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First quarter profits exceed analyst predictions

The big bosses at Daimler AG weren’t expecting the kind of profits the company would earn in this year’s first quarter. Record sales of Mercedes-Benz cars was able to make up for the brand’s spending on new models and facilities, making things for the company a lot easier and joyful moving forward in 2012. 2.13 billion euros, almost a 4.9-percent growth in profit compared to last year, is enough reason to be joyful. These figures beat average estimates by eight survey analysts. Sales grew by 9.2 percent, making it 27 billions euros for January to March alone. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche was fast in rehighlighting his company’s goals for the… Continue Reading »

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WIMMER RS presents Stage 3 C63 Perf Kit

German tuners just can’t keep from adding horses to their favorite client’s cars. For them, the more powerful your engine is, the happier you are and they happier they’ll be, sales aside. Today’s tuner under the limelight is WIIMMER RS, with their Level 3 Performance Kit for the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. (This model gets a lot of tuner attention, doesn’t it?) In a nutshell, the C63′s 6.3-liter V8 gets bumped up to 580hp and 690Nm torque, from its previous output of 457hp and 600Nm. Sounds like a great deal of boost, ain’t it? It took a great deal of planning and testing to add 120 horses to the C63′s already… Continue Reading »

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The Renntech C74 Performance Package unleashed

Germany’s not the only country with its pool of talented Mercedes-Benz tuners. One of the best MB tuners in America, Renntech, now offers their latest take on the C63 AMG. They call it the Renntech C74. The modification package includes upgrading the stock 6.2-liter V8 to churn out 605hp and 555lb-ft. This means the quarter mile run will take merely 11.4 seconds, while top speed is pegged at around 204mph. Lots of credits for the power improvement go out to Renntech’s carbon fiber airbox and high performance filter, a custom air inlet panel, 82mm throttle bodies, more aggressive camshafts, ported and polished cylinder heads, ECU with updated software, stainless steel… Continue Reading »

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