Published on 12-16-2010 05:12 PM
The SLS has really grown on us. The styling, the motor, the doors, everything makes it hard not to like. The car is not just a pretty face as this video shows. The GT3 racing version is a serious performer on the track, worth watching for the sound of the motor alone. ...Published on 12-16-2010 07:15 AM
SpeedDriven has announced that they have a billet wheel upgrade for the M275 Mercedes V12 twin turbo. This upgrade is available for every iteration of the twin turbo V12, CL600, S65, SL 65 Black Series, etc. There are no dyno graphs available yet but we are wondering how they are doing this exactly. It has been said it is difficult to modify the turbos due to the turbos being integrated into the cast manifold. The stock turbos are K24 turbos which are well known in the Porsche world and often modified. We look forward to further details, the upgrade retails for $5990. ...Published on 12-15-2010 11:17 AM
MKB has introduced what they are calling the P1000 model. This is an SL with 1000 hp supposedly. They are also stating the car hit 350 km/h at the test center in Papenburg, Germany. Unlike G-power, MKB does back up their top speed claim with a video which you can watch below. We have not seen any dyno charts but the MPH hit sure does a lot of substantiate their power claims. The conversion entails new turbos, cams, and tuning to go with it. We would like to see details on these turbos as well as how MKB installed them. Full specs below: ...Published on 12-14-2010 04:30 AM
Brabus is one of the premier Mercedes tuners in the world. They have a very large budget and do big dollar builds that almost OEM in design and quality. From V12 swaps, V8 swaps, power kits, wheels, to you name it, if you are a Mercedes enthusiast you are already familiar with the name. The North American market is a lucrative one and Brabus now has an official presence in the United States with their new facility. Since it is located in Irvine, BenzBoost will be visiting it at some point in the near future with details to share for all the users here. ...Published on 12-14-2010 03:00 AM
We are close to a full reveal of the new C-class coupe. What we are wondering is if any of the TT V8's will find their way under the hood and what the curb weight will be. An AMG version of this car will no doubt make for an excellent rival for the E92 M3 if not potentially eclipse it if Mercedes decides to give it one of the newer powerplants. It would be a safer bet to say it will get the M156 V8 which would be shared with the C63. We will know more in January when it is officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. ...Published on 12-13-2010 10:36 PM
When, in the course of online events, it becomes necessary for one group of posters to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the internet, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to their opinions on German performance automobiles and requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. ...Published on 12-06-2010 04:15 AM
Recently, user MikeWads piloted his supercharged E92 M3 into the 10's. We are happy to say that C63 AMG's now join the M3 in the 10's (that was fast) thanks to BimmerBoost supporting vendor MHP. The difference is the C63 did accomplish the feat without nitrous using the MHP S2 package. The C63 belongs to dodger63 and here is his mod list: MHP Headers, O/R Mids, v3 CDT, DRs, front CCW skinnies, CF hood and trunk (-60lbs), Foam Filters. Congratulations to dodger63 as well as MHP! ...