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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 PM
    Ouch. This Audi 2.5 TFSI EVO/DAZA aluminum block was posted by Bar-tek Motorsport. The owner sent it to them after 'something' happened. It looks like a piston and rod decided to get up and leave a big hole on their way out of the block. As for the power level or tune on the car this information was not included. We have a general idea as to what the engine internals can take but apparently even stock examples fail due to wrist pin failures. Some tuners say it is hit or miss as many 750+ horsepower stock internal examples are holding up well. Either way this block is toast and a good argument for upgraded rods and pistons.
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    Today, 05:33 PM
    Porsche updated their RSR race car for 2019 to defend their FIA World Endurance Championship title. The brakes, clutch, and suspension remain the same. What is the main change? The new 4.2 liter naturally aspirated flat-6 motor. Porsche went to bigger displacement: This is interesting. Why? Because the GT3 street car follows the race car. Displacement in the GT3 has yet to go above 4.0 liters. Actually, back with the 997 generation the GT3 saw 4.0 liters so a displacement increase is due just as the RSR shows us. Porsche really has no other option to get power other than to increase displacement and increase revs. We are about at the limit of the motor. Does this mean the 992 GT3 will get 4.2 liters? Maybe. The 992 generation at some point will likely see 4.2 liters. Porsche may be holding the 4.2 in reserve for the 992 GT3 RS because Porsche is Porsche and that is what they do. Is this the end of the line for the naturally aspirated flat-6? Just about. There is another option nobody is talking about though for the naturally aspirated motor to continue in the GT3. The vehicle from Weissach has undergone improvements in all areas and will replace the successful 911 RSR with which Porsche won the manufacturers’ and drivers’ world championship in the FIA WEC as well as the Le Mans endurance classic (France) and the IMSA races at Sebring and Road Atlanta (Petit Le Mans) amongst other events in 2019. In developing the new Porsche 911 RSR, substantial insights were garnered and adopted from the extremely successful race outings of its predecessor. “Since 2017 the 911 RSR has yielded us more than 20 class wins in the world championship as well as at long-distance series in North America and Europe. Our job in the development was to make a very good car even better. The engineers at Weissach have perfectly implemented this in every aspect,” says Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport. “We never rest on our laurels,” explains Pascal Zurlinden, Director GT Factory Motorsport. “We’ve extensively analysed all factory and customer campaigns with the Porsche 911 RSR. Our engineers noticed room for improvement in a number of areas. We have made significant progress in the development of our car for the next three-year homologation period, especially in the complex areas of driveability, efficiency, durability and serviceability. Ninety-five percent of the car is new. The only components that we’ve kept unchanged from the predecessor are the headlights, brake system, clutch, driver’s seat and parts of the suspension. Tests so far have run excellently. We’re already looking forward to the first races of the 2019/2020 FIA WEC season.” With the repositioning of the tailpipes, space has been made for an optimised diffuser. The distinctive component at the rear of the Porsche 911 RSR now generates even more downforce. Thanks to the optimisation of airflow at the front and the sides of the Weissach racer, aerodynamic efficiency and stability have increased significantly, thereby further improving the use and durability of the tyres during racing. Focus on the work of drivers and mechanics Driveability and serviceability are critical factors in long-distance racing. For this reason, Porsche placed particular emphasis on these aspects when developing the new 911 RSR. The cockpit has been reworked with the focus on better usability. In this regard, extensive feedback from the Porsche drivers proved invaluable. Like with the predecessor, the body made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic can be swapped out quickly and thus ensures efficient pit processes in long-distance racing. To give drivers added protection, the active and passive safety elements in the Porsche 911 RSR have been overhauled. The proven collision warning system allows drivers an even better overview to detect approaching prototype vehicles early enough. The optimised roll cage, the FIA side impact panel in the door and cage as well as additional impact protection for the legs improve the passive safety in the event of an accident. Other features include the removable roof hatch and the rigidly-mounted racing seat featuring a six-point safety harness for the driver. First race outing in September 2019 “We’ve been working on the concept of the new Porsche 911 RSR since 2017. The first designs were created using CAD software. In August 2018, the best racing nine-eleven to date completed its first kilometres on the factory’s own test track in Weissach,” says Pascal Zurlinden, describing the important milestones in the car’s development. Over the following months, the factory team conducted numerous tests. Seasoned Porsche works drivers took turns at the wheel of the new 911 RSR. Parallel to this, the aerodynamics were fine-tuned in the Porsche wind tunnel. “Another milestone was our long-run in March 2019 at Le Castellet, where we included the works teams from both the WEC and IMSA. We covered more than 6,000 kilometres over 30 hours without any technical hiccups. The drivers and engineers were very satisfied. The car received its racing homologation on 1st July,” added Zurlinden. World premiere at Goodwood The most spectacular 911 of all time makes its world premiere on 6 July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (Great Britain). The Porsche 911 RSR will also celebrate its race debut on the British Isles – at the season-opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone on 1 September. Prior to this, the vehicle of the current manufacturers’ world champions will face rival manufacturers contesting the FIA WEC GTE-Pro class for the first time at a two-day prologue in Barcelona (Spain) on 23/24 July. The Porsche GT Team will field two works cars at eight rounds of the 2019/2020 season with drivers Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Kévin Estre (France) as well as Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) and Richard Lietz (Austria). In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the switch to the latest model will take place in the 2020 season. In North America, an additional two factory-run Porsche 911 RSR will fight for the GTLM category title against competing manufacturers. For customer teams, the vehicle will be available from the 2020/2021 FIA WEC season. For the first time, the factory race cars from Weissach will be decked out in two different designs: The typical Porsche white will continue to be the dominating colour on the No. 91 car. Added accents include a centrally-placed red stripe extending from the front hood over the roof to the rear apron, as well as red side sills. Grey highlights on the side complement the clear and dynamic design. On the No. 92 car, the white and grey colours are reversed. The rear wing and the wing mirrors are black instead of white so that fans can differentiate between the two.
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    Today, 12:55 PM
    Welcome Bwalter30, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 09:28 AM
    Hey slamminn54: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Blown6's Avatar
    Today, 08:05 AM
    Why would they lie? Because they would say almost anything to sell cars.... larger turbochargers will sell especially in the land of bigger is better
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    Today, 06:58 AM
    JiZhaKu_San, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 AM
    We all knew this was coming. Greedy dealers deciding to make a big profit on top of what the GT500 Mustang costs. Yes, the new Mustang GT500 is an incredible performance car but part of what makes it incredible is the performance it offers for the money. That money being a starting MSRP of $74,000. At $150k? Not so great of a value. At $195k? You might as well head to McLaren at that point. This is utterly absurd and Ted Russell Ford should be ashamed of themselves. Nobody needs to pay markup on this car. Just resist the temptation to give in to these dealers. Frankly, take your business elsewhere.
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    Today, 04:56 AM
    Mercedes-AMG really confuses BenzBoost with their claims of larger turbochargers on the M276 DELA30 V6 motor. The experts on the engine platform at AMR Performance physically disassembled W205 C43 AMG turbochargers and confirmed they did not differ from previous turbos despite AMG claims. Mercedes-AMG repeated this larger turbo claim with the W213 E43 AMG. Yet, tuners who work with BenzBoost state the turbochargers are the same size across the board. Again Mercedes-AMG is making the claim of a hardware turbocharger change: Some have stated Mercedes-AMG implied greater boost pressure rather than larger turbo units but you can see above in their own statement they are specifying these are larger turbocharger units. Why would AMG lie? Who knows, but again we will have to go through this M276 turbocharger rodeo. Beyond the new tuning and assuming the new turbo units the GLC43 models get revised front fascia and lights. Full press release below. July 17, 2019 – AffalterbachMercedes-AMG introduces a range of measures in a fundamental update of its successful GLC 43 SUV and Coupe models. The AMG-specific grille, new exterior lights, expressive front bumper and round twin-tailpipes combine to further enhance the appeal of these GLC 43 models from Mercedes-AMG. The 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine now develops 385 hp, which is 23 hp more than before. The driving experience and agility are further improved thanks to the rear-biased AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, the AMG DYNAMICS agility control system, and the responsive AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT 9G transmission. The latest version of the MBUX infotainment system, with AMG-specific functions and displays, introduces an innovative interface that enhances the vehicle's everyday use. Inside, the GLC 43 provides an exceptional amount of space for passengers, luggage, and includes a comprehensive range of safety features. "The new GLC 43 SUV and Coupe in their latest guises also feature the AMG- specific radiator grille, identifying them straight away as fully-fledged members of our diverse and highly successful SUV family. This mid-size performance SUV combines new, expressive design features with enhanced performance, the innovative MBUX infotainment system and absolute viability in everyday use. And, of course, its exceptional agility and sporty driving dynamics mean that we are able to meet our brand promise of "Driving Performance" in this segment, too", says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes- AMG GmbH. Enhanced performance meets efficiency: the AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine Both the SUV and the Coupe benefit from the 3.0-liter V6 engine’s 23 hp output increase, taking it to 385 hp. The peak torque of 384 lb-ft is available from 2500 to 4500 rpm. The higher output can be attributed to larger turbochargers and new software adjustments. The larger, stand-alone turbocharger units are mounted close to the engine and respond swiftly, thereby guaranteeing exceptional performance: it takes a mere 4.7 seconds for the SUV and the Coupe to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. The top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph, unless equipped with the optionally available 21” wheels with Summer Performance Tires, which raise the top speed to 155 mph. The powerful AMG engine is visually identifiable by a red aluminum insert and AMG lettering on its engine cover. The exterior: AMG-specific radiator grille and new distinctive headlamps The AMG-specific grille with its vertical chrome fins combined with the restyled LED high-performance headlamps emphasize the expressive character of the front design. The matte black fins over the air intakes feature trim elements in silver, further enhancing the car's visual presence. Viewed from the side, the accentuated side sill panels are a particularly striking feature of both the SUV and the Coupe. These side sills were designed to visually lower and elongate the vehicle’s profile. A similarly eye-catching feature are the aerodynamically optimized AMG light-alloy wheels, with 20- inch wheels with AMG lettering fitted as standard. A selection of three additional wheel variants, ranging from 20 to 21 inches in size, are optionally available. The distinctive rear end, with its broad bumper, diffuser and round twin- tailpipes, also contributes to the sporty look. As with the front view, the redesigned LED taillights provide an unmistakable light signature. Interior: sporty spaciousness with red highlights The interior design reinforces the sporty appearance of the exterior and emphasizes the dynamic ambitions of the new GLC 43. This mid-size performance SUV features sport seats as standard, which offer improved lateral support to both the driver and front passenger. The upholstery, in standard black MB-Tex / DINAMICA, has a distinctive design with red topstitching. Trim elements in aluminum with a longitudinal grain further highlight the car's sporty character. The SUV and Coupe models of the GLC 43 offer plenty of space for passengers and luggage, an extensive range of safety features and a high level of long- distance comfort. Additional possibilities for individualization come courtesy of the new interior appointment options of cranberry/black leather and magma grey/black leather. Dynamic design, exceptional ergonomics, and intuitive controls are hallmarks of the new, standard AMG steering wheel in Nappa leather. The new wheel has a flattened bottom and a perforated grip area. The galvanized steering wheel gearshift paddles allow for an even sportier driving style with manual gear shifting. The optionally available AMG DRIVE UNIT steering wheel buttons enable faster and more precise control of specific dynamic handling functions. These consist of a round controller with an integrated display beneath the right-hand steering-wheel spoke, plus two vertically positioned color display buttons beneath the left-hand steering-wheel spoke. Thanks to the ergonomic positioning of the additional steering wheel buttons within the immediate grip area, the driver's hands remain on the wheel at all times. Control at your fingertips The latest version of the MBUX infotainment system further underlines the car's suitability for everyday use and establishes an even closer connection between vehicle, driver and passengers. Whether it’s operated via the touchpad, touch control buttons on the steering wheel, or by voice control: the operating system of the GLC 43 is as versatile as it is flexible. The trailblazing voice control activated with the words "Hey Mercedes" is also on board the new GLC 43. Thanks to artificial intelligence, MBUX recognizes and understands nearly all sentences from the fields of infotainment and vehicle operation, even if they are expressed indirectly. The driver receives visual information via the 12.3-inch instrument cluster on the left and the 10.25-inch touchscreen display on the right. With the three AMG-specific display styles of "Classic", "Sport" or "Supersport", the vehicle functions are vividly brought to life. From comfortable to sporty, and steady to agile: five drive programs and AMG Dynamics The GLC 43 SUV and Coupe come with a choice of five drive programs: "Slippery", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+" and "Individual". Using these allows the characteristics of the vehicle to be individualized even further with the touch of a finger. The available range extends from efficient and comfortable to dynamic and sporty. The programs modify key parameters, such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering. The programs are now linked to the AMG DYNAMICS agility control system, which means that the handling characteristics can be set to meet various requirements and driving conditions with even more differentiation. In the case of the Performance SUV models, the umbrella term AMG DYNAMICS encompasses the agility functions "Basic" and "Advanced", which are automatically selected by their respective drive program. Parameters relevant to driving, such as the control threshold of the completely redesigned ESP® (Electronic Stability Program), are adjusted according to the selected drive program. This means that while the full scope of ESP activity is retained, the available spectrum of lateral dynamics is considerable. The driver can select here between "Stable" and "Agile". "Basic" is assigned to the "Slippery" and "Comfort" drive programs. In this case, the GLC 43 demonstrates very stable handling with a high level of yaw damping. "Advanced" is activated in the "Sport" and "Sport+" programs. The GLC 43 is then neutrally balanced. The lower yaw damping, lower steering angle requirement and enhanced agility support dynamic maneuvers such as driving on winding country roads. Speedy shifting: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission The GLC 43 features the tried and tested AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission (TCT = Torque-Converter Transmission), which is specifically configured to deliver a dynamic driving experience. It is optimally tuned to the engine and promises the agile acceleration that is typical of AMG, along with speedy gearshift changes – either automatic, or manual via the steering wheel shift paddles. The model-specific software application means that very short shift times are easily achieved. The multiple downshift function allows for quick bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in the "Sport" and "Sport+" drive programs makes for an even more dynamic driving experience. Defined ignition adjustments also provide faster gear shifts in the other modes. In all modes, setting off from a stop occurs in first gear, in order to guarantee a responsive driving experience. Optimal grip: AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive The standard-specification AMG Performance 4MATIC four-wheel drive features rear-biased torque distribution with a front/rear axle split of 31 to 69 percent. This configuration delivers enhanced driving dynamics and higher lateral acceleration on the road, as well as improved traction during acceleration. The single-stage transfer case of the four-wheel drive system is flange-mounted to the transmission as a separate system. Self-adjusting: the AMG Sport Suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL The AMG Sport Suspension combines the advantages of various types of suspension in one. It is based on the AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension with AMG-specific Adaptive Damping System (ADS PLUS), thereby ensuring both sporty driving dynamics and comfort on long journeys. The multi-chamber air suspension offers a broad spread between the most comfortable and the most sporty set-up and adapts to the current load. Thanks to the pneumatic all-round level control system, the vehicle level remains constant, independently of the load it is carrying. At high speeds the vehicle is lowered, to reduce wind resistance and further increase stability. The adaptive damping adjustment of the AMG Sport Suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL comes as standard. This fully automatic, electronically controlled system adjusts the damping at each wheel to the current conditions. This improves driving safety and ride comfort. The damping is adjusted individually for each wheel, and depends on the driving style, the road surface and the selected suspension setting. The ideal operating point can be selected at all times on the basis of a broad scope of information relating to acceleration or vehicle speed, for example. Via a switch on the center console, the driver can select between three different sets of damper characteristics, namely "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport+", and thus individually influence the driving experience — from highly comfortable to very sporty. Precise feedback: the AMG speed-sensitive steering The electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering has a variable ratio and impresses with its precise, authentic feedback. The steering assistance is reduced at high speeds, and continuously increases at lower speeds. This means that comparatively little steering force is required at low speeds, while the best possible control over the vehicle is maintained at high speeds. Steering assistance is assigned to various stages of the AMG DYNAMICS system. In 'Advanced’, the driver receives more feedback about the driving conditions. Data at a glance: 2020 AMG GLC 43 SUV 2020 AMG GLC 43 Coupe Engine biturbo 3.0-liter V6 with direct injection biturbo 3.0-liter V6 with direct injection Displacement 2996 cc 2996 cc Output 385 hp at 5500-6000 rpm 385 hp at 5500-6000 rpm Peak torque 384 lb-ft at 2500-4500 rpm 384 lb-ft at 2500-4500 rpm Drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with AMG- specific power distribution AMG Performance 4MATIC all- wheel drive with AMG-specific power distribution Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9- speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9- speed Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.7 s 4.7 s Top speed 130mph* 130mph* Availability Late 2019 Late 2019 *Electronically limited; increased to 155mph when selecting 21” wheels with summer performance tires
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 AM
    Mercedes-AMG really confuses BenzBoost with their claims of larger turbochargers on the M276 DELA30 V6 motor. The experts on the engine platform at AMR Performance physically disassembled W205 C43 AMG turbochargers and confirmed they did not differ from previous turbos despite AMG claims. Mercedes-AMG repeated this larger turbo claim with the W213 E43 AMG. Yet, tuners who work with BenzBoost state the turbochargers are the same size across the board. Again Mercedes-AMG is making the claim of a hardware turbocharger change: Some have stated Mercedes-AMG implied greater boost pressure rather than larger turbo units but you can see above in their own statement they are specifying these are larger turbocharger units. Why would AMG lie? Who knows, but again we will have to go through this M276 turbocharger rodeo. Beyond the new tuning and assuming the new turbo units the GLC43 models get revised front fascia and lights. Full press release below. July 17, 2019 – AffalterbachMercedes-AMG introduces a range of measures in a fundamental update of its successful GLC 43 SUV and Coupe models. The AMG-specific grille, new exterior lights, expressive front bumper and round twin-tailpipes combine to further enhance the appeal of these GLC 43 models from Mercedes-AMG. The 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine now develops 385 hp, which is 23 hp more than before. The driving experience and agility are further improved thanks to the rear-biased AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, the AMG DYNAMICS agility control system, and the responsive AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT 9G transmission. The latest version of the MBUX infotainment system, with AMG-specific functions and displays, introduces an innovative interface that enhances the vehicle's everyday use. Inside, the GLC 43 provides an exceptional amount of space for passengers, luggage, and includes a comprehensive range of safety features. "The new GLC 43 SUV and Coupe in their latest guises also feature the AMG- specific radiator grille, identifying them straight away as fully-fledged members of our diverse and highly successful SUV family. This mid-size performance SUV combines new, expressive design features with enhanced performance, the innovative MBUX infotainment system and absolute viability in everyday use. And, of course, its exceptional agility and sporty driving dynamics mean that we are able to meet our brand promise of "Driving Performance" in this segment, too", says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes- AMG GmbH. Enhanced performance meets efficiency: the AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine Both the SUV and the Coupe benefit from the 3.0-liter V6 engine’s 23 hp output increase, taking it to 385 hp. The peak torque of 384 lb-ft is available from 2500 to 4500 rpm. The higher output can be attributed to larger turbochargers and new software adjustments. The larger, stand-alone turbocharger units are mounted close to the engine and respond swiftly, thereby guaranteeing exceptional performance: it takes a mere 4.7 seconds for the SUV and the Coupe to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. The top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph, unless equipped with the optionally available 21” wheels with Summer Performance Tires, which raise the top speed to 155 mph. The powerful AMG engine is visually identifiable by a red aluminum insert and AMG lettering on its engine cover. The exterior: AMG-specific radiator grille and new distinctive headlamps The AMG-specific grille with its vertical chrome fins combined with the restyled LED high-performance headlamps emphasize the expressive character of the front design. The matte black fins over the air intakes feature trim elements in silver, further enhancing the car's visual presence. Viewed from the side, the accentuated side sill panels are a particularly striking feature of both the SUV and the Coupe. These side sills were designed to visually lower and elongate the vehicle’s profile. A similarly eye-catching feature are the aerodynamically optimized AMG light-alloy wheels, with 20- inch wheels with AMG lettering fitted as standard. A selection of three additional wheel variants, ranging from 20 to 21 inches in size, are optionally available. The distinctive rear end, with its broad bumper, diffuser and round twin- tailpipes, also contributes to the sporty look. As with the front view, the redesigned LED taillights provide an unmistakable light signature. Interior: sporty spaciousness with red highlights The interior design reinforces the sporty appearance of the exterior and emphasizes the dynamic ambitions of the new GLC 43. This mid-size performance SUV features sport seats as standard, which offer improved lateral support to both the driver and front passenger. The upholstery, in standard black MB-Tex / DINAMICA, has a distinctive design with red topstitching. Trim elements in aluminum with a longitudinal grain further highlight the car's sporty character. The SUV and Coupe models of the GLC 43 offer plenty of space for passengers and luggage, an extensive range of safety features and a high level of long- distance comfort. Additional possibilities for individualization come courtesy of the new interior appointment options of cranberry/black leather and magma grey/black leather. Dynamic design, exceptional ergonomics, and intuitive controls are hallmarks of the new, standard AMG steering wheel in Nappa leather. The new wheel has a flattened bottom and a perforated grip area. The galvanized steering wheel gearshift paddles allow for an even sportier driving style with manual gear shifting. The optionally available AMG DRIVE UNIT steering wheel buttons enable faster and more precise control of specific dynamic handling functions. These consist of a round controller with an integrated display beneath the right-hand steering-wheel spoke, plus two vertically positioned color display buttons beneath the left-hand steering-wheel spoke. Thanks to the ergonomic positioning of the additional steering wheel buttons within the immediate grip area, the driver's hands remain on the wheel at all times. Control at your fingertips The latest version of the MBUX infotainment system further underlines the car's suitability for everyday use and establishes an even closer connection between vehicle, driver and passengers. Whether it’s operated via the touchpad, touch control buttons on the steering wheel, or by voice control: the operating system of the GLC 43 is as versatile as it is flexible. The trailblazing voice control activated with the words "Hey Mercedes" is also on board the new GLC 43. Thanks to artificial intelligence, MBUX recognizes and understands nearly all sentences from the fields of infotainment and vehicle operation, even if they are expressed indirectly. The driver receives visual information via the 12.3-inch instrument cluster on the left and the 10.25-inch touchscreen display on the right. With the three AMG-specific display styles of "Classic", "Sport" or "Supersport", the vehicle functions are vividly brought to life. From comfortable to sporty, and steady to agile: five drive programs and AMG Dynamics The GLC 43 SUV and Coupe come with a choice of five drive programs: "Slippery", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+" and "Individual". Using these allows the characteristics of the vehicle to be individualized even further with the touch of a finger. The available range extends from efficient and comfortable to dynamic and sporty. The programs modify key parameters, such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering. The programs are now linked to the AMG DYNAMICS agility control system, which means that the handling characteristics can be set to meet various requirements and driving conditions with even more differentiation. In the case of the Performance SUV models, the umbrella term AMG DYNAMICS encompasses the agility functions "Basic" and "Advanced", which are automatically selected by their respective drive program. Parameters relevant to driving, such as the control threshold of the completely redesigned ESP® (Electronic Stability Program), are adjusted according to the selected drive program. This means that while the full scope of ESP activity is retained, the available spectrum of lateral dynamics is considerable. The driver can select here between "Stable" and "Agile". "Basic" is assigned to the "Slippery" and "Comfort" drive programs. In this case, the GLC 43 demonstrates very stable handling with a high level of yaw damping. "Advanced" is activated in the "Sport" and "Sport+" programs. The GLC 43 is then neutrally balanced. The lower yaw damping, lower steering angle requirement and enhanced agility support dynamic maneuvers such as driving on winding country roads. Speedy shifting: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission The GLC 43 features the tried and tested AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission (TCT = Torque-Converter Transmission), which is specifically configured to deliver a dynamic driving experience. It is optimally tuned to the engine and promises the agile acceleration that is typical of AMG, along with speedy gearshift changes – either automatic, or manual via the steering wheel shift paddles. The model-specific software application means that very short shift times are easily achieved. The multiple downshift function allows for quick bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in the "Sport" and "Sport+" drive programs makes for an even more dynamic driving experience. Defined ignition adjustments also provide faster gear shifts in the other modes. In all modes, setting off from a stop occurs in first gear, in order to guarantee a responsive driving experience. Optimal grip: AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive The standard-specification AMG Performance 4MATIC four-wheel drive features rear-biased torque distribution with a front/rear axle split of 31 to 69 percent. This configuration delivers enhanced driving dynamics and higher lateral acceleration on the road, as well as improved traction during acceleration. The single-stage transfer case of the four-wheel drive system is flange-mounted to the transmission as a separate system. Self-adjusting: the AMG Sport Suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL The AMG Sport Suspension combines the advantages of various types of suspension in one. It is based on the AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension with AMG-specific Adaptive Damping System (ADS PLUS), thereby ensuring both sporty driving dynamics and comfort on long journeys. The multi-chamber air suspension offers a broad spread between the most comfortable and the most sporty set-up and adapts to the current load. Thanks to the pneumatic all-round level control system, the vehicle level remains constant, independently of the load it is carrying. At high speeds the vehicle is lowered, to reduce wind resistance and further increase stability. The adaptive damping adjustment of the AMG Sport Suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL comes as standard. This fully automatic, electronically controlled system adjusts the damping at each wheel to the current conditions. This improves driving safety and ride comfort. The damping is adjusted individually for each wheel, and depends on the driving style, the road surface and the selected suspension setting. The ideal operating point can be selected at all times on the basis of a broad scope of information relating to acceleration or vehicle speed, for example. Via a switch on the center console, the driver can select between three different sets of damper characteristics, namely "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport+", and thus individually influence the driving experience — from highly comfortable to very sporty. Precise feedback: the AMG speed-sensitive steering The electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering has a variable ratio and impresses with its precise, authentic feedback. The steering assistance is reduced at high speeds, and continuously increases at lower speeds. This means that comparatively little steering force is required at low speeds, while the best possible control over the vehicle is maintained at high speeds. Steering assistance is assigned to various stages of the AMG DYNAMICS system. In 'Advanced’, the driver receives more feedback about the driving conditions. Data at a glance: 2020 AMG GLC 43 SUV 2020 AMG GLC 43 Coupe Engine biturbo 3.0-liter V6 with direct injection biturbo 3.0-liter V6 with direct injection Displacement 2996 cc 2996 cc Output 385 hp at 5500-6000 rpm 385 hp at 5500-6000 rpm Peak torque 384 lb-ft at 2500-4500 rpm 384 lb-ft at 2500-4500 rpm Drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with AMG- specific power distribution AMG Performance 4MATIC all- wheel drive with AMG-specific power distribution Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9- speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9- speed Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.7 s 4.7 s Top speed 130mph* 130mph* Availability Late 2019 Late 2019 *Electronically limited; increased to 155mph when selecting 21” wheels with summer performance tires
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 AM
    MMP is a turbo manufacturer that made bold claims over the years namely in the N54 sector. Their MMP '1K' N54 turbochargers never actually made 1,000 horsepower to this day and the majority of the time BimmerBoost sees them is when someone is listing them for sale in the classifieds. MMP's track record is not only bumpy to say the least their customer service and communication is poor. How poor? They have yet to respond to BimmerBoost product inquiries and doing so would only help their own business. Not to mention the many customers we see ignored or who have stopped cheerleading for them on the forums. With that said, what makes anyone think MMP will succeed in the competitive S63TU turbo upgrade sector? Especially when proven big names who know how to answer e-mails already dominate it? That all sounds nice but there are no dynos to share or any durability testing to point to. It looks like they are looking for a guinea pig to get the ball rolling. Want some advice? Don't be a guinea pig to make someone else money.
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    Today, 12:04 AM
    If you wondered what a C7 RS7 can do with bolt ons and pump gas on an all wheel drive Dynojet, here you are. Eurocharged Canada got this C7 generation RS7 in for their Stage 2 software which is designed for a custom dyno tune on a car with catless downpipes. It is on 94 octane pump gas. The turbos sure hit hard down low: 780 lb-ft of torque at the wheels as early as 3700 rpm sure explains why these RS7's get off the line so darn quickly and get such great elapsed times. The top end is not quite as strong as the kick down low but 656 horsepower at 5400 rpm is a lot of power and the horsepower curve holds above 600 to the wheels until redline. Great bolt on pump gas numbers.
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    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    Hey Furqwan: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    Toyo Tires released this video of Tyler Pappas in a BMW F87 M2 on Toyo Proxes climbing Pikes Peak. Now, Pikes Peak in the dry is a big enough challenge but doing it in the rain? You have to admire the giant ball that takes. Pikes Peak may be paved now but it is hardly safe. Unfortunately, there was a recent fatality and that was toward the end of the climb in good conditions. This type of racing does not come without risk. There is also tremendous reward in completing one of the world's most famous hill climbs. Watch this in 4K in all its glory.
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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    What an absolutely badass wagon this is! TTE (The Turbo Engineers Germany) tends to name their turbo upgrades based on what they will provide in crank output. Well, the TTE900 4.0 TFSI V8 twin turbo upgrade is even a bit conservative as 864 horsepower at all four wheels is well over 900 crank horsepower. Dynocoms tend to read high compared to Dynojets but this is a ton of power: 1150 newton-meters works out to 848 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. GTS Performance Germany put this RS6 together but they did not specify the fuel, boost pressure, supporting mods, or if there are any transmission modifications. Many questions as to how this output was achieved but no denying it is a beast of an RS6.
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    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    Looking for big power for your Lamborghini Huracan 5.2 V10 or Audi R8 V10 5.2? Want turbochargers but do not want to break the bank? Well, it is difficult to argue against the Gintani G1000 twin turbo kit which will provide over 1000 crank horsepower. They are able to get this output while tuning the car on the factory ECU no less. Additionally, on the factory engine internals and the factory transmission. Need proof? Serious, serious power. That is with VP Import + Meth at 10 psi. There are of course options which raise the price but if you go with their standard bolt on kit it pricing starts in the $30k range. This is enough power to go 192+ in the 1/2 mile as the video below shows. Definitely an option for 5.2 V10 owners to consider.
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    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    LessIsMore
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    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    Well, this is a bummer. Morgan does sell vehicles in the USA and this is a large market for them so not bringing the new Plus Six to the United States seems to be counterproductive. The idea of a BMW B58 motor in a 2370 pound car certainly sounds like a lot of fun. Especially once you a throw a tune on top! Not to mention the Plus Six is certainly unique and exclusive. Hopefully someone at Morgan changes their mind. Feel feel free to e-mail them about it.
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    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    A bolt on B58 here in a BMW F30 340i putting up some nice numbers. The majority of modding will be right in this bolt on range and it is good know what kind of performance numbers BMW F30 340i owners can expect with the following recipe. Tune: JB4 + MHD BEF Exhaust: AWE Intake: BMS Meth kit: BMS Charge pipe: FTP TCU: XHP Stage 3 That is a nice bolt on list there. It results in the following output: Pull 1: 441 WHP / 526 WTQ Pull 2: 447 WHP / 493 WTQ Pull 3: 458 WHP / 502 WTQ The owner unfortunately only posted the peak figures and not the graphs. He did time it on a drag and the acceleration is impressive: To go beyond this will require changing the turbocharger.
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    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    Interested about the outlets also. Pm me im not really active on this forum.
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    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Aldoyosef.
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  • onurleft's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
    If a Hellcat makes 750-830whp+ with bolt ons and E85 how is one with a 200 shot making 800? No logic there
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