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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    The AMG Sport mid-range model line designed to bridge the gap between the Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG models was officially confirmed by Mercedes earlier today. Think of AMG Sport as an answer to the BMW M Performance line or the Audi S-Line models. Two new AMG Sport models have been confirmed and based on the teaser photo one can surmise there will be a C-Class and M-Class AMG Sport variant. BenzBoost expects the C-Class model to be the rumored C450 model that will get the new M276 DELA 35 motor that Mercedes quietly introduced earlier this year. It is also possible that the M276 DELA 30 will be used as well but we are leaning toward the new 3.5 liter variant. This makes sense as the C400 would be at 333 horsepower and the C450 AMG Sport would get a 3.5 liter variant with closer to 400 horsepower to fit the gap in between the C400 and C63 AMG. The other vehicle is likely an ML450 AMG Sport matching the C450 AMG Sport driveline. We will know for sure in Detroit but we do know for sure that AMG Sport is coming. MERCEDES-AMG UPS THE ANTE - Growth strategy aimed at new market segments - Doubling of global sales targeted by 2017 - Premiere of the new AMG Sport models at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit Affalterbach - The sports car and high-performance brand Mercedes-AMG will achieve a new sales record of well over 40,000 units globally this year. Its entry into the compact segment and the broadening of its product range have provided the Affalterbach-based company with access to new customer groups and secured success in established and new markets. New models developed entirely in-house, such as the SLS AMG and, more recently, the Mercedes-AMG GT, consolidate the brand's success story and place it firmly on course for sustained growth. "We are proud of these successes, as they provide the basis for the next stage of our growth strategy, which we are now launching," explains Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "In the next three years we aim to more than double our total sales for 2013." To render the AMG brand and its technology more accessible, Mercedes-AMG is establishing a new product line by the name of "AMG Sport", offering enhanced performance and technical refinements. The AMG Sport models will fill the gap between the AMG Sports package for Mercedes-Benz vehicles and the classic AMG models, thereby underpinning the brand's growth strategy on a sustained basis. Opening up new customer groups and segments will raise the company's profile and boost AMG's sales potential worldwide. "The new Sport models represent a convincing proposition for our customers: genuine sports car technology becomes accessible, appealing to an even broader-ranging clientele worldwide," observes Tobias Moers. "For all our dynamic growth, we remain true to our brand claim of "Driving Performance"." The AMG Sport models bear out the high-performance brand's claim with uprated engine output, all-wheel drive as standard in selected markets and special chassis components and brake systems from the classic AMG models. Signature AMG driving dynamics and a highly emotional driving experience are the tangible outcome for the customer. The first two AMG Sport models are set to be unveiled at the International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2015. It is planned to add further models to this new product line in due course. The Affalterbach-based sports car brand has set itself high aims not only with regard to customer enthusiasm and growth: the fleet consumption has been reduced by 35 per cent by means of a comprehensive range of technical measures carried out in the past five years as part of the "AMG Green Performance Strategy". The AMG models are already among the most fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles in their respective segments, with the new engine technologies and all-embracing lightweight design set to render them yet more efficient. The introduction of the Sport models in 2015 will make an additional significant contribution towards lowering the fuel consumption of the AMG fleet. The company headquarters in Affalterbach and the logistics organisation are also all set for sustained growth and represent the benchmark in efficiency, flexibility and environment-friendliness. The company has received recognition from the "German Sustainable Building Council", for example, and is the winner of the "Deutscher Logistik-Preis 2014" from the BVL Global Supply Chain Network for both its environment-friendliness and its supply chain strategy.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    MRC Tuning does not get as much press as it should in the USA simply due to being located in the UK. They do some very, very cool stuff that is simply top notch. For example, their single turbocharged R8 V8 4.2 which holds the quickest and fastest R8 V8 1/4 mile record. Well here are some more unique things MRC Tuning does that nobody else offers showing off their skill level. How about user adjustable launch control software for the B7 RS4? How about in addition to that 'flatshift' which is what they call their no-lift shifting system. These types of additions to the factory DME show not just talent but mastery of their craft. We look forward to pricing information and further details.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    In case anyone had any concerns about tuning the new STI's here is an 802.6 all wheel horsepower dyno pull that should alleviate any remaining doubt. This car is built by the Shop CT and obviously features aftermarket internals although the Shop CT did not provide the specifications. As far as the specs we know the cams are Kelford 220-D and the fuel used was E70 ethanol. Last we heard the turbocharger used was a Precision 6466 unit. Hopefully more details come as they barely provided any details but over 800 all wheel horsepower with the new STI is a reality and available in the aftermarket as of today.
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  • IMHOWTFFTW's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    That's a lot of fabricators worldwide on that mindset. But, good on you for supporting local. I buy my bacon from a local farm.
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  • AlexQuattro's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    Please explain to us all how a bike with a streched swingarm is slower than a bike with stock wheelbase and how an R1 with nitrous is slower than an R1 without nitrous.....
    65 replies | 5703 view(s)
  • AlexQuattro's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    What the fuck are you even talking about? Watch the video again and count the shifts on the R1. 1st race: 4 shifts. 2nd race: 3 shifts and 3rd race: 3 shifts. What are you saying? Sportbikes have 18 gears?
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  • MonsterM3's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 PM
    Its always a balance against demand, and bmws are never a high demand product, so the price is expected, but not required. I personally would rather drop $1500 in a locally made, handcrafted quality part than $2000 from a reputable company. Not because I believe the reputable company is doing anything wrong, but because I like to forge a strong bond locally to keep business in my own area, as well as have a go to fabricator, for many reasons.
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  • MonsterM3's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    I agree. this was a made to look badass video. easy to see the bikes are letting him win. On the other hand, its not so pretty when slower bikes actually race him: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=761947103828710
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  • MonsterM3's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 PM
    Currently the E9x M3 is your best 3 series bang for the buck. This is Vs N54 or S55 as well. the price of decently priced ones +s/c is looking at around $45k for a true 550 realistic HP, and you already have all the essential M bits. an N54 can be had for less and make more "hp" with similar pricing, but then add the "M" bits or aftermarket equivalent for the total package, and then as we are seeing, its HP is not being put down properly. Conversely, the S55 is in the $70-80k with a few hundred $ in parts and strong, but not quite strong enough just yet. Obviously an M, but from every review its nothing superior to the E9x M in terms of platform, minus different motor. oh, and neither 6 cyl will ever sound as awesome as the S65 :)
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  • BMtroubleYOU's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 AM
    With the statement above, some company wanted me to send them my file.... i was like huh, why? For what? Then I just recently learned about the tune wars and tunes being plagerized. A really good friend of mine been getting the run arounds and back and forth BS. He just realized his upgrade file is the same as previos and less power than what they were claiming to be. End result is he will be going back to his previous tune and bigger pulley as he just got robbed. I dont want to post any names as I am just learning about the tune wars. I will be helping him out and helping him upgrade minor things like I did mines. I will then recommend to him a good tuner as I know, that is what he wants. We dont know what alliances are out there and wouldnt want to stir shit up, but however, i think the majority know who it is. There customer service sucks! And this is from my personal experience... By the way, happy thanksgiving!
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    Yes, we have a Stage 2 N55 on the UAE with the clutches installed, the owner says they feel amazing, shift as well as stock and the adaption process took about 2 hours. We also have another customer in the UAE with a 1M getting Stage 2+, and Dodson upgrade as well. So people are starting to go down that road.
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  • Rob S.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    Are there any DCT cars beside Sticky's M3 running Dodson clutches?
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