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      Published on 02-16-2011 12:13 AM
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      People behind the scenes have been aware for a few weeks now that a sale of Powerchip was in the process of being completed. We did not report on it as a courtesy but we learned that the sale fell through and now can reveal what took place without having an affect on the outcome. Wayne Besanko attempted to sell Powerchip to an Asian investor he had been in talks with previously. This took place after the fall out from the performance forums debacle in which Powerchip's image took a huge hit and this spread to almost every forum and major blog. ...
      Published on 02-15-2011 05:56 AM
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      Mercedes put up this video showing their engineers parking a car using a cellphone sending commands through twitter. Pretty cool we suppose but it does not seem they have pinpoint precise control. Still, definitely cool, click read more to see the video. Oh, and while we are at it, feel free to follow BenzBoost: www.twitter.com/benzboost ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 07:53 PM
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      Weistec has released updated information on their C63 AMG supercharger kit. At just 5 psi on 91 octane the car puts out 498 horsepower to the wheels. The price has been set at $14,999 for the Stage I and we wonder if they will be able to go beyond these numbers with the transmission limits in place. The supercharger is a 2.3 liter twin screw with a liquid to water intercooler. Custom dyno tuning is included obviously, we look forward to seeing how this develops. ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 07:30 AM
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      The new W204 C-class coupe will debut officially at the Geneva autoshow. It will also be in showrooms in the United States by September. The car will initially be available in two trim levels, the C350 with the a 302 horsepower naturally aspirated direct injected 3.5 liter V6 and the C250 which will now have a 1.8 liter direct injected turbo motor putting out 201 horsepower. The 4 cylinder motor (M271) should become an interesting tuning platform. ...
      Published on 02-11-2011 03:41 AM
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      The Unimog produced by Mercedes is part of a range of medium to heavy duty trucks. They come equipped in a variety of different ways and are capable of towing your car to competing in the Dakar rally. Brabus has modified what they are calling a "Black Edition" Unimog sure to to help you ford a river or run over your average SUV. ...
      Published on 02-11-2011 01:21 AM
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      Piecha Design has released their tuning program for the Mercedes ML SUV. This tuning program is called the Evorian RS. They start by lowering the car on H&R springs mated to a set of 22 inch Piecha rims. Tires are 315/30/22 in back and 275/35/22 up front. The front diffuser has integrated LED's which seem to be all the rage right now. Side skirts, a roof spoiler, and a rear diffuser contoured to the quad exhaust round out the package. Pricing is as follows: ...
      Published on 02-10-2011 04:54 PM
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      Here we go again, for the second time Singh is claiming to be the first to tune a motor without anything to substantiate it. We do know tuners have been working on this motor but Singh claims to be the first in North America to offer an upgrade. To substantiate this they have provided... nothing. No dyno chart as support, no customer impressions, no pricing, just a shot of the engine bay. We saw these claims from Singh previously and they were dismissed as unsubstantiated. We have to do the same here, but know that 600+ hp tunes are coming. ...
      Published on 02-10-2011 04:25 AM
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      Kleemann makes a variety of supercharger setups for Mercedes vehicles. They use a roots blower for their kits which makes for a clean install which you can see as well as a car that is a fun to drive. Our friends at DC Performance did a supercharger install of a used kit on a W209 CLK500 and they did a great job documenting the install. No dynos yet although we intend to ask for them, Kleemann claims 455 horsepower and 433 pound-feed of torque. ...
      Published on 02-09-2011 03:25 AM
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      If you are in the United States you may even be asking yourself what a CLC even is. Basically, it was the entry level C-class hatchback. The newest model was not sold in the United States. It was based on the W203 but it was updated with W204 styling. With the C-class coupe occupying the entry level C class segment Mercedes deemed there was no need to continue with the CLC. Will be miss it? Uh, we already forgot it existed. ...
      Published on 02-04-2011 03:40 PM
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      It never made much sense to us that the C-coupe would be neutered. Thankfully, that is not the case. The C63 AMG coupe will in fact share the C63 AMG sedans 450+ horsepower 6.2 liter M156 V8. This is exactly how it should be and we thank Mercedes for having the balls to go through with it. This also bodes well for the black series version of the C-class coupe to get the twin turbo V8. Well done Mercedes! ...
      Published on 02-04-2011 03:26 PM

      Well, Mercedes has put out some teasers that they intend to reveal something big during the fourth quarter of the superbowl. What is it? We don't know, but it better not be a front wheel drive hybrid or there will be rioting. Check out the three teaser vids. ...
      Published on 02-04-2011 02:21 AM
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      Gintani is wrapping up development of their C63 AMG exhaust. After the final round of testing the car was flashed back to stock and here we have a dyno of the car from the baseline stock to with the exhaust and tune. Stock the car put down 360 whp and with the exhaust alone on 91 octane the car put out 402.0 whp. A very, very nice gain with exhaust alone. Expect pricing information to come shortly. ...
      Published on 02-04-2011 12:32 AM
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      It would seem that BMW and Mercedes continue to match one another move for move. Mercedes did the CLS so BMW will likely be coming with the 6 gran turismo. BMW does the X3 so Mercedes does the GLK. Now we have the GLC which will be matching up to the X1. The GLC is expected to share the motors offered in the A and B class as well as their platform. All wheel drive will be standard, no word on if it will be offered in the USA. ...
      Published on 02-02-2011 09:13 PM
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      Brabus is a tuner with a great pedigree. They are able to deliver cars that are almost Mercedes OEM in nature. They demonstrated their ability yet again by being the first to have a tuned car pass the stringent Euro VI emission regulations. This standard does not even go into effect until 2014. The plug and play Brabus tune raises the horsepower of the S350 diesel by 54 hp to 308 with torque going from 457 pound-feet to 509. This is available for all 350 Bluetec models. ...
      Published on 02-01-2011 03:42 PM
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      MotorAuthority has put up some new spy photos of the upcoming C class AMG coupe. This model is supposed to be packing a 5.5 liter 422 horsepower naturally aspirate V8 which will be shared with the new SLK AMG. We find that a big disappointing since Mercedes has a perfectly good M156 6.2 V8 they already put in the C63 AMG. Why neuter the C AMG Coupe? On the bright side, the Black Series C-coupe is still reportedly coming with the M157 twin turbo V8. ...

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