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      Published on 12-23-2010 01:40 AM
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      We all know the M275 V12 makes for a great tuning platform. However, not too many Maybach owners we would think opt for dyno tuning. OE Tuning recently had a customer with a Matte Black Maybach 57 come in for a dyno tune. The gains with just a tune only were 109 whp and 136 torque. Impressive? We would say so. We also would be the kind of crazy people who would take this thing to the strip and have our chaffeur rip off 12 second passes while we sipped on a '96 Krug in the back seat and waved. ...
      Published on 12-22-2010 02:14 AM
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      Wheelsandmore.de has released their tuning program for the Mercedes SLS. We really like their offering as they address all the areas of the car. They have suspension, brake, exhaust, wheel, interior, and engine upgrades available. None of it is cheap however as the German tuner is asking for quite a bit of cash. The wheels are 8,000 euros for a set for example. Click Read more to see the parts and pricing. ...
      Published on 12-21-2010 06:34 PM
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      Carlsson has released their take on the new CLS. Overall, we must say we are impressed as the styling looks great. Their body kit includes a front bumper and lip, hood, grille, sideskirts, and rear apron. 20 inch wheels complete the look and the car is obviously lowered. In addition to the styling changes Carlsson offers performance tunes for the diesel models in Europe as well as the 350 V6. Well done Carlsson, well done. ...
      Published on 12-20-2010 11:49 PM
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      This is just a prototype, so don't get too excited. A dozen Mercedes apprentice engineers from the Rastatt facility decided to swap the big V8 into the B-class for fun. They started with a B200 CDI and took a naturally aspirated 5.5 liter V8 from the 550 models and swapped it in along with a 7 speed auto transmission. They also made it rwd using an E430 diff and axles. It took them 8 months to do this and we say it was 8 months well spent. How cool would it be to get paid to work on a project like this? ...
      Published on 12-19-2010 10:39 PM
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      Kicherer has released their tuning program for the Mercedes SLS. They do the typical body addon's with a front lip and rear diffuser in carbon. They also have carbon accents for the interior. In addition, they claim their tune bumps the car up to 610 hp. We are not clear on if this figure is including their exhaust or not. The wheels are also unique to Kicherer. Another interesting part is that the car is lowered on a suspension system that will raise the car 30 millimeters at the touch of a button. Probably comes in handy with that lip. Enjoy the pictures: ...
      Published on 12-17-2010 03:15 PM
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      Ladies and Gentlemen, this is where Mercedes-Benz begins bitch slapping BMW across the performance sphere. While BMW is busy playing around with efficient dynamics Mercedes has just upped the ante confirming with Insideline that they intend to put the twin turbo 5.5 liter M157 twin turbo V8 into the C63 Black Series coupe. Mercedes is not playing around, this car will quite simply annihilate the M3. It is likely the M5 will be its victim as well and anything else in the BMW lineup. Mercedes does not hold back its cars to maintain an artificial hierarchy and with the black series label is producing some of the best performing and most hardcore German performance vehicles in existence. AMG just made a lot of people over at BMW very nervous, well done Mercedes, you have earned our respect and then some. ...
      Published on 12-17-2010 11:01 AM

      Mercedes will be producing an electric version of the SLS for 2013. This is the future gentlemen, electric cars. Maybe it isn't all a bad thing as the car produces 650 pound-feet of torque. It needs it, as it weighs 881 pounds more than the gasoline version. ...
      Published on 12-17-2010 07:57 AM
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      The Top Gear BBC site has put up the series 13, episode 3 video of where they pit a W212 E63 AMG vs. a Camaro SS. Not exactly two cars you think of in the same class but two heavy cars with big V8's. Top Gear was quite enamored with the Benz, not quite so much with the Camaro. We certainly see a bit of what they mean, although we are talking about a car that is basically double the price of the other. Check out the Video on Top Gear's Site. ...
      Published on 12-17-2010 07:42 AM
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      BenzInsider is reporting that Mercedes has announced through its AMG division it intends to build a rival to the Audi RS3 and BMW 1M Coupe based on the A-Class. We have not seen an announcement from Mercedes confirming this so take it as a rumor for now. However, what is presented is quite interesting with a 320 hp A-Class AMG hatchback to go toe to toe. We say bring it on, and if it looks as good as the rendering and performs as well as the competition it will be a hit. ...
      Published on 12-16-2010 08:22 PM
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      We saw this car in person at SEMA and photos do not do it justice. It truly is an attention grabbing and high quality SL body kit. The car simply commanded a ton of attention and for good reason, it is amazing. The widebody houses a 375 wheel in back... yes, you read correctly, 375/20/21! Check out the high quality photos done by AutoTalent at RCH designs in Huntington Beach. ...
      Published on 12-16-2010 08:01 PM
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      Renntech is offering a throttle body upgrade for the M156 AMG motors. The throttle body is 82mm and offers an increase in flow of 22% over the standard throttle body. The performance increase is a claimed +11 hp and +8 lb-ft of torque. The upgrade is completely bolt-on but it is priced at an eye popping $3,945. Dinan pricing isn't exactly cheap but they sell 10 throttle bodies for the S85 V10 for less money than this. Contact Renntech if interested. ...
      Published on 12-16-2010 06:12 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 08:15 AM
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      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 12:17 PM

      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 05:30 AM
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      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. ...

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