Posts Tagged ‘coupe’

RENNtech Forged Wheels on E 550 Coupe

Friday, February 17th, 2012

This E 550 coupe is sporting a host of RENNtech upgrades including our ECU tune for biturbo engines, our complete RENNtech big brake upgrade and coil over suspension package. Rounding out the exterior, this E class sports our latest 19″ forged monoblock wheels in a stunning brushed finish.

Our limited edition forged monoblock wheels featuring a semi-concave design with incredibly intricate machined detail work. The wheels sophisticated aesthetics are complimented by superior strength and have been weight optimized for both the W204 and C207 chassis.

These monoblock wheels weigh in at a scant 19.6 lbs compared to the stock wheels 26.0 lbs for improved handling, performance and a dramatic reduction in unsprung weight.

Our signature wheels start at $1640 and are available in two distinct finishes with custom finishes available on request. For more information on our forged wheels click here:









Friday, January 16th, 2009

Earlier this week, AMG boss Volker Mornhinweg announced β€œthe horsepower war is over”. If this sounds familiar, it’s because AMG issued a similar press release LAST JANUARY.

“Last year, it was a coincidence that we were releasing a new, 695 hp performance package for the 65 series AMG cars at around the same time. We sent out a press release that said ‘War Not Over’,” recalls Hartmut Feyhl, president of RENNTECH and four-star General of the horsepower wars. “This year it is the same timing again, and we have something much more extreme to announce for our 20th Anniversary.”

Feyhl founded RENNTECH in 1989, and the company has since established itself as one of the world’s premier tuning firms and the foremost authority on Mercedes-Benz performance tuning. 2009 marks the company’s 20th year in business, and the company intends to celebrate by releasing a small number of extreme, limited edition performance vehicles, beginning with the 777 hp, RENNTECH 777 shown here.

“This 777 concept is really an all-new car that makes use of the advanced carbon fiber chassis of the SLR McLaren. It can be described as a street-legal track car, or something closer to what the enthusiasts were hoping for from the SLR, originally – which is more a successor to the McLaren F1.”

RENNTECH heavily revised the SLR McLaren bodywork and aero package using some of the same technology the company used to develop the the GLK Hybrid Rally Racer for Mercedes-Benz, including advanced CFD software to develop the aerodynamics for improved downforce. Even with the big wing, splitters, and skirts, a top speed in excess of 210 mph is well within reach for the 777.

The 777 is much more than lightweight bodywork, however. The 5.5 L supercharged “Kompressor” v8 engine is heavily revised, with internal and external performance upgrades and a significantly upgraded cooling system.

Getting that power to the ground is the job of a fully redesigned suspension and driveline, with a heavily reinforced transmission sending power to RENNTECH’s revolutionary new limited-slip differential. Built for RENNTECH by Japanese supplier OS Giken, the recently-released differential allows for 100% locking between the drive wheels for unsurpassed mid-corner traction. Aggressive Nitto NT-05 ultra-high performance tires wrapped around extremely lightweight, 1 pc. center-locking wheels round out the street -legal handling package.

“The 777 will be a very special car,” explains Hartmut. “The first example is being built now, and will be ready this Spring. We intend to build a few different extreme vehicles like this for our 20th anniversary, with each one being strictly limited to 20 units. They are all very exciting projects, and we will be announcing them throughout the year, as they approach completion.”

Contact RENNTECH for information about RENNTECH 777 SLR McLaren package pricing.


Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The video above shows a fantastic Switzer-prepared SLR McLaren coupe putting out 600 hp at the wheels – that’s almost 750 hp at the crank!

This SLR makes use of RENNTECH’s SLR PKG1 performance upgrades and the latest version of the RENNTECH’s SLR McLaren software. Each SLR engine is assembled by hand at AMG, of course, and there are sometimes slight variances, but this is still a STRONG build – Switzer (our primary Ohio dealer) did a fantastic job getting the most out of this McLaren on pump gas (RENNTECH advertises 722 hp, or just under 580 hp at the wheels).

Dyno sheet (below) provided by SPI.


Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Global Motors’ photographers have snapped the clearest pictures yet of the upcoming CLK successor from Mercedes-Benz. Called the E coupe, the car take styling cues from the future-classic CLS class, which launched the current wave of 4-door coupes from Audi, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, and BMW.

Expect some new chassis and brake innovations from the AMG model, as well as a Bluetec diesel version. CLICK HERE for the original article and hi-res photo gallery.


Friday, October 17th, 2008

— from Car, CLICK HERE for original article.

Britain’s Car magazine recently published a peek of what they’re calling Mercedes’ “next-generation” of personal luxury coupe offerings – with the CLK and CL nameplates headed for extinction. Click the link above to learn more.