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    • SpeedDriven successfully completes Mercedes M275 V12 twin turbo swap into W211 E-Class sedan - EV12

      First of all, congratulations to SpeedDriven as well as the owner of this W211 E-class BenzBoost user V12GodSpeed. This has been a long and grueling project but that day that makes it all worth it is here with the twin turbo V12 powered beast finally running. This is essentially an EV12 swap which was made famous by the tuner Brabus although they charge over $300,000 for some of these M275 V12 conversions. To see a US shop without the resources of Brabus pull this off is a major achievement. Dyno graphs and further details coming soon, for now enjoy the pictures and video.
































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      This article was originally published in forum thread: V12godspeed swapping a M275 V12 into a W211 E class - EV12 on a budget started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Promoted to front page, will do so again when we get dyno graphs! Congrats once again.
      1. V12Godspeed's Avatar
        V12Godspeed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Promoted to front page, will do so again when we get dyno graphs! Congrats once again.
        Thank You gents for all the props!

        I also want to mention speedriven is very capable of doing amazing work. They are a major tuner in the mercedes world, Marcin, whom I call the V12 Doctor is a mastermind when it comes to tuning.

        I would like to give proper credits since this car was a collaboration of various hands and speedriven.

        I would like to give credit to my Tech Jeffrey Moscoe, while he took on the challenge of making this car run, connecting the electronics, and turning the key, the man has been on my side like an Angel. I truly admire this guy and respect him as a professional and as a friend, he doesnt have a shop but is recogninzed in the modification world.

        Another person, Supy- who did the manifolds, motor mounts, exhaust and making these monster turbos fit along with custom hardware at LM24 in long island. Their welding and creativity work is amazing. Mad respect for LM24 and his crew.

        Next step is for Speedriven- Marcin to dyno tune this monster, right now this is just a preliminary file and we are adjusting or A/F ratios. He will either fly in or I will drive to Chicago where his shop is located.

        In this month we are going to be working very hard on the tranny in modifying clutch packs, valve body and a nice stall Torque converter, I want to leave no bases uncovered. Yes, I am also reinforcing the subframe, that is key. So please stay posted...this will be epic.Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by V12Godspeed Click here to enlarge
        Next step is for Speedriven- Marcin to dyno tune this monster, right now this is just a preliminary file and we are adjusting or A/F ratios. He will either fly in or I will drive to Chicago where his shop is located.
        Sorry if I missed it beforehand, but where are you located?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by V12Godspeed Click here to enlarge
        In this month we are going to be working very hard on the tranny in modifying clutch packs, valve body and a nice stall Torque converter, I want to leave no bases uncovered. Yes, I am also reinforcing the subframe, that is key. So please stay posted...this will be epic.
        Who is doing the tranny work and where are you sourcing the higher stall torque converter from?
      1. V12Godspeed's Avatar
        V12Godspeed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Sorry if I missed it beforehand, but where are you located?
        NYC
      1. V12Godspeed's Avatar
        V12Godspeed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Who is doing the tranny work and where are you sourcing the higher stall torque converter from?
        We are still investigating who will do the work, there is IPT out in jersey and there is also Southern Hot Rod, I have heard good and bad things from both. I will call and investigate, I know there is Level 10 but as always I am very conservative about spending. LOL
      1. ItalianStallion's Avatar
        ItalianStallion -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by V12Godspeed Click here to enlarge
        We are still investigating who will do the work, there is IPT out in jersey and there is also Southern Hot Rod, I have heard good and bad things from both. I will call and investigate, I know there is Level 10 but as always I am very conservative about spending. LOL
        Not sure exactly but....you can contact Neil @ Switzer and ask him about it. I believe they have built the auto's for the Porsche 997TT's and they make 900whp or so. I think the 5 speed autos from the Porsches are very similiar to the AMG ones. Switzer is pricey for sure but I do know their stuff works (ie: the r911 997tt tiptronic that won the moscow unlimited)
      1. V12Godspeed's Avatar
        V12Godspeed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ItalianStallion Click here to enlarge
        DAMN JODY!!!
        CONGRATULATIONS!
        I can't wait to see this monster in person! Great choice with the BBS rims too! I LOVE this car!
        Thanks bro!! almost didnt see your post. we have to meet up!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ItalianStallion Click here to enlarge
        Not sure exactly but....you can contact Neil @ Switzer and ask him about it. I believe they have built the auto's for the Porsche 997TT's and they make 900whp or so. I think the 5 speed autos from the Porsches are very similiar to the AMG ones. Switzer is pricey for sure but I do know their stuff works (ie: the r911 997tt tiptronic that won the moscow unlimited)
        Good suggestion and yes, the 5 speed Porsche unit is the same trans.
      1. LotitoTech120's Avatar
        LotitoTech120 -
        hey v12godspeed. Sick car man. i just deal with stock benz's at the dealer all day so i couldnt imagine what this thing is like. How the hell did you get the the EIS authorized to start this engine. was the vin changed in the ME or EIS? sometimes i cant even get germany to code things right.
      1. LotitoTech120's Avatar
        LotitoTech120 -
        oh BTW. looks like you need a new SBC brake pump. I will be happy to replace it for you free of charge under warrenty Click here to enlarge
      1. V12Godspeed's Avatar
        V12Godspeed -
        Hahaha, Thanks man. Well I have skilled people and shops that have the software and hardware to do these things. Everything is fully operational!
      1. V12Godspeed's Avatar
        V12Godspeed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ItalianStallion Click here to enlarge
        Not sure exactly but....you can contact Neil @ Switzer and ask him about it. I believe they have built the auto's for the Porsche 997TT's and they make 900whp or so. I think the 5 speed autos from the Porsches are very similiar to the AMG ones. Switzer is pricey for sure but I do know their stuff works (ie: the r911 997tt tiptronic that won the moscow unlimited)
        Thanks Bobby! I am going the cheaper route, my tech is rebuilding my stock one with 65 clutch packs. The man knows what he is doing. He says it will be bullet proof. LOL
      1. V12Godspeed's Avatar
        V12Godspeed -
        The EV12 just made it to this article...
        http://jalopnik.com/5807887/cram-a-v...iends/gallery/

        The story is a bit screwed up...LOL
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by V12Godspeed Click here to enlarge
        The EV12 just made it to this article...
        http://jalopnik.com/5807887/cram-a-v...iends/gallery/

        The story is a bit screwed up...LOL
        Whoa cool... they linked to our story (as in your story) and clearly paraphrased what I wrote a bit but that is fine.
      1. Oxygen's Avatar
        Oxygen -
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Oxygen Click here to enlarge
        New video is awesome, love hearing the turbos.

        Gopro right? Wind noise is surprisingly minimal.
      1. LotitoTech120's Avatar
        LotitoTech120 -
        Any esp problems or CAN problems? malfunctions on the dash your working out? just curious
      1. V12Godspeed's Avatar
        V12Godspeed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LotitoTech120 Click here to enlarge
        Any esp problems or CAN problems? malfunctions on the dash your working out? just curious
        No can bus problems or ESP problems at all. Everything is fully operational.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by V12Godspeed Click here to enlarge
        No can bus problems or ESP problems at all. Everything is fully operational.
        And this is all with a factory Mercedes DME?