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AMG provides new packages for improved racetrack performance


AMG provides new packages for improved racetrack performance

AMG provides new packages for improved racetrack performance

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Mercedes tuning arm, AMG, is preparing special race inspired performance packages for three of its regular models. The cars include the AMG versions of the CLS, SLK and SL and enhancements focus mainly on chassis and brake upgrades.

The performance packs were developed by AMG’s new design studio and features upcoming technologies and equipment that will be included in its custom series. Visual upgrades will include new bodykits with enlarged air-intakes, huge cross-drilled ventilated brakes and lightweight alloy wheels.

Click here to see the specs for the individual vehicles from the official press release and high-res images of the three models.



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Performance packages for high-powered AMG models: Factory-fitted packages for enhanced performance and further improved racetrack potential

Affalterbach, Aug 30, 2006

Mercedes-AMG is offering customised performance packages for three AMG models, aimed at particularly sporty drivers. The packages, which are available for the CLS 63 AMG, SLK 55 AMG and SL 55 AMG, comprise various factory-fitted components which significantly enhance the dynamics of all three models and further improve their racetrack potential. The performance packages were developed in the AMG Performance Studio and the vehicles are built at the relevant DaimlerChrysler production plants.

The performance packages for the CLS 63 AMG, SLK 55 AMG and SL 55 AMG focus particularly on chassis and brake system modifications, incorporating com-ponents with an even higher performance rating and longer service life. The re-sult is a breathtaking driving experience for ambitious sports car enthusiasts who want to have the option of using their AMG model on closed-circuit racetracks. Customers benefit from the extensive motor sport know-how gained by Mercedes-AMG GmbH in almost four decades of working in this field.

The performance package for the CLS 63 AMG comprises:

Internally ventilated composite front brake discs, size 390 x 36 mm

Multi-disc rear locking differential with 40% locking effect for additional traction

19-inch twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels, multipiece, painted sterling silver, size 8.5 x 19 with 255/35 R 19 tyres (front) and size 10 x 19 with 285/30 R 19 tyres (rear)

AMG performance suspension based on AIRMATIC DC

AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel in leather/black Alcantara with silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles

The performance package for the SLK 55 AMG comprises:

Internally ventilated composite front brake discs, size 360 x 32 mm

18-inch twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels, multipiece, size 7.5 x 18 with 225/40 R 18 tyres (front) and size 8.5 x 18 with 245/35 R 18 tyres (rear)

AMG performance suspension

AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel in leather/black Alcantara, with silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles

Carbonfibre interior trim parts

The performance package for the SL 55 AMG comprises:

Internally ventilated composite front brake discs, size 390 x 36 mm

Multi-disc rear locking differential with 30% locking effect for additional traction

19-inch twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels, multipiece, size 8.5 x 19 with 255/35 R 19 tyres (front) and size 9.5 x 19 with 285/30 R 19 tyres (rear)

AMG performance suspension based on Active Body Control (ABC)

Additional oil cooler

AMG front apron with larger air intakes

AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel in leather/black Alcantara, with silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles

The AMG performance packages are priced as follows (prices include 16 % VAT):

CLS 63 AMG: 8,236 €

SLK 55 AMG: 5,220 €

SL 55 AMG: 11,948 €

The AMG Performance Studio in Affalterbach can provide even more customisation for these AMG high-performance models. Depending on the model in question, the available components include:

Extra-lightweight, forged AMG alloy wheels

Carbon-fibre exterior package

AMG sports steering wheels

Illuminated AMG door sill panels

The Performance Studio specialists also fit unique interior trim components and high-performance hi-fi and multimedia systems and even create one-off specials – a traditional forte of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
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  1. Since the release of the 2009 C63 AMG, I have noticed there are many enthusiasts requesting additional tuning in terms of; how did I eliminate the 5-7k blip, more aggressive shifting, quicker downshifts, etc… The ECU and TCM/TCU are two components that dictate how the above tell your car to shift, fuel intake, shift rpm, etc.. and are controlling these aspects of your car’s performance. The ECU (Engine Control Unit) controls the engines brain and the TCU/TCM (Transmission Control Unit) control your transmissions brain. Contact me to discuss how our STAGE 1 tune will help your performance.
     
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