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      Published on 09-12-2012 07:23 PM
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      Introducing the Hofele Design W166 Mercedes-Benz M-Class widebody kit. The kit consists of 14 pieces including a new front bumper with LED lights. Wider fenders are included of course along with a new rear bumper, diffuser, and sideskirts. Hofele also has 22 inch wheels available to fit the widebody perfectly along with a lowering module which will drop the car 40mm up to 50 miles per hour at which point the car returns to the factory ride height. ...
      Published on 09-11-2012 06:51 AM
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      Renntech is really pushing the M157 platform hard having the highest horsepower and fastest tuned 63 AMG's with the new twin turbo V8 motor. Matt Farah of Drive got to experience a Renntech tuned CLS63 AMG said to be putting out around 700 horsepower. In addition to driving the car we get a small tour of Renntech's facility in Florida which houses some very impressive Mercedes machinery being built for customers literally all over the world. ...
      Published on 09-10-2012 06:49 PM
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      The Mercedes power fizzled out a bit this weekend as two Mercedes powered car retired, The first was Mclaren Mercedes' Jensen Button, who retired from 2nd place with a fuel pump malfunction and Force India's Nico Hulkenburg. Lewis Hamilton dominated the race from the start and looked unbeatable. He took off from pole position and never looked back. With his win, he jumps up to 2nd place in the championship standing, 37 points behind Alonso. The Mercedes AMG F1 team finished 6th and 7th with Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. At the start of the race Schumacher was able to maintain his position of 4th, but by lap 7 fell to Vettel and Alonso aided by DRS and slipstream. Schumacher was forced to pit a second time with 10 laps remaining and fell to 9th place. being on fresher tires he quickly passed Senna, Kobayashi, and Di Resta to finish right behind Kimi Raikonnen. ...
      Published on 09-08-2012 05:07 PM
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      The Mercedes powered teams came to Ferrari land and have dominated the race weekend so far with Mclaren Mercedes leading the charge and Mercedes AMG F1 right behind them. This track suits the power of the Mercedes engines well with Red Bull Racing and Lotus Renault unable to challenge with their Renault engines. Ferrari broke the Mercedes dominance with Massa securing his qualifying spot in 3rd place. ...
      Published on 09-08-2012 05:18 AM
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      The last update posted by BenzBoost on the SLS AMG Black Series came on July 13th where spyphotos revealed the car close to production ready with ceramic brakes. Our graphic design artist Wild-Speed worked with the spyphotos to create a rendering on what the finished product will likely look like. Considering how accurate Wild-Speed is, these renderings are likely very similar to the real deal. ...
      Published on 09-06-2012 04:12 AM
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      Here is a superb road test from the magazine Autocar where they compare the new C63 Black Series Coupe to the 997.2 GT3 RS 3.8. Now they absolutely adore the car awarding 4.5 out of 5 stars. The only knocks on it really are its fuel consumption (who cares at this price point?) and its weight. The weight criticism is valid with the car at just slightly over 4,000 pounds. For a track special that certainly is a heavyweight especially in comparison to the svelte GT3 RS 3.8. ...
      Published on 09-05-2012 10:30 PM
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      Mansory is known for extravagant and expensive body kits. Their W204 C-Coupe offering is no different and certainly over the top. There are aspects of it that still look good while being aggressive such as the carbon fiber vented hoot and the carbon fiber trunk spoiler. Unfortunately, the other pieces detract from what could be a classy upgrade. The rear diffuser is not bad but we have to wonder what the person who designed the exhaust tips was thinking. ...
      Published on 09-05-2012 06:03 AM
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      As reported in March of this year, the GLK would receive a facelift for the 2013 model year. This facelift included minor styling changes but most exciting was the updated 3.5 V6 motor under the hood. The GLK350 would go from the M272 3.5 liter V6 with 268 horsepower to the direct injected M276 3.5 liter V6 with 302 horsepower and start/stop technology. Car and Driver got their hands on the new GLK350 in rear wheel drive and 4Matic all wheel drive and here are their results. ...
      Published on 09-04-2012 11:36 PM
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      Here is a comparison video pitting three very fast luxury sedans against one another from a stop and from a roll. The cars are a tuned W221 S65 AMG (Wheelsandmore Stage 2 tune ~720 horsepower) and two stock cars in a Jaguar XJL Supersport and Porsche Panamera Turbo (with a Techart body kit). On paper the advantage is clearly in the favor of the S65 AMG which has much more power and torque versus either car but is the heaviest of the group. ...
      Published on 09-03-2012 06:10 PM
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      Rejoice W211 E55 and 55 AMG fans, the day is finally here. We first announced that this upgrade was being developed in December of last year and as usual Weistec diligently worked on it and delivered as promised. The 3.0 liter supercharger upgrade is officially on the market. There are several advantages to the 3.0 liter twin screw versus the factory 2.1 liter namely in the areas of efficiency and heat management which is vital for a positive displacement application. ...
      Published on 09-02-2012 06:28 PM
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      Mercedes AMG F1 entered Spa struggling, just like they left Hungary. They were unable to run on Friday because of the torrential rain which hurt them during qualifying and saw them outside of the top 10. Come race day, Michael on his 300th grand prix was able to finish in 7th place with an ailing car after he lost 6th gear with 10 laps to go. Rosberg fought back from 23rd to finish in a respectable 11th place. ...
      Published on 08-31-2012 05:28 PM
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      We are going to see some absolutely awesome battles take place between the new twin turbo BMW and Mercedes SUV's. This video below shows us runs between a G63 AMG that is stock and a BMW X5M from a stop and a roll. The X5M wins decisively and is the faster SUV of the two. The first run from a stop with the X5M using launch control on the G63 is simply a beatdown. The runs from a roll even when the G63 AMG jumps (the driver sure likes to start early) still have the X5M creeping up from behind and pulling up top. ...
      Published on 08-30-2012 02:50 PM
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      Vath just released their V50S package for the W212 Mercedes E550. The pacakge includes exterior, suspension, brake, and engine upgrades. Exterior upgrades consist of carbon pieces including a front lip, diffuser, grille, and trunk spoiler. A lowering module drops the suspension of the car to make sit more flush on the on the 20 inch wheels (20x9 front and 20x10.5 in back). The front brakes get upgraded to 390mm discs with 6 piston calipers. ...
      Published on 08-29-2012 06:15 PM
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      Velos Designwerks just posted M278 software tune dyno results for a W212 Mercedes E550. Baseline for the car was 379 wheel horsepower and 418 pound-feet of wheel torque on a dynojet in STD correction. Once tuned, the wheel horsepower number rose to 425 for a gain of 46 wheel horsepower and the torque number rose to 483 pound-feet of wheel torque for a gain of 65 wheel torque. ...
      Published on 08-28-2012 01:21 PM
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      AMG will be solely responsible for Mercedes V12 development for all future models. This does not mean the V12 will disappear from the Mercedes portfolio just that AMG will be hand building the low volume motors. AMG already builds the M275, M279, and Pagani V12's for example. 600 models will not be gone from the lineup but instead will feature AMG motors without the AMG badge. ...

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