Posts Tagged ‘drive’

R.A.T. (RENNtech Auto Tuner)

Friday, July 17th, 2009

RENNtech has introduced a new revolutionary Auto Tuner for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. For the first time, you can reprogram your ECU simply by plugging in the new R.A.T. (RENNtech Auto Tuner). No need to remove the ECU!! Once the reprogramming is complete (about 90 seconds), you can easily switch between stock, for street use, and tuned, for the track, with the flick of a switch.

The R.A.T. is shipped out preprogrammed with RENNtech’s list of firmware and can be sent anywhere in the world. When first plugged into your Mercedes-Benz via the OBD II port, the tuner “marries” itself and uploads the proper file. If the proper file is not already available or you would like to have a custom file made, simply plug the R.A.T. into your computer. The vehicle data is sent to RENNtech and, after being tested, your new file is emailed back to you. If you lose power or the R.A.T. is disconnected while uploading the file, the tuner is designed to automatically recover the stock programming.

The R.A.T. is available for the Mercedes-Benz E55 and 2006, or earlier, Mercedes V12 Turbos. See our website for more info.


Friday, December 5th, 2008

Mercedes had a bit of a surprise in store for the press guys who made it out to the GLK press launch in Santa Barbara, California: Hartmut Feyhl and his (award winning!) RENNTECH GLK 350 Spec.R Hybrid rally racer was there waiting for them! Feyhl cranked up the GLK and gave the throttle a few blips to show off the incredible sound the RENNTECH machine makes before leaving the Canary hotel to take part in the Santa Barbara press drive.

All of this, of course, was part of RENNTECH’s prize for winning the Mercedes-Benz 2008 SEMA Tuner Build-Off competition, which included a 45-day build and 30 days of campaigning for votes from friends, fans, and family.

Thanks again, to everyone who voted!


Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Earlier this month, online bloggers posted photos that showed drivers Mika Häkkinen and Klaus Ludwig testing the new 2010 Mercedes E-Class. eMercedesBenz posted some new “spy video” showing the pair in action.