Published on 12-27-2010 08:25 PM
Prior Design has released their body pieces and wheels for the new E-class coupe. A more aggressive front bumper, rear bumper, and side skirts are included. They have two spoilers as well one for the roof and one for the bootlid. The vehicle is also lowered by 35mm. Prior Design 20 inch rims complete the look although the rims seem a bit gaudy to us. Pricing is as follows: ...Published on 12-27-2010 08:05 PM
This is a pretty funny commercial from Mercedes showing off their cars with all wheel drive. If you do not know who is driving the SL in this video, please leave and go to a different website. ...Published on 12-26-2010 08:04 PM
MHP is proud to announce it's first Group Buy in conjunction with Benzboost! In order to be eligible for GB pricing potential customers must be members of Benzboost; registration is quick, simple, and allows access to more real world late model MB/AMG tech than any other site on the net.
MHP S1 package: MHP v3 CDT on sale domestically (U.S. and Canada) for $2295 shipped (Canada add shipping surcharge) for otherwise stock vehicles, modified vehicles can tuned for an additional fee.
MHP v3 CDT has proven itself at the track, on the dyno and on the street to be the most potent remapping available for AMG M156/M159 variants. Gains are 65-70rwhp/30-35rwtq SAE on 93 octane, 5th gear, 1:1, DJ. ...Published on 12-26-2010 07:25 PM
Here we have a teaser video of a supercharged M156 V8 on he C63 AMG. There has been a lot of discussion of this not being possible and extremely difficult to excute. So far, it seems Weistec has been able to get the hardware down using a 2.3 liter twin screw supercharger. We do not know what boost they are running (likely somewhere in the 6-7 psi range if on pump) and we do not know the cost or even who is doing the tuning. More on this as it develops but we are glad to see this is being attempted and development is moving along. ...Published on 12-23-2010 04:55 PM
Piecha Design is a German tuner who specializes in Mercedes Benz applications. Pretty much the usual with wheels, front lip, diffuser, spoiler, and side skirts. The side skirts have a pretty tacky LED option which is a little too ricey for us. They also have an exhaust system as well as a module that raises the response time of the convertible top which is a nice touch. Pricing compared to other tuners is fairly reasonable, it is as follows: ...Published on 12-23-2010 01:40 AM
We all know the M275 V12 makes for a great tuning platform. However, not too many Maybach owners we would think opt for dyno tuning. OE Tuning recently had a customer with a Matte Black Maybach 57 come in for a dyno tune. The gains with just a tune only were 109 whp and 136 torque. Impressive? We would say so. We also would be the kind of crazy people who would take this thing to the strip and have our chaffeur rip off 12 second passes while we sipped on a '96 Krug in the back seat and waved. ...Published on 12-22-2010 02:14 AM
Wheelsandmore.de has released their tuning program for the Mercedes SLS. We really like their offering as they address all the areas of the car. They have suspension, brake, exhaust, wheel, interior, and engine upgrades available. None of it is cheap however as the German tuner is asking for quite a bit of cash. The wheels are 8,000 euros for a set for example. Click Read more to see the parts and pricing. ...Published on 12-21-2010 06:34 PM
Carlsson has released their take on the new CLS. Overall, we must say we are impressed as the styling looks great. Their body kit includes a front bumper and lip, hood, grille, sideskirts, and rear apron. 20 inch wheels complete the look and the car is obviously lowered. In addition to the styling changes Carlsson offers performance tunes for the diesel models in Europe as well as the 350 V6. Well done Carlsson, well done. ...Published on 12-20-2010 11:49 PM
This is just a prototype, so don't get too excited. A dozen Mercedes apprentice engineers from the Rastatt facility decided to swap the big V8 into the B-class for fun. They started with a B200 CDI and took a naturally aspirated 5.5 liter V8 from the 550 models and swapped it in along with a 7 speed auto transmission. They also made it rwd using an E430 diff and axles. It took them 8 months to do this and we say it was 8 months well spent. How cool would it be to get paid to work on a project like this? ...Published on 12-19-2010 10:39 PM
Kicherer has released their tuning program for the Mercedes SLS. They do the typical body addon's with a front lip and rear diffuser in carbon. They also have carbon accents for the interior. In addition, they claim their tune bumps the car up to 610 hp. We are not clear on if this figure is including their exhaust or not. The wheels are also unique to Kicherer. Another interesting part is that the car is lowered on a suspension system that will raise the car 30 millimeters at the touch of a button. Probably comes in handy with that lip. Enjoy the pictures: ...Published on 12-17-2010 03:15 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is where Mercedes-Benz begins bitch slapping BMW across the performance sphere. While BMW is busy playing around with efficient dynamics Mercedes has just upped the ante confirming with Insideline that they intend to put the twin turbo 5.5 liter M157 twin turbo V8 into the C63 Black Series coupe. Mercedes is not playing around, this car will quite simply annihilate the M3. It is likely the M5 will be its victim as well and anything else in the BMW lineup. Mercedes does not hold back its cars to maintain an artificial hierarchy and with the black series label is producing some of the best performing and most hardcore German performance vehicles in existence. AMG just made a lot of people over at BMW very nervous, well done Mercedes, you have earned our respect and then some. ...Published on 12-17-2010 11:01 AM
Mercedes will be producing an electric version of the SLS for 2013. This is the future gentlemen, electric cars. Maybe it isn't all a bad thing as the car produces 650 pound-feet of torque. It needs it, as it weighs 881 pounds more than the gasoline version. ...Published on 12-17-2010 07:57 AM
The Top Gear BBC site has put up the series 13, episode 3 video of where they pit a W212 E63 AMG vs. a Camaro SS. Not exactly two cars you think of in the same class but two heavy cars with big V8's. Top Gear was quite enamored with the Benz, not quite so much with the Camaro. We certainly see a bit of what they mean, although we are talking about a car that is basically double the price of the other. Check out the Video on Top Gear's Site. ...Published on 12-17-2010 07:42 AM
BenzInsider is reporting that Mercedes has announced through its AMG division it intends to build a rival to the Audi RS3 and BMW 1M Coupe based on the A-Class. We have not seen an announcement from Mercedes confirming this so take it as a rumor for now. However, what is presented is quite interesting with a 320 hp A-Class AMG hatchback to go toe to toe. We say bring it on, and if it looks as good as the rendering and performs as well as the competition it will be a hit. ...Published on 12-16-2010 08:22 PM
We saw this car in person at SEMA and photos do not do it justice. It truly is an attention grabbing and high quality SL body kit. The car simply commanded a ton of attention and for good reason, it is amazing. The widebody houses a 375 wheel in back... yes, you read correctly, 375/20/21! Check out the high quality photos done by AutoTalent at RCH designs in Huntington Beach. ...