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      Published on 06-13-2011 04:00 AM
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      This is the first before and after tune dynograph we have seen for the M278 4.7 liter twin turbo direct injected V8. The results are impressive, as expected. The car tuned is a 2012 W218 Mercedes CLS550 completely stock on 91 octane. Baseline was a respectable 342 wheel horsepower. After the custom dyno tune, 389.9 whp. Torque went from 382.8 to 444.4. Looks like the M278 is going to be a formidable platform and have some people second guessing whether a 63 AMG model with the M157 is worth the extra cash. ...
      Published on 06-12-2011 09:06 PM
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      Well, finally a race that Redbull didn't win although they did finish in 2nd and 3rd. Vettel had the race but went wide on the last lap allowing Jenson Button for Mclaren-Mercedes to win. It was also nice to finally see something out of Michael Schumacher this season with a 4th place finish. Nico Rosberg finished in 11th place for Mercedes-Petronas and Lewis Hamilston wrecked so only one McLaren-Mercedes car finished the race. ...
      Published on 06-12-2011 03:09 AM
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      A German artist has created the best looking rendering of the upcoming Mercedes SLC yet. In case you forgot, Mercedes will be competing directly with the Porsche 911 with the SLC. There will be a 6 cylinder, likely turbo, engine option along with V8's we believe for the higher range models. The graphic artist clearly based this rendering on the SLK but if the front looks anywhere near this good, sign us up. ...
      Published on 06-11-2011 07:26 PM
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      Qualifying for the Grand Prix of Canada is complete with Sebastian Vettel on the pole, yet again. Alonso and Massa are second and third for Ferrari. The top 10 was hard fought with Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher in 6th and 8th respectively. They were only separated by 5 hundredths of a second. Weather for the GP was reported as rain but it was dry during qualifying. ...
      Published on 06-11-2011 12:31 AM
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      The new E coupe is a beautiful car but is lacking in aggression. Normally that is solved with the AMG version but there currently is not an AMG version of the E Coupe. No problem, Revosport has released their take on an aggressive AMG style body kit for the E-coupe. The parts offered include a front bumper with splitter, carbon roof spoiler, carbon trunk spoiler, carbon mirror covers, and a carbon rear diffuser. The parts add a nice hint of aggression without being too over the top. ...
      Published on 06-10-2011 02:50 AM
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      AutoBild reports that the entry level SLC will come standard with a 350 horsepower V6 that is turbocharged. That horsepower numbers seems a little low to us and the report also says the power might go as high as 550 horsepower. Well, in that case, wouldn't they use the turbo V8 they already have? The car will not have Gulllwing doors and that is the part of the report we find most believable. ...
      Published on 06-07-2011 09:37 PM
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      Here it is, officially, the new ML. We showed you leaked photos a couple days ago but the photo quality was not that good. Here are some high quality photos as well as additional details. The ML shares its platform with the new Jeep Cherokee (that Daimler/Chrysler thing still rearing its ugly head). There are two diesel options, not sure if both will make it to the USA. ...
      Published on 06-07-2011 06:42 AM
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      The Unimog is cool in a lot of ways. Big trucks are just plain cool and Mercedes making one for 60 years is cool in of itself. Here is a modern take on the 1951 Unimog. It is an open cabin design, just like the original. This concept is based on a modern chassis with modified suspension and some giant wheels. The color was inspired by the green poison dart frog. It's different, it's attention grabbing, and we like it. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 07:46 PM
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      We already showed you the rear of the new ML but thanks to a German brochure we have now have pictures of the final and complete design. The pictures aren't the highest quality scans, but they show enough. The design is hardly ground breaking, pretty mild actually. The major difference seems to be the interior which is markedly improved. Expect an official reveal at Frankfurt. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 05:52 AM
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      The younger Schumacher continues to do well in DTM. Hey, at least one Schumacher is getting on the podium for Mercedes, right? A total of 6 Mercedes drivers finished in the top 10 but Audi took their second victory, making it 2-1 in their favor thus far in the season. Mercedes does still lead the driver and team standings but it's very tight, as DTM should be. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 01:52 AM
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      This is much better than your typical Autocar video. For one, the car isn't being tested while it's raining since they are not in Britain and instead in Spain. We suggest they make that a permanent change. The car looks and sounds fanstastic, great exhaust note. It's pretty surprising to hear the reviewer claim the C63 steering feel is better than that of the M3. That is a bold claim as Mercedes traditionally has lacked vs. BMW in this area. The reviewer also ends up saying the car is more entertaining than the M3 which is another bold claim. Direct comparison, please. ...
      Published on 06-04-2011 08:47 PM
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      This video is in German but the video speaks for itself and just is ridiculously cool. GRIP took a MAN racing truck and pitted it against a C63 AMG on the road course for an atypical comparison. What is amazing in all of this is just how fast this race truck is! There is a part in the video where you see the truck coming up behind the C63 and we can imagine would it be like to have that monster in your rear view mirror. Intimidating, to say the least. Check out the video and skip to the 10:50 mark for the good head to head action after you see the drift in the beginning. ...
      Published on 06-03-2011 10:03 AM
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      The Aston Martin Virage is the new GT in the Aston range designed to sit between the DB9 and DBS. The car has a 6.0 liter V12 putting out 490 horsepower. Auto Express, British auto-journalists, decided to compare it to the SLS AMG. We mentioned they were British for a reason, as they pick the Aston over the SLS, big surprise. Why? Well, actually they say they pick it because of the interior and because it is an Aston Martin. Seriously guys? The SLS as a performance car is lightyears ahead of the Virage sporting the tired old V12. The DBS isn't a match for the SLS, and neither is the lower performance Virage. ...
      Published on 06-03-2011 12:03 AM
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      Ok, so this is a 1:12th scale Unimog and not the real thing. Still, this is the closest Americans can get to the Unimog and that isn't all bad. To commemorate the 60th birthday of the Unimog, Mercedes and LEGO teamed up to make this model. This is a LEGO Technic model, which means not for children under 10 or even some adults we know, so a more complex set. And more complexity is fine because that means the Unimog set comes with a fully functional pneumatic gripper arm. We are accepting Unimog sets to "test" if anyone from LEGO is reading... ...
      Published on 06-01-2011 06:56 PM
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      You all may recall that RennTech set the overall MB 1/4 mile record of 10.27@137 a couple months back. We were given a mod list by the owner SGC and Renntech of drag radials, higher stall torque converter, limited slip diff, custom exhaust, modified intercooler, carbon ceramic brakes, and race gas only tune. We couldn't understand how this car on stock turbos was trapping so much higher than other M275 V12 twin turbo cars. It would seem the answer is nitrous as a video has popped up showing the lines in the engine bay, check it out yourself. ...

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