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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-03-2015, 12:47 AM
    The more I read about the GT350R the more enticing it becomes. Now, the Stingray is lighter and arguably sexier but the GT350R just has that special something. The flat-plane crank, the high revving V8, the carbon fiber wheels, the track focus, etc., it's like a better M3. Not to mention it is manual only making it a true driver's car as if the options to delete things like the navigation, AC, and rear seats didn't already tell you that. I'm in love with both of these cars:
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    08-08-2015, 12:00 AM
    Road & Track The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Is More of an M3 Than an M3 Full article: http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/road-tests/a26302/2016-cadillac-ats-v-test/
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  • 65AMG's Avatar
    08-08-2015, 03:55 AM
    Sticky, there is an interesting new record SL600 V12 TT.You can see more details on Speedriven Facebook Page with timeslip and infos.SD did the ECU tuning on this car-the Upgrade Turbo setup and some other stuff was already done from another guy from what i heard.Now SD is working on that very fast car.Maybe this is interesting for the V12 Guys.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-08-2015, 06:40 PM
    You often hear about ball bearing and journal bearing turbos. What is the difference? The ball bearing setup consists a single sleeve system that contains a set of angular contact ball bearings on either end, whereas the traditional bearing system contains a set of journal bearings and a thrust bearing. The bearings can affect response as well as longevity. How about a simple demonstration to get illustrate the point? Watch the video below. <div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/LacedLifestyle/posts/1117309628298473" data-width="500"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/LacedLifestyle/posts/1117309628298473"><p>Journal bearing vs ball bearing turbo comparison.</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LacedLifestyle">LacedUP</a> on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/LacedLifestyle/posts/1117309628298473">Tuesday, July 28, 2015</a></blockquote></div></div>
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-30-2015, 03:39 PM
    The Pure Turbos Stage 2 N54 upgrade sure looks like the real deal. The turbo upgrade is not 'officially' out yet but expect it next month. For now what we have seen is numbers in the 6XX wheel range and here is a preview of the real world capability. BimmerBoost member @pr3ci5n335i in the video below runs his E90 automatic 335i against a 2014 Nissan GTR on E85 with full bolt ons. The 335i is at roughly 25 psi of boost and also has full bolt ons in addition to the Pure Turbos Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. He also has the TFT inlets and his fuel in the video is an E50 blend with meth injection. The 335i takes the hit here but steadily pulls the GTR until it shuts down. Definitely an impressive result considering what bolt on GTR's on E85 are capable of. 2010 E90 M 335i: Alpina AT, FBO (VRSF 5" Stepped FMIC, Catless with BMW PE, TFT upper and lower chargepipes, HKS BOV, BMS 2 gallon Meth kit, Stage 1 Walbro 255 inline LPFP, BMS low temperature thermostat bypass), JB4 map 3 80add, BMS E85 Flash using MHD, Pure S2 turbos, APEX Arc-8, no rear seats
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  • triggz's Avatar
    08-11-2015, 02:09 PM
    F80 M3 Mods: Eurocharged ECU flash Catless Downpipes Race gas DCT E92 335i Mods: JB4 G5 ISO with a BMS Backend Race Flash via BB App FBO VTT Inlets 100% dual nozzle meth injection 94 OCT 6AT (No Alpina Flash)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 11:09 PM
    The newer AMG's are making a lot of torque by virtue of their turbo powerplants especially when upgraded. Weistec themselves is producing several turbo upgrades for the new AMG motors which means huge power and torque figures. Those figures are big enough to easily exceed the capacity of the stock 722.9 transmission. The solution is the Bulletproof 722.9 upgrade from Weistec. Speaking to Weistec we learned this transmission upgrade has held whatever they have thrown it. That means it will hold whatever you throw at it and then some. Here are the details on the package: Complete Package Increased Torque Capacity Weistec Performance Clutch Material Increased Number of Discs per Clutch Pack Redesigned Clutch Piston Geometry Increased Frictional Surface Area Increased Clutch Material New OEM Gaskets and Seals New OEM Fasteners and Hardware It is important to note this is a complete hardware package as stated in the very first bullet point. Why is this important? Because Weistec can ship the complete hardware to anyone and they can do the install themselves. Owners no longer need to try to figure out how to get their transmission to Southern California. No doubt AMG enthusiasts across the globe will appreciate this. More surface area and more discs means more torque capability. This is the 722.9 taken to the maximum. Fitting more discs to somehow try to get more surface area beyond this will not be possible. The clutch material itself underwent testing for the past two years. BenzBoost members such as @MR747 have gone mid 10's with this upgrade at over 130 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. To be noted, this amounted to an improvement of 4/10's and 6 miles per hour on what he did before the transmission upgrade was installed. Weistec themselves has gone over 170 in the 1/2 mile with this upgrade in their M157 turbo upgraded W212 E63 AMG S. The torque capability is clearly there but in addition the shifts are firmed up. The new clutch material offers greater resistance to heat (less slippage when warm say after a burnout) and obviously generates greater friction than the factory material. The clutch material offering better heat resistance is one part of keeping the transmission cooler along with the new transmission pan. The new pan allows for a greater volume of fluid. Here are the specs: Fluid Capacity Increased by 2.5 Quarts Integrated Cooling Fins Internal Anti-slosh Baffling O-Ring Seal Two -8 ports for Additional Transmission Cooler Circuit (Additional Cooler not included) Drain and Fill Plugs Two Transmission Pan Magnets Mounting Hardware Included You will want to combine the Weistec clutch hardware with the upgraded pan for the ultimate 722.9 upgrade. Should one desire to go beyond this the upgraded Weistec 722.9 pan features two -8 ports for an additional transmission fluid cooler. It seems they thought of everything. Speaking with Weistec they assured BenzBoost this truly is a Bulletproof upgrade and not just in the name alone. They have tested it thoroughly, engineered it to take maximum abuse, and have yet to have the upgrade fail. It is nice to see solutions of this caliber available in the AMG world. Oh, and take note, this applies to all the new 722.9 cars as well including the W205 generation along with the past cars including the 4Matic variants. Well done yet again Weistec. 722.9 Bulletproof Package retails for $3649.99: http://weistec.com/722-9-bulletproof-build-package-mct-awd.html 722.9 Transmission Pan retails for $599.99: http://weistec.com/722-9-transmission-pan.html
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    08-03-2015, 11:50 AM
    Motor Trend compars BMW M3 vs. Cadillac ATS-V Sedan vs. Mercedes-AMG C63 S ATS-V really shines in just about every performance measure. C63S takes home the win due to overall package, ATS-V lacking in refinement. BMW M3 takes third, but by no means does Motor Trend say it is a terrible car. The segment is just full of very capable machines. 3rd Place: BMW M3 It's cliché to say, but this is the best third-place finisher in Motor Trend history. C'est la vie. 2nd Place: Cadillac ATS-V
 This stud athlete is let down by its lack of powertrain refinement and sonic thrills. Cadillac has very little tweaking to do to get things right. 1st Place: Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG 
 An iron fist in a velvet glove. Race mode transforms the beast into an iron fist in an iron glove. Lap times: Caddy ATS-V 1:31.43 C63 1:31.52 BMW M3 1:32.51 Link to full article and more performance data: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1507_bmw_m3_vs_cadillac_ats_v_sedan_vs_mercedes_amg_c63_s_comparison/viewall.html
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-08-2015, 01:44 AM
    The big guns are here. This is the next level of M157 performance. Introducing the Weistec W.4 turbocharger package which is a significant step up from the standard Weistec M157 turbo package. You could potentially think of this as a Stage IV package for 63 AMG M157 based vehicles. What 'Stage' to call this is not important. What is important is that these are big ball bearing turbochargers capable of flowing 65 pounds a minute which is good for over 1000 horsepower in theory. No doubt many of you want to put that theory to the test and BenzBoost of course wants to see it as well. We can not delve too far into the expected power numbers but what we can say is significant durability testing has taken and is taking place. What we can also say is that dynos will be coming and that this package applies to stock motor setups and built M157 setups as well. This includes rear wheel drive and 4Matic all wheel drive platforms. Obviously there will be a power and torque difference between stock and built M157 engines as far as what the motors can safely and reliably produce. Also, the Weistec upgrade is developed in a comprehensive manner. Meaning you can expect OEM detail to the entire driveline. Beyond this we really can not say much only that in due time you will see it all for yourself. So what is the big deal here? Well, obviously the big ball bearing turbochargers. Read it from Weistec themselves: "The M157 W.4 Turbochargers are ball bearing turbochargers featuring CNC machined billet aluminum compressor wheels capable of flowing 65lb/min. Each turbocharger features a specifically designed compressor cover that clears all the engine accessories (AC compressor, Alternator, etc.) and makes use of the stock charge piping as well as the stock wastegate actuators. Also integral to the design is the 3 inch anti-surge inlet providing the maximum possible flow to the compressor and helping prevent compressor surge." Make sure you focus on the line that states the turbochargers clear the engine accessories. Look, a lot of people will tell you they can fit big turbos on the M157. Few people can actually make it all fit in an OEM manner. That is where the 'Engineering' portion of the Weistec Engineering name comes into play. This is work by real engineers and not some back alley tuner hack job. The stock manifold design is a bottleneck on the M157. Weistec changed the entire design as you can see to be as efficient as possible. This is important to pay attention to: "The Weistec Turbo-Folds have 50% larger port area with increased manifold cross sectional area supporting much more flow, allowing the engine to safely generate far more horsepower and torque than any other available option. Despite being a totally new and larger parts, the Weistec Turbo-Folds are designed around the use of the Weistec True Downpipes. Those that already have the Weistec True Downpipes can be assured that no extra or new exhaust components will be needed." If you already have the Weistec 'True Downpipes' you are good to go and do not need to buy more components. The logical follow up question of course is how much money for all of this? Well, that information will come in due time along with further details. For now, M157 owners should be overjoyed that the platform is taking the next step forward which you might as well call it a leap forward as that is exactly what this is. KEY FEATURES: Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers 65 Lbs/min compressor flow Weistec M157 Compressor Covers Weistec Cast Stainless Steel M157 Turbo-Folds Custom Turbo Coolant Lines and Fittings Custom Turbo Oil Lines and Fittings Weistec Airboxes and Intake Piping Bolt on installation All hardware and gaskets are included 1000+HP Capable with supporting upgrades Designed to use Weistec True Downpipes Reuses Stock Wastegate Actuators
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-14-2015, 05:39 AM
    Renntech took their tune only W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 to the dragstrip in Germany for some 1/4 mile runs. The car features just a Stage I tune and is on street tires along with pump gas. There are no further modifications and the exhaust is stock as well with stock downpipes. What is important to note is this not a dedicated 1/4 mile strip as much as a dedicated yearly event that the car was run at. That means the organizers choose a location and that tarmac is what the cars run on. Renntech mentioned the traction was not as good as previous years. Parking in the dirt between runs instead of on asphalt no doubt contributed to poor off the line traction. You can see the C63 easily go sideways for yourself in the video below. That said, they managed an 11.947 @ 122.60 miles per hour with a 1.983 short time. A 1.7X 60 foot should be relatively easy on a prepped strip meaning this car is capable of mid 11's. Especially in the winter and not during the summer. Definitely encouraging results and we expect the W205 C63 to go deep into the 11's soon as temps start dropping. For additional context the GAD C63 AMG setup that broke into the 9's at Yas Marina ran 10.6 at this event at the Hockenheim track.
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  • xShadows's Avatar
    08-18-2015, 05:37 PM
    Just picked this up to keep miles of the BMW and save a bunch on gas. 2012 Harley Sportster Iron 883. Akrapovic exhaust, Screaming Eagle intake and matching dealer tune. Only has 1600 miles on it. Already ordered forward controls, bigger handle bars and the 1200 upgrade. Should be a fun bike without being obnoxiously fast.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 12:54 PM
    So I entered a chili cook off contest set for October. I intend to make the world's greatest chili. To be noted, I've never made chili. Anyway, so far what I plan to do is get high quality beef and have it ground down. This is a good idea I assume? I was going to use kidney beans, add some tapatio for spice, plus diced onions. Maybe a pinch of garlic? I'll top with cheddar cheese, avocado, and sour cream. Should roughly look something like this: Anyway, any tips?
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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    08-13-2015, 05:13 AM
    Met up with a few cars down in Mexico tonight and there just so happen to be two stock automatic Hellcats that were down to run. This is my buddies M4 and this is the first time he has ran the JB4 on map 7 with a full tank of pump 100. His car ran like a champ all night and did very well for having a 190lb passenger. DCT M4: JB4 Map 7, AR DP's, 100oct Both Hellcats were stock automatics
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-11-2015, 09:04 PM
    Have you ever been one of those people waiting for a spot to open up in a parking lot only for some asshate to swoop in and grab it? Well, often times there is little one can do about it. Fortunately this Jeep owner was able to dispense a little vigilante justice of his own. Kind of makes you want to get a winch, doesn't it? Well done:
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  • iSpool's Avatar
    08-15-2015, 12:45 PM
    Sticky, I respect your build. Congrats and good luck getting into the 9's. BUT IMO you're blinded by the light of the S65 gods, the S65 is good? Yes. Great? Ehh. I think you're too deep into the platform now to say nothing is better than it. I've come here today to bring you salvation back into reality that there's more after the life of the S65. Do you take the almighty Voodoo as your predecessor?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-11-2015, 06:59 PM
    I use Tapatio in my Bloody Mary's. Phenomenal:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-19-2015, 12:37 PM
    The official reveal of the new 2017 C205 C63 AMG coupe will happen later today. The official page shows the countdown at 5 hours and 25 minutes as of this writing. Until then AMG uploaded a teaser video to hold us over and thanks to an internal presentation a couple undisguised photos leaked out. The C63 AMG coupe certainly looks much better than the standard C205 C-Coupe thanks to its wider stance and more aggressive bodywork. We will have more photos later today when the car officially debuts but it is shaping up very nicely going by the leaked photos. It looks like AMG has made the coupe sportier and more aggressive than the sedan.
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    08-29-2015, 07:02 PM
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    08-13-2015, 10:33 PM
    Here are my YouTube videos of my 991 Turbo S with GIAC Stage 2, Europipe and IPD plenum running race gas (Torco 108) and the GIAC race gas tune file defeating a 12c, Huracan, DB9 and a stock 991 Turbo S. This was filed at Albuquerque Dragway during goldRush Rally 7. The DA was an incredible, time-killing 9000 feet. My car never lost a match. My car vs. 12c: My car vs. Huracan: My car vs. Stock 991 Turbo S: My car vs. DB9: __________________
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-12-2015, 12:38 AM
    For the most part running a forum is a thankless job with people and vendors shitting on you all day. My inbox is full of vendor demands and the rest is PM's from people complaining about a neg rep here or there. Then there are of course the trolls, spammers, and the associated technical problems that make you want to pull your hair out. But... occasionally it's worth the trouble. I'd like to publicly thank @quattr0 for sending me this delicious whiskey: He's involved in the industry somehow but I'm not sure how. All I know is I'm quite content right now and sent him a couple hundred rep points for his trouble. Thank you @quattr0!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-14-2015, 05:13 PM
    Mercedes finally decided to show us what we all already knew about, the new C205 C-Coupe. The styling is what we expected with the front mirroring its sedan sibling but the rear lights receiving a change to differentiate the coupe and sedan. It is very similar to how the S-Class sedan and coupe are differentiated styling wise. Whether you like the change in the lights we leave up to you to decide. What we really want to see are the details on the C63 AMG Coupe and how it differs from the sedan. For now all Mercedes-Benz included is specifications on the C300 launch model which is available as a rear wheel drive and as a 4Matic all wheel drive. The car is a 2017 model year vehicle meaning it will launch next year. Other models will of course join it as the previously mentioned C63 will be revealed any day now and C400 and C450 models are virtually a certainty. Basically the entire sedan model line and drivetrains will carry over with no surprises. The new C-Coupe is finally here. The all-new MY2017 C300 and C300 4MATIC Coupe Seduction of the heart and mind Stuttgart – Athletic and sporty, the vivid, sensual design of the new C-Class Coupe cuts a fine figure on the road and embodies modern luxury. At the same time, its interior raises elegance and style to a sporty level. Lightweight construction to reduce weight, excellent aerodynamics, and a dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, form the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, low road noise and tire vibration, agile handling, and driving pleasure. New assistance systems provide safety of the very highest caliber. With its high-class appeal and generous interior, the new C- Class Coupe sets new standards in its segment. It arrives at U.S. dealers in Spring of 2016. "Our new C-Class Coupe continues the philosophy of our exciting coupes. It combines thrilling design with agile sportiness and modern luxury. The C-Class Coupe therefore clearly pledges itself to stylish driving enjoyment," states Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. As the sportiest variant of the C-Class, the Coupe displays its driving enjoyment-oriented character in an emotional and at the same time formally distinct design. A sportily striking front section featuring diamond radiator grille and long hood – the new Coupe is 2.4 inches (60mm) longer than its predecessor between the firewall and front axle alone – gives way to a low greenhouse whose lines flow into a bold and powerful-looking rear end incorporating the Mercedes coupe genes. A high beltline and frameless doors with free-standing exterior mirrors underscore the sporty character. Clean lines and sensually arranged surfaces structure the side sections into vivid light and shadow effects. One particular highlight is the long, drawn-out dropping line typical of a coupe. In contrast to the C-Class Sedan, the dropping line extends further past the rear wheel arch. To underscore the Coupe's sporty disposition, the suspension is .6 inches (15mm) lower than that of the Sedan, making it a very sporty proposition when combined with the standard 18-inch wheels. Interior: generous, dynamic, exquisite The interior is likewise a statement of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy and combines emotion with intelligence. Although it exudes athletic and youthful charm, it has grown in maturity. Driver and passengers enjoy an ambience that leans toward the interior of the C-Class Sedan, yet raises it to a new, sporty level. Flowing forms characterize the center console as well as the door and rear side paneling, which smoothly merge into one another to emphasize the coupe character. The individually designed trim elements underscore the sporty character of the interior. A seating system including integral sports seats designed specifically for the Coupe offers sporty comfort, while the standard automatic belt feeder offers additional convenience. The choice of materials and the finish have a hand-crafted feel with high-class appeal and deliver a new take on modern luxury: sportiness without compromising on comfort and exquisite style. With a 3.1 inch (80mm) longer wheelbase, the C-Class Coupe is 3.7 inches (95 mm) longer and 1.6 inches (40 mm) wider. The increased vehicle volume above all creates more spaciousness for the driver and front passenger. There is more shoulder room, elbow room and headroom in all seats. The unique interior of the new C-Class Coupe is emphasized by the special upholstery color combinations: saddle brown, porcelain and – in the Edition 1 – nut brown/black with turquoise topstitching. Individual highlights The C-Class Coupe features a wealth of equipment as standard, including LED headlights, PRE-SAFE®, KEYLESS START, Sport Suspension and a Panorama Sunroof. The Sport Appearance Package is available as an alternative to further underline the dynamism of the Coupe. It differs by virtue of exterior features such as special bumpers and sills featuring AMG bodystyling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. Interior highlights of the Sport Package include exclusive touches such as a sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section and AMG sports pedals. Suspension – sportily agile and comfortable The suspension offers a high level of comfort with low road noise and tire vibration while ensuring agile driving dynamics – the basis for driving enjoyment. A new 4-link front axle with wheel suspension decoupled from the spring strut plays a part in the agile handling characteristics. This enables sporty axle kinematics for plenty of grip and high lateral stability. As a result, the suspension responds more sensitively to steering movements and allows a sporty, agile driving style. Multi-link independent rear suspension with 5 links ensures excellent wheel location qualities and supreme straight- line stability. A steel sport suspension with tauter springs and damping is standard, lowering the Coupe by .6 inches (15mm) compared to the Sedan. Air suspension The Coupe comes with the option of AIRMATIC air suspension on the front and rear axle. Its electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping on the front and rear axle ensures outstanding road noise and tire vibration characteristics in every situation and gives the driver the option of selecting the desired driving style: sporty, comfortable or consumption-optimized. To this end, the driver can select one of five driving modes using the DYNAMIC SELECT Switch: "ECO", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport +" and "Individual." Selecting "Individual" allows the driver to customize the vehicle settings. AIRMATIC also features all-round self-levelling for excellent ride comfort even with the vehicle loaded. Efficient and lively engine The C300 Coupe comes equipped with a powerful and efficient 2.0L, four-cylinder gas engine delivering 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, providing sporty performance and enhanced driving pleasure. Lighter, stiffer and stronger Intelligent lightweight construction with a higher proportion of aluminum helps make the Coupe lighter than its predecessor. Light-alloy components include the fenders, hood and trunk lid. At the same time, the body is now much stiffer and stronger thanks to the use of high-strength materials, which has a positive effect on not only driving dynamics and noise levels but also crash safety. The Coupe therefore follows a Mercedes-Benz tradition in adhering to the most stringent of internal Mercedes-Benz safety requirements based on what happens in real-life accidents. Safe semi-autonomous driving to reduce stress There are several safety and assistance systems based on the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive concept to choose from. ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, is included as standard. Further standard equipment includes COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which features an acoustic warning for the driver at speeds above 4 mph and Adaptive Brake Assist to help avoid collisions by boosting the braking effect in line with the current situation. When danger of a collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 124 mph, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles or, in the best-case scenario, even avoiding the collision altogether. At speeds of up to 31 mph the system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles, and is thus able to help prevent rear-end collisions. New assistance systems with substantially enhanced functions are optionally available, combining data from various sensor technologies such as radar sensors and a stereo camera as part of the Intelligent Drive concept to enhance comfort and safety: • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist is an adaptive cruise control system that can adjust the speed of the vehicle in line with a slower-moving vehicle ahead in a speed range from 0 to 124 mph if required. Likewise available from 0 to 124 mph, steering intervention helps the driver stay in lane. And at speeds below 81 mph, for example in traffic jams or when driving bumper to bumper, the system can follow the vehicle ahead even where there are no or unclear lane markings, thus enabling the driver to safety and comfortably follow the flow of traffic. • As well as vehicles ahead and stationary vehicles, the BAS PLUS Brake Assist System can also detect crossing traffic and boost the braking force if the driver fails to apply the brakes sufficiently; in addition to slower-moving, stopping and stationary vehicles, the PRE-SAFE® Brake can even detect pedestrians and brake autonomously if the driver fails to react, thus preventing accidents up to 31 mph and mitigating the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 45 mph. In flowing traffic the PRE-SAFE® Brake provides assistance according to the same mode of operation throughout the speed range from 4 to 124 mph. • Enhanced Active Lane Keeping Assist can now also prevent the vehicle from unintentionally drifting out of lane by applying the brakes on one side when the lane markings are solid or broken and there is a risk of collision, e.g. as a result of vehicles overtaking at high speed, parallel traffic or even oncoming traffic. • PRE-SAFE® PLUS extends the Intelligent Drive functions to take account of imminent rear impacts. It warns the following traffic by activating the rear hazard warning lights at increased frequency and initiating preventive PRE-SAFE® occupant protection measures such as the reversible belt tensioner immediately prior to the impact. If the vehicle is stationary, the brakes are locked to reduce the forward jolt, which reduces the forces acting on the occupants and the risk of secondary collisions. Optional assistance systems also include: • Active Parking Assist, which enables semi-automated parking with active steering and brake intervention in both parallel and end-on parking spaces • A 360° camera which is able to show the vehicle and its surroundings from various perspectives, including a virtual bird's-eye view, thus assisting with parking and maneuvering Airbags for safety In addition to 3-point seat belts with pyrotechnical belt tensioning and belt-force limitation for driver, front passenger and rear passengers, numerous airbags serve to protect the vehicle's occupants in an accident. These include: • Frontal protection systems: Adaptive front airbags for driver and front passenger, additionally with a kneebag on the driver's side • Side protection systems: Thorax/pelvisbags for driver and front passenger plus front and rear windowbags, with rear sidebags available as an option Climate control with satellite navigation The air conditioning system in the new C-Class Coupe operates efficiently and ensures high air quality. As in the Sedan, it uses satellite navigation to detect tunnels. It therefore closes the air recirculation flap automatically when entering a tunnel and opens it again after exiting a tunnel. Vibrant infotainment A completely new multimedia generation offers intuitive operation in the new C-Class Coupe, featuring elaborate animations and visual effects which present all the functions in a clear and highly attractive manner. The new C-Class is also equipped with the unique Frontbass system. This avant-garde acoustic system uses the space within the cross-member and side member in the body structure as a resonance chamber for the bass speakers to conjure up a listening experience almost on a par with a concert hall. A Burmester® surround sound system is optionally available. The navigation system presents its contents in interactive mode. Its features include an animated compass, a "Drive Show" with information for passengers similar to the on- screen presentations on board airplanes and Google Maps displayed on the head unit. In-car technology COMAND offers a larger display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a special bonded glass cover such as is familiar from consumer devices like the iPhone or iPad. The new C-Class will also include mbrace2 connected car technology, including the available option to have over twenty Mercedes-Benz Apps integrated into the COMAND system.
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