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ECU Tune Gives E63 AMG A Healthy Horsepower Bump

Even with the current crop of high performance AMG variants, it seems inevitable that even owners of these cars will look for additional performance. Ever since Mercedes-Benz took AMG into its corporate wing, the company has shed its staid image, to the point that today, Mercedes AMG variants have a following as rabid as those of M-badged cars from BMW. One owner who took the big risk of voiding his warranty has reported an outstanding result from an ECU tune. Unlike the early days of tuning engine control units, there are now a number of reliable vendors who have done the necessary R&D and real-world testing to produce tunes that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SLS by MEC Design in a Video – Angels Over Berlin

Set in an apocalyptic theme, the video shows the super car Mercedes-Benz SLS in Berlin with all the angels and demons hullabaloo. The car features its huge lip, which was altered and tuned by MEC Design. The earth-shattering sound of the V8 engine is really something, as the tuner emphasize it and used it as a ‘soundtrack’. The clip is directed by Daniel Michaelis, and produced by Format67.net. The video narrated by Claudia Black is beautiful, worthy to be called a film in itself. Although made by a tuning company, we can say that it has great value, so go ahead and watch. The almost 2 minutes you’ll spend doing… Continue Reading »

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HMS Tuning Released their Version of the SLS AMG

Most tuners from all over the world found their affections set of the new Mercedes SLS AMG. It is not surprising that the fast car got a new “fan”, HMS Tuning, which is proven by their newly released project. HMS updated the engine of the V8 from 571HP to 720HP and its toque from 649Nm originally, to 832 Nm. The company used their HMS Tuning Xtra Power Supercharger which made it more powerful. In addition, they put an uprated oil pump, an intake manifold, sports air filter, additional ECU that creates more boost, 200 CPI Sports Cats and valve control and a 4-1 manifold exhaust system. Surely, words cannot justify… Continue Reading »

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F1 Driver Coulthard Now AMG UK Ambassador

As if his ties to Mercedes and McLaren weren’t enough, retired F1 driver David Coulthard has been tapped by AMG as its ambassador in the UK. The popular driver, who helped form the Red Bull Formula 1 team also continues to work for Mercedes’ racing efforts as a driver of an AMG C-Class in the DTM series. As brand ambassador, Coulthard will be present at public relations events for Mercedes-AMG, which won’t be a foreign arena for him, as he also moonlights as an F1 commentator for the BBC. But more than being just for show, Coulthard is reportedly being tapped to help tune AMG’s cars in the handling department…. Continue Reading »

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Brabus Made the AMG S-Class a Masterpiece

After working with the E-Class, Brabus worked next on the S-Class model and took it to a different level of beauty. The tuner gave the AMG a more sport appearance with the custom BRABUS body components that are made in OEM quality from Pur-R-Rim. They are offering painting options for aerodynamic enhancement kit as well, glossy titanium finish and a painted body color. Aside for that, the kit is equipped with an improved front and rear spoiler and diffuser that all gave the car a smoother ride especially in high speed. Meanwhile, the center diffuser now had a reflector. They also put the stainless steel BRABUS flap control exhaust system… Continue Reading »

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DIY: Mercedes-Benz CLS500 with an E55 AMG Engine Modifications

There are some bold Mercedes-Benz owners out there, but this one takes the cake for the most wild DIY ever. And to make matters even more outrageous, the owner (Brent Khelawan) decided to super-tune a 2006 CLS500. We mean, the CLS is already great to begin with. The moment it was released, Mercedes-Benz fans and owners alike were caught off guard. The CLS totally disarmed even the keenest of critics with its sheer majestic beauty, coupled with awesome power and state-of-the-art automotive technology. Of course, you would not expect anything less from the company that built it. But it seems Brent wasn’t satisfied with his ride being in stock form,… Continue Reading »

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Piecha’s Final Performance RS Edition for Mercedes SLK Introduced

There are so many aftermarket designers that create specilized bodykits and modification that a normal person can’t even keep up. We have written about a couple them already and here’s another – Piecha Design. They use the R171 Final Performance RS edition name that is focused on the exterior, interior and engine of the Mercedes-Benz SLK. The “final edition series” kit is suitable for those that have not been face-lifted and the face-lifted models and the AMG. The package includes front apron with LED daytime running lights, front lid aluminum aerowings, special wind deflector, side-skirts with air intakes, rear bumper cum diffuser and a rear spoiler lip – all for… Continue Reading »

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