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    • AMS / Alpha Performance is the first to break into the 10's with a 4Matic M157 - 10 second 2014 W212 E63 AMG

      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 60s 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 10s!

      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 nights 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

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      Alpha Mercedes-Benz Website

      This article was originally published in forum thread: AMS/Alpha Performance's 2014 E63 AMG 4 Matic Runs Two 10 Second Passes! started by ALPHA Performance View original post
      Comments 28 Comments
      1. ALPHA Performance's Avatar
        ALPHA Performance -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rdeterman Click here to enlarge
        Damn. Now that thing would really surprise some people on the street and strip!
        I think it surprised that mustang it ran on the second pass!
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Wow, great work guys. This is awesome. Any plans for a turbo upgrade on this car?
      1. ALPHA Performance's Avatar
        ALPHA Performance -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        Wow, great work guys. This is awesome. Any plans for a turbo upgrade on this car?
        Of course! We do need to wrap up a couple other modifications and get the test data from those before we move ahead with the turbo upgrade, but it's coming Click here to enlarge
      1. Skywalker's Avatar
        Skywalker -
        Nice, but you were not the first to hit these times and speeds with a 4matic ...
        I saw the RENNtech E63S doing 10.8X s and trapping approx. 132mph @ Moscow UNLIM500+ (which is a non "glued" / non professional 1/4 mile track) last month... and ambient was 81-86F during the event.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Skywalker Click here to enlarge
        Nice, but you were not the first to hit these times and speeds with a 4matic ...
        I saw the RENNtech E63S doing 10.8X s and trapping approx. 132mph @ Moscow UNLIM500+ (which is a non "glued" / non professional 1/4 mile track) last month... and ambient was 81-86F during the event.
        As far as standardized timing for this record we go by NHRA certified drag strips in the USA. Moscow Unlimited does not use NHRA sanctioned timing and from what I've seen the numbers are quite different (and not as consistent) as those on dragstrips.

        If you can't produce a timeslip, it doesn't count.
      1. Skywalker's Avatar
        Skywalker -
        @Unlim events they use race america timing systems and meanwhile you can check "timeslips" on dragtimes.ru and filter by make e.g. ... http://www.dragtimes.ru/en/results/allresults ...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I understand but once again their timing system is not what we use for records. Only NHRA certified 1/4 mile drag strips count, period.
      1. Vasily1's Avatar
        Vasily1 -
        Well then Sticky, following your logic Eric from AMS should cross out Yuri's world record for a standing mile from his signature ;-)
      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I understand but once again their timing system is not what we use for records. Only NHRA certified 1/4 mile drag strips count, period.
        Nice run and amazing. Congrats AMS. But They are not the first!

        PP-Performance ran a 10.8 as well about a month ago with thier 4 matic E63. I'll try to get a timeslip and video for you
      1. Skywalker's Avatar
        Skywalker -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vasily1 Click here to enlarge
        Well then Sticky, following your logic Eric from AMS should cross out Yuri's world record for a standing mile from his signature ;-)
        Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vasily1 Click here to enlarge
        Well then Sticky, following your logic Eric from AMS should cross out Yuri's world record for a standing mile from his signature ;-)
        No because standing mile timing is different and there is no standardized governing body for standing mile racing.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Why is it always people overseas who don't understand quarter mile timing?
      1. m54b25's Avatar
        m54b25 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why is it always people overseas who don't understand quarter mile timing?
        Congrats to AMS in getting into the 10's with super nice weather. But, we are sure they are not the 1st one in the world for a AMG63 4matic doing 10's thou Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        There are no doubt other 10 second cars but this is the first 'official' result.
      1. ALPHA Performance's Avatar
        ALPHA Performance -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by m54b25 Click here to enlarge
        Congrats to AMS in getting into the 10's with super nice weather. But, we are sure they are not the 1st one in the world for a AMG63 4matic doing 10's thou Click here to enlarge
        Thanks!
        I wouldn't call it super nice weather though...we had some major Alabama humidity going on, far from ideal Click here to enlarge
      1. m54b25's Avatar
        m54b25 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vasily1 Click here to enlarge
        Well then Sticky, following your logic Eric from AMS should cross out Yuri's world record for a standing mile from his signature ;-)
        I think a world record should be sanctioned by a governing body. Something done at NASA airstrip with Guinness World Record officials on hand as an example:

      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No because standing mile timing is different and there is no standardized governing body for standing mile racing.
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        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by m54b25 Click here to enlarge
        I think a world record should be sanctioned by a governing body. Something done at NASA airstrip with Guinness World Record officials on hand as an example:
        Sick video but I would hardly call that a "street car".
      1. Vasily1's Avatar
        Vasily1 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why is it always people overseas who don't understand quarter mile timing?
        Well, may be because we do not rely on the results shown in artificial conditions which can never be proved in the street ;-). Anyway in next event in Minsk i will ask for printout of a timeslip.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vasily1 Click here to enlarge
        Well, may be because we do not rely on the results shown in artificial conditions which can never be proved in the street ;-).
        Why can't they be proved in the street? A drag strip eliminates more variables than street comparisons.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vasily1 Click here to enlarge
        Anyway in next event in Minsk i will ask for printout of a timeslip.
        I appreciate and there certainly is validity to the data I'm just pointing out quarter mile records, at least on this network, will always be required to be made on NHRA sanctioned drag strips for the purpose of having a set standard.

        To get around this in areas where this is not available I'm going to provide my own set acceleration standards shortly.