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      Published on 04-25-2012 04:11 AM
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      Well here is what we have all been waiting for, forged internals for the Mercedes M156/M159 V8 and associated hardware from Weistec. These are the upgrades necessary to take already ridiculously fast Weistec supercharged M156 V8's to the level of shock and awe. The parts available are forged pistons, forged rods, head studs, gaskets, and valve buckets. These parts are all detailed below with specifications and pricing. The M156 and M159 game just entered the next level. ...
      Published on 04-24-2012 06:38 PM
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      The Bahrain GP took place as planned even with all the turmoil (which our members who have visited and are from Bahrain say was generated by the media) that was reported and hyped up everywhere. Sebastian Vettel won the race and Lotus-Rentault had a nice finish with both drivers on the podium. Mercedes-Petronas did not do poorly as both Rosberg and Schumacher scored points which is definitely a positive. Rosberg was faster than Schumacher though which seems to be the established trend. The next race is in Spain, May 13. ...
      Published on 04-24-2012 02:53 AM
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      The Mercedes SLR is a very fast car with its supercharged M155 5.4 liter V8 putting out 615 horsepower. The car is capable of low 11's stock with trap speeds just under 130. The SLR is a bit dated now though and the Aventador is the new kid on the block sporting a 690 horsepower 6.5 liter V12 putting power to all four wheels and a sequential gearbox making shifts in the 50 millisecond range. We are still getting a feel for how fast the Aventador is and although this is only an 1/8 mile race that is over pretty quickly the Lambo is able to pull the SLR pretty quickly. If the race went a full 1/4 mile, it would have been ugly for the Benz. The Aventador definitely is fast. ...
      Published on 04-20-2012 05:30 AM
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      Well, Mercedes has decided its current naming scheme is too confusing so in order to ease confusion they are going to introduce new model names which will... confuse us. Ok, what was supposed to be the CLC (the baby CLS) will now be the CLA. CLC will instead denote the C-Class hatchback. What was supposed to be the GLC (X6 type SUV) will now be the GLA. The E-Coupe will likely be renamed CLE. The SUV's are likely to get renamed as well. We do not see how any of this is less confusing and we hope Mercedes abandons this nonsense. We will just wait for the official model names before trying to sort this mess out. ...
      Published on 04-19-2012 10:48 PM
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      Congratulations again to Weistec for yet another magazine feature. Earlier this year if you recall BenzBoost member Ecampbell's Weistec supercharged CLK63 Black Series was featured in Mercedes Enthusiast and late last year Graham Rahal's supercharged CLK63 Black Series was featured in European Car. This particular feature is a bit different as it is about the Weistec M159 V8 SLS 750 supercharger system which produces 638 horsepower to the wheels. ...
      Published on 04-19-2012 03:16 AM
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      Hot damn! Mercedes is simply doing a hell of a job with their concepts. Much in the same vein as the A-Class concept the Concept Style Coupe gives us a preview of the CLC. The design is gorgeous and we wish this exact same design would carry over to the production version. Unfortunately, just like the A-Class it will not but we are hoping that just like the A-Class the final production model does not lose too much in translation. ...
      Published on 04-18-2012 10:58 PM
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      We are finally starting to see more tests of M157 twin turbo V8 equipped E63 AMG's. MotorTrend got their hands on one with the P30 Performance Package which ups power to 550 horses. It comes at a price though and this E63 was not cheap with a final price of $131,045. We advise BenzBoost members to not get the Performance Package and instead get a tune that will give you more power for far less money from one of our vendors. ...
      Published on 04-18-2012 01:02 AM
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      The new ML is a looking SUV in stock form but feels like it is missing something to add that extra degree of aggressiveness. In comes Kicherer with their W166 body kit. Their body kit consists of a new front bumper with integrated LED's (yes, LED's are getting played out), widened fenders that are not overdone, side skirts, and a rear bumper with integrated diffuser for the great looking Kicherer exhaust tips. Kicherer 22 inch wheels fill out the new arches. The end result is a W166 that simply looks much more aggressive without losing its touch of class. Job well done. ...
      Published on 04-17-2012 02:30 AM
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      Low 11's on street tires tune only is an incredible achievement and exactly what a Renntech tuned E63 was able to do recently. This is now the new tune only stock tire record and was done in Florida at Palm Beach International Raceway. This E63 is the same car that ran 12.0@116 stock. With just a tune it was able to gain 10 MPH and a full second in the 1/4 mile. Incredibly impressive and clearly a 10 second car on drag radials or even the stock tires in cooler weather. ...
      Published on 04-15-2012 08:42 PM
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      This is what we have been waiting to see, a victory for Mercedes and for Nico Rosberg to start living up to his potential. Congratulations to the Mercedes-Petronas Formula 1 team and to Nico Rosberg for a well deserved victory at the Chinese Grand Prix. An interesting tidbit of info is that the victory comes on Nico's 111th start which was 111 years after the first Formula 1 victory for Mercedes in 1901. Full race results and standings below. ...
      Published on 04-12-2012 04:48 PM
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      Well, the reports were all correct and now we have the most powerful G-Class models ever offered. The G65 AMG packs a 612 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque M275 twin turbo V12 making for a monster of a G-Class. The G63 AMG gets the new twin turbo 5.5 liter M157 V8 with 544 horses. Both models also appear to be coming to the USA late this year which is great news although the price tag will no doubt be hefty. Still, we are glad Mercedes made these as they are absolutely absurd. ...
      Published on 04-11-2012 04:31 AM
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      Political issues in Bahrain are putting a lot of pressure on Formula 1. Reports are that teams are hoping that after meetings in Shanghai the race in Bahrain will be cancelled. There have been protests in Bahrain against Formula 1 and at least one person has lost their life in these protests. We will know what happens after the race in Shanghai but for now Ecclestone is proceeding with the GP as if it is business as usual. We hope the event does not spark something far more serious (and dangerous). ...
      Published on 04-10-2012 06:00 AM
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      Wesitec recently released their M157 tune and here we get to see it in some real world action. The CLS63 AMG straight up destroys the C63 AMG and this is not much of a race. The CLS just puts bus lengths on the C63 practically instantly. In the defense of the C63, the Powerchip tune is one of the weakest available for the M156 platform and rumors are that Powerchip is not even a functioning business any longer (more on this at another date). The Weistec tuned car is so strong though that it really would not matter what tune the C63 was running although it would have at least been a better fight with a different tuning option. ...
      Published on 04-10-2012 01:34 AM
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      We are going to be seeing many more M156 versus M157 comparisons as more and more owners of both of these motors modify them. This is a great race but obviously the M159 (based on the M156) V8 in the SLS AMG is at a power disadvantage versus the factory twin turbo M157 motor. The SLS holds off the CLS 63 AMG early on thanks in part to its quick shifting transmission but eventually the power of the ecu tuned CLS 63 AMG shows up top and it walks away. The SLS only has a full Supersprint exhaust so it does quite well considering the horsepower and torque disparity. If the SLS had some boost as well, say from a Weistec supercharger, the result would likely be quite different and in the favor the SLS. ...
      Published on 04-07-2012 04:10 AM
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      We have received a huge response from our new line of signature wheels and wanted to post up a few images of some of our most popular Mercedes Benz applications. RENNtech Signature wheels feature a single barrel design and are manufactured using state-of-the-art processes. Elegant yet sporty, this forged design features much tighter tolerances than spun multi-piece wheels. The highest quality materials are utilized to ensure our wheels are superior overall to any 3-piece design. ...

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