Back in October of last year, Revozport released the RBS II program for the Mercedes C63 AMG. It turns out that the Hong Kong-based tuner had a similar program for Mercedes’ resident high-powered luxury sedan, the E63 AMG.
Not that it should be mentioned over and over again, but Revozport knows a thing or two about setting up Mercedes vehicles with aftermarket programs. That’s why when it releases one, we all should stand up and take notice.
And really, the E63 AMG is the perfect kind of car to be given a definitive aero program complete with all the usual carbon fiber digs. Luxury still needs to look good, right?
The program is available for E63 AMG coupe, estate, and saloon models. Ultimately, Revozport has the answer for E63 AMG owners and that answer looks mighty impressive.
Click past the jump to check out Revozport’s program for the Mercedes E63 AMG
Four years after Mercedes decided to discontinue the badge, it looks like the CLK is gearing up for a return.
According to Automobile Magazine, Mercedes is planning for the return of the CLK, which will be based on the next-generation C-Class Coupe. Though that may be surprising to some, it shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that the German market, namely Mercedes’ competitors, are all coming up with new models.
So what’s Mercedes to do, right?
Well, bring back the CLK, apparently.
As far as details about the car is concerned, word has it that it will be designed as a highly emotional driver’s car to go with a full plate of engine options, not the least of which could include numerous turbocharged engines.
The plan for the returning CLK is to slot it direct in competition with the new BMW 4-Series and the upcoming Audi A5.
While the CLK is expected to undercut the BMW 4 Series and the next Audi A5 with a coupe and convertible version that will both be available with the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
Click past the jump to read more about the car that eventually replaced the CLK, the E-Class Coupe
For all of you that have a Mercedes CGI turbocharged engine in your late-model Mercedes – engine codes M270, M271EVO and M274 – Carlsson has announced that it now offers CB kits to help bump power by up to 28 percent.
The base CB kit is an adapter plug that goes between the vehicle wiring harnesses and the factory ECU. This little nugget of joy communicates with the various electronic systems within your Benz, assessing the driving situation and conditions, and making adjustments to optimize power.
There’s no need to worry about reliability when you install this kit, as it includes safety checks that help prevent damage that some other tuning kits may cause. First, the CB kit waits for the engine oil temperature to reach 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) before the performance boosts activate. Secondly, the CB kit closely monitors the limits of the CGI engine (oil temperature, coolant temperature, etc.) and drops the ECU to its normal performance if these limits are reached.
This kit’s improvements range from a 24-horsepower gain in the A 180 and B 180 to a 42-horsepower gain in the A 250 and B 250.
For those that want some extra power from the M271EVO engine lineup, the CBS kit is available too, which adds a larger and freer-flowing intercooler to the base CB kit. The power increases from the CBS kit range from 35 horsepower in the C 250, E 250 and SLK 250 to 45 horsepower in the C 180.
When you purchase this kit, Carlsson further shows its dedication to keeping your Benz running by taking over the manufacturer’s drivetrain warranty for two years or 100,000 km (62,137 miles).
Click past the jump to see the full specification sheet
Mercedes scored its first victory ever at the famous Nürburgring 24 Hours. The No. 9 SLS AMG GT3 entered by Team Black Falcon obtained an overall win at the race. Behind the wheel were drivers Bernd Schneider, Jerome Bleekemolen, Sean Edwards and Nicki Thiim.
This marked the second 24-hour enduro win this year, after occupying the top step of the podium at the Dubai 24 Hours race. The SLS AMG GT3 managed to pass other favorite cars from Aston Martin and BMW. Along with being a very difficult race, this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours required teams to face extreme weather, thanks to rain storms and fog that shut the race down for 9 hours.
Along with being Mercedes’ first overall Nürburgring 24 Hours victory, it was also Schneider’s first win and the first-ever victory for a British driver.
Click past the jump for a video from the race and more details on the SLS AMG GT3.
As promised earlier this year, Michael Schumacher ran a demonstration lap around Nürburgring behind the wheel of a 2011 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W02.
For those of you who have missed the run, Mercedes has unveiled a video featuring Michael Schumacher, current Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Nico Rosberg, Bernd Schneider, Bernd Mayländer, and Karl Wendlinger driving some pretty cool Mercedes-AMG cars around the Nordschleife racetrack.
This was Schumacher way to say "Thank you!" to his fans for their years of loyal support during his F1 career. We have to admit, it is a nice way to thank your fans, but it would have been even better if the demonstration lap would have turned into a new lap record around the `Ring. But even so, the video is a must see for all the racing fans out there, and not only!
e’re pretty sure Mercedes will release more video of the run in the future, so stay tuned for more info.
When Mercedes works on a new generation for one of their models, we can all rest assured that the AMG version to match will follow right behind it. Such is the case with the next-generation S-Class, as the sedan variant was just revealed days ago.
Our spy photographers have caught the future S-Class AMG during a testing session at the Nürburgring racetrack, wearing the same light camouflage as the normal non-AMG cars. As you can see, when compared to the standard S-Class, the AMG version has received bigger air intakes, marked side sills and a new rear bumper with a covered up diffuser. This prototype is still missing the quad tailpipes; but don’t worry, they will undoubtedly show up on the production version S-Class AMG.
The future Mercedes S-Class AMG will be powered by an AMG twin turbo 5.5-liter V-8 engine that will deliver between 536 and 550 horsepower.
Expect to see the new generation Mercedes S-Class AMG launched sometime in 2013.
Updated 05/20/2013: Now that we have seen the official images of the new S-Class, is time to imagine what the AMG version will look like. Today, we have created a rendering for you that may help you imagine what the next S63 AMG may look like.
When it comes to Canadian auto tuners, nobody holds as much esteem as SR Auto Group. But to consider them as the only noticeable aftermarket company north of the border is stretching it a little.
One in particular, Inspired Autosport, can also lay claim to being a popular tuning firm and to prove that, it recently collaborated with SR Auto Group to customize the new Mercdes C63 AMG.
Billed as "Project Eintsaz,” Inspired Autosport and SR Auto Group went to great lengths to give the German super coupe cosmetic, handling, and performance upgrades.
In the end, the project was aimed to add more ferocity to the already ferocious C63 AMG, one that’s ultimately capable of giving other sports and race cars a run for their money, whether that’s on the street or on a race track.
Click past the jump to read what Inspired Autosport and SR Auto Group did to the Mercedes C63 AMG
Just yesterday, we reported that the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 will feature a total of 1,200 cars. Today, Mercedes announced that three of these model will come from AMG and include: the SLS AMG GT3, E63 AMG and A45 AMG. These models will join the current lineup already offered by Mercedes in the GT5 which includes a total of 21 vehicles.
The three AMG models deliver a combined output of more than 1,400 horsepower: 500 from the SLS, 557 from the E63 and 360 from the A45 AMG.
The new Gran Turismo 6 will be released just in time for the holiday season, so this might be a good gift idea if you’re drawing a blank for the car lover in your family. The new GT6 will be initially available for the Play Station 3 platform, but it will be offered for the PS4 at a later date.
Click past the jump to read more about the three AMG models.
With falling sales and stiff competition from the BMW 7-Series and the Audi A8, Mercedes is looking to revamp its S-Class line for the 2014 model year. The model has been caught testing in many times and was teased even more, but today Mercedes finally unveiled in all its glory.
As expected, the 2014 S-Class adopted the same design language we have seen in all the recently launched Mercedes models, which was started by the 2010 Mercedes F800 Style Concept. Translated, this means the new S-Class received sharper lines, a sportier front fascia, a larger grille and a redesigned rear end.
The model grew in size, so it now offers improved interior room where the passengers can enjoy the highest-quality materials, luxurious wood trim, a metallic switchgear and stitched-leather accents.
UPDATE 05/15/2013: The new Mercedes S-Class finally made its world debut today at the Airbus A380 delivery center in Hamburg, Germany.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Mercedes S-Class!
Later today, Mercedes will drop the official details on the new S-Class sedan, but our spy photographers were busy too. They managed to catch the S-Class Coupe testing in Hamburg, Germany.
Even though the prototype caught testing was heavily camouflaged, it is easy to see the coupe version will be almost identical to the four-door model. It will get a more prominent front grille, new headlamps, and sportier and more elegant lines than last year’s model. Of course, the coupe version will look a little bit sportier, thanks to the lack of the rear doors.
Under the hood, we anticipate seeing the same lineup found in the sedan, including: a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel engine that delivers 255 horsepower; a 4.7-liter turbocharged gasoline V-8 with 449 horsepower; and a hybrid version that will combine a 3.5-liter gasoline V-6 and an electric motor for a total output of 302 horsepower.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes S-Class Coupe.