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      Published on 06-20-2012 03:16 AM
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      This is a rather interested development for the 4Matic C300. The model will be moving from the current (and underpowered!) 3.0 liter M272 V6 motor without direct injection to the new 3.5 liter direct injected M276 V6. This change is only taking place for the 4Matic C300 sedan starting in 2013. The M276 puts out 302 horsepower in the 350 models such as the C350, E350, and SLK350. It will likely be de-tuned with software only to hit 248 horsepower in the C300. This means an ECU tune should in theory bring it up to and past the 302 horsepower output of the 350 models. A bargain C350 4Matic Sedan? Sure looks like a possibility with just a tune. ...
      Published on 06-19-2012 02:17 PM
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      We all know the new Mercedes M157 twin turbo V8 motors are very potent and with a tune become animals. Case and point, this Evotech tuned E63 AMG is able to pull a stock Ferrari 458 Italia in every situation in the video below. It did not matter if the 458 got the jump or what the starting speed was the E63 was able to run it down and pull. The 458 itself being no slouch capable of running low 11's in the 1/4 mile and in the high 120 trap speed range stock. ...
      Published on 06-18-2012 06:12 PM
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      Want to get your hands on a C63 AMG Black Series? Well good luck, because they are all sold out. The hardcore C63 sporting a $125,000 price tag in in very high demand being the newest Black Series model to be launched. Only 650 units were slated for production but that number was upped to 800 worldwide when Mercedes saw the demand. The higher production number still was not able to satiate enthusiasts as if Mercedes wanted to it could easily eclipse this number of sales. Even with the high demand and long list of people in line a fortunate BenzBoost member was able to pick one up, congrats to him. ...
      Published on 06-16-2012 12:04 AM
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      Mercedes CEO Ola Kallenius is claiming a Nuburgring laptime of under 7:30 for the new SLS GT improving upon the previous SLS by about 5 seconds. The new SLS GT of course having more horsepower, revised suspension, and re calibrated transmission programming. We are waiting on an official video and time to come shortly but under 7:30 would put the SLS GT in some elite company including the Carrera GT as well as being quicker than the 997 GT2 or 458 Italia. ...
      Published on 06-14-2012 03:31 PM
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      Here are the results of a custom dyno tune on a new W204 C63 AMG Coupe. The car was run at Gintani's facility on their Dyno Dynamics. The baseline hit was 324.4 horses to the wheels which users should note is about 60 rear wheel horses less than what this vehicle dynos on a dynojet. Tuned results are 375.8 horses to the wheels resulting in a gain of 51.4 wheel horsepower. This is all on 91 octane pump gas and tune only. ...
      Published on 06-13-2012 03:24 PM
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      Previous reports about the entry level AMG A-Class model being called the A25 AMG seem to be incorrect according to Autocar. The engine is what we already knew, a tuned version of the M271 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4 with displacement increased to 2.0 liters and power bumped to 330 horses. The unit is likely to be called the M270 EVO from early reports. The power will be channeled through a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox going to all four wheels. The all wheel drive era of AMG is soon to be here. ...
      Published on 06-12-2012 05:16 PM
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      Introducing the OE Tuning E-Z flash hand held flash loader allowing users to flash their own ECU's at home via the OBD2 port. Users can switch match at their own convenience and have multiple maps for their car. The M156 motors are supported as well as the 230, 280, 300, 350, 450, and 550 models. There is no longer any need to remove an ECU from a vehicle and send it in. This flash loader is the MyGenius unit many are already familiar with. ...
      Published on 06-12-2012 01:12 AM
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      Here is a very cool promotional video from Vivid racing featuring the new W218 CLS63 AMG with the M157 twin turbo V8. The car features a Renntech ECU flash, Agency Power downpipes, and a full exhaust. Exterior upgrades consist of carbon fiber pieces which include a front lip, diffuser, wing, and fender accents. HRE 729RS wheels with the car lowered on KW coilovers round it out. The video is very well done, check it out below. ...
      Published on 06-10-2012 05:40 PM
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      The Canadian Grand Prix has never disappointed and this year followed suit. Lewis Hamilton with his Mclaren Mercedes became the 7th winner this season. Hamilton raced with perfection to hold off Alonso and Vettel to claim the win. RBRís Vettel started the race first with Hamilton behind, but by the end of the first pit stop he dropped to third. Hamilton retained second and Alonso claimed the lead. ...
      Published on 06-09-2012 05:14 PM
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      This week F1 returns to North America for the Canadian grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole after the RBR team was forced yet again to modify their car. FIA deemed their wheel hub caps were illegal and had to have their vents block. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took fifth after sitting out of Free Practice 3 in the morning with a fuel connector problem. Schumacher was on a two lap strategy but with the team mismanaging his release he failed to make his second qualifying lap and had to settle for ninth place. Lewis Hamilton was unable to keep up with Vettel's momentum and could only claim second place. While Alonso and Webber took third and forth respectively. ...
      Published on 06-06-2012 09:31 AM
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      Renntech continues to keep raising the bar with the AMG M157 twin turbo V8. The first run in the 10's on this platform was a 10.9@129 earlier in January of this year. After that they were the first to break 130 miles per hour through the traps on the platform running 10.9@131 in March. This run sets a new quickest record at 10.79 although the trap speed record is still 131. In better conditions (this took place at PBIR in 85-90 degree weather 2000+ Density Altitude) we expect the trap record to fall fairly easily. ...
      Published on 06-06-2012 01:58 AM
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      Introducing the new higher performance Mercedes SLS AMG GT. This 2013 vehicle will be replacing the standard SLS and will be available in coupe or roadster form. In addition to a boost of 20 horses the car also gets revised dual clutch transmission programming likely to improve driveability as well as improve shifting performance. The suspension also gets a performance update with a revised air suspension system that is now called AMG Ride Control Performance. ...
      Published on 06-03-2012 12:12 AM
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      Definitely cool to already see the new C63 Black Series Coupe supercharged. This car features their V63 supercharger kit which of course comes with a tune and intercooler. The car also gets headers, a valved exhaust, and coil-overs. This "conversion" is priced at 38,000 Euros or $47,000. Our understanding is that this is basically a rebranded Weistec supercharger so we have no idea why someone would pay an absolutely absurd price for all of this. The result definitely adds power and the car does look great though. ...
      Published on 06-01-2012 07:16 AM
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      The new CLS has been receiving a lot of attention from the aftermarket regarding body upgrades. This is one that we just can't get into due to how overdone it is. Simply way too much junk tacked on with the vents in the front and rear fenders as well as the overlapping exhaust tips. The last time we saw a CLS that got this kind of reaction was the purple, red, and yellow CLS we spotted. There simply are much cleaner and better looking options for widebody kits with the new CLS. ...
      Published on 05-31-2012 10:31 PM
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      We think it is very cool that Mercedes offers a Performance Package for 63 AMG cars with the new M157 twin turbo V8. It essentially just raises boost however for the expensive price of around $7300. One can do much better in the aftermarket for less money as seen here with OE Tuning's results on a new CLS63 AMG. The graphs below show a car without the performance package which hits 466 WHP and 461 WTQ. With the Performance Package it hits 501 WHP and 521 WTQ. And with a tune on both? 566 wheel horsepower and and 596 wheel torque. ...

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