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    • First dynojet numbers for the Mercedes 5.5 liter twin turbo M157 - Insideline dyno tests the 2011 S63 AMG with Performance Package

      We know you have been waiting for dyno numbers for the M157 with baited breath just like we have. Now, the sleepless nights can finally come to an end. Insideline dyno tested the S63 AMG featuring the new twin turbo V8 powerplant with the optional Performance Package and all we have to say is: TORQUE, A LOT OF TORQUE. Wow, over 600 pound-feet at the wheels. They also overlaid the graph with the M159 naturally aspirated v8 out of the Mercedes SLS AMG and once you see the curves compared we don't think you or anyone else is going to miss the M156/M159 motor very much.











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      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bogdan_mb Click here to enlarge
        Has anyone notice that M157 found in newly launched CLS and E-class offer less power and torque compared to the S-class ?
        To be more specific :

        E & CLS : 525 hp / 700 Nm and 557 hp / 800 Nm with P30
        while
        S class : 544 hp / 800 Nm and 571 hp / 900 Nm with P30

        Does anyone know if there is some tehnical changes between them (100 Nm is a considarable difference, even at this level ) or only software tweaks for marketing ?

        Software for marketing.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bogdan_mb Click here to enlarge
        Has anyone notice that M157 found in newly launched CLS and E-class offer less power and torque compared to the S-class ?
        To be more specific :

        E & CLS : 525 hp / 700 Nm and 557 hp / 800 Nm with P30
        while
        S class : 544 hp / 800 Nm and 571 hp / 900 Nm with P30

        Does anyone know if there is some tehnical changes between them (100 Nm is a considarable difference, even at this level ) or only software tweaks for marketing ?
        Just software and there might not even be a real world difference. The S-class is the flagship, so they market it with flagship numbers.
      1. Mort's Avatar
        Mort -
        The M157 is definitely a stout looking power plant. No doubt the tuners will have a ton of fun with it. What about the transmission limits? Who is working on the transmission?

        I was intending a long affair with my C63 and I think with money in mind I will find a lot to be happy about my C63 for a long time to come. At least I hope so...LOL.

        I will have to live the M157 vicariously through the exploits of members here. Looking forward to it!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mort Click here to enlarge
        The M157 is definitely a stout looking power plant. No doubt the tuners will have a ton of fun with it. What about the transmission limits? Who is working on the transmission?

        I was intending a long affair with my C63 and I think with money in mind I will find a lot to be happy about my C63 for a long time to come. At least I hope so...LOL.

        I will have to live the M157 vicariously through the exploits of members here. Looking forward to it!
        Considering the motor is hitting over 600 pound-feet at the wheels stock, I certainly hope they have a seriously stout transmission in there.

        I'm loving what I am seeing from the M157 thus far.
      1. KLR CLS's Avatar
        KLR CLS -
        hmmmm... Might have to advance my plans for a 2012 CLS63...My Wallet is going to hate me.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KLR CLS Click here to enlarge
        hmmmm... Might have to advance my plans for a 2012 CLS63...My Wallet is going to hate me.
        But your right foot will love you.
      1. Mort's Avatar
        Mort -
        I'm trying to ignore it because I really can't afford to like it at all...LOL. I think I am losing the battle. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mort Click here to enlarge
        I'm trying to ignore it because I really can't afford to like it at all...LOL. I think I am losing the battle. Click here to enlarge
        You aren't alone.... Click here to enlarge