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 |  Apr 29 2010, 2:37 PM


Apparently owning an AMG Mercedes-Benz has more perks than just driving the vehicle. Those owners who pilot AMG vehicles have access to the AMG Private Lounge online where they get access to insider AMG news, connect with other AMG owners and explore the general world of AMG.

One of those lucky AMG Lounge members came across this sweet bright orange E63 AMG that sports some classy carbon fiber accents and flat black wheels. From what we can gather, this one-off E63 W212 was built by AMG Performance Studio, which is a division of AMG, specializing in appealing to the needs of their special customers. So for those seeking beyond the standard AMG packages, AMG Performance Studio will customize anything you can ask for with AMG quality – from paint to interior customization to new audio.

We don’t have a ton of specs on this car unfortunately, but hopefully the lucky owner of this E63 will surface on one of the many Mercedes forums. But we have to admit, this is one hot E63 AMG and the color is absolutely gorgeous on a sporty, classy, luxury vehicle.

[Source: Automotive Addicts]

GALLERY: AMG Performance Studio Mercedes-Benz E63 W212 AMG


Brabus Tunes The 2010 E-Class

462 horsepower and 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds

 |  Mar 27 2009, 10:42 AM


Quick on the heels of the release of the new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Brabus has a new line of products for those seeking a more extreme E.

For starters the new Brabus program includes a significant performance increase thanks to a displacement bump to 6.1-liters for the V8 engine – up from 5.5-liters for the E550 model. This is done through the use of a new crankshaft and larger pistons, as well as high flow cylinder heads with more aggressive camshafts. A new exhaust system with high flow catalysts are also a part  of the package.

Output of the larger engine is rated at 462hp at 6200 rpm and 453 ft-lbs of torque at just 3100 rpm. The package also includes a Brabus limited slip differential, which helps get the power to the ground and delivers an impressive 4.7 second 0-62 mph time. Brabus rates the top seed of its new E-Class at 191 mph.

In typical Brabus fashion, the modified E-Class includes a subtle aero kit, which includes side skirts, a new rear bumper, a trunk-lid spoiler and a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights and additional headlights. Also available are the new Brabus front fenders, which add a sporty flare to the sedate sedan with their carbon fiber inserts. The vents are also functional and help to keep the brakes at an ideal operating temperature.

And on the topic of brakes, the Braus setup for the new E-Clas is outrageous with 12-piston front calipers and 14.8-inch rotors up front and 6-piston calipers with 14-inch rotors in the rear.

Brabus offers several different wheel designs and sizes for the new E-Class, but if that big brake upgrade is on your list then a 20-inch set of rollers is required. Shown here are a set of the new Monoblock Q wheels in a 20×9-inch front fitment with 245/30/20 tires and a 20×10.5-inch rear fitment with 285/25/20 tires.

Other upgrades for the new E-Class include an electronic control module for the Mercedes Airmatic suspension, as well as a sport steering wheel, stainless-steel door sill plates with illuminated Brabus logos, a full line of interior accessories and made-to-order custom interiors.

GALLERY: Brabus E-Class


More on the Brabus tuning options for the 2010 E-Class after the jump:

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