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Like its name suggests, the fellas at Heat 2 Head like to put some of the coolest cars on the road against one another to see who comes out the victor. In the latest episode, the guys put two German heavyweights against each other: the the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model . Jonny Lieberman and Mike Shaffer have the pleasure of putting these two muscular machines against each other, and they do a rather fine job of dissecting each car’s good and bad features.

The M5 and the E63 AMG deliver a combined 1,152 horsepower and 1,092 pound-feet of torque: 575 horsepower from the M5 and 577 horsepower from the E63 AMG. On paper, it looks like the two sedans are identical, but which of the two perform better with your derriere in the driver’s seat?

The guys first took the two sedans to the dyno gurus at K&N engineering to validate the to-the-wheel numbers. With these numbers in hand and some rough — and flawed — estimations on what the car’s put out at the crankshaft, the two were ready to hit the track.

Check out the video to see which of the two sedans comes out on top.

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The Black Series models are the coolest vehicles coming from the Mercedes factory these days. They look great, plus they are powerful and fast. They pretty much deliver everything you could ask for from a sports car.

A base C63 AMG Black Series is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 510 horsepower, and it sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, but the folks at GAD Motors decided that the C63 AMG Black Series is ripe for a power upgrade.

GAD updated the engine with its in-house turbo upgrade, upped the rev limiter to 7,000 rpm, and upgraded the cooling system. As a result, the V-8 engine now delivers a total of 850 horsepower and 995 pound-feet of torque.

This extra power helps the Black Series sports coupe sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.8 seconds and to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 23.5 with full aero package or 22.7 seconds without the AMG aero package.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series by GAD.

This Mercedes C63 AMG really is a nice piece of eye candy, isn’t it?

Thanks to car wrapping specialist FolienCenter-NRW, in collaboration with aftermarket company SR-Performance, we can safely say that you have a C63 AMG that has the looks to match its downright sick performance credentials.

The first order of business is to give props to FolienCenter for dressing up the sports wagon with a cool Matte Bond Gold Metallic finish that not only adds a cool touch to the C63 AMG , but also adds some added character to make the vehicle more pleasing to the eyes. A contrast glossy black color was then used on the roof, roof-mounted luggage rails and the door handles, providing a neat touch of balance on to give the car that subdued sparkle attributed to the entire wrapping package.

Moving on to SR-Performance’s contribution to the program. The tuning firm, known for its impressive power upgrades, added a host of new components to the entire engine makeup, including air filter inserts from BMC and Milltek racing catalytic converters with pre-catalytic converter replacement pipes. Combine both of those with a remapped ECU, and you’re looking at a car that now produces 540 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. That’s a healthy bump from its stock 457 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque.

Who cares if this C63 AMG is carrying all that booty; anytime you can get that much power out of the car’s engine, that’s a good tradeoff to have.

Click past the jump to read more about FolienCenter and SR-Performance’s work on the Mercedes C63 AMG

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What has four seats under a dreamy soft top, a twin-turbo V-8 making over 400 horsepower and all the latest LED style from the new E63 AMG ?

The 2014 E550 Cabriolet, of course.

This car really stops the conversation, to some extent. Much as new cars get critiqued and reviewed from afar, only a few hours with the E550 Cabrio on a sunny day is all we — or you — will need to fall in love.

All the best parts of the soft new Mercedes-Benz aesthetic and brand appeal are present, from the high-tech full-LED option up front, to the AirScarf and embracing Sport seats inside that use active bolsters in the twist.

All that, with the breeze in your hair and 60 mph in just over 5 seconds. There is only one.

Click past the jump to enjoy the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet as much as we did on our brief test route.

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The G63 AMG is the coolest of the of the entire G-Class bunch, but even a great car can be improved now and again. The folks over at German Special Customs did just that when they came up with an amazing upgrade kit for the G63 AMG that transforms the off-road machine into something truly bad-ass.

The base G63 AMG pulls power from a 5.5-liter, V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 544 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. That’s well and good, but GSC decided to bump this up by way of reworked software and a modified exhaust system. As a result, the GSC-tuned G63 AMG now delivers a total of 620 horsepower, 1,000 Nm (738 pound-feet) of torque.

In addition to the engine upgrade, the tuner is also offering lots of exterior new parts made in carbon fiber, a new set of wheels and an updated interior with a 320 km/h speedometer.

The G63 AMG also received some upgrades on the outside, but we could definitely live without those. That body kit a bit odd looking, and those low-profile tires on fancy rims all but negate its off-road capabilities.It’s not our cup of tea, but it may strike your fancy...

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG by GSC.

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Mercedes posted a teaser video that reveals a new model set to be added to the company’s lineup in the near future. No details were revealed on this new model, but considering that we are all waiting to see the new=generation C-Class sedan , we are pretty sure this is the model we see in this teaser video.

The new C-Class will be built on the Benz’s new MRA platform, which will make it about 1.55 inches longer than the previous generation and about 175 pounds lighter. As the teaser video reveals, the new C-Class will adopt a design similar to what we have seen on the S-Class and an E-Class -inspired grille.

The engine lineup will include four-, six- and eight-cylinder variants, with the V-8 seeing use in the C63 AMG.

Expect to see the new C-Class sedan unveiled in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show .

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Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now that Mercedes will bring a new model to its lineup. And now those rumors are coming true, as the new V-Class set to arrive on the market sometime next year. This is the second time Mercedes-Benz will make use of the V-Class name — Mercedes still calls the Viano the V-Class in select markets around the globe.

The new V-Class will replace both the Viano and the wildly unsuccessful R-Class , and will be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show . Sales will begin shortly after that.

The new V-Class — codenamed W447 — will receive a more aggressive design language when compared to the current Viano and a more luxurious interior. The first images reveal an interior with a removable touch pad on the upper section of the center console, and a premium cabin with wood inserts, chocolate leather upholstery and several metallic accents.

Under the hood, we will likely see gasoline and diesel engines, with the most powerful version delivering up to 190 horsepower.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes V-Class.

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Mercedes CLA 45 AMG

The fact that both the new Mercedes A45 and CLA45 AMG models are enjoying a great success should be no surprise to anyone. After all this is the first time AMG is offering reasonable priced cars and also is the first time an AMG model is offered by an inline-four engine.

In a recent interview with Motoring, Mercedes-Benz AMG boss Tobias Moers confirmed that the company itself was a little bit surprised by the huge success the two models are enjoying: "For sure when you enter a new segment there is much interest. I was not surprised at the success of the cars... Well, maybe a little surprised... But the feedback from the distributors around the world for the next year [and beyond] – that was very surprising."

As a result, AMG will have to increase production to meet the expectations around the globe. You also have to keep in mind that next year Mercedes plans to introduce the new GLA 45 AMG model that will boost sales even more.

Moers also confirmed that the two models will not receive a Black Series version, because Black Series will be kept exclusive for the two-door models.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes CLA 45 and A 45 AMG.

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The Mercedes C63 AMG is power and luxury all rolled into one. But even with its billing as one of Mercedes’ more popular AMG-powered models, the C63 still has enough room in it to be treated to a nice little upgrade.

That’s where British aftermarket company Mulgari comes into the picture.

Technically, Mulgari’s program for the C63 AMG doesn’t qualify as just a nice "little upgrade". The company worked on this baby for a long time and recently, it was time to give the re-christened Mulgari C63 510 its official debut.

The program itself constitutes a steady diet of aesthetic, aerodynamic, and performance upgrades. The first part involves giving the C63 AMG new aerodynamic components to give the sports sedan better performance to complement the improvements added to the engine. Carbon front and rear aerodynamic additions are part of the package, all of which helps in channel airflow throughout the car. A full stainless steel exhaust system with active valves was also installed while badgind and serial plaques were placed throughout the car to ensure that nobody mistakes the C63 510 with any other C63 AMG.

Under its hood, the Mercedes sports sedan received quite the upgrade, bumping up the output from the car’s 6.2-liter V-8 engine from the standard 450 horsepower and 422 pound-feet of torque numbers to a pretty impressive 510 horsepower and 521 pound-feet of torque, good enough to improve the output from the electronically-limited 155 mph to a not-anymore-electronically-limited 174 mph.

Taken all together, the Mulgari C63 510 is an impressive aftermarket build coming from a company that knows what its doing when it gets its hands on a C63 AMG.

Click past the jump to learn more about the Mulgari C63 510

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The new CLA-Class is by far the coolest model launched by Mercedes in the past few years, so is no wonder that it is already enjoying a great success from tuners.

We have seen quite a few tuning kits ever since the model was dropped on the market, and the latest one comes today from the German tuner Vath Automobiltechnik.

As usual the kit offered by Vath includes updates to both the exterior and the interior of the car, but the most important one is being made under the hood. By remapping the engine electronics, adding a new sports exhaust system and installing a new air filter system the tuner managed to increase the four-cylinder’s output from 208 to 265 horsepower.

As a result the CLA 250 will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph.

An increased output requires a more aggressive stance on the road, so the tuner is also offering a club sports coilovers that allows lowering the car’s ride by 20 (0.78 inches) to 65 millimeters (2.55 inches).

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz CLA by Vath.


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