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      Published on 03-30-2011 09:15 AM
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      Wimmer Racing has released an upgrade package for the C63 which takes the M156 V8 to 601 horsepower. They achieve this figure through a head and cam package. In addition, they modify the headers, intake, and the rest of the exhaust along with a tune. This is a pretty expensive package and there are no dynos or performance numbers to support the claims. ...
      Published on 03-30-2011 07:29 AM
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      Gold rims are a hate it or love it proposition. Few cars can pull them off but the SLS would be one of them, especially a black SLS. These 3 piece forged rims come in a 9.5 x 20 inch front wheel and an 11 x 21 inch rear wheel. Tires are 275/30/20 and 295/25/21. No word on the wheel weight. ...
      Published on 03-29-2011 10:01 AM
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      The Japanese tuner Wald International has released their preview for their C218 CLS body kit. In typical Wald fashion, the kit is a bit overdone. We just can not get into the look of the front fenders. The side skirts and front bumper look pretty good but with what we have seen from Wald lately we expect the rear to be pretty overdone. European tuners just seem to have a more refined approach to body kits for German cars in comparison. ...
      Published on 03-29-2011 08:22 AM
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      German tuner Vath set their sites on a the CL550 and in the process designed an upgraded camshaft package and tune for the M273 V8. Stock power is 388 horsepower but Vath increases output by 72 horses with aftermarket cams, sport cats, and a tune. That gets the car close to a stock M156 so those who did not opt for the say the CL63, ML63, or SL63 AMG have a nice upgrade naturally aspirated upgrade path if they desire. ...
      Published on 03-29-2011 12:22 AM
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      The next generation ML, the W166, is going to be upon on us soon. The ML63 AMG was recently caught testing and is shaping up quite well. Motor is reported to be the M157 twin turbo V8 putting out 544 horsepower. An optional performance package will bump it up to to around 571 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Are the X5/X6 M and the Cayenne Turbo in trouble? Maybe, Mercedes does not seem to be pulling punches. ...
      Published on 03-28-2011 04:02 AM
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      The first race of the 2011 Formula 1 season was the Australian Grand Prix. Unfortunately for Mercedes both Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher did not finish the race. Schumacher was hit on the first lap and the damage forced him to retire on lap 19. Rosberg was hit by Barichello in the pits which caused a loss water pressure forcing him to retire on lap 22. Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull won the race. ...
      Published on 03-26-2011 04:26 AM
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      The video just went up of the record setting Mercedes 1/4 mile run by DadsC63. Car has MHP mods along with a 125 shot of nitrous. It is surprising to see just how smooth and drama free the launch is. The car pull strong through the 1/4 setting a new Mercedes trap speed record. This is officially the quickest and fastest Mercedes in the USA. Congratulations to MHP and DadsC63.



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      Published on 03-25-2011 05:11 PM
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      We wish to offer up congratulations to Dads63 (Keith) and MHP for raising the bar for Mercedes performance to the highest level it has been set in the United States thus far. Today at Maryland International Raceway Keith set the record in his C63 AMG with a 125 shot running a 10.4@135. On a 75 shot he ran 10.6@133. This improves on the previous overall US record by 1/10 and 2 mph which was held by an S600 on nitrous. ...
      Published on 03-25-2011 08:24 AM
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      This is a pretty funny commercial from Mercedes. It shows what happens when Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher meet in a restaurant. The drivers one-up one another sending each other bottles only to be interrupted by non other than Mika Hakkinen who sends them Redbulls denoting support for the Redbull F1 team. The video closes with Mercedes saying they welcome the competition. ...
      Published on 03-25-2011 08:12 AM
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      The SLS GT3 is gearing up for strong competition this race season and Mercedes has published this in depth look at the race car. The video goes into the aerodynamics as well as the rules that influence the design. Carbon fiber is used extensively in the race car. Check out the video below if you are interested in taking a close look at the SLS GT3. ...
      Published on 03-23-2011 06:07 AM
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      Weistec has released CNC ported heads for the Mercedes M156 6.2 liter V8 engine. Weistec claims this is the first head solution although we believe MHP had an option available first. Regardless, claim is a 40-50 horse gain on naturally aspirated motors and 70-80 on supercharged motors. No dynos released but flow charts are below. ...
      Published on 03-23-2011 02:12 AM
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      The German publication Auto Motor Und Sport has voted Brabus to be the best tuner for the 6th straight year. There be a bit of German bias involved but there is no denying that Brabus is a tuner on a whole different level and truly one of the best. Brabus cars are almost OEM in the way they drive and that is likely due to the close relationship they have with Mercedes. Brabus is the world's largest independent tuner and we congratulate them. ...
      Published on 03-21-2011 06:56 PM
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      The C63 Black Series was spotted testing again. As you can see, it is the sedan being tested. Rumor is that there will be two Black Series versions, a coupe and a sedan. What about the motor? Reports are leaning toward the M156 V8 already in the C63 with a higher state of tune around 510 horsepower but the twin turbo M157 V8 is still a possibility. We hope for the latter but there seems to be a split on which motor it will get. ...
      Published on 03-20-2011 08:23 PM
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      Mercedes released two new videos of the C63 AMG in action. The first video is a pretty standard overview telling you when the car will be available and the specs. The second video is titled "Driving Pleasure" and is a short little film showing the C63 AMG Coupe going up against a Bike in a friendly race. Click to see the videos. ...
      Published on 03-20-2011 08:45 AM
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      The Daimler corporation announced today it will provide two million Euros to aid Japan in the aftermath of the terrible earthquake and tsunami. The Chairman of the Daimler managing board Dr. Zetsche stated the following, "The consequences of the earthquake in Japan are still hard to comprehend. This is all the more reason for us to demonstrate our active solidarity with the people affected by making this donation." We want to thank Daimler AG for their generosity. ...

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