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  • natedog7700's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 09:13 PM
    What do you consider a "fast" car now days for a "daily" street-able car?
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  • B00stGeek's Avatar
    09-12-2014, 03:03 PM
    Not my cars, just sharing!
    38 replies | 984 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-02-2014, 01:10 AM
    Are you fucking kidding me?
    36 replies | 1790 view(s)
  • SLS AMG's Avatar
    09-03-2014, 12:38 AM
    - Dragtimes.com "While we’re still waiting for the Lamborghini Huracan to hit the streets over here in the US, they are out and about elsewhere in the world. We came across some video of a brand new Lamborghini Huracan in Rosso Mars running heads up vs a Porsche 911 Turbo S PDK Cabriolet.The Huracan’s 5.2L V10 with 610 horsepower, 7 speed dual clutch transmission and 3,450 pound curb weight should put it pretty far ahead of the Porsche’s 3.8L Twin Turbocharged Flat 6 with 530 horsepower and a 7 speed PDK transmission and 3,600 curb weight. However, the races are very close with each car pulling ahead at different points in the race." http://www.dragtimes.com/blog/lamborghini-huracan-vs-porsche-911-turbo-s-pdk-racing
    39 replies | 1271 view(s)
  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    09-03-2014, 08:09 PM
    Hey guys, I'm looking at the option of parting out my car instead of selling it completed the way it is. What I'd like to do is sell the single turbo kit package to someone. We can negotiate misc. items that you may or may not need but here's what I'd like to sell with the kit and have swapped. Asking $5,800 plus your stock parts and cover labor for the swapping of the parts. Forced Performance HTA3586r turbo- 6262 sized turbo with V-band inlet and outlet and ceramic coated hotside. .82 A/R dual ball bearing, billet wheel, etc. http://store.forcedperformance.net/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=FP&Product_Code=NTGT3586HTA&Category_Code=Turbo-FP Value- $2300 Proven Power hot parts kit including bottom mount single turbo manifold (black ceramic coated), hotside of chargepipe, downpipe, and custom midpipe to connect to dual exhaust, Tial 38mm wastegate and wastegate discharge pipe, O2 sensor heat sinks approximate value- $6,000+ miscellaneous oil feed lines, custom fittings, heat wrap, etc. also included approximate value- $500 Here's some pics, more can be found in my build log here: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?52278-mjmarovi-s-Single-Turbo-build-at-Proven-Power-Tampa here's a pic showing nothing is hanging low underneath the car. And the completed engine bay pic And a video of the car in action if you haven't already seen it :)
    32 replies | 1188 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-09-2014, 08:53 PM
    We're about to become bigger, stronger, and faster than ever. I've got some serious hardware coming in and the switch will take place early Thursday morning. Downtime should be several hours as everything is transferred over. We should be up and running for everyone by the time the afternoon rolls around.
    32 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • lfelunden's Avatar
    09-10-2014, 05:47 AM
    That Porsche is just flying! 140HP less, but German engineering FTW! Can't imagine this with an ECU and exhaust :scared-eek:
    33 replies | 870 view(s)
  • AlexQuattro's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 09:46 PM
    This is the funiest thread I've seen in a long time. Some moderator on E46fanatics creates a thread saying: I have no idea what he was expecting but of course no one takes him seriously and he ends up banning a guy. HILARIOUS! http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1050766 Cliff notes: pics or gtfo. nudes? Posts pic of friend: Damn, dawg. Looks like she loves food. Can she at least cook? You're going to need another fridge for her groceries. Damn, dawg. Looks like she loves food. Can she at least cook? You're going to need another garage for her to sleep.. Damn, dawg. Looks like she loves food. Can she at least cook? You're going to need deep freezer and a 3 quarter cow. Anyways OP can't put his pants on and says his wife is great and all... more comments. Easy answer, divorce this biatch... You're the man, start acting like it. It is going to cost you more than $200 out of your pocket to have that gal living with you: -Missing groceries (entire shelves from the pantry) -AC cranked at 60 degrees will cost you more -Increased electricity cost from the stove, oven, and deep fryer always being in use 24/7 -Showers - well, that is like washing a car or irrigating the lawn so skyrocketed water bills Chubby fingers make for some great handjobs. Especially when covered in fried chicken grease OP then tries to reason with his wife using suggestions from other posters like getting a seperate fridge for her... And at this point it is clear for everyone that those 2 are not the brightest bulbs... Then OP says this: Quote: Originally Posted by choxor Just hope she doesn't get knocked up while staying with you. Now I had deleted this in my comment, I didnt want to come out as some sort of racist as I am not. But she dates multiple black men(maybe one at a time at one point?) But Only black men. Now...I dont..even..know..how to go about saying this..but I do not want random multiple (any race) of men in my house. Especially promiscuous?.. Um strangers who she wants to do things at my house with. I raised this with my wife, and she says she wont do that...yeahhhhh right LMFAO!!!! More comments... careful you're gonna get robbed. or you will gain another roommate when the guy she is fvcking starts sleeping in her bed. People are really fucking with the OP but he takes it all seriously... #thefattening OP says this: I have told espy (the future roommate) to *S*T*F*U about what Ive said on FB messanger, but knowing these bit&ches, no honor. Most honnest comment so far: I understand she is your wife, the mother of your children, and you love her a lot, but obviously shes a lunatic. Ah well maybe this one: Charge rent by the pound. Better invest in some steel chairs. Orca's are getting embarrassed because people on this forum keep comparing her to them. Then this happens... My wife has these accelerated classes for some medical school stuff on the weekends. I had been showing my friends this thread while BBQ ing and sending out via FB messenger to my other friends and we're all laughing. Wife comes home, a friend takes the whole family to lids, to get my son a early bday present. A Black LA hat size 6 3/4 for the kid. The whole time she looks kind of annoyed. SO I ask her, hey whats wrong? "we have guests, not right now" OH SHIZZ is ringing in my head. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHIIIIIZZZZ Her friend called her? Told her that I had said something... Friends leave, night is great, we have a TERRIFIC NIGHT, &*(&(*ing TERRIFIC. right after this TERRIFIC-NESS> RIGHT AFTER! "You left your e46fanatics on the screen when I got home. I read EVerything" (OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH SHIIIIIIIIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZ) right after the TERRIFICNESS! "Why do you lie about the king size bed, its a queen" "umm huh?" You didnt get her permission to post her photos like that. I want them taken down. And next time dont let people talk Shiz about me, why the hell would you do that..blah blah blah blah BLAH." "oh honey its just for SHiz and giggle, this is a board of criticism and the biggest haters club in the world," I only saw like two good suggestions in there. is what she said. SO>...............I dont really know what the heck is going to happend. The last 48 hours though has been really good.(phew) Comments: Wife finds OT thread. Gets upset that Mach mentioned King-sized bed when it was a Queen. The lulz never end. Then this freaks everyone out: She's tied to the floor, naked, on her back, both feet, both hands, tied to makeshift posts that are connected to boards which are weighted down with metal. The hands are shot full of nails and her legs are spread as wide as possible. A pillow props her ass up and cheese, Brie, has been smeared across her open vagina, some of it even pushed up into the vaginal cavity. I try using the power drill on her, forcing it into her mouth, but she's conscious enough, has strength, to close her teeth, clamping them down, and even though the drill goes through the teeth quickly, it fails to interest me and so I hold her head up, blood dribbling from her mouth, and make her watch the rest of the tape and while she's looking at the girl on the screen bleed from almost every possible orifice, I'm hoping she realizes that this would have happened to her no matter what. That she would have ended up lying here, on the floor in my apartment, hands nailed to posts, cheese and broken glass pushed up into her pvssy, her head cracked and bleeding purple, no matter what other choice she might have made. I'm trying to ease one of the hollow plastic tubes from the dismantled Habitrail system up into her vagina, forcing the vaginal lips around one end of it, and even with most of it greased with olive oil, it's not fitting in properly During this, the jukebox plays Frankie Valli singing "The Worst That Could Happen" and I'm grimly lip-syncing to it, while pushing the Habitrail tube up into this bitch's cvnt. I finally have to resort to pouring acid around the outside of the pussy so that the flesh can give way to the greased end of the Habitrail and soon enough it slides in, easily. "I hope this hurts you," I say. The rat hurls itself against the glass cage as I move it from the kitchen into the living room. It refused to eat what was left of the other rat I had bought it to play with last week, that now lies dead, rotting in a corner of the cage. (For the last five days I've purposefully starved it.) I set the glass cage down next to the girl and maybe because of the scent of the cheese the rat seems to go insane, first running in circles, mewling, then trying to heave its body, weak with hunger, over the side of the cage. The rat doesn't need prodding and the bent coat hanger I was going to use remains untouched by my side and with the girl still conscious, the thing moves effortlessly on newfound energy, racing up the tube until half of it body disappears, and then after a minute - its rat body shaking while it feeds - all of it vanishes, except for the tail, and I yank the Habitrail tube out of the girl, trapping the rodent. Soon even the tail disappears. The noises the girl is making are, for the most part, incomprehensible. Then OP gets mad at a comment and bans the guy. Oh my.... what the fuck...
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  • SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
    09-09-2014, 01:46 PM
    SpeedLimit? started a thread C190 AMG GT: AMG GT Leaked in SL, SLR, SLS-Class, and AMG GT
    Looks like a benz had sex with an F-Type without a condom...
    28 replies | 273 view(s)
  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    09-04-2014, 11:15 PM
    ** Previous years lap times are void due to VIR recently being repaved. ** 2014 Lightening Lap Results. Stingray and Z28 have an amazing showing. Stingray out lapping R8 V10+ by 3.7 secs and the M4 by a whopping 6.9 secs. E63 quicker than M4...hmmm interesting. Z28 0.1 sec off the F12.
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  • Snertz's Avatar
    09-19-2014, 10:54 AM
    Anyone getting in on this? opinions? :matrix:
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  • M177's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 06:24 AM
    here is two video's race with avantador Lp700 cls63 stage2 pp-performance 720 HP ( i dont think its 720 hp only ) and here is E63 RS800+ Hp vs the same avantador Lp700 " i think this E63 has an upgraded turbo's. I'm not sure about the race fuel but i think yes both of them ran it with mixed fuel race.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 08:04 PM
    This is not the first time we have seen a modified M157 Mercedes AMG beat a Lamborghini Aventador. A Benzboost member who has an E63 AMG S 4Matic with Renntech upgraded turbos has been beating up on just about everything including the Aventador. This CLS63 is not the 4Matic all wheel drive variant however but the pre-facelift rear wheel drive model which is lighter. It does however feature the same basic M157 twin turbo 5.5 liter V8 AMG motor. So how do the Kleemann K3 M157 upgrades show? Very well as the CLS63 AMG is able to open up a small lead on the Aventador. Up top, it appears the Aventador starts to pull but both cars shut down as they approach traffic. Considering the Kleemann K3 upgrade consists of just exhaust and ECU modifications (although further details are hard to find on the Kleemann website which really needs some work) the run certainly is impressive against an opponent like the Aventador with its 700 horsepower 6.5 liter V12. Turbo torque isn't easy to beat:
    24 replies | 476 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2014, 08:56 PM
    If you are looking for a sporty German drop top capable of seating four people here are three very good choices. The Audi S5, BMW 435i, and Mercedes E400 are all worthy choices. The question is, which is the best of the group? Well, Sport Auto fortunately decided to do a comparison with data and even took the cars out of on the Hockenheim course. So how do they stack up to each other? Well, the S5 blows the other two cars away especially the BMW 435i which gets stomped by both the Audi S5 and the Mercedes E400. Keep in mind the E400 is sporting the new Mercedes M276 DELA 35 3.5 liter turbocharged V6 powerplant. This engine offers 333 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The E400 offers the most torque out of the group with the S5 at 325 lb-ft and the 435i at 300 lb-ft. The 435i trails both the S5 and the E400 by 33 horsepower. What the 435i has going for it is the lightest curb weight but it doesn't matter on the track. It has the slowest laptime of the group. It lags behind the S5 by 3.6 seconds around the Hockenheim which is an eternity. It is also 2.2 seconds behind the E400, ouch. What happened to BMW's sporty character? The S5 is chosen as the best of the three cars and Sport Auto states it isn't even close. The E400 is chosen second and the 435i takes last place. Have Audi and Mercedes really improved that much or has BMW become far too complacent? You be the judge.
    18 replies | 311 view(s)
  • RedBullJnky's Avatar
    09-07-2014, 07:47 PM
    Here is my Rage-Tek custom built twin turbo E55 AMG. Its taken 15 months to complete this build due to fitment and tuning problems, but it is now running strong on 14psi. We have custom built turbo manifolds (no turbos just thrown under the car) and a modified stock E500 intake manifold with twin GTX3076R (58s). I ran at the Bizspeed event at Palm Beach International Raceway. Great event btw. Car had 18s wrapped in MTs. Time slips for the night in order Here is my last run of the night against a modded CTS V. The DA and Temp is on the vid. And you can follow my IG for more updates. http://instagram.com/p/sdSIEwlTde/ Enjoy!!!
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  • SVP03's Avatar
    09-10-2014, 02:31 AM
    Here is the first W212 E63 S 4Matic from Kleemann. Work done on the car (M157 engine) - ECU software. - Modified turbo’s. - Turbo pipe, front pipe with cats. - Intercooler upgrade. - LSD diff lock rear. - LSD diff lock front. It have 820 HP and over 1200 NM 0-100 KPH in 3,2 s. standard tyre and pump fuel.
    19 replies | 425 view(s)
  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    09-06-2014, 05:56 PM
    How hard is it to make maps from scratch on a motec 400? Background: I'm thinking about buying a M1000 turbo from a local guy. I've been following the fuelly snowmobile turbo tuning world loosely but still run all carbed rigs. The Sled has an Attitude fuel controller on it but I would like to switch it to a Motec to really maximize the 3076 that is on the sled. So Motec makes a plug and play 400(link) for Apex and XM snowmobiles but not arctic cats so I would need to build a custom harness and swap injectors I'm confident I can do this but the tuning is what I'm worried about never built a map from scratch and never worked with a Motec. So to get to the meat of the advanced discussion what process do you use to develop a base map for a custom application. Do you guess and hope it runs and then tune from there. Is there a book with recommended settings for displacement and CR for tuning a Motec. I'm hoping someone here has enough experience to point me in the right direction.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-24-2014, 10:49 AM
    We finally have some clarity regarding the new AMG twin turbo V8 engines used in the AMG GT and the Mercedes-AMG C63. AMG does not go into specifics but states that the M177 powering the C63 AMG is closely related to the M178, 'The M177 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine is a close relative of the M178, which is the sports-car heart of the new Mercedes-AMG GT.' The question remains as to what the specific differences between the motors are. The most likely and obvious difference is that the M178 has dry sump lubrication whereas the M177 does not. Mercedes does not state anything about a dry sump oil system for the C63 AMG or C63 AMG S and considering how much emphasis they put on this point with the AMG GT it is likely not just a case of the person writing the press release forgetting. Looking at the engine bay of the C63 it looks as if there are some intake and packaging differences. This also may imply that the turbo units are different between the cars and would partially explain why the C63 has more torque than the AMG GT. There could potentially be internal engine differences as well. The C63 also uses an MCT transmission whereas the AMG GT uses a dual clutch gearbox. AMG will likely shed more light on how the M177 and M178 differ in Paris but now we officially know there are two 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 AMG variants as expected. Powerful High-Performance Athlete Pure fascination and breathtaking dynamics – the new Mercedes-AMG C63 sets benchmarks. The high-tech drivetrain, the signature AMG handling and the high level of individuality in optional equipment guarantee an utterly unique driving experience. The pinnacle of the C-Class line-up is driven by an all new 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine closely related to the power unit that provides breathtaking propulsion in the new Mercedes-AMG GT. The power spectrum ranges from 469 hp in the C63 to 503 hp in the C63 S. With an unrivalled fuel fuel economy, the C63 is the most fuel-efficient eight-cylinder car in the high-performance segment. The extensive range of standard equipment includes the AMG Adaptive sports suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers, the mechanical rear locking differential and the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT with its multiple drive programs. Additionally, there will be a highly exclusive "Edition 1" model available from market launch. Dynamics plus long-distance comfort –the new Mercedes-AMG C63 offers impressive engine output with exceptionally low fuel consumption figures, outstanding longitudinal and lateral dynamics and yet delivers a high level of everyday usability. As form is just as important as function, the interior and exterior design is more distinctive than ever before. The V8 pinnacle in the C-Class portfoilio is available in a choice of two models –the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and C63, with the C63 S set up for even more dynamic handling and performance. The Mercedes-AMG C63 celebrates its world premiere on October 2, 2014 together with the show premiere of the Mercedes-AMG GT at the Salon de l'Automobile in Paris. Market introduction in the USA begins in March 2015 with both the C63 and C63 S launching at the same time. "We are also marking the beginning of a new era with the new nomenclature. The successor to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, which has been incredibly successful worldwide, will now be called the Mercedes-AMG C63," says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "At 40,000 units, the 204 C63 AMG was the bestselling AMG model. We will now add to this success with the new Mercedes-AMG C63. Be it in drive, handling or equipment, the Mercedes-AMG C63 sets new benchmarks and will further strengthen our brand promise 'Driving Performance'. AMG customers can look forward to an exceptionally dynamic driving experience." Best in fuel consumption, best in performance The C63 is at the forefront of the competitive field. The new high-performance vehicles from Affalterbach are the only ones in the segment to be equipped with an eight-cylinder biturbo engine. The result is impressive power delivery and a highly emotional engine sound – a signature of the AMG brand. Drivers benefit from unrivalled performance delivered by a supreme level of power and torque. The C63 S accelerates from zero to 60mph in 3.9 seconds and the C63 in 4.0. The top speed is 155mph (electronically limited). "Naturally, the new Mercedes-AMG C63 is once again powered by an eight- cylinder engine. The passionate power delivery and highly emotional sound of our 4.0-liter V8 biturbo are truly compelling. At the same time, we are maintaining our leading role in the core issue of efficiency. No other high- performance V8 automobile is more fuel efficient than the new C63," says Christian Enderle, Head of Development Engine and Drivetrain at Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The C63 not only holds the top position in terms of engine data and performance, it also sets new benchmarks in fuel consumption. The high-performance car from Affalterbach demonstrates exceptional efficiency that puts it at the top of the segment. And it does not stop there – the C63 is the most fuel-efficient eight- cylinder, high-performance vehicle in the world. It achieves a remarkable decrease in fuel consumption compared with the preceding C63 AMG. The new Mercedes-AMG C63 consumes around 32 percent less fuel than its direct predecessor with the 6.3-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine – while delivering even more performance and the emotional sound that is a signature of the AMG V8. New V8 biturbo closely related to the engine in the Mercedes-AMG GT This impressive efficiency improvement is rooted in the new drive package. The M177 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine is a close relative of the M178, which is the sports-car heart of the new Mercedes-AMG GT. The innovative eight- cylinder is notable for its outstanding power delivery, targeted lightweight design, high efficiency and environmental compatibility. It also fulfills the highest standards in terms of noise and vibration comfort. The newly developed eight-cylinder features biturbocharging, whereby the two chargers are not located on the outside of the cylinder banks, but instead, within the cylinder V – specialists refer to this as the "hot inside V". The resulting benefits are a compact engine design, optimum responsiveness and low exhaust emissions. Petrol piezo direct injection with spray-guided combustion Mixture preparation is handled by the petrol piezo direct injection system used exclusively by Mercedes. The third generation of the spray-guided combustion process has been developed to meet all future legislative requirements. A sophisticated engine cooling system ensures high performance even at ambitious race-track speeds. Performance exhaust system available as an option Fascination, emotionality and immediate recognition – engine sound is an important development objective. The C63 and C63 S feature a sports exhaust system with a dynamic electronically controlled exhaust flap. Depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program, the engine sound varies between low-key for long-distance travel and raw emotionality. The exhaust flap is located in the front third, at the interface between the two pipes. Its infinitely variable actuation is controlled on the basis of the drive program, the performance wishes of the driver and the engine speed. A Performance exhaust system with three electronically controlled exhaust flaps is available as an option for both engine variants. It provides the driver with an even greater level of control of the exhaust note via a button on the center console. In the "Comfort" drive program, the engine is quieter and more comfortable, while, in "Sport +" and "Race", the V8 sound is even more dominant and evocative of a race touring car – complete with acoustic up-shift and distinctive double de-clutching feedback. In addition to setting it via the drive programme, the engine sound can also be set individually at any time at the push of a button. C63 S comes as standard with dynamic engine mounts A further new feature of the C63 S that is unique in the competitive field is the dynamic engine mounts – as used on the Mercedes-AMG GT. They address the conflict of interest between comfort and handling by reducing vibration from the engine/transmission unit. The dynamic mounts can adapt their stiffness smoothly and in fractions of a second to the prevailing driving conditions and style. Soft engine mounts improve comfort by better reducing noise and vibration. Handling and agility, on the other hand, benefit from slightly stiffer mounts. When driving dynamically, the driver feels more closely connected to the vehicle as a result of increased feedback, while steering response is more direct. The driver benefits overall from a more precise driving feel. Minimized movement of the drivetrain mass calls for less correction on turn-in. Engine production by hand – "one man, one engine" Powerful V8 engines have always been one of the competencies of AMG, the Mercedes-Benz performance brand. Mercedes-AMG GmbH is fully responsible for development and production. The 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine is manufactured in the Affalterbach engine shop in accordance with the "one man, one engine" principle. Variable dynamics – the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission A large part of the direct and sporty character of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 is attributable to the transmission. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission offers a compelling mix of tailor-made dynamics and exceptional variability. The MCT transmission was extensively redeveloped for application in the C63 and is now even faster in its reaction times. Be it automatic or triggered at the steering wheel paddle by the driver, a manual up or down-shift is now noticeably faster than in the last model. The transmission is now significantly more spontaneous in the "Sport +" and manual modes in particular. This increase in responsiveness was enabled by optimization of the transmission's hardware and software. Also, the aluminium shift paddles on the Performance steering wheel are now able to transmit the driver's shift inputs even faster than before, thus further increasing the dynamic feel. One look at the drive programmes shows the high variability of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission. The available choices are "Controlled Efficiency", "Sport" and "Sport +" – as well as "Race", which is exclusive to the C63 S. The driver chooses from the various drive programmes with the aid of the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch. The "temporary M" function, activated by using the paddles, delivers a further increase in dynamics in any mode. AMG Adaptive sport suspension with 3-stage adjustable damping Fascinating agility, high cornering speeds and optimum neutrality – the C63 is equipped with independent suspension featuring a high proportion of aluminium, dynamic-oriented kinematics, electronically controlled shock absorbers and AMG-specific elastokinematics. With the AMG Dynamic sport suspension, the customer can vary characteristics in three stages between maximum sporting performance and good long-distance comfort. At the front of the C63 is a four-link front suspension with motorsport-based radially mounted brakes. Independent steering knuckles and a wider track permit higher lateral acceleration. The multilink rear suspension with independent wheel mounts likewise has a higher negative camber. To improve traction and dynamics, the C63 has a mechanical locking differential at the rear, while the C63 S is equipped with an electronic rear locking differential. Both locking differentials reduce slip at the inside wheel without braking input. As a result, the driver can accelerate sooner out of corners and the car maintains its stability when braking at high speed. The locking differential also improves traction when accelerating from a standstill. Compared with the mechanical solution, the benefits of the electronic locking rear differential, which is standard equipment on the C63 S, are its faster and more finely tuned control, thus pushing the physical limits of the driving envelope even higher. The standard 3-stage ESP® with the functions "ESP ON", "SPORT Handling Mode" and "ESP OFF" is perfectly networked with the locking rear differential and expertly tuned to the high level of dynamics. The electromechanical speed-sensitive sport steering ensures precise and agile handling, with the driver benefitting from a direct ratio and optimized response characteristics. It also has variable power assistance, whereby the steering force is adapted relative to the current vehicle speed. The power assistance reacts not only in accordance with vehicle speed, but also in line with current lateral acceleration and the drive programme chosen via AMG DYNAMIC SELECT. The C63 runs as standard on titanium grey painted and polished alloy wheels measuring 8.5 x 18 (front) and 9.5 x 18 (rear) in 10-spoke design and clad in 245/40 R 18 tires (front) and 265/40 R 18 (rear). The tire dimensions on the C63 S are 245/35 R 19 (front) and 265/35 R 19 (rear) running on alloy wheels measuring 8.5 x 19 (front) and 9.5 x 19 (rear) in 5-twin-spoke design, painted in titanium grey and polished. A high-performance, ceramic-composite brake system is available for the first time as optional equipment for the C63 S. Optional sport cup tires ensure a noticeable and measurable increase in grip. AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes The driver can use four different AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes to influence the characteristics of the C63. The C63 S has the additional "Race" programme, which enables a maximum level of individualisation. The driver defines the driving experience using a switch to the left of the touchpad. There is a choice of several different pre-configured driving programmes and an "Individual" drive programme, which allows extensive self-configuration. "Controlled Efficiency" is the balanced drive programme with a comfortable suspension and steering set-up as well as fuel-optimized drivetrain settings – including soft gearshifts and a more restrained engine sound. The "Gliding Function" is completely new and delivers a further reduction in fuel consumption. If the driver lifts off the accelerator between37 and 99 mph - , the clutch of the MCT transmission opens and the engine is decoupled from the drivetrain. The electronics system reduces the engine revs to idle, and the resistance generated by the compression and frictional forces produced under trailing throttle are reduced. The "Sport" and "Sport +" drive programmes increase sporting intensity. "Race" is reserved exclusively for the C63 S and is the optimum setting for ambitious laps on a closed race track. Form follows performance – the design reflects the technology Form follows performance – the design of the powerful V8 top model is influenced by motorsport and reflects its fascinating technology. Sensual clarity combines with stylish sporting character – the Mercedes C63 inspires fascination from the very first glance. From a visual standpoint, the new model is clearly a member of the Mercedes-AMG family. The exteriors of the C63 and C63 S are differentiated by specific design elements. The emotional, sensual surface design of the new C-Class, with its reduced, minimalist forms, now has an added, positive tension that gives it a truly dynamic character. The wider track and powerful eight-cylinder call for a completely standalone front end. The Mercedes-AMG C63 has aluminium front fenders, widened on each side by 0.55" and bearing "V8 BITURBO" lettering. The entire front end has also been lengthened by 2.12". In addition, the structure of the body-in-white has been reinforced in specific areas in order to compensate for the extreme longitudinal and transverse forces generated and transmitted by the drivetrain and running gear. Mercedes-AMG sets clear accents in sporting character, expressed succinctly at the front end – gracing the long aluminium bonnet are two distinctive power domes. Together with the wider front fenders, they guarantee a particularly muscular look. Positioned low down and with a characteristic arrow form, the "twin blade" radiator grille with AMG lettering lowers the vehicle's visual center of gravity. The "A-wing" takes a three-dimensional form and also serves as an airflow guide for the three cooling air intakes. Flics ensure optimum airflow to the cooling module. Along the lower edge of the front skirt, a front splitter helps to increase downforce. At the rear end, the diffuser insert with three fins is a feature carried over from motorsport, as are the visual air outlets positioned on either side. They generate defined air separation edges and improve the cd figure. The two chrome-plated twin end pipes of the AMG sport exhaust system are perfectly integrated into the diffuser. The C63 Sedan has a separation edge on the rear deck lid,–which ensures even better grip at the rear axle. Stunning interior design Every detail in the interior of the C63 contributes to a stunning overall effect. The careful choice of select, first-class materials, their sumptuous tactile qualities and their precision craftsmanship deliver a sense of quality that is seldom seen even in higher vehicle classes. Like the exterior, the more powerful C63 S is distinguished from the C63 on the inside by a number of design details. The dashboard is finished in black ARTICO man-made leather, with the premium look-and-feel further enhanced by stitching in crystal grey, the wing- like trim element in aluminium and the AMG-exclusive, IWC-design analogue clock (depending on equipment choice). Next to the touchpad is the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch as well as a number of AMG-specific controls, such as the button for the 3-stage AMG Dynamic sport suspension, the 3-stage ESP® and the optional button for the Performance exhaust system with variable exhaust flap control. The instrument cluster and the 3-spoke Performance steering wheel with 12-o'clock mark deliver a dynamically sporty ambience. Equipped with dedicated carbon weave-pattern dials and signature AMG numerals. Performance seats are also available as an alternative to the standard sports seats in MB-Tex / DINAMICA microfibre. They give occupants a lower seating position and ensure increased lateral grip due to their more powerfully contoured form. A range of further optional equipment means the Mercedes-AMG C63 can be extensively tailored to individual preferences. Exclusive and irresistible – the C63 "Edition 1" The Mercedes-AMG C63 S is also available from market launch as an "Edition 1" – with a stunning and irresistible combination of exclusive design and equipment features.. The "Edition 1" can be identified from the outside by a number of design highlights: - Forged wheels in 8.5 x 19 and 9.5 x 19 cross-spoke design, painted matte black with the rim painted in red; tires are 245/35 R 19 (front) and 265/35 R 19 (rear) - Night package (A-wing and trim in high-gloss black, wing mirror housings in high-gloss black, sill cladding inlays in high-gloss black, waistline trim and window frames in high-gloss black, radiator grille with double fin in silver chrome, Black-chromed twin end pipe fairings - Red accentson radiator grille and wing mirrors - Sport stripes in matte graphite grey above sill cladding The distinctive color combination carries into the interior: - Performance seats, door center panels and armrest in black nappa leather with diamond pattern and red contrasting stitching - designo seatbelts in red - Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre, flattened bottom, with red 12-o'clock marking, red contrasting stitching, steering wheel fairing in silver chrome with "Edition 1" lettering and silver- colored aluminium shift paddles - Trim element in carbon red pepper / light aluminium with longitudinal grain and red filaments - Floor mats in black with "AMG" lettering and piping in red Highest safety levels The stated aim of Mercedes-Benz is to make the highest level of safety available to all. For this reason, the C-Class features many of the new and extensively enhanced assistance systems that celebrated their world premieres just a few months ago in the S and E-Class. Standard equipment on-board the C63 includes enhanced drowsiness warning system ATTENTION ASSIST and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which helps to avoid rear-end collisions. The assistance systems increase both comfort and safety. Mercedes-Benz calls this "Intelligent Drive". The predecessor to the new C-Class already demonstrated impressive results in terms of passive safety. The new model exceeds these and sets new benchmarks.
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    09-15-2014, 08:57 PM
    Interesting comparison here between the current C7 RS7 featuring the 4.0 TFSI twin turbo V8 and the C6 RS6 which uses a 5.0 liter twin turbo V10. As AudiBoost published in an article last year dyno results show that despite the extra two cylinders and liter of displacement for the C6 RS6 the C7 RS6's 4.0 TFSI actually shows more torque and the power output is a wash. How do the two motors stack up in the real world against each other when tuned? Well, the C7 RS7 makes surprisingly easy work of the RS6 and the 5.0 liter V10 the 4.0 TFSI V8 replaced. There are two runs from a roll in the video below and the newer car pulls easily in each run. Pretty impressive considering both cars feature tunes with the C7 RS7 running an APR tune while the C6 RS6 has a Sportmile Stage 2 tune. The RS6 is the avant model and the lighter sedan would likely do better against the RS7. It would still lose though as by 160 miles per hour the RS7 puts bus lengths on the RS6. Many Audi fans complained about the loss of the 5.0 liter tin turo V10 for the RS6. The 4.0 TFSI V8 clearly is more than up to the task of replacing it.
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    09-11-2014, 03:47 PM
    I wonder how long this took?
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