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      Published on 02-10-2011 05:54 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 05:25 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 04:25 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 04:40 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 04:26 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 03:21 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 01:32 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 10:13 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 04:42 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. ...
      Published on 02-01-2011 04:22 PM
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      A teaser rendering was put up a couple days earlier but now we have the real thing. You will notice the higher nose setup on the car which is a major change. Mercedes finished 4th last season which was a return for the Mercedes GP team and with the great Michael Schumacher driving for them in 2011 we expect big things. BenzBoost.com will keep you updated on the Mercedes 2011 Formula 1 season. ...
      Published on 01-31-2011 02:17 PM
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      Autoweek is reporting that Mercedes plans an entry level 4 door coupe as well as AMG A class. The CLC may be based on the new A class and an AMG variant may come as well. The powertrain would likely be the same dual clutch transmission that Mercedes plans to use in their GLC (entry level SUV slotted below the GLK). What we have to wonder is if the A class will make it to the USA this time as the CLC is a sure bet. ...
      Published on 01-30-2011 01:30 PM
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      Mercedes GP Petronas had been doing teasers of the new car and now they have revealed the full design. You will likely notice first the new color scheme. Along with that, aerodynamic enhancements for the 2011 season have been made with the nosecone and wing undergoing major changes. They are calling this car the "Silver Arrow" and it will make its debut at the first Formula One winter test in Valencia on February 1st. ...
      Published on 01-29-2011 11:57 AM
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      Here are the results from testing and tuning of OE Tuning's C63 AMG. This car belongs to OE Tuning's tuner, Jeremy. At the time of the first dyno session the car had approximately 2000 miles on it. Before the dyno, the car had custom tri-Y long-tube headers and full exhaust made which were designed by Gintani (now off the car to finish production jigs).The car ran an 11.6@121 at the Famoso drag strip with the following mods: header back cat-less Gintani X-pipe with Gintani Full exhaust & Mufflers + OE Tune + Sunoco 104 gas + Continental Sport stock street tires. ...
      Published on 01-29-2011 10:27 AM
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      Mercedes, congratulations on 125 incredible years. You have a storied history that is in a league of its own. Happy birthday Mercedes, and keep up the great work as we know you will. ...
      Published on 01-28-2011 12:52 PM
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      GWA tuning has been doing some very interesting things with Mercedes modification. You may remember their take on the Mercedes C111 from a few weeks back. The Pagoda is based on a classic Mercedes W121 chassis with a Mercedes 190 2.3 serving as the donor car. The final product is one of a kind with retro and modern muscular looks rolled into one. The powertrain is taken from a Mercedes C43 AMG so it has a a 4.3 liter M113 V8 with a 5 speed automatic. Very well done GWA, but we have to ask, how much $? ...

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