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      Published on 05-29-2012 08:50 PM
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      A very impressive result for a naturally aspirated M156. This W204 C63 AMG features the Renntech C74 widebody kit. In addition the vehicle has prototype Renntech camshafts, Renntech ported cylinder heads, long tube headers, a prototype intake manifold, race exhaust, built transmission, limited slip diff, weight loss (unknown to what extent), and a Renntech race tune. This is a very strong result for a naturally aspirated M156 especially at PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway). Video of the run is below and we expect this work in progress to get even faster. ...
      Published on 05-26-2012 07:00 PM
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      The seven time world champion Michael Schumacher claimed his 69th pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix with a 1:14.301, just 0.08 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber. However due to the 5 grid spot penalty handed to him after the Spanish grand prix, Michael will start from 6th spot. Fellow Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg took third. Mclaren's Lewis Hamilton starts behind them followed by Romain Grosjean, and Fernando Alonso. Ferrrari's Massa will start seventh breaking into Q3 for the first time this year, followed by Renault's Kimi Raikkonen. Williams driver Pastor Maldonado starts 9th. The current world champion Sebastain Vettel will start in 10th place, who struggled throughout qualifying and opted not to run in Q3 to save a set of tires for the race. To everyone's suprise, Mclaren Mercedes driver Jensen Button failed to make it into the final qualifying session and will start in 13th place. ...
      Published on 05-26-2012 01:17 AM
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      A debate has been raging on the BenzBoost forums and we decided it was finally time to put together information on these two cars to help sort out the video below. There are three races and the SLS gets the jump in the first two. In the first race the SLS is lined up ahead and gets on the gas first pulling. In the second video a mix-up in the honks has the SLS jump again leading the 458 to have to run it down which it can not. The third race is the cleanest with the SLS still pulling away and rather quickly. ...
      Published on 05-24-2012 07:14 PM
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      Weistec has released their high flow air filters for the M157 and M278 Mercedes twin turbo V8 engines. For those familiar with modern German engines such as those from Mercedes the factory uses a restrictive filter namely out of emissions concerns. The stock filter is a point of restriction on these motors and the Weistec filters flow much more freely giving gains of 5-20 horses depending on the motor and modifications. Gains will be greater when combined with an ECU tune which of course requires more air. ...
      Published on 05-24-2012 05:08 AM
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      Five different races, five different winners. Unpredictable doesn't even begin to discribe the season so far. With the ban on off blown diffusers and higher degrading tires, the grid has never been closer. Mercedes AMG with Nico Rosberg already claiming the win in China, look to continue their success here in Monaco, while Michael Schumacher will continue to attempt to break into the podium. The Monaco Grand Prix is the most famous track in F1.This race shows the difference between a great driver and a good one. To win this race, a driver needs to be precise, quick, and brave. This is why it is considered a "must win" for drivers. The track, a combination of being technically difficult but also extremely glamorous and high profile. The circuit is one of the most demanding with no margin for error as the Armco barriers that line the track are at some points just inches from the cars. ...
      Published on 05-24-2012 01:52 AM
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      You should all know by now that Mercedes is bringing back the twin turbo V12 with the new R231 SL65 AMG. We originally thought this was just the same old M275 V12 that had seen duty in the previous generation 600 and 65 AMG's but the motor has received some updates along with a new M279 engine designation. The 6.0 liter V12 to reach its new 630 horsepower rating received far more than just different ECU software. ...
      Published on 05-23-2012 12:51 AM
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      This is the Misha Designs body kit for the new W218 Mercedes CLS-Class. This is a widebody kit that includes fenders. In addition to the widened fenders it includes side skirts, a front bumper, carbon lip, hood with carbon vents, and a roof spoiler. There are optional carbon fiber accents as well. We have seen this kit in person and it definitely makes the new CLS look far more aggressive and attractive. Everything works well, except the wheels chosen here. ...
      Published on 05-21-2012 05:44 PM
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      The new S-Class is completing testing and will be revealed sometime later this year. In the meantime, our graphic design artist Wild-Speed has done his usual superb work in showing us what the finished product will likely look like. The new S-Class will likely be getting lights similar to the SL featuring LED's as is customary for new Mercedes models today as well as a new taillight design inspired by the CL. ...
      Published on 05-21-2012 01:01 AM
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      Congratulations to Mercedes DTM driver Gary Paffett for taking the win at Brands Hatch, maintaining and extending his first place lead in the driver standings. Audi, BMW, and Mercedes all got on the podium with BMW driver Burno Spengler finishing and second and Audi's Mike Rockenfeller finishing in 3rd place. The next race will be taking place on the Red Bull Ring in thirteen days. ...
      Published on 05-19-2012 12:11 AM
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      Mercedes never built a Black Series AMG CL-Class car. No reason to really as the CL is more of a heavy grand tourer than a track machine. Still, the Black Series vehicles have a very aggressive widebody look to them and if Mercedes ever built one it would likely look similar to this. This Version 2 kit from Prior-Design for the W216 CL is simply very well executed and makes the CL look very mean and aggressive, just as a Black Series style kit should. ...
      Published on 05-17-2012 10:30 PM
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      The Mercedes DTM cars in 2012 have been very, very fast. It is rumored they are making the most horsepower but power is not the only change from 2011. The 2012 season is incredibly competitive with BMW entering the fray so Mercedes looked at several things to make sure they would be at their absolutely best and in compliance with updates regulations. Coulthard first hits on the most obvious and one of the most important which is the tires. ...
      Published on 05-15-2012 09:31 AM
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      This is not exactly surprising news. The V12 twin turbo powered G65 AMG will not make it stateside. There are several reasons for this and the most likely deciding factor was simply the cost. The G63 AMG will already be over $130,000 and the new M157 V8 twin turbo motor does not give up much to the older M275 V12. Considering the G65 would be over $200,000 the market would be incredibly limited. The Euro price tag in a direct conversion puts it at around $500,000. Nobody is paying that for a G-Wagon in the United States. ...
      Published on 05-14-2012 08:30 PM
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      Introducing Eurocharged's W209 CLK63 AMG Black Series software which provides gains of 24 wheel horsepower on 93 octane pump gas. This tune is the best dollar per horsepower option in the Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series aftermarket. Additionally, Eurocharged is able to flash the ECU through the OBDII port which means the ECU does not need to be pulled. A hand held flashing system allowing map switching is also coming soon. ...
      Published on 05-13-2012 09:41 PM
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      Not the best day for Mercedes with Rosberg finishing in 7th and Schumacher not finishing the race after a collision with Senna. The victor was rookie Pastor Maldonado who was helped out greatly by the penalty assessed to Lewis Hamilton after qualifying essentially stripping Hamilton of the pole and giving it to Maldonado. A well deserved victory by Maldonado who raced very well and in the process became the first Venezuelan to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix. ...
      Published on 05-12-2012 10:03 PM
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      We are pulling for Rosberg after he achieved a victory for Mercedes earlier this year. Mercedes looks much improved and we would be lying if we did not want to see Schumacher show his vintage self. The major news from qualifying is that Lewis Hamilton took the pole only to be excluded when his car was found to have less than the allowable minimum fuel amount. Hamilton loses the pole and will be starting instead from the back of the pack. Maldonado is moved up to the pole from second below. ...

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