4 actually hit the 3300 pound figures BMW was throwing around... well, no point dreaming. Also take a look at the front to rear weight distribution figure. BMW no longer is building 50/50 balanced cars in the turbo era despite what they claim. Car and Driver states that the 911 steering is more precise and offers a better feel. They also state the 911 is more fun to drive. Basically, Car and Driver calls the M4 the muscle car to the 911's more nimble sports car character. The handling performance between the two is actually about even with the M4 and 911 both pulling .98g on the skidpad. What is odd though is that the 911 is not equipped with a limited slip differential. Seriously Porsche? For an $85k base price that is asking too much? Really what this comes down to is price for performance. The M4 offers more performance for less money with greater usability. The 911 is the better sports car of the two, no question. It is more fun to drive as well. That said, Car and Driver nails the conclusion. 'The M4 is more challenging to drive at the limit, but it's far easier to drive faster beneath it. It's the quintessential German muscle car to Porsche's quintessential German sports car. Is one design more right than the other? That's a matter of opinion. But it's hard to argue with a car that delivers more performance for less money.' The M car has more of a muscle car character than a sports car character? Welcome to the new M.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-11-2014, 04:12 AM
    A nice set of run videos here courtesy of forum member Mybabym5. We have two naturally aspirated Germans going at it one with AMG M156 6.2 liter V8 power and the other with M S85 V10 power. The video quality is not that great but considering the runs we will let this one slide. The M5 features an Evolve tune with RPI catless headers, RPI exhaust, RPI pulley, RPI scoops, and the RPI oil cooler. The car previously ran an ESS tune before switching to Evolve as most people are these days. The C63 has has similar bolt on mods with a Eurocharged tune, catless pipes, and aftermarket filters with the charcoal element removed. Regardless, you see two of the best German naturally aspirated performance engines ever built going at it here. The M156 from AMG is obviously larger but the S85 V10 revs higher. Its top end takes this race and it goes to show how important revs, horsepower, and gearing are on the highway. Both tuners of these cars are vendors on this network so there is no stake in this race. It is simply great to see. Further details in the words of the M5 owner: Hey guys, some more fun racing videos.. This time hunting down a C63 again. E60 M5: Evolve Alpha N tune OEM RPI de-catted headers RPI GTS Exhaust RPI pulley RPI air scoops + BMC filters RPI oil cooler vs C63 AMG Fully Catless, modded with filters + charcoal delete Video quality is off a crap crap!!! cell phone from a friend as no go pro around..Apologizes.. But non the less shows the modded M5 pulling nicely. In C63 race 1 In M5 view race 2: C63 gets jump, M5 goes fishing :) 15mph roll.. Just want to take a moment aswell and give a Big thanks to Evolve.. Their tune is running amazing!! The power and the consistent delivery is just amazing! I am extremly happy how my car is running and performing. They make the best tunes for this V10 motor by far! I also wanted to give a small write up here showing how my car performed with the evolve tune vs the ESS tune against the same exact C63: Compare my M5 pulling against the C63 here with the evolve tune vs how my M5 pulled here with the ESS tune against the same exact C63 with same mods. With my evolve tune in the above video, I am pulling away much faster and harder than I am here.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-16-2014, 05:57 PM
    Gintani recently released their aftermarket downpipes for the BMW M S55 engine currently used in the new F80 M3 and F82 M4. We now have dyno results to go along with pictures of the pipes themselves and the pipes alone make a nice difference on car. Keep in mind these dyno results are from the Gintani Dyno Dynamics dynamometer and considering the baseline peak horsepower figure of 393 to the wheels the dyno is reading lower than the more common Dynojet. How much power and torque do the downpipes add? Peak horsepower increases by 19 wheel horsepower and peak torque increases by 11 lb-ft. As is usual with turbocharged BMW motors the peak figures do not tell the whole story. Looking at the curve 35 lb-ft of torque at the wheels is gained at 3300 rpm and 23 horsepower at the wheels is gained at 6400 rpm. The curve is interesting in that the majority of the gains come down low and up top. The mid range is basically unchanged. It would be interesting to see the result of a tune added on top of these pipes. Pictures and further details below. Retail: $1195 + shipping Made in the USA US 304 Stainless Steel Hand TIG Welded Lifetime warranty on all welds Improved throttle and turbo response 100% perfect fitment and space for O2 sensors For off-road use only; not 50 state legal
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  • 930-turbo's Avatar
    07-06-2014, 09:07 PM
    Heres a video of the rematch between me and my buddies gintani m3. The car wasnt running well the last time we ran. gintani m3 is at 570whp and my 335i is at 675whp. Peddled it in 4th gear a little bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77-Bmb68ABc&feature=youtu.be
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 11:06 PM
    This information comes to BimmerBoost courtesy of one of our tuning vendors. Based on a discussion with the tuner they have stated they have the ability to flash the S55 DME. As you may know, tuning modern turbocharged BMW's through the factory engine computer is proving difficult as BMW has tremendously upped encryption of the engine computers and is cracking down on any internal sources leaking codes to tuners to flash the ECU. Even vaunted BMW tuners with deep pockets such as Dinan are forced to resort to piggyback tuning due to the difficulty of gaining access to the modern BMW ECU's. Tuners with some of the best software engineers in the business such as COBB Tuning have stated that the encryption level of the F30 3-Series ECU is government security caliber. COBB has been working for some time now to try to get access to the F30 ECU and there is no telling if they will be able to. That is why this piece of news comes with some reservations as the tuner did not state how they were able to get access the S55 ECU in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It certainly would be astounding for a crack to come this quickly as the car just hit the market. BimmerBoost is waiting on further details as the tuner makes preparations to make this software available. As soon as we get the concrete proof rest assured BimmerBoost will bring it to you ASAP.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-04-2014, 07:51 AM
    Here is a street race for some money between an X71 X6M and an E60 M5. The race is for money although only a $1000 which is hardly enough to even cover the modifications on the cars. The two cars race on a city street with people behind them shutting down the traffic so obviously do not try this at home. The race is from a stop and so in theory should favor the X6M with its all wheel drive against the rear wheel drive E60 M5 on street tires. The X6M features the Active Autowerke ECU tune and also their downpipes. Since this is a money race the E60 M5 modifications are not mentioned. However, with the way the E60 M5 pulls after the launch and the way the power comes on it certainly feels like the car has nitrous. It's definitely modified whatever those modifications happen to be. Take a look and decide for yourself:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-09-2014, 03:40 PM
    Interesting matchup here that is great to see as two different M engine philosophies battle it out. The M5 is the camera car but unfortunately a cell phone camera is used by the M5. Still, the video is clear so you can see exactly what happens. The modifications on the M5 are a Stage 2 tune that is not named, downpipes, and a custom straight piped exhaust. The E92 M3 is supercharged with the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III supercharger system. On paper this should be a good a race. Depending on how aggressive the M5 tune is along with the bolt ons it can show ~600 whp. Depending on the M3's boost it is also in this range. The M5 of course has much more torque which it also needs to move its roughly 800 extra pounds. In practice it is a good race as the cars are dead even. They both appear to be DCT models so driver skill is not a large variable. A good run from two fast M cars going about their power boost in different ways.
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    07-05-2014, 08:30 PM
    It's our pleasure to be part of the Porsche community on this board. We've been part of the Germanboost network but for those that may not know us here we are an aftermarket tuning company based out of Toronto, Canada and Rockville, Maryland, US. Our primary focus for many years has been forced induction tuning, live remote tuning (aka e-tuning). We have considerable experience tuning direct injection platforms like the 997.2 turbos coming from BMW's direction injection motors, namely N54 and N55. With the N54 we've pushed the platform furthest of any custom flash tuner in the World and have taken multiple power and track records in the past. We are a very committed group of car enthusiasts and the company was born out of passion towards a hobby we all loved for many years. @COBB Tuning's AccessPort and AccessTuner platform has been the driving force behind all of the custom tuning services we offer thus far on a number of platforms and the reasons for this are many that we can discuss here for those interested. In case you're interested in the work we've done so far you can do go to our facebook page or follow us on Instagram, even a google search on BMW COBB protune, BMW protune should provide some good results to some work we've done. Our priority has always been the enthusiast, providing the highest level of quality service in custom tuning and support to our customers and just as we've done with the BMW's N54 and N55 platform we hope to be given a chance here and push along further together with the community. We've had a fair share of testing done on our shop's 997.1 turbo over the past few weeks and we'll be sharing some pictures and data we've gathered so far with the Cobb AP while doing dyno testing and, much more importantly, street and track testing and data gathering. We also have a 997.2 Turbo S (PDK) as our project car which we are tuning in parallel with the 6MT 997.1 turbo. We are looking to work with everyone here and become part of the community with our contributions that we hope you'll find useful, fun, interesting as much as we do and have always especially when it comes to refinement in performance tuning and pushing the envelope. We're excited and hope you'll find our information on the 997.1 and 997.2s useful and interesting whether you own a Porsche 997.1/.2 turbo/GT2 or looking to learn about the platform in general. Here are some initial results with our custom 997.1 custom tuning. The car has the following modifications: KLINE Exhaust (currently running DECAT pipes, tuning with 200cell cats to follow) 997.2 Intercoolers IPD Plenum Pump 93 (98 RON) octane OEM everything else. Weather Conditions: 30C Ambient, 70% Humidity, 101.4 kPa Barometric Pressure, in other words HOT! Weather conditions are the worst they can possibly be for this part of Canada and outside the 2-3 months of summer we get the conditions do improve As we always believed in full disclosure with our results and never worried about showing only the highest peak numbers for the sake of marketing we decided to still post these results in the worst of conditions for us. We are strong believers in transparency in our tuning and results and, when the weather improves, we can/will show numbers in much better weather conditions if anything as a comparison for those interested in seeing them. Dyno numbers overview: - Stage 2 93 octane OTS (Off The Shelf, preloaded and comes with the Cobb AccessPort): 492WHP 506WTQ - Our initial PTF Stage 2 custom map: 535WHP 562WTQ Gains of +43WHP +56WTQ over the OTS Stage 2 93 octane map with more than +70WHP and +70WTQ in midrange! Unfortunately we didn't get to dyno the car when it was bone stock but we will try to do so for baseline reasons next time if anything to show what our project car does on the OEM tune with the modifications in place. If we go by what is typically seen on a properly calibrated Mustang dynos out there we know very well a bone stock 997.1 turbo will put down in the neighbourhood of 390-420whp 390-420wtq on pump 93 octane on a Mustang AWD dyno. As all dynos read differently and conditions do vary this number isn't concrete obviously but it does give you a rough idea on what you can expect from an OTS tune, a custom tune and some minimal boltons on a 997.1 with Cobb's AccessPort and pump gas. OTS maps provide great gains and excellent drivability without our custom tuning already but being off the shelf they do leave some room for customization for any given car's particular modifications, octane, conditions, elevation, type of driving, etc which is where we can help. This was certainly not an all out tuning session for the 997.1 and much more is certainly to come with this car modification and tuning wise. As for the 997.2TTS unfortunately we didn't have time to do any custom tuning due to time constraints. Those numbers we're hoping to have available shortly. I do apologize for the format of the graph as its just a picture of a printed graph at this time. I do promise to provide more aesthetically pleasing dyno graph JPGs down the road . If any questions at all feel free to drop me a line over PM or email me at any time (email in my sig below). For those that have ordered a Cobb AccessPort through us to take advantage of our custom tuning service bundled offer, thank you, and we look forward to working with you.
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  • ALPHA Performance's Avatar
    07-01-2014, 12:32 PM
    First E63 4Matic in the 10′s! On June 26th we took our 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4Matic to Great Lakes Dragway for some preliminary testing of the Alpha 7 upgrade package. Track conditions were not ideal with the temperature somewhat pleasant in the 60’s but accompanied by 100% humidity. When the track lights switched on at dusk you could see the moisture in the air! Our AMG was equipped with only our Alpha Tune and prototype Alpha Downpipes and Cat-Back Exhaust. The full Alpha 7 Bi-Turbo upgrade will include an Alpha Boost Cooler Kit in the future but we were eager to see the results of just a tune and exhaust. Rolling on 20” Vorsteiner wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires we were hopeful for a very low 11 second run, but ended up with the first E63 4Matic in the 10’s! First pass of the night Paul staged the car, applied the brakes and gave it a bit of throttle, the launch was undramatic, smooth with no tire spin. When the board lit up we were a bit surprised, 10.850 @ 129.31 MPH, setting a new AMG 4Matic record! After letting the car cool down we staged it for another run, the car launched exactly the same as the first pass, hard with no drama and lit the board up with a 10.879 @ 129.21 MPH. Talk about consistency! Overall we are very pleased with the results from the night’s testing. Once the M157 Alpha Boost Cooler Kit and Carbon Fiber Intake System are complete we will bring the car back to the track for another round of testing and hopefully hit 130+mph trap along with a mid-low 10 second pass! More about Alpha Tuning: Alpha Tuning Website Mercedes Product Offerings: Alpha Mercedes-Benz Website
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-02-2014, 09:20 AM
    Congratulations to AMS for being the first to officially break the 10 second barrier with a 4Matic M157 AMG V8 powered vehicles. AMS ran a pair of 10 second passes showing the consistency of their 4Matic upgrades. As a reminder, AMS released their E63 AMG 4Matic ECU tuning earlier this year. They also provided a nice dynograph comparison of the 2014 E63 AMG 4Matic and the E63 AMG S 4Matic on the dyno stock and tuned. The full details are below in @ALPHA Performance's own words: On June 26th we took our 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4Matic to Great Lakes Dragway for some preliminary testing of the Alpha 7 upgrade package. Track conditions were not ideal with the temperature somewhat pleasant in the 60’s but accompanied by 100% humidity. When the track lights switched on at dusk you could see the moisture in the air! Our AMG was equipped with only our Alpha Tune and prototype Alpha Downpipes and Cat-Back Exhaust. The full Alpha 7 Bi-Turbo upgrade will include an Alpha Boost Cooler Kit in the future but we were eager to see the results of just a tune and exhaust. Rolling on 20” Vorsteiner wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires we were hopeful for a very low 11 second run, but ended up with the first E63 4Matic in the 10’s! First pass of the night Paul staged the car, applied the brakes and gave it a bit of throttle, the launch was undramatic, smooth with no tire spin. When the board lit up we were a bit surprised, 10.850 @ 129.31 MPH, setting a new AMG 4Matic record! After letting the car cool down we staged it for another run, the car launched exactly the same as the first pass, hard with no drama and lit the board up with a 10.879 @ 129.21 MPH. Talk about consistency! Overall we are very pleased with the results from the night’s testing. Once the M157 Alpha Boost Cooler Kit and Carbon Fiber Intake System are complete we will bring the car back to the track for another round of testing and hopefully hit 130+mph trap along with a mid-low 10 second pass! More about Alpha Tuning: Alpha Tuning Website Mercedes Product Offerings: Alpha Mercedes-Benz Website
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