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      Published on 07-02-2012 08:23 PM
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      We thought the idea was a little odd but the final product does not look bad at all. Introducing the "Shooting Brake" CLS which we will refer to as a wagon because that is exactly what it is. This model will likely be popular in Europe which has a fascination with wagons similar to the United States fascination with SUV's. Those two different outlooks also likely means this car will not be coming to the United States. Expect an AMG version of this car to come as well making for one of the baddest all around wagons on the planet. ...
      Published on 07-02-2012 12:11 AM
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      Mercedes continues to excel in the 2012 DTM season. They were already in first place in the manufacturer standings heading into today's race and with the victory plus finishing in 3 out of the top 5 spots they have extended their lead on Audi and Mercedes considerably. BMW had a fine showing taking two spots on the podium with 2nd and 3rd place finishes. BMW will now pass Audi who had a poor race with only one top 10 finish for second place in the manufacturer standings. ...
      Published on 06-30-2012 10:15 PM
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      We have built a good amount of M156/M159 SLS engines and have had a few request for build photos. This same engine build is the foundation for a larger horsepower SLS package that we will be releasing soon. Also installed are one of the first few sets of M159 CNC ported heads we have released. We will be updating our website with details in the near future. ...
      Published on 06-29-2012 01:10 AM
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      This is a rather unfortunate piece of news for enthusiasts who were anticipating the Mercedes competitor to the Porsche 911. This was going to be a rather exciting model from an enthusiast standpoint being far lighter and sportier than the SL yet cheaper than the SLS. The executives on Mercedes Board of Directors thought the car was too expensive as proposed. They have decided to put the model under observation which means it is not cancelled entirely but that the engineers have a chance to retool it and cut costs. Regardless, prospects on the SLC getting the green light are grim at this point. ...
      Published on 06-28-2012 08:00 PM
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      The seven minute video below provides a great insight into AMG and their headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany. This is where AMG develops and tests new AMG models and motors. Customers are also able to take delivery of their new AMG vehicles here. There are also perks for AMG customers such as a private lounge. Potential customers and customers alike can also take a tour of the facilities. Well worth watching to see AMG behind the scenes especially the engine production which is done by hand. ...
      Published on 06-27-2012 05:50 PM
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      We understand why EVO compared these two although the SLS really is in a much higher performance class. On paper it seems close as the Aston with its 6.0 liter V12 has 510 horsepower but it also weighs about 250 pounds more. The SLS used in this comparison has 563 horses plus a quicker shifting dual clutch transmission. We would put our money on the SLS AMG in any performance comparison against the DBS Volante any time. Even one done in the wet as this one was. ...
      Published on 06-25-2012 11:19 PM
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      Michael Schumacher regained form and silenced critics by claiming a surprise third place podium ahead of the charging RBR of Mark Webber at the Valencia Grand Prix. This is his first podium since the Chinese Grand Prix in 2006. Schumacher started 12th on the grid and made the most of the different strategies, safety car and a collision to claim the spot. He now holds the record for the oldest podium finisher since Jack Brabham in 1970. Nico Rosberg finished 6th in between the Force India Mercedesí of Nico Hulkenburg and Paul Di Resta. But it was Ferrariís Fernando Alonso that claimed the win in his home country. Renaultís Kimi Raikkonen took second. This is a first for 3 former Ferrari Champions to be on podium. ...
      Published on 06-23-2012 02:02 AM
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      The CLS63 AMG is an absolutely beautiful car in stock form. Many people out there are modifying them in various ways and for the most part they are taking a great design and making it more aggressive without going overboard. A wrap can be executed in a classy manner as this matte white CLS63 AMG shows. We respect the work that went into this CLS63 AMG by Diamond Black Exteriors but the result simply screams look at me way too loudly. ...
      Published on 06-21-2012 07:01 PM
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      Introducing the Vorsteiner C63 AMG exhaust systems. The system is available either in stainless steel or lighter titanium. This is a cat back system system with a matte gray finish. The stainless steel version features dual mufflers and quad tips retailing for $3195.00. The titanium version also dual mufflers with quad tips and retails for $4995.00. Both systems are engraved with the Vorsteiner logo. No details were provided on the weight savings or power gains with either exhaust. ...
      Published on 06-20-2012 02:57 PM
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      We are going to see a lot of these videos in the next few years as E63 and M5 owners tune their cars and fight to be kings of the highway. The M157 has been on the market a little longer and has an advantage in available parts. The E63 in the video here has a Evotech tune, no cats, full exhaust, and modified turbos. The M5 has PP-Performance tune, cat delete, and full exhaust. The E63 makes quick work of it which is no surprise if the turbos have been modified. ...
      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. ...

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