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      Published on 03-20-2011 04:13 AM
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      At long last here it is, the real thing, the new C63 AMG Coupe. Hear that? It's the sound of BMW executives sphincters tightening. We all know how the C63 sedan stacks up to the M3. Well, soon we will all see how the coupe does and considering the P31 performance package is available for the coupe bumping horsepower to around 480... it does not look good for the M3. Specs are as we previously reported. Nice job Mercedes, nice job indeed. ...
      Published on 03-19-2011 05:22 AM
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      If you watch these videos they are going to make you want to attend the AMG Driving Academy so be warned. We reported a week ago that the SLS GT3 would be joining the AMG Driving Academy offering. You can see a teaser of that in the video as well as the other programs offered. Taking a course at the AMG Driving Academy is definitely something for Mercedes AMG enthusiasts to consider doing. ...
      Published on 03-19-2011 04:00 AM
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      Ok, this isn't exactly a CLK63 Black Series Cab. It is based on a CLK55 on has been modified to look like a CLK63 Black Series by using the coupe body panels. We believe MH-Car design is responsible for the modifications. The car is currently for sale 70,000 Euros. Cool to see what a cab looks like, but we prefer the real thing. ...
      Published on 03-18-2011 09:53 PM
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      Insideline posted a great suspension walkaround for the new SLS AMG. They basically take an SLS and put it up on jackstands analyzing the suspension components. The SLS they use also has optional forged wheels which add an extra $2400 to the base price. Check out the details of the suspension components and wheels below. ...
      Published on 03-16-2011 09:41 PM
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      This is some very interesting news. Kleemann will be distributing and installing Xtra-Power systems from their Colorado Springs, Colorado facility. Dyno numbers are 610 wheel horsepower which is definitely some good power but the pricetag for the SLS supercharger setup is $32k installed. SLS tax? Yes, considering the C63 systems are much cheaper. We also wonder, what happened to Kleemann and their own supercharger setup? Check out the videos below. ...
      Published on 03-16-2011 04:31 AM
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      The S550 is still badged S500 in the rest of the world just in case this might have been confusing for some of you. Inden Design has modified the S500/550 by tweaking the motor up to 420 horesepower with a tune and exhaust upgrade. The rest of the modification are done to the outside with a new front spoiler, side skirts, and rear diffuser to house the custom exhaust. The car is lowered 50mm with springs and sits on 20's with 265/30/20 up front and 275/30/20 in back. ...
      Published on 03-15-2011 06:02 AM
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      Well, that is the claim of Singh Autosport but not exactly the most credible source. Regardless, this warrants further investigation. Singh claims that the ECU files have undergone a change in 2011 and the file is now twice the size it was previously and quite different. So is Mercedes trying to slow down the tuning of the M156 and E63 AMG? Does this mean Mercedes is going to be proactive in trying to curtail tuning? Certainly looks that way. Let's see what our own tuners have to say about it. ...
      Published on 03-14-2011 10:31 PM
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      Renntech has released their carbon front splitter and rear diffuser for the SLS AMG. The front splitter is a bolt on piece which has been engineered by Renntech and is a functional component designed to increase the down force at the front. The rear diffuser was designed as a companion piece to be used in conjunction with the front splitter to direct airflow. It is also a bolt on piece not requiring drilling or modification to the existing body pieces. Bring your checkbook, the front splitter is $3950 and the rear diffuser is $4495. ...
      Published on 03-13-2011 08:52 PM
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      Mercedes released this overview video of how the new R172 SLK came about. Pretty interesting video on how they go about the design and testing finally getting down to the final assembly and production model. Well worth watching just for how they go about the on road testing such as for driving in winter conditions. This is the type of thing that makes you appreciate just how much work goes into a new model and the quality of Mercedes production, development, and testing. ...
      Published on 03-13-2011 06:36 AM
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      Well, here we go, finally, we have a race involving BB member blkclk550. After 30+ pages of keybord warfare races took place. Now, we are told the 335 was on a 100 octane map. Blaizon, the 335 owner, said he would run a 93 octane map. The CLK does pretty well seemingly getting the jump each time and holding it. The cars seem pretty evenly matched with the JB4 having a slight top end advantage. The commentary by whomever filmed was humorous but we could do without it. Either way, look at the vids and decide for yourself. ...
      Published on 03-12-2011 06:32 AM
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      Renntech has released their Mercedes SLS AMG long tube headers. They don't come cheap, MSRP being $8200. They seem to be a quality piece that is ceramic coated. Power claims are 20 horsepower and 20 pound-feet of torque but there are no dyno or performance numbers to substantiate any power claims. The headers include 200 cell sport cats and we wonder what the gains and price would be without the integrated cats. ...
      Published on 03-11-2011 04:22 PM
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      The C63 in this video belongs to BenzBoost.com member Dodger63. For any who has doubted the performance numbers coming from this C63, this video should provide a very strong reality check confirming the C63 in the video is indeed a strong 10 second car. Modifications are as follows: MHP V4 tune, MHP headers, MHP race exhaust, Carbonio intake, Evo rotors, Braille battery, Sparco seat, and there was a passenger. Vid speaks for itself, check it out below. ...
      Published on 03-10-2011 07:43 AM
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      Mercedes has expanded their AMG Academy program to include... yes, the SLS AMG GT3 racecar. They actually have several programs based around the real thing. There are four levels to the program: GT3 Experience, GT3 Warm-Up, GT3 Training, and GT3 Competition. The first level of just experiencing the race car starts at 1,500 Euro. The courses then progress until actual racing competition with 10 other participants. This will take place in 2012 and is only available in Germany unlike the other AMG Academy programs which are available in the US. We have detailed the packages below and are accepting donations: ...
      Published on 03-09-2011 06:08 AM
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      Warning: This dyno is a very low reading dyno. Most C63's with the P31 package dyno around 420whp stock on a dyno jet. Stock the car ranged from 378-394whp. Tuned it ranged from 417-427whp So that is a gain of 33whp and 32trq. Very solid numbers. I was not expecting these results at all as I have heard you could not gain much out of a tune on the P31. So thanks to Jeremy at OE Tuning! ...
      Published on 03-08-2011 12:22 AM
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      We have all seen the black series in testing and every indication is that it will be coming. Our designer Wild-Speed gave us his take on the upcoming black series which we certainly do like. He did both the front and back to give a complete view. The rear in particular being a aggressive with the diffuser and quad AMG-style pipes. The question becomes, will this get the 5.5 liter twin turbo motor or a higher tuned version of the 6.2 liter M156 V8? If it does get the 5.5 liter turbo V8 as has been reported, game over. ...

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