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      Published on 03-23-2011 06:07 AM
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      Weistec has released CNC ported heads for the Mercedes M156 6.2 liter V8 engine. Weistec claims this is the first head solution although we believe MHP had an option available first. Regardless, claim is a 40-50 horse gain on naturally aspirated motors and 70-80 on supercharged motors. No dynos released but flow charts are below. ...
      Published on 03-23-2011 02:12 AM
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      The German publication Auto Motor Und Sport has voted Brabus to be the best tuner for the 6th straight year. There be a bit of German bias involved but there is no denying that Brabus is a tuner on a whole different level and truly one of the best. Brabus cars are almost OEM in the way they drive and that is likely due to the close relationship they have with Mercedes. Brabus is the world's largest independent tuner and we congratulate them. ...
      Published on 03-21-2011 06:56 PM
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      The C63 Black Series was spotted testing again. As you can see, it is the sedan being tested. Rumor is that there will be two Black Series versions, a coupe and a sedan. What about the motor? Reports are leaning toward the M156 V8 already in the C63 with a higher state of tune around 510 horsepower but the twin turbo M157 V8 is still a possibility. We hope for the latter but there seems to be a split on which motor it will get. ...
      Published on 03-20-2011 08:23 PM
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      Mercedes released two new videos of the C63 AMG in action. The first video is a pretty standard overview telling you when the car will be available and the specs. The second video is titled "Driving Pleasure" and is a short little film showing the C63 AMG Coupe going up against a Bike in a friendly race. Click to see the videos. ...
      Published on 03-20-2011 08:45 AM
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      The Daimler corporation announced today it will provide two million Euros to aid Japan in the aftermath of the terrible earthquake and tsunami. The Chairman of the Daimler managing board Dr. Zetsche stated the following, "The consequences of the earthquake in Japan are still hard to comprehend. This is all the more reason for us to demonstrate our active solidarity with the people affected by making this donation." We want to thank Daimler AG for their generosity. ...
      Published on 03-20-2011 04:13 AM
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      At long last here it is, the real thing, the new C63 AMG Coupe. Hear that? It's the sound of BMW executives sphincters tightening. We all know how the C63 sedan stacks up to the M3. Well, soon we will all see how the coupe does and considering the P31 performance package is available for the coupe bumping horsepower to around 480... it does not look good for the M3. Specs are as we previously reported. Nice job Mercedes, nice job indeed. ...
      Published on 03-19-2011 05:22 AM
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      If you watch these videos they are going to make you want to attend the AMG Driving Academy so be warned. We reported a week ago that the SLS GT3 would be joining the AMG Driving Academy offering. You can see a teaser of that in the video as well as the other programs offered. Taking a course at the AMG Driving Academy is definitely something for Mercedes AMG enthusiasts to consider doing. ...
      Published on 03-19-2011 04:00 AM
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      Ok, this isn't exactly a CLK63 Black Series Cab. It is based on a CLK55 on has been modified to look like a CLK63 Black Series by using the coupe body panels. We believe MH-Car design is responsible for the modifications. The car is currently for sale 70,000 Euros. Cool to see what a cab looks like, but we prefer the real thing. ...
      Published on 03-18-2011 09:53 PM
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      Insideline posted a great suspension walkaround for the new SLS AMG. They basically take an SLS and put it up on jackstands analyzing the suspension components. The SLS they use also has optional forged wheels which add an extra $2400 to the base price. Check out the details of the suspension components and wheels below. ...
      Published on 03-16-2011 09:41 PM
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      This is some very interesting news. Kleemann will be distributing and installing Xtra-Power systems from their Colorado Springs, Colorado facility. Dyno numbers are 610 wheel horsepower which is definitely some good power but the pricetag for the SLS supercharger setup is $32k installed. SLS tax? Yes, considering the C63 systems are much cheaper. We also wonder, what happened to Kleemann and their own supercharger setup? Check out the videos below. ...
      Published on 03-16-2011 04:31 AM
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      The S550 is still badged S500 in the rest of the world just in case this might have been confusing for some of you. Inden Design has modified the S500/550 by tweaking the motor up to 420 horesepower with a tune and exhaust upgrade. The rest of the modification are done to the outside with a new front spoiler, side skirts, and rear diffuser to house the custom exhaust. The car is lowered 50mm with springs and sits on 20's with 265/30/20 up front and 275/30/20 in back. ...
      Published on 03-15-2011 06:02 AM
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      Well, that is the claim of Singh Autosport but not exactly the most credible source. Regardless, this warrants further investigation. Singh claims that the ECU files have undergone a change in 2011 and the file is now twice the size it was previously and quite different. So is Mercedes trying to slow down the tuning of the M156 and E63 AMG? Does this mean Mercedes is going to be proactive in trying to curtail tuning? Certainly looks that way. Let's see what our own tuners have to say about it. ...
      Published on 03-14-2011 10:31 PM
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      Renntech has released their carbon front splitter and rear diffuser for the SLS AMG. The front splitter is a bolt on piece which has been engineered by Renntech and is a functional component designed to increase the down force at the front. The rear diffuser was designed as a companion piece to be used in conjunction with the front splitter to direct airflow. It is also a bolt on piece not requiring drilling or modification to the existing body pieces. Bring your checkbook, the front splitter is $3950 and the rear diffuser is $4495. ...
      Published on 03-13-2011 08:52 PM
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      Mercedes released this overview video of how the new R172 SLK came about. Pretty interesting video on how they go about the design and testing finally getting down to the final assembly and production model. Well worth watching just for how they go about the on road testing such as for driving in winter conditions. This is the type of thing that makes you appreciate just how much work goes into a new model and the quality of Mercedes production, development, and testing. ...
      Published on 03-13-2011 06:36 AM
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      Well, here we go, finally, we have a race involving BB member blkclk550. After 30+ pages of keybord warfare races took place. Now, we are told the 335 was on a 100 octane map. Blaizon, the 335 owner, said he would run a 93 octane map. The CLK does pretty well seemingly getting the jump each time and holding it. The cars seem pretty evenly matched with the JB4 having a slight top end advantage. The commentary by whomever filmed was humorous but we could do without it. Either way, look at the vids and decide for yourself. ...

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