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Brabus Tuning Program for Twin-Turbo V8 Engines 30
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, brabus, tuning program, twin-turbo V8 on 04 30th, 2011

Brabus has come up with a new tuning program the twin-turbo V8 engines, which are incorporated in Mercedes CL550/S550 and CL63/S63 AMG models.


As for the CL550 and S550 models, they will be equipped with the 490 PowerXtra CGI kit. This allows the engine to churn out 490 PS (360 kW / 482 bhp) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque, which is more from the standard 435 PS (320 kW / 429 bhp).

Another version 520 PowerXtra CGI package allows the engine to produce 520 PS (382 kW / 512 bhp) and 820 Nm (604 lb-ft) of torque. This accounts for an increment of 85 PS (63 kW / 84 bhp) for both 500 models.

Coming to the CL63 and S63 AMG, a 584 PowerXtra CGI setup will be there. It develops an additional 40 PS (29 kW / 39 bhp). The other 620 PowerXtra CGI version produces 620 PS (455 kW / 610 bhp) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque.

Thus the tuning enables both the CL- and S-Class can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph).

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Spotted at Nürburgring 20
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL, Automotive News, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Nurburgring, Toray Industries, twin-turbo V8 on 10 20th, 2010

The test runs of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL have been on in Nürburgring motor sport complex in Germany. Although there were enough masking over the spectacular design changes, the spied photographs revealed the distinguish mark of Mercedes-Benz design on the flatter front nose of the car. The model has been designed by the company on a platform that resembles a classic body shape.

The company has reduced the weight of the vehicle to improve agility, performance and fuel-economy by the increased usage of reinforced plastics and carbon fiber components. The Parent company Daimler had revealed about a deal that they initiated for developing these materials with Japanese textile maker Toray Industries. They developed the materials exclusively for the upcoming next generation SL.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL is likely to be rolled out in the first quarter of 2011 and the variants are expected to bear the 3.5 liter V6 and the new 4.6 liter twin-turbo V8 from the legendary auto maker.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL3
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(Via WCF)