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2008 Mercedes C63 AMG

Shoving large engines into small cars isn’t just for hot rodders and high school kids in shop class. It’s also for trained German engineers, especially the ones at AMG, a performance division of Mercedes Benz. Enter the C63 AMG. A compact car with, well frankly, a big ass engine. A 457 horsepower 6.2 liter V8,...

Mercedes Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Edition

The 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series is a street legal version of the Official F1 Safety Car. The Black Series is a 500 horsepower version of the AMG 6.3-liter V-8 engine with 0-60 mph acceleration of 4.1 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. It uses a seven-speed automatic with manual control,...

2008 Audi S5

Are coupes back in vogue? Audi would have you think so. The all-new performance-oriented S5 and its layman twin, the A5, are aimed straight for their fellow two-door heartthrobs: the BMW 3 Series coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. The S5 gets a 354-horsepower V-8, all the better to compete with BMW’s forthcoming M3 coupe. What this...

2008 BMW M3

The new M3 has grown up. More of a GT than a racer, it will deliver it’s promise of go-fast stop-fast and turn-fast. BMW’s bread and butter inline six is now 30-pound-lighter, 4.0-liter V8 pulled from the M5 V10. It produces 420 hp at 8300 rpm, and 295 lb-ft at 3900 rpm Redlines at 8400,...

Carlsson Tuned CK35 Mercedes C-Class

Carlsson, one of the top tuners for Mercedes Benz has lift the curtains to unveil the CK35 tuning kit for the newly introduced Mercedes C-Class. From the Carlsson Press Release: Race-proven CK35 performance kit with 217 kW (295 bhp) and 385 Nm Dynamic and striking Carlsson aerodynamic parts of high-grade PUR Luxurious interior using top-quality...