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Brabus 6.5 Mercedes-Benz W124 E500

One of the best mid-size models launched by Mercedes Benz in its history is without any doubt the W124. It was introduced back in 1985 while five years later the German automaker introduced the 500 E which they’ve made up until 1993 while from 1994 to 1995 they produced the E500 which was a vehicle developed together with Porsche. As a matter of fact, these cars were actually hand built by Porsche at the plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany.

Brabus 6.5 Mercedes-Benz W124 E500

The Mercedes-Benz E500 is motivated by a V8 5.0-liter that produces 322 hp (326 PS) @ 5,700 rpm and a peak torque of 354 lb.-ft (480 Nm) reached at 3,900 rpm. The car is capable of hitting a top speed of 162 mph (260 km/h) while the 0-62 mph sprint is done in only 5.5 seconds.

Brabus 6.5 Mercedes-Benz W124 E500

Some of the E500 units were tuned by Brabus. The aftermarket specialist named it the 6.5 due to the reason that they have increased the displacement of the V8 engine. One of these 6.5s was found by Brabus and it is available for sale. The odometer reads 157 miles (252 km), but we don’t have any other details about this beauty. Let’s hope that soon they’ll reveal the price tag for this rare car.

Brabus 6.5 Mercedes-Benz W124 E500

Source: Brabus via Carscoop

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Audi A3 by ABT

Revealed a week ago at the Geneva Motor Show, the new generation of the Audi A3 has already got a tuning program from the guys at ABT, even though the standard car is not for sale yet. ABT Sportsline has developed a new body kit for the A3, along with several power upgrades that make the car more appealing.

The 2013 Audi A3 fitted with the 170 hp engine will be dialed to 200 hp (147 kW) while the 2.0-liter TFSI will be tuned in order to output 250 hp (184 kW), which is 50 hp more than its standard power output. The aftermarket specialists are also offering a set of new springs for the new A3, but they are also working on a coilover suspension for the hatchback.

Audi A3 by ABT

Since it has more power under its hood, it’s no wonder that ABT upgraded the brakes as well, and it now has 345mm discs. The new aerodynamic package comes with new side skirts, front grille, along with new front and rear spoilers. Also new is the exhaust system, while clients can opt either for 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.

No word at the moment about the price tag of this new tuning program developed by ABT Sportsline for the recently introduced Audi A3.

Source: ABT Sportsline via ZerCustoms

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Mansory Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

We’ve talked about several tuning programs today and the last one that we would like to mention is for the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG. The house of Mansory has introduced its tuning kit for the CLS 63 AMG at the 82nd edition of the Geneva Motor Show. As you probably know, Mansory is a tuner from Brand, Germany that really likes carbon fiber.

Mansory Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

You can easily see this on the CLS 63 AMG shown at the event in Switzerland which features a wide body kit that expands the front wings by 50mm and the rear wings by 80mm. In addition, the bodykit comes with new side sills and cladding, while the hood adopts a different design. Carbon fiber was used to cover just about all of the car’s front, while at the back we notice a new bumper fascia which is defined by a diffuser that the tuner mentioned that it can increase the downforce of the CLS 63 AMG in cooperating with the rear spoiler. The Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG by Mansory is riding on 20-inch ultra light forged alloys that come with 305/25ZR20 tires for the wheels in the back while the front rims get 265/30ZR20 rubbers.

Mansory Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

At the heart of the car is the same V8 5.5-liter twin-turbo engine which in its standard configuration delivers 550 hp (557 PS / 410 kW) and a peak torque of 590 lb.-ft (799 Nm). The German tuner was able to increase the output of this power unit to no less than 631 hp (640 PS / 471 kW) and an impressive maximum torque of 664 lb.-ft (900 Nm) available between 2,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm. They managed to lift the power of the V8 engine by installing a new sports air filter and a programmed control unit.

Mansory Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

Inside the cabin of this Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG by Mansory we find aluminum footrests and pedals, along with full leather upholstery, various carbon fiber trim pieces, deluxe entry sills and floor mats, plus a redesigned steering wheel which is now more ergonomic in comparison to the standard wheel.

Source: Mansory via WCF

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BMW X3 xDrive35d by Hartge

The most powerful version of the BMW X3 is the xDrive35 diesel which isn’t available in all of the markets where the German automaker sells the crossover. Under the hood of this model is a 6-cylinder 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that can output 309 hp (313 PS) @ 4,400 rpm and a peak torque of 465 lb.-ft (630 Nm) reached between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm, enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in only 5.8 seconds.

This is a great performance from a crossover, especially since this X3 is capable of returning 38.6 mpg (46.3 mpg UK or 6.1 liters / 100 km). If you are not satisfied with the output of the engine in its standard configuration, the German tuner Harge can increase the power to 357 hp (362 PS) at 4,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 538 lb.-ft (730 Nm) possible at 1,800 rpm.

Thanks to the power boost, the BMW X3 xDrive35d by Hartge can hit 180 km/h from 80 km/h in 14.22 seconds, while the 0 – 200 km/h sprint is done in 22.75 seconds, which is 4.03 and 6.15 seconds quicker than the standard model. In addition, the top speed that this tuned X3 is capable of reaching is 154 mph (248 km/h), also higher than the maximum speed of the standard X3 xDrive35d.

Source: Hartge via Carscoop

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DMC Aventador LP900 Molto Veloce

So, you’ve had enough money to buy a brand new Lamborghini Aventado but you feel that it still misses something. For 125,000 Euro (about $165,000 or a new Porsche 911 Turbo) you could fit your supercar with the tuning kit developed by DMC. This tuning company from Germany has a soft spot for Italian supercars and their latest tuning program costs a small fortune.

DMC Aventador LP900 Molto Veloce

They do sell separate kits which have a more affordable price tag. The cheapest one is the ADV1 wheel package which will set you back at least 7,800 Euro, while a new interior kit costs 17,700 Euro. If you want the body kit that you see in these photos, prepare to pay 19,500 Euro. It includes a lower lip spoiler, a front fascia, a front splitter, rear fascia with diffuser and a rear wing spoiler. All of the components that we have enumerated are made from carbon fiber.

DMC Aventador LP900 Molto Veloce

The most expensive part of the DMC Aventador LP900 Molto Veloce tunig kit costs a whopping 80,000 Euro and gives the massive V12 6.5-liter of the Lamborghini Aventador a complete valvetrain rebuild with no less than a dozen unique single intake throttle plates, new fuel lines and pump, along with new injector nozzles and new pressure modulators. DMC also optimizes the electronics of the engine, installs a new wiring system and works on the electronic load pressure.

DMC Aventador LP900 Molto Veloce

Why is the car called “LP900”? Because thanks to these modifications, the V12 engine is capable of producing 900 hp (662 kW) which is a lot more than the standard 690 hp (700 PS / 515 kW).

DMC Aventador LP900 Molto Veloce

The tuner recommends potential clients to transport their Aventador to the company’s workshops in Switzerland or Germany in order to do the engine modifications, while the body components can be fitted at one of the tuner’s dealers. The German tuner has mentioned that all of the items are available on order.

Source: DMC via WCF

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Brabus Bullit Coupe 800

One of the many cars that tuners have brought to this year’s edition of the Geneva Motor Show was the Brabus Bullit Coupe 800. As you’ve probably figured this by now, the tuning program is for the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe. In fact, it is more than just a tuning job since Brabus has ditched the original V8 6.3-liter engine found in the standard model.

Brabus Bullit Coupe 800

They’ve replaced it with a massive V12 Biturbo power unit that is capable of producing 800 hp (588 kW) and a maximum torque of 1,047 lb.-ft (1,420 Nm). According to Brabus, the Bullit Coupe 800 needs only 3.7 seconds to do the 0-62 mph sprint, on its way to a maximum speed of 230 mph (370 km/h). It needs only 23.8 seconds from start until the odometer reaches 300 km/h.

Brabus Bullit Coupe 800

The body of the C63 AMG Coupe suffered some modifications in order to squeeze in that huge V12 engine which is now linked to a 7-speed automatic gearbox and has a limited slip differential with a 40% locking rate. This powerful coupe features no less than four water-to-air intercoolers and two exhaust manifolds with integrated turbos.

Brabus Bullit Coupe 800

Since the original body of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe was not built for these speeds, the engineers from Brabus have installed a new aerodynamic bodykit that comes with a carbon front spoiler, rear diffuser, side skirts and a boot lid spoiler. The vehicle’s rear apron has four built-in ceramic-plated tailpipes.

Brabus Bullit Coupe 800

The coupe is now riding on 20-inch alloy wheels and features a height-adjustable Bilstein coilover suspension. The stopping power of this impressive Bullit Coupe 800 from Brabus comes from the 15 x 1.45-inch discs with 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers for the front wheels, while at the back it packs 14.2 x 1.1-inch discs that have 6-piston fixed aluminum calipers.

Brabus Bullit Coupe 800

No word at the moment regarding the price tag of the Brabus Bullit Coupe 800, but this tuning program certainly won’t come cheap since it has a V12 engine.

Brabus Bullit Coupe 800

Source: Brabus via ZerCustoms

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 by Vath

The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz SLK has been out for about one year and now we have the first tuning kit from the German tuner Vath that has decided to focus on the compact-size hardtop roadster.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 by Vath

The tuning kit developed by Vath is for the SLK 350 model which as you probably know is motivated by a V6 3.5-liter gasoline engine that pumps out 302 hp (306 PS) and a peak torque of 272 lb.-ft (370 Nm). The tuner has managed to increase the output of the engine to 326 hp (330 PS) and 288 lb.-ft (390 Nm), allowing the car to hit a maximum speed of 167 mph (269 km/h).

Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 by Vath

The German tuner has installed a new sports exhaust system in the SLK 350, along with an adjustable suspension which gives the driver the possibility to lower the height of the vehicle from 20 to 65 mm. Other than that, the car benefits from a new aerodynamic package that brings new side skirts, a boot lid spoiler, carbon fiber front and rear apron.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 by Vath

The Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 by Vath is riding on 20-inch forged alloys wrapped around in 235/30ZR20 rubbers at the front, while the back wheels have 265/25ZR20 tires. Inside the cabin it benefits from a carbon fiber trim kit.

The entire kit for the SLK 350 is going to set you back approximately $32,900.

Source: Vath via Carscoop

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BMW 1 M Coupe by Hartge

One of the latest tuning programs for the BMW 1 M Coupe belongs to the German company Hartge and comes not only with a performance boost but also with a few styling updates as well. Under the hood of the car is a Hartge power kit along with a sports exhaust system that increases the output to 396 hp (401 PS) from the standard 335 hp (340 PS), while torque figure is also up from 450 Nm to 530 Nm.

BMW 1 M Coupe by Hartge

According to the German tuner, the BMW 1 M Coupe by Hartge can do the 0-124 mph (200 km/h) sprint in 11.34 seconds, which is considerably quicker than the 13.52 seconds needed for the stock model. Aside from being more powerful and quicker, this 1 M Coupe developed by Hartge is also more fuel efficient, needing 0.5 liters / 100 km less than the standard version of the car.

BMW 1 M Coupe by Hartge

They also worked on the suspension of the car, installing a lowering kit that brings the car closer to the ground by 30mm, while customers will be able to choose from a wide array of alloy wheels. The styling package comes with new exhaust tips, roof spoiler, boot lid spoiler, aluminum pedals, exclusive floor mats and Hartge emblems.

Source: Hartge

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Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by CFC StylingStation

One of the graphics firms that specializes in custom vehicle exterior vinyl foils is CFC StylingStation and for their latest project they chose the hot Volkswagen Golf 6 GTI but aside from creating a new vinyl for the hot hatch, they also made some other changes worthy of a proper tuning program.

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by CFC StylingStation

The first thing that they did is install a custom bodykit from Kerscher that includes 2.5cm widened fenders and a front bumper carbon-lip spoiler – with both of them carrying a price tag of 800 Euro. For an additional 1,200 Euro you get the new rear diffuser, side sills, engine cover, mirror caps – all wrapped around in carbon fiber from Black-Gold-Design.

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by CFC StylingStation

On one side of this GTI there are red ASA GT3 rims while on the other side there are pink ASA GT1 rims, both sets measuring 8.5 x 19 inches. All these wheels are wrapped around in Hankook EvoS1 225/35R19 rubbers, and each wheel set will set you back no less than 2,400 Euro. As for the front wheel hubs, these feature Eibach spacers, while at the back we find 5mm H&R wheel disks.

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by CFC StylingStation

The APX AP coilovers cost 779 Euro and they work in combination with H&R stabilizers in order to improve the driving dynamics of this Golf 6 GTI. For an additional 949 Euro you can get the TUV-certified braking system which features four-piston calipers, ultra light floating aluminum hub and two-piece, carbon-steel grooved brake discs.

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by CFC StylingStation

Probably the biggest change occurs under the hood of the car where we find the MR Car Design’s turbo kit which is priced at 2,200 Euro. The output of the GTI’s engine is increased from the standard 207 hp (210 PS / 155 kW) to 266 hp (270 PS / 199 kW) and a maximum torque of 400 Nm.

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by CFC StylingStation

We should also mention that special matt gray foiling which costs an extra 1,400 Euro which is more than just pricey. Let’s not forget that the roof of this GTI is wearing a High Gloss Carbon Black finish which will set you back yet another 550 Euro. For 250 Euro more you can opt for the Sticker Bombing cartoonish collage design for the front bumper grille and the right side fender.

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by CFC StylingStation

The list of upgrades doesn’t end here as the Volkswagen Golf 6 GTI by CFC StylingStation can be fitted with pink-tinted fog lights for 50 Euro more; anthracitic-colored tinted glass for an extra 248 Euro, along with an impressive MK SoundStyle HiFi system that packs a Pioneer head unit, cabling by AIV, amplifiers by Mosconi,  Jehnert doorboards and Rainbow speakers. The price for this audio system is 10,000 Euro, while the rest of the tuning program costs a whopping 12,900 Euro.

Source: CFC StylingStation via WCF

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memoR McLaren MP4-12C by Hamann

Hamann has brought to the 82nd edition of the Geneva Motor Show the memoR McLaren MP4-12C which is essentially a styling exercise applied on a car that was already astonishing. They did not mess around with the engine of the car but it does come with a new aerodynamic package that brings a big front splitter, a new rear diffuser, modified wheel arches and updated side skirts.

memoR McLaren MP4-12C by Hamann

According to the tuner, this new bodykit manages to increase the downforce on both front and rear axles of the car. The car features a red and black two-tone exterior finish which looks great with those black rims. Most likely, Hamann will soon start working on a performance upgrade for the McLaren MP4-12C.

No word yet about the price tag of this aerodynamic package.

Source: Hamann via ZerCustoms

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McLaren MP4-12C Toxique Evil by Wheelsandmore

The tuners from Wheelsandmore have unveiled a new project based on the McLaren MP4-12C which they’ve called the Toxique Evil. This “diabolical” sports car is motivated by the same V8 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine that features an optimized ECU and also a new sports exhaust system.

McLaren MP4-12C Toxique Evil by Wheelsandmore

Thanks to these modifications, the engine in this McLaren MP4-12C Toxique Evil by Wheelsandmore is able to produce no less than 666 hp (hence the “evil” name) (675 PS / 497 kW) and a peak torque of 472 lb.-ft (640 Nm) of torque, which is 66 hp (67 PS / 49 kW) and 30 lb.-ft (40 Nm) more than the standard configuration of the power unit.

McLaren MP4-12C Toxique Evil by Wheelsandmore

The tuner has announced that they are already working on a new turbo and intercooler package that will be able to increase the output of the engine to 800 hp (811 PS / 597 kW). Aside from the power boost, this McLaren MP4-12C comes with a 25mm reduced ride height, a full-length body stripe and rides on 20- / 21-inch alloys that have Continental Sport Contact 5P rubber.

Source: Wheelsandmore via WCF

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G-Power BMW M5

In the last part of 2011 G-Power released a preview of the tuning for the BMW M5 and now they’ve revealed the complete upgrade program for the M5 (F10). Under that hood it has the same V8 4.4-liter engine but it know produces 631 hp (640 PS / 471 kW) and 573 lb.-ft (777 Nm) of torque, which his 79 hp (80 PS / 59 kW) and 72 lb.-ft (97 Nm) more than the standard output.

They have managed to increase the power of the twin-turbo V8 engine by installing a Bi-Tronik III package, allowing the car to do the 0-100 km/h sprint in only 3.9 seconds while the 0-200 km/h can be done in 11.9 seconds. The BMW M5 by G-Power is able to reach a maximum speed of more than 193 mph (310 km/h).

Aside from the power upgrade, the car can be fitted with a sports exhaust system, an adjustable coil-over suspension, a ceramic braking system with bigger pads, metal-coated lines as well as discs that measure up to 396 mm. In addition, the new generation of the BMW M5 can ride on big 21-inch rims wrapped around in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

No word at the moment regarding the price tag of this impressive tuning program for the new M5.

Source: G-Power

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Lumma CLR 600 GT

The German tuners from Lumma have unveiled their latest project this week which is based on the 2012 BMW 650i Cabriolet (F12). Known as the CLR 600 GT, the car will be making its first public appearance next month at the Geneva Motor Show.

Lumma CLR 600 GT

As standard, the V8 4.4-liter twin turbo engine develops 408 hp (300 kW) but thanks to the upgrades implemented by Lumma, the power unit now generates 490 hp (360 kW). The torque figure is also up from the standard 443 lb.-ft (600 Nm) to 531 lb.-ft (720 Nm). The German tuner did not reveal the ways in which they managed to reach this power output, but most likely it included an update of the control unit module, air intake as well as the installation of a flow-optimized sport exhaust system.

Lumma CLR 600 GT

As far as the exterior design is concerned, the Lumma CLR 600 GT comes with an aerodynamic body kit that includes a new front bumper lower spoiler that houses LED daytime running lights, as well as a rear diffuser and side skirts. The 2012 BMW 650i Cabriolet now has a lowered suspension that bring the car closer to the ground by 20mm. In addition, it now rides on a new set of 20-inch GTB-Monoblock 9 wheels.

Lumma CLR 600 GT

Inside the cabin we notice the hand-crafted upholstery with leather and Alcantara, along with velour floor mats, aluminum pedals and a sport steering wheel that seems to be ergonomically shaped.

Source: Lumma Design

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Prindiville Land Rover Defender

Prindiville Design is a UK-based aftermarket specialist located in London that has unveiled its latest project based on the Land Rover Defender. The off-roader comes with upgrades for both the exterior and interior of the vehicle, along with a significant power boost under its hood.

Prindiville Land Rover Defender

The tuner worked on the Defender equipped with the 2.4-liter TDi engine and it can be ordered in one of the four available power levels, starting from 122 up to 190 hp (and 460 Nm of torque). According to the tuner, this Defender needs 10 seconds in order to hit 62 mph from start. As standard, the engine is mated to a dual-range 6-speed transmission while for more money it can be ordered with a tiptronic gearbox.

Prindiville Land Rover Defender

For squeezing more power from that diesel engine, the engineers from Prindiville installed silicone hoses, a high flow intercooler, along with a modified turbocharger. The vehicle rides on 18-inch alloy wheels, beefier brakes that have six-piston calipers, along with performance springs. We should mention that these performance upgrades have been developed by Lincolnshire-based Alive Tuning.

Prindiville Land Rover Defender

They will be making only 25 units of this special Defender and all of them are based on the latest generation of the Defender 90 Hard Top version. These cars will be wearing a matte or metallic finish, and will come with parking sensors & cameras, a ribbed undershield, LED front and rear headlights, chrome side protection runners and a titanium high performance sports exhaust.

Prindiville Land Rover Defender

Inside the cabin of the Land Rover Defender by Prindiville we find Cobra sport seats, a bespoke center console, a steering wheel wrapped around in leather and additional soundproofing. Aside from these, the off-roader offers Internet and Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, DVD player, 5-inch LCD television, surround sound system and a 360-degree external vision.

Prindiville Land Rover Defender

The starting price for this special Defender is 52,000 pounds (about $81,500) without taking into account the taxes.

Source: Prindiville Design via ZerCustoms

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class by Brabus

The all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been launched in the Europe a few weeks ago and the German tuner Brabus has already developed an upgrade program for the small MPV. The outside of the vehicle features a new aero kit that includes a front spoiler which can be attached directly to the standard front bumper, along with a rear apron that houses a diffuser and quad tail pipes.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class by Brabus

Clients are able to choose from one of the five available alloy wheel designs that measure 19 inches and are wrapped around in 225/35 R 19 tires in the front and 255/30 R 19 rubbers at the back. The B-Class is brought 30mm closer to the ground thanks to the installation of a suspension lowering kit that has sports springs which should improve the handling of the car.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class by Brabus

Inside the cabin Brabus offers a bunch of upgrades, like aluminum door lock pins, bi-color stainless steel scuff plates, multimedia systems and custom leather upholstery.

Source: Brabus

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