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Fostla Mercedes E63 AMG Receives a 720 HP Boost

Fostla recently released a new tuning package for the Mercedes E63 AMG. The kit features a boost in engine power and a couple of cosmetic enhancements. The Stage 2 engine upgrade is the best highlight of the E63 AMG package offered by Fostla. The German tuner partnered with PP-Performance to increase the output of the car’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo AMG V8 engine. From the 557 hp output of the auto when fresh from the factory, power was increased to 720 hp. The standard torque of the vehicle equaling 720 Nm was also raised to figures over 1,000 Nm. Such feat was achieved through the installation of PP-Performance’s custom software. It was combined with the performance company’s new… Continue Reading »

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Formula One Speed Trap Records in Jerez Showed Mercedes was the Fastest

Ferrari stole the show last week during the Formula One testing in Jerez. Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel grabbed headlines for logging the quickest finish in three of the four days of tests in Spain. Another Ferrari-powered car driven by Sauber’s Felipe Nasr also recorded the fastest time on one of the mentioned days. So, will this signal the end of the dominance of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team, and bring back Ferrari to its former glory? Not likely. Ferrari might have gained significant improvements in its power unit this season, but teams with Mercedes engines remain as forces to be reckoned with. This is particularly true with the 2014 Constructors’ Champion. According… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Gives Bonuses to Employees for Record-Breaking Performance in 2014

It really pays off to be a part of the world’s leading automotive group. Daimler AG recently announced through its website that each of its employees will be receiving a fat April paycheck. Wilfried Porth, Board Member for Human Relations and Director of Labor Relations in Mercedes-Benz Vans, said that the bonus would serve as a reward to their employees for making 2014 the best year in Daimler’s history. It should be noted that the last financial year marked the highest sales of the group, primarily thanks to its Mercedes-Benz brand. According to the company, it will be giving away EUR 4,350 as a record-bonus. Around 135,000 qualifying tariff-scale employees… Continue Reading »

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Iglhaut Reveals Off-Road Tuning Plans for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class

Aftermarket tuning specialist Iglhaut recently announced its plan to release a new package for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. According to to tuner, it will be transforming the van into an “extreme terrain vehicle”. Iglhaut stated that it will equip the auto with a permanent all-wheel-drive system coupled with three locking differentials, higher suspension, and underbody protection. Also seen in the photos of the V-Class released by the company are large off-road wheels, roof rack, brush guard, vehicle snorkel, and rocker bars. It looks like it is definitely built for very bumpy and flooded terrains. The ground clearance of the planned Iglhaut Mercedes V-Class offers a ground clearance of around 11 inches. In… Continue Reading »

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Love Jets but Hate Flying, Go for the Senzati Jet Sprinter

Do you love the feel of exclusive jets? Who doesn’t with its premium comfy leather seats, high-end entertainment system, mini bar, small fridge, bathroom, makeshift office space, and most of all, its overall relaxing ambiance? However, what if you want all of those but hate the feel of flying, especially that uncomfortable experience when the plane is taking off? That’s where the Senzati Jet Sprinter comes in. The Senzati Jet Sprinter promises to bring all the comfort of a first class jet while on the road. It is claimed as Britain’s first super-luxury people carrier due to its premium features that include exactly the things that were mentioned. The seats are… Continue Reading »

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McChip Further Pushes the Power of the Mercedes A45 AMG to Another Level

The Mercedes A45 AMG already packs quite a kick in its 2.0-liter four cylinder turbo engine. To be exact, the output of this compact car goes up to 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Mercedes-Benz boasts that the AMG engine of this auto is considered to be the most powerful in the four-cylinder line. The mentioned figures, along with the other goodies present in the car like its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission gearbox, enable it to achieve an acceleration of zero to 100 km/h in only 4.6 seconds with an electronically-limited top speed of 270 km/h. Seeing more room to push the Mercedes A45 AMG further to its limit, McChip… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz and Smart Start the Year with High Sales

Daimler AG, through its Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, started 2015 on a high note. The group displayed impressive sales this January compared to the same month of the previous year. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the two brands showed a double-digit increase in January sales on a year-on-year comparison. The sales of the Mercedes-Benz marque grew by 15 percent compared to its performance in the same month of last year. The company attributed the strong figures to the continued growth of demand primarily in the Chinese region. It noted that U.S., Europe and Russia also showed a significant spike in the record books. As for the Mercedes-Benz sedans… Continue Reading »

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