2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG on the Dyno

April 28th, 2008

We have our first C63 dyno report to come in. With just 100 miles on the odometer, a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG put down a solid 380.67 horsepower and 364.30 pounds of torque to the rear wheels on a DynoJet dynamometer. Using an 18% driveline loss, this puts the C63 at around 464 HP and 443 pounds of torque, just a bit higher than the 451 HP and 443 lb-ft torque rating from Mercedes. The C63 AMG has the same hand-built 6.3L 32-valve V-8 AMG engine that appears throughout the AMG lineup where it outputs as much as 518 HP. Read More

2008 BMW M3 E92 on the Dyno

April 27th, 2008

A VRP Tuning customer brought in their 2008 BMW M3 for some upgrades and obtained some baseline dyno numbers before the work began. The new M3 put down 362.5 HP and 261.25 pounds of torque to the rear wheels. These are fairly stout numbers for the new M3 which is rated at 414HP and 295 pounds of torque at the crank. Also shown on the graph are CLK63 and modified E63 numbers. As usual with the latest batch of high revving M cars, the torque is on the weak side, but power is strong as the RPMs climb. It should Read More

Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 Edition Dyno Results

April 14th, 2008

It’s not often that we get real world dyno results from super exotics, so we excited to bring you real world horsepower and torque figures for the Mercedes SLR 722 Edition in both stock and modified forms. The Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 is likely to be the most expensive and powerful car Mercedes currently produces with an astounding 650 HP and 605 pounds of torque. The number 722 refers to the victory by Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722, indicating a start time of 7:22 a.m., at the Mille Miglia Read More

Mercedes S600 on Nitrous runs 10.5 @ 132.4 MPH

April 7th, 2008

Stephen Selden might have the quickest and fastest documented Mercedes to run down the 1/4 mile to date. Stephen’s 2003 S600 came from the factory with a 5.5L V12 Twin Turbo engine outputting 510 HP and 612 pounds of torque. At least that’s what Mercedes states, most people know that these are cars are significantly underrated from the factory and actually put out much more power and torque (stock S600 Dyno). Knowing that the twin turbo V12 under the hood had much more potential, Stephen started upgrading. Stephen upgraded the ECU from RENNtech which upped the output from the turbos, Read More