The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a mid-sized luxury automobile sold by the Mercedes-Benz branch of DaimlerChrysler. The model line is available with various six and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. The E stood for Einspritzung, which is German for fuel injection, which was a very new feature at the time the "E" first appeared in the 1950s. The E-Class is the bestselling Mercedes-Benz model worldwide.
Vath is already famous for its tuning packages for the Mercedes models. And today they did it again, this time they came with a new package based on a E350 CDI model.
The aerodynamic package includes a carbon front lip, a carbon tail diffuser, a new radiator grill and a tail spoiler lip made in carbon fiber. The exterior package is finished by 20" multi-part light alloy rims with forged rim star.
As for the engine modifications, the tuner is offering you two different possibilities. You can opt only for the ECU modification and you will get a total of 267 HP, or you can also ask for an aluminum made air to air intercooler that will get you to a total of 285 HP. Of course for different prices. The performance package is finished by a new coilover that is adjustable not only in height, but also in hardness – thus warranting for a safe road handling.
For this top ten, we are going to set the price cap at $120,000, if you can call that a cap. That should eliminate most of the extreme vehicles, but keep the basic Porsches and so on within the limits.
What kinds of things are we looking for with high-end sports cars? Obviously, they need to be fast with agile handling and excellent driving dynamics. The car needs to look stunning with a functional yet stylish interior. It would also be great if it could stand the test of time, so reliability is also a factor.
Porsche to celebrate 60 years at Pebble Beach this year? Well Mercedes is going to one up them and celebrate over 100 years. How about them apples? Never to be outdone, Mercedes will be featuring eight of its iconic cars spanning over all of their 108 years at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
On August 12-15th, 2010, Mercedes will have a 1902 Mercedes Simplex, a 1929 SSK, 1952 W194 300SL, 1955 W196 300SLR "Uhlenhaut Coupe, " 1956 W198 300SL, 1970 C111-II, 2011 SLS AMG, and the 2011 SLS AMG GT3 on display at the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge. Not only will they have these eight historic machines on display, but they will also have the entire E-Class line, a Sony Gran Turismo gaming sled, and a Maybach display.
And, of course, we saved the best for last. Mercedes will also have the SLS AMG line at available for test drives during this fun-filled weekend as well Classic Center vehicles that will be available for purchase.
Monterey is turning into the place to be in August. We’ll be covering all of the cars that make their appearance known during the Pebble Beach weekend so stay tuned for all of the coverage.
Mercedes vehicles have a certain amount of sophistication and class that is matched by few, but what they tend to miss is that certain amount of power that a few prospective buyers need and want in a vehicle. Of course, Mercedes may not be all too interested in changing their formula to please those buyers, but British tuners, Superchips, are. Superchips has come out with an ECU remapping for the Mercedes 350CDI as well as the E350 CDI, M350 CDI, R350 CDI, and S350 CDI.
With this ECU remapping, Superchips was able to increase the power of these sedans by 34bhp, bringing the total up to 284bhp at 3008rpm with 250bhp available from 2700-4400rpm. With this adjustment the vehicle’s torque was also increased to 642Nm at 2469rpm with a maximum gain of 80Nm at 3008rpm.
The engine modifications performed on the Mercedes E350 CDI and variants are available for models from 2009 and on and will allow for a more responsive driving experience. They can be done at any of the 80 Superchips performance centers for £445.00. THe kit is also covered by a 12 month/30,000 mile warranty.
Remember the words of performance guru Mr. Carroll Shelby: Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races. Mercedes Benz surely remembers and they have taken the queue to come out on top with the launch of their revolutionary 5.5L V8 twin turbo engine.
Slated to make appearances in the CL, CLS, S, and E class, this new development has got BMW shaking in their boots as this engine will make its way to the 2011 E class AMG, arch rival to the much fabled BMW M5. With the number of horses increasing from 525 to 537, the real gain is the massive surge of torque which has gone from 630 Nm found on the previous 6.3 V8 to a whopping 900 Nm. These numbers will be able to make mince meat out of the 2011 BMW M5 which is powered by a 4.4L V8 engine, churning 555 BHP and 680 Nm of torque.
The M5 has already been caught testing months before the forthcoming Paris Motor Show and BMW boffins are still focusing on improving its power-to-weight ratio, as the almost 300Nm of extra torque present in the 5.5 V8 engine would simply obliterate the M5 in a drag race.
With the temperatures soaring from the heat generating from the horsepower war between Mercedes and BMW, expect fringe players like Jaguar and Audi to take queue and worsen the situation.
Mercedes announced today a few changes made for the 2011 E63AMG sports sedan model. For 2011 the model will get even higher quality standard appointments. In Germany it will be priced at 105,791 euros for the sedan version and at 108,409 euros for the station wagon version.
Under the hood there is the usual 6.3-liter V8 engine which is now mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission from the SL 63 AMG. This combination develops a total of 525 hp and a peak torque of 630 NM which enables the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph. THe E63 AMG’s fuel efficiency is even decreased by 12% thanks to an on-demand delivery of fuel and generator management with recuperation of braking energy on the overrun. Also adding to the decrease in fuel efficiency is the elimination of the usual torque converter for a "wet start-up clutch running in an oil bath."
For 2011 the interior of the E 63 AMG is being offered with some new options that are sure to please anyone. These options are part of the designo extended leather appointments II range and consist of being able to cover the lower section of the dashboard, the glove compartment lid, the door linings including map pockets, and the side upholstery of the center console with exclusive nappa leather.
The German tuner Carlsson has unveiled a new tuning package for the Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet. The new kit is available for the E 350 CDI model and includes a new aerodynamic package and engine updates.
The V6-Diesel engine is equipped with a new ECU C-Tronic DIESEL POWER system that increases the engine’s power to a total of 20%, meaning an output of 280 HP and 648 NM of torque. The engine’s conversion is finished by sport end mufflers with two double-walled stainless steel end tubes.
The aerodynamic package includes a new front spoiler, front spoiler lip RS in carbon, and a new rear spoiler. The tuner is also offering new sports suspension springs that lower the car’s ride by 30 mm. The exterior package is finished by 18" Carlsson-light alloy wheels.
For the interior, the automatic gear shift lever is covered in leather and Alcantara. There are also aluminum door pins and aluminum pedals matched together with footrests.
Fifth Gear’s Jason Plato has put two of the most powerful sedans of all times face to face. Check out what happens when the Audi RS6 and the Mercedes E63 AMG battle it out, but first, let’s take a look at the two sets of specs to get a better idea of which sedan will come out on top.
The Audi RS6 is powered by a 5.0 liter V10 engine that delivers a total of 580 hp and 480 ft lbs of torque which is definitely more powerful than the 6.3-liter V8 engine found in the E63 AMG that develops 518hp. This difference translates into little difference in the 0-60mph sprint which both cars can make in 4.5 seconds. Top speeds for both cars are limited to 155mph, but the top speed in the RS6 can be increased to 174mph upon the customer’s request.
So, which do you think would be the top pick between the two German sports sedans, the RS6 or the E63 AMG? See if your choice matches Jason Plato’s by watching the video!
Any man who tells you that they don’t find a female race car driver that can hold her own against the boys hot is either blind or gay. Fortunately, all of us here have pretty good eyesight and are only interested in people of the opposite gender.
If you’re wondering why we’re talking about this, the video that we’re going to show has everything any waking man desires: Scottish DTM driver and resident vixen Susie Stoddart and a Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon. Even better, Stoddart shows us boys exactly how to take this steering stallion on a sideways burn. That’s some serious smoking hotness right there.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the average buyer of the new E-Class cabriolet will be similar to the buyer of the old CLK. They will be male, over 50, and will most likely be golfers, as most Mercedes drivers are.
While these might not all be true, they do give out one valuable piece of information. Four-seat cabriolets are not going to be cool cars for young adults. They are too big and too expensive. All of this is truly a shame because the new E550 Cabriolet is very good. It looks aggressive, has plenty of room, and goes like stink. The exterior design is fabulous. A blocky feel that makes one think of precise engineering and longevity. It’s not too flashy, but it’s not understated either.
Admittedly, some people haven’t yet warmed up to the new headlights. Personally, we like them. The old E-Class was too old school, too retirement home. This new one is a great mixture of style and sophistication.