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      Published on 04-29-2011 08:43 AM
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      We are going to go out on a limb here and state that this package will be an either love it or hate it type of thing. Personally, we feel it is a bit overdone. The SLS is a gorgeous car, and hard to improve upon, but FAB Design tried. It is up to you whether they failed or succeeded. Beyond just the bodywork the motor is upped to 607 horsepower. This is the result of a new exhaust and tuning. So did the Swiss tuner hit the mark? Did they miss it? You be the judge. ...
      Published on 04-27-2011 07:49 PM
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      We all knew with Mercedes going to twin turbo V8's that tuning would naturally follow. Brabus in getting in on the act with their PowerXtra kit which depending on engine spec has different outputs. For the standard M157 without the performance package power is raised to 584 horsepower. For performance package cars, the gain is up to 620 horsepower. We don't see why both can not hit 620 since they have the same turbos and the main difference between the performance package and standard is mostly software tuning to begin with. ...
      Published on 04-27-2011 04:11 AM
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      Renntech continues to raise the bar. Just recently, they set the new overall Mercedes 1/4 mile record and now they have set a new record for the supercharged M113 55 motors. Renntech did not post the slip, which is unfortunate, but does have video showing the run below. It was done at Palm Beach International Raceway which isn't known as being the fastest track making this all the more impressive. We hope Renntech posts the full mod list soon, car appeared to be on drag radials. ...
      Published on 04-25-2011 08:52 PM
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      We have seen a lot of back and forth regarding the C63 Black Series motor. Will it have the M157 twin turbo V8? Will it get the M156? Well, an e-mail has gone out to a select few sources suggesting the M156 is confirmed. It is said to have 507 horsepower, exactly what the CLK63 Black Series had. Mercedes has not confirmed this but all sites reporting are pointing toward an M156 derivative now with some saying internal sources have confirmed this. We would have liked the M157, but we will reserve judgement until we see the final product. ...
      Published on 04-23-2011 05:07 AM
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      The 2012 SLS AMG Roadster is coming very, very soon. We have seen it testing for a while in camo which is kind of funny considering the SLS coupe is on the market already. Anyway, here are photos of it undisguised. We prefer the coupe the coupe, there is something special about the gullwing doors that this roadster just can't match. ...
      Published on 04-21-2011 11:32 PM
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      WOW! The records just keep up on falling. Here is the first C63 AMG to break into the 10.3 range setting a new quickest 1/4 mile record in the process. By now everyone should be familiar with Keith's C63 (goes by the name DadsC63). Car has MHP modifications and nitrous. To be noted, this pass would done Bradenton Motorsports Park which is in Florida. This could very well have been a new overall Mercedes record at MIR. Congratulations to DadsC63 and MHP, more details to come, stay tuned. ...
      Published on 04-21-2011 08:29 AM
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      The Mercedes SLS AMG in stock form is a beautiful car, difficult to improve on. Sometimes less is more and we think this is a good example. We do not understand why they modified the front in this manner that just gives the car a gaping hole up front. The rear seems to be ok even though the tiny tips seem out of place. This car just does not seem to work, sometimes a drop and some rims are all a car needs. ...
      Published on 04-21-2011 07:14 AM
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      As reported a few days ago, the E63 AMG will get the M157 turbo V8 motor. We know have more photos of the car and it simply is beautiful. From the front LED's to the gorgeous side profile this is truly one of the premier sedans on the market. The shifter we find a bit odd looking but other than that, gorgeous car inside and out. ...
      Published on 04-20-2011 10:23 AM
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      We are all waiting on Mercedes to reveal the new ML but we received at least a piece of the puzzle today. Dutch auto spy photographers snapped some pics of an ML testing with an exposed rear. We now have an idea of what the rear lights and shape will look like. Looks pretty ordinary actually, restrained styling. ...
      Published on 04-20-2011 07:21 AM
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      Some will say this guy is a poser, and that may be warranted, but you have to respect the work that went into this recreation. Sure, this car won't have the power, motor, suspension, lightweight parts, brakes, and we could go on, but it looks strikingly similar to the real thing. The body conversion cost about $20,000. The video below depicts the conversion but the first half is just filler with pictures. Skip to the 3:37 mark to see the actual conversion process. ...
      Published on 04-20-2011 06:03 AM
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      The new ML is coming folks and with it a new ML AMG. In case you had any doubts about the motor being the M157 this motor should alleviate them as it does not sound like an M156 and instead more like a muffled V8, one likely being muffled by two turbos. The powertrain will no doubt mirror the other new 63 models but that is no surprise. What is a surprise is just how fast the new ML63 looks and how flat it corners. The performance SUV segment is heating up. ...
      Published on 04-19-2011 11:42 PM
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      Everyone knows the new Fast and Furious movie, Fast Five is coming. Based on a scene in the movie, Autotopias organized a competition based around having a getaway vehicle that would do well in a heist similar to what the actors in the movie needed to pull off. OE Tuning and Gintani participated (and did very well) using their C63 AMG and X5 M respectively. ...
      Published on 04-19-2011 07:40 AM
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      This is the 210 horsepower turbo 4 cylinder concept A-class, and we love it. The styling is aggressive and futuristic. The drivetrain choices are great with a turbo 4 and a dual clutch transmission. The thing looks like it should be much higher than just an entry level Mercedes. Will they actually build it? We don't doubt an A-class will come, but it should look exactly like this. ...
      Published on 04-19-2011 04:01 AM
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      The car here is a W203 C230 C-Class. The car has an M272 E25 (2.5 liter) V6 stock which puts out 201 horsepower. The motor isn't a powerhouse but OE Tuning extracted more power out of it with gains of just about 9 horsepower at the wheels and 10 pound-feet at the wheels on 91 octane pump. Check the graph and video below. ...
      Published on 04-18-2011 07:04 AM
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      Well, we knew sooner or later the E-class would get the new twin turbo M157 V8 motor. Seems Mercedes went with sooner as in the next few months the E63 will dropping the M156 naturally aspirated V8 for the twin turbo motor. The performance package will be available for the E63 as well boosting the turbo motor from 518 horsepower to around 550. ...

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