Fast Five “Ultimate Heist Vehicle” Challenge

Last Wednesday, we entered our two shop cars into the Fast Five “Ultimate Heist Vehicle Challenge” in which the organizers of the event set out to find which car would be able to handle lugging around the stolen loot and escaping from the police in the least amount of time. Staged at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond,Ca, this challenge was to put any car that entered, through a brutal test that would result in one car rising above the rest as the “Ultimate Heist Vehicle”. Upon arrival, we quickly noticed that the 2011 X5M that we had entered would be the immediate favorite amongst not only ourselves, but also our competitors in regards to both the gratuitous amount of both horsepower and cargo room provided. Alongside the X5M, we had another ace up our sleeves in the form of a black 2011 C63 AMG that just received the latest that  OE Tuning has to offer. Equipped with long tube headers, exhaust system and OE Tuning’s latest ECU file, the C63’s bite was equally as ferocious as its bark and that surely impressed the judges. While not exactly what we’d like to call an underdog, the C63’s 600BHP was definitely no slouch. Although not sure of the cargo room provided in the car, we went ahead and handed the keys over to Grand Am and Redline Time Attack superstar Jeff Westphal to see what he could do, and well….we’ll let the results speak for themselves. Watch “Part 2” to see OE Tuning’s C63 take out the victory.

Special thanks to Tim Whitcome & Crew @ Autotopias, Fireball Tim, Ed @ HMS, AE Performance, Matt Farrah, Jeff Westphal, Arya “Scarface” Omidvar, Richie & Krista Taylor and Dustin Bramell.

www.Fireballtim.com
www.AEperformance.com
www.Thesmokingtire.com
www.Autotopias.com
www.Jeffwestphalracing.com

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C63AMG Dyno & Development

Here are the results from testing and tuning of my C63 AMG.
The car had just over 2000 miles on the clock for the first dyno session. Prior to dynoing, the car has had custom tri-Y long-tube headers and full exhaust fitted.
The car was also previously run at Famoso Raceway, running: header back cat-less X-pipe with Full exhaust & Mufflers + OE Tune + Sunoco 104 gas + Continental Sport stock street tires. 1/4mile – 11.608 @ 121.93
Stock headers and exhaust were re-fitted and the ecu flashed back to factory stock, adaptions were cleared with SDS. The car was then driven for 2 days (approx.70 miles) to re-adapt to the stock tune prior to dyno testing and tuning. For the dyno the car was put into dyno mode and tire pressures checked. The front engine cover removed and hood open during each run. Gasoline used: a full tank from empty of Chevron CA91 Premium.

The first test was to record a baseline pull of absolutely “factory stock” vs. removal of charcoal filters and addition of K&N air filters. The results were surprisingly good, with an additional +10wHp seen (dynograph attached). The factory stock run is green and the run with K&N filters is red.

The second test was to run the car “as is” with K&N filters and charcoals filters removed vs. “Off-the-shelf” ecu tune. +54wHp peak-to-peak gain was seen on top of figures already recorded (attached). The factory stock run is green, the run with K&N filters is red and the tuned run is purple.

The third test was to modify the inside of the stock USDM airbox Ala R.O.W. airbox. (Pictures attached) Gains in low-end Torque were seen on the dyno, peak numbers remaining constant with no further tuning. This run is depicted in Pink on the 3rd dynograph.

NOW AVAILABLE:  Flash Tune your Mercedes Benz via the OBD2 diagnostic port! No more downtime, while sending in your ECU for tuning. Flash your vehicle and switch maps at your convenience…… We are pleased to announce the new release of E-Z Flash flash loaders, now available for Mercedes Benz owners through OE Tuning! More information here: http://oetuning.com/blog/?p=727

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OE Tuning C63AMG – Famoso Track Day


This past weekend, we had the first opportunity to test OE Tuning’s New C63 AMG at the track. Equipped with a new Stage 1 exhaust system (cat-less no headers) the car performed consistently fast traps and times. A Personal Best time of 11.608@121.93 was put down @FamosoRaceway running street tires (a new street tire C63 AMG 1/4 mile record on dragtimes.com). Big thanks to Mo (MB_Forever) for putting on a great event, good times had by all.
The Exhaust has an amazing sound like no other. Deep, Loud and Exotic.

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NOW AVAILABLE:  Flash Tune your Mercedes Benz via the OBD2 diagnostic port! No more downtime, while sending in your ECU for tuning. Flash your vehicle and switch maps at your convenience…… We are pleased to announce the new release of E-Z Flash flash loaders, now available for Mercedes Benz owners through OE Tuning! More information here: http://oetuning.com/blog/?p=727

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Taiwan Tuner Shootout – 2nd place OE Tuning

OE Tuning Master dealer Taiwan, recently campaigned a Mercedes Benz C63 AMG in Taiwan’s tuner shoot-out for street cars. The shoot-out was covered by Taiwan’s largest car magazine and the results were great. A 100-200km/h time of 9.02s secured 2nd place in Naturally Aspirated catagory for OE Tuning/Tristern Technik Tuned C63 AMG. A big congratulations goes out to the vehicle’s owner Sin for such a great performance. For all you tuning needs in Asia look no further than OE Tuning.

Taiwan’s larsest car magazine hosts tuner shoot-out
Tristern Technik/OE Tuning C63 AMG
OE Tuning 2nd place in N/A class

NOW AVAILABLE:  Flash Tune your Mercedes Benz via the OBD2 diagnostic port! No more downtime, while sending in your ECU for tuning. Flash your vehicle and switch maps at your convenience…… We are pleased to announce the new release of E-Z Flash flash loaders, now available for Mercedes Benz owners through OE Tuning! More information here: http://oetuning.com/blog/?p=727

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