Mercedes 560 SEC AMG: Something Out of This World
Respected as it is, the AMG brand has come to be regarded as a premium
Mercedes-Benz trim. It was not that long ago, however, that an AMG was
something more -- a hand-assembled blend of luxury and sport that catered
to an owner's every whim. Nothing showcases that more than auto designer
Kahren Arakelyan, the owner of this daily-driven 1988 560 SEC AMG. First
impressions mean everything -- and it was the impression from seeing a
Mercedes in Soviet Armenia that made Kahren a dedicated Benz enthusiast.
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Legendary Diesel Mercedes W123 + SCANIA turbine @ Eastern European Drift Championship
Teemu Peltola With :
Legendary Mercedes W123 wagon -81 2012 setup. Approx 600hp & 1000Nm with NO
3.0 Litre, 24 Valve, OM606 -98 Mercedes turbodiesel Engine.
Custom Exhaust Manifold
Compressor -- Eaton MP90.
Holset HX52 modified by LSD-turbo.
Diesel pump by Mynädiesel (picture below)
Self made Intercooler --
Water injection -- DevilsOwn alcohol injection kit
Radiator moved to the trunk.
BIGEM custom adjusted coilovers.
Rollcage by TS-mekan
Rear & Front Axles from Toyota Aristo
Custom made steering made from Mercedes, Volvo, Toyota and custom parts to
give a steering angle of 62 degrees.
Gearbox, Modified Automatic Mercedes AMG E55 Gearbox
Rear & Front Axles from Toyota Aristo
Stock dashboard with gauges for oil pressure etc.
Aluminium fuel tank
Aluminium Air intake & Cooler Box
Mercedes Benz 190 Drifting
The Mercedes-Benz W201 was the last incarnation of the Mercedes-Benz 190
nameplate. It was a compact executive car 4-door saloon/sedan produced by
the Mercedes-Benz division of Daimler-Benz. It was replaced in 1993 by the
Dubbed "the Baby Benz", the W201-based 190 was the most affordable model in
the marque's lineup, being designed to fill the gap in the range below the
W123, the equivelent a modern Mercedes E-class. Amongst the items that were
a first for Mercedes was the 190's patented 5-link suspension at the rear,
used in subsequent E- and C- class models, and developments used today in
Mercedes road cars. It had front and rear anti-roll bars, and anti-dive,
anti-squat geometry. The 190 was available with airbags, ABS brakes and
seatbelt tensioners, and other advanced safety features.
£600 million was spent researching and developing this car with
Mercedes-Benz acutely aware that a failure of this model could easily bring
down the rest of their model range and the entire company's reputation.
Mercedes-Benz later said the 190 was 'massively over-engineered'. The
W201-based 190 was introduced in November 1982. The UK market was kept
waiting up to 12 months longer than mainland Europe in order to stimulate
Local 'red tape' in Bremen (which produced commercial vehicles at the time)
prevented Daimler-Benz from building the 190 there, so production was
started in Sindelfingen at a capacity of just 140,000 units per year.
Eventually after just the first year, Bremen was cleared for production of
the 190, replacing its commercial vehicle lines, and there the 190 was
built with the first running modifications since its release
Following the 1980s trend for 16 valve models, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the
2.6 model in 1986. This was fitted with a new 2.6 L six-cylinder M103
petrol engine from the new W124 E-Class model range, and produced 160 bhp
(119 kW). Being a straight six, it had smoothness lacking from
four-cylinder petrol or diesel engines. Although it might look superfluous
alongside the similarly powerful 2.3-16 valve, it was intended as a less
sporting alternative to the 16 valve models. The late motoring journalist
LJK Setright once rated the 190 E 2.6 as one of his favourite cars.
Back in the late 1970s, Mercedes competed in rallying with the big
V8-powered Coupé's of the R107 Series, mainly the light-weight Mercedes
450 SLC 5.0. Mercedes wished to take the 190 E rallying, and asked British
race car engineering company Cosworth to develop an engine with 320 bhp
(239 kW) for the rally car. This project was known as project "WAA" by
Cosworth". During this time, the Audi Quattro with its all wheel drive and
turbocharger was launched and made it
apparent that the 2.3-16v would not be competitive.[vague] With a continued
desire to compete in high-profile motorsport with the 190, and also now an
engine to do it with, Mercedes turned to the Deutsche Tourenwagen
Meisterschaft (DTM) (German Touring Car Championship) motorsport series
instead. Cars racing in this championship, however, had to be based on a
roadgoing model. Mercedes therefore had to put into series production a 190
fitted with a detuned version of the Cosworth engine. This high performance
model was known as the 190 E 2.3-16, and debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show
in September 1983, after its reputation had already been established. Three
cars, only slightly cosmetically altered, had set three world records in
August at Nardo, Italy, recording a combined average speed of 154.06 mph
(247.94 km/h) over the 50,000 km endurance test, and establishing twelve
international endurance records.
HOTROD med MercedesDiesel
En HOTROD med en diesel motor från Mercedes skall burna på Hedemora
träffen 2011, gick väl inte riktigt som planerat.