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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6

A few weeks ago, I popped this 190E 2.6 up on our Facebook Fanpage; while it looked quite nice at the time, there weren’t many photos and the pricing seemed a bit high. But the big question was “Why?”; why would someone choose to convert the less desirable 2.6 inline-6 automatic model into a fast Benz when you already have a solid starting point in the 2.3 and 2.5 16V models? In part, the seller answers that in their description below; but to me, it doesn’t necessarily matter what the base model is – after all, there are plenty of people modifying Porsche 912s and 944s, there are countless E30, E36s and E46s that aren’t M3s that people choose, and even plenty of Audi A4s that get turned up in favor of the S4. Why not the 190E 2.6, then?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 on eBay

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Tuner Tuesday: McLaren SLR Renntech Roadster

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While I’ve always found the McLaren SLR an intriguing car, it’s never been a car that I fully understood. Following in the footsteps of the “Holy Grail” of supercars, the F1, the SLR just didn’t seem really that impressive in any way. Yes, it was fast. Yes, it sounded like a radial-engined airplane in full attack mode. Yes, the brakes caught on fire when it went too fast. But compared to the howling, scalded cat Carrera GT, the SLR just seemed a bit too main-stream. That was further hampered Mercedes-Benz itself when it offered supercharged versions of the SLs – which looked mostly like the SLR, had a nifty folding roof, offered most of the performance and cost a whole lot less. McLaren solved two of those questions in fairly short order; bumping horsepower up to nutty levels with the Edition 722 and also offering the McLaren SLR in convertible form. Today’s example isn’t a full blown 722 model, but has the big horsepower bump thanks to the wizards at Renntech:

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Year: 2008
Model: SLR Convertible
Engine: 5.4 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 1,600 mi
Price: $279,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 McLaren Mercedes SLR Renntech Roadster on eBay

Description

2008 McLaren SLR Renntech Roadster

Exterior – Pure Black

Interior – Black Leather

R1 Renntech Package Which Includes

Upgraded ECU/Pulley and dual intercooler pump (cost $11,500) which increases the horsepower from 626 to 722 and the torque from 575 to 715 ft lbs! Factory Options Semi Automatic soft top Side Gill Ventilation Programmable daytime running lights Gullwing Doors Air braking rear adjustable spoiler large front air dam Bi-Xenon headlights with automatic level control Heated headlamp washers Power heated mirrors Rain sensing washers Aluminum interior trim Tire pressure monitoring system Bluetooth anti-theft system 6-way power carbon fiber front seats exclusive velour floor mats with SLR logo SLR leather sport steering wheel Matte chrome instrument panel Smart key system 6 Disc cd changer Bose premium sound Dual-climate control ABS 19′ aluminum wheels Carbon fiber reinforced lightweight ceramic brakes AMG sports exhaust system with dual side pipes Push button start Front torsion stabilizing bar

CONTACT INFO MIKE Cell PHONE 818-518-4775 OR MIKE@EXOTICEUROCARS.COM

AJ IPHONE 818-212-1314 OR AJ@EXOTICEUROCARS.COM

I was at Goodwood for the launch of the SLR, and distinctly remember Gary Paffett doing a burnout at the top of the hill – I was only about 40 feet away. The car was just nutty and sounded like the whole world was coming unglued. Perhaps that was what was special about the SLR versus the F1; the F1 was all business and it showed; the SLR was insane when you wanted it to be, but when you got off the loud pedal it was effectively “just” a Mercedes. With the top down you can really experience that nuttiness on another level. Is it worth $280,000? Well, if you have the funds and want a basically new SLR Roadster, then yes, it surely is. For the rest of us probably not, but like many of the overpriced cars we featured I sure am glad they exist and I’ve gotten to see them along the way.

-Carter

Tuner Tuesday: Triple Play – 6 Turbos, 8 doors, and a whole lot of Pearlmut!

When Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division unleashed the 6.5 liter, twin turbocharged M275 V12 in 2004, it set a new bar in terms of performance. Whether bolted to the S class, CL coupe or SL roadster, earth shattering torque and warp speed were at your fingertips without so much as the vehicle breaking a sweat. This was no ordinary AMG and would come to epitomize just how mental the horsepower race had become amongst the German manufacturers in recent years. But, as we all know, sometimes good enough is just not good enough. There’s always going to be those people out there who just want more power. Well, if this 6.5 liter lump somehow left you wanting for more, then Renntech has your answer. The following three Mercedes, the SL, S and CL all featured a worked over version of the aforementioned V12. Their press release stated “power will always be important to many customers, especially torque.” That’s the understatement of the year, as these tuned twelve cylinder lumps are putting out over 800 lb ft. of torque. And they were still warrantied by Mercedes-Benz!

Let’s take a look at three AMG 65s, beginning with this 2013 SL65 AMG. All three cars featured here have vastly different missions but all have one main purpose in mind. Power.

Year: 2013
Model: SL65 AMG Renntech
Engine: 6.5 liter twin-turbocharged V12
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 1,474 mi
Price: $229,990 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Renntech on eBay

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG RENNtech! Diamond White (Pearl White) with designo Classic Red Leather Interior!
Only 1,474 Miles! SHOWROOM CONDITION!!

-Loaded!
-AirScarf!
-Distronic!
-Parktronic!
-Keyless Go!
-Xenon Headlamps!
-Magic Sky Control!
-A/C & Heated Seats!
-Power Folding Mirrors!
-Electronic Trunk Closer!
-Red Painted Brake Calipers!
-Astonishing $220,340 MSRP!
-LED Daytime Running Lights!
-Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System!
-designo Black Piano Wood Interior Trim!
-Brand New, Full RENNtech Package!
-735HP! & 836ft. lb. of Tq.!
-Rear View Camera!
-Showroom Kept!
-Will NOT Last!
-RARE!!

2013 Mercedes SL65 AMG RENNtech V12 Bi-Turbo! Extremely Rare Diamond White (Pearl White) with designo Classic Red Leather Interior! designo Black Piano Lacquer Interior Trim! Loaded! This 2013 Mercedes SL65 RENNtech is the ultimate combination of hi-performance and luxury! This absolutely stunning turnkey 2013 SL65 RENNtech still carries the balance of the 4-Year / 50,000mile Mercedes Factory Warranty and is kept in a climate controlled showroom! The RENNtech package on this 2013 SL65 was installed on approximately 6/10/2013 and is Brand New!! The color combo on this rare exotic is truly stunning! There are a very limited number designo Diamond White 2013 SL65’s that Exist in the U.S.A.! Only a select few has this very rare RENNtech Package! Don’t Miss This One!! It is loaded with Mercedes upgrades and features such as designo Black Piano Wood Interior Trim Package, Magic Sky Control, Rear-View Back-Up Camera, Navigation System, Keyless Go, Panoramic Sunroof, Electronic Trunk Closer, Air Conditioned Seats, AIRSCARF Neck-Level Heating System, Heated Seats, Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication System, Red Front Brake Calipers, and much more! Astonishing $220,340 MSRP before the RENNtech Upgrades!! This stunning 2013 SL65 AMG V12 Bi-Turbo Mercedes is no normal SL65. Due to the RENNtech Performance upgrades, this full-factory warranty vehicle produces approximately 735HP and 836 LB-Ft of torque! In addition, this 2013 SL65 can reach speeds over 196mph! The RENNtech package on this 2013 Mercedes SL65 AMG consists of RENNtech’s ECU Upgrade, RENNtech’s Deep Monolite 10-Spoke Wheels, and Rear/Side RENNtech Badges! Have all the luxury, safety, and comfort of a new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG V12 Bi-Turbo in conjunction with the super hi-performance of RENNtech! This very rare, one-of-a-kind exotic will definitely complete any true car enthusiast’s repertoire! Please contact our experienced sales team. This vehicle is kept in our in-door showroom and ready for immediate delivery! Please feel free to contact our showroom with any questions at 561-845-3838.

If you need a bit more space to go with that pace, how about this 2009 S65 AMG Renntech?

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Year: 2009
Model: S65 AMG
Engine: 6.5 liter twin-turbocharged V12
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 29,200 mi
Price: Reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2009 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Renntech on eBay

2009 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG RENNtech! Designo Mystic White (Pearl White) with Porcelain (White) Leather Interior!
Only 29,200 Miles! SHOWROOM CONDITION!!

-Loaded!
-Distronic!
-Parktronic!
-Keyless Go!
-Blind Spot Assist!
-Night View Assist!
-Xenon Headlamps!
-Rear View Camera!
-Panoramic Sunroof!
-Electronic Trunk Closer!
-designo Mystic White Edition!
-Upgraded RENNtech Package!
-670HP! 200MPH!
-Showroom Kept!
-Will NOT Last!
-RARE!

2009 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG RENNtech V12 Bi-Turbo! Very Rare Designo Mystic White with Rare Designo Porcelain White Leather with Exclusive Charcoal Black Alcantara Trim Interior! Only 29,200 Pampered Miles! Loaded! This 2009 Mercedes S65 AMG RENNtech is the ultimate combination of hi-performance and luxury! This low mile turnkey 2009 S65 RENNtech is kept in our in-door showroom! The color combo on this rare exotic is truly stunning! There are a very limited number 2009 designo Mystic White S65’s that Exist in the U.S.A.! Only a select few has this very rare RENNtech Package! Don’t Miss This One!! Almost every available Mercedes Option is standard on the S65 AMG!! It is loaded with Mercedes upgrades and features such as Factory Black Piano Lacquer Wood Package, Night View Assist active night vision system, Dynamic Rear View Monitor, Distronic PLUS Radar-Based Cruise Control system with Park Assist, Parktronic, Keyless Go, Electronic Trunk Closer, Sunroof with Power Tilt Feature, Interior Ambient Lighting Feature, Bi-Xenon Auto headlamps with Twilight Sensor, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Night Security Illumination, Heated Steering Wheel, Sirius Satellite Radio Ready, DVD Navigation, 14-Speaker, 600-Watt Harmon/Kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound System, Front and Rear Air Conditioned and Heated Seats, Massage Seats, Drive Dynamic Multicontour Front and Rear Seats, Comfort Active Head Restraints, Front Dual Stage Airbags, Head and Thorax Airbags, Knee Airbags, CD Player with In-Dash 6-Disc Changer, Tele-Aid Emergency Calling and Communication System, 24 Hour Roadside Assistance Program, and much more! This 2009 S65 AMG V12 Bi-Turbo Mercedes is no normal S65. Due to the RENNtech Performance upgrades, this showroom kept vehicle produces 670HP and 840 LB-Ft of torque! In addition, this 2009 S65 can reach speeds of 200mph!! The RENNtech Package on this 2009 S65 was Installed on 3/2/2012 and is BRAND NEW!! The RENNtech package on this 2009 Mercedes S65 consists of RENNtech ECU Upgrade, RENNtech Lowering Module, RENNtech’s Brand New 2-Piece Brushed Finished Wheels with Hi-Performance Tires, and Rear and Side RENNtech badges! Have all the luxury, safety, and comfort of a 2009 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG V12 Bi-Turbo in conjunction with the super hi-performance of RENNtech. This 2009 S65 RENNtech is currently in our in-door showroom and ready for immediate delivery! Please contact our experienced sales team. Please contact our experienced Sales Team. Please feel free to contact our showroom with any questions at 561-845-3838.

Finally, if the SL65 was a bit too small and the S65 a bit too large, maybe a CL65 would be just the ticket…

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Year: 2008
Model: CL65 AMG Renntech
Engine: 6.5 liter twin-turbocharged V12
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 27,471 mi
Price: Reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Renntech on eBay

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG RENNtech! designo Mystic White (Pearl White) with designo Porcelain White & Black Leather Interior! Only 27,471 Miles! SHOWROOM CONDITION!!

-Loaded!
-Distronic!
-Parktronic!
-Keyless Go!
-Blind Spot Assist!
-Night View Assist!
-Xenon Headlamps!
-Rear View Camera!
-Upgraded RENNtech Package!
-RENNtech’s Brand New 2-Piece Wheels!
-Upgraded 3-Piece Rear Trunk Spoiler!
-designo Mystic White Edition!
-Diamond Stitching!
-670HP! 200MPH!
-Will NOT Last!
-RARE!

2008 Mercedes CL65 AMG RENNtech V12 Bi-Turbo! Very Rare designo Mystic White (Pearl White) with designo Porcelain White Leather Interior! Only 27,471 Miles! Loaded! designo Mystic White Edition!! This 2008 Mercedes CL65 AMG RENNtech is the ultimate combination of hi-performance and luxury! This low mile turnkey 2008 CL65 RENNtech is kept in our in-door climate controlled showroom! The color combo on this rare exotic is truly stunning! There are a very limited number designo Mystic White CL65’s that Exist in the U.S.A.! Only a select few has this very rare RENNtech Package! Don’t Miss This One!! Almost every available Mercedes Option is standard on the CL65 AMG!! It is loaded with Mercedes upgrades and features such as designo Mystic White Edition, Factory Black Piano Wood Interior Trim Package, designo Porcelain Leather, Night View Assist active night vision system, Dynamic Rear View Monitor, Distronic PLUS Radar-Based Cruise Control system with Park Assist, Parktronic, Keyless Go, Electronic Trunk Closer, Sunroof with Power Tilt Feature, Interior Ambient Lighting Feature, Bi-Xenon Auto headlamps with Twilight Sensor, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Night Security Illumination, Sirius Satellite Radio Ready, Navigation, 14-Speaker, 600-Watt Harmon/Kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound System, Front Air Conditioned and Heated Seats, Drive Dynamic Multicontour Front Seats, and much more! This 2008 CL65 AMG V12 Bi-Turbo Mercedes is no normal CL65. Due to the RENNtech Performance upgrades, this full-factory warranty vehicle produces 670HP and 840 LB-Ft of torque! In addition, this 2008 CL65 can reach speeds of 200mph!! The RENNtech package on this 2008 Mercedes CL65 consists of RENNtech ECU Upgrade, RENNtech’s Brand New 2-Piece Brushed Finished Wheels with Hi-Performance Tires, RENNtech Lowering Module, and Rear and Side RENNtech badges! Plus, this CL65 has an amazing Three-Piece Rear Trunk Lid Spoiler!! Have all the luxury, safety, and comfort of a 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG V12 Bi-Turbo in conjunction with the super hi-performance of RENNtech! This 2008 CL65 RENNtech is currently in our in-door showroom and ready for immediate delivery! Please contact our experienced sales team. Please feel free to contact our showroom with any questions at 561-845-3838.

As far as these three torque monsters go, if I was to pick one, I’d have the SL65. It’s the smallest of the three and looks the most outlandish with its red leather interior. How about you? Which one of these big Mercs would you like to show off in?

-Paul

1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E RENNtech

Back in the ’80s the 190E was Mercedes’ answer to BMW’s E30 M3. While it wasn’t as successful and, despite James May’s insistence, the chassis wasn’t quite as good as that of the M3, the basic premise upon which these cars were developed remains a winner even to this day. Mercedes took their entry-level W201 sedan, asked Cosworth to go to work on an engine, improved the suspension and braking, et voilà: a performance version of a small luxury sedan that could provide comfort but also a bit of sportiness. However, with only around 170 hp in US-spec these cars weren’t especially quick. Solution: ship the car to RENNtech for a full makeover including a built 3.4 liter inline-6 producing 262 hp. Power is no longer a problem. Which brings us to the car featured here: a Black Pearl 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E RENNtech located in Florida. In addition to swapping in the 3.4 L engine, RENNtech also upgraded the suspension, brakes, and clutch to produce a complete package. The current owner has changed out the exhaust and added some cosmetic changes, though from all appearances those changes were done quite tastefully. There’s certainly little that detracts from the overall look of the car.

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Year: 1987
Model: 190E RENNtech
Engine: 3.4 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 70,750 mi
Price: Buy It Now $24,950

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E RENNtech on EBay

Selling my 1987 Mercedes Benz 190E RENNTECH. This is a 1 of 1 car built back in the early 90s. It started out as an already rare 1987 190E 2.3 16V. It was shipped off to Renntech for a full conversion including complete engine swap, brake upgrade, clutch upgrade, wheels/tires, suspension, and a few interior goodies. I do have some paper work that verifies this. If you know anything about Renntech, you know Hartmut Feyhl was the head technical director at AMG before AMG was bought by Mercedes. He was the lead man on the world famous “HAMMER” super car. I did the research and looked into his early work. His fingerprint or style on these cars is basically take an engine out of the larger Mercedes, bore/stroke them out and stuff them into a smaller chassis. Then upgrade all the essentials to cope with the new power. Thats exactly what the Hammer was, and that’s exactly what this little 190E is. Its a very cool proper motorcar.

The color is Black Pearl, it has a 5 speed getrag transmission with the dogleg pattern, all hooked up to a limited slip differential. The motor was pulled from a 300CE and was a 3.0 24V. Renntech bored/stroked it to 3.4 and it’s good for 262HP 240lbs torque. I know the Cosworth faithful will say why? Simple answer,MORE POWER! The Cosworth head was finicky to get working right and when you did, they were still underpowered cars at about 160HP. The brakes are from the famous Mercedes/Porsche joint effort 500E and are 4 piston Brembo calipers in the front,2 pistons in the rear. The suspension is AMG shocks/springs. They did leave the SLS (self leveling system) in the rear to counter adjust ride height when the rear end is loaded with people. The clutch is from the 300SL (129 chassis). They also did 17″ Mercedes Evo II wheels. The original wheels would be 15″ wheels/tires. I however upgraded even further to the 18″ monoblock II wheels. Im running Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires sizes 205/40/18. I weighed the evos and the AMG wheels and they are identical at 45lbs with wheel and tire. So I gained no unsprung weight by moving up to the 18s! I do not have the original wheels or the Evo wheels.

Exterior/Interior Condition

The car has 70K on the chassis and less on the engine. Not exactly sure when the motor went in but I’m sure Renntech could help with that. I have been watching 190E 16V cars that come through ebay and other venues and I haven’t seen a single car yet with as low mileage as my car. Most have well over 100K miles. The paint has a few rock chips on the front and hood but nothing major. I would rate it as a 9 out of 10 and I think the pictures give a great representation of the car but it even looks better in real life. The interior shows no ware and the leather is about as mint as it can be for 26 years old. It has no rips tears or ware marks. Its very thick leather and the car smells delicious! The dash is perfect no cracks or stains or damage ( I keep a towel in the car for covering the dash when parking in the sun).The floor mattes are brand new from MB, so they are mint! I keep them covered with rubber mattes also. The leather shift knob is brand new from MB.The headliner is flawIess.I would rate the interior at a strong 9 out of 10.

The Drive

Starts right up, 1st gear is very short, remember it’s a dogleg configuration, so 1st is down to the left and then the rest of the shift pattern is a simple H pattern. I replaced the shifter (inside the car) and shift linkage (under the car) bushings with new Delrin bushing kit and it has absolutely transformed the shifting on the car. It’s better then new. Anyway 2nd gear is also very quick and you’re now into the power in 3rd 4th and 5th gears. This car is a bit harsh around the city with the low profile 40 series tires but on the interstate is where it shines.Shes a true luxury cruiser with a “sleeper” side to it.I have allot of fun in 3rd gear.4th is very powerful and 5th is a nice cruiser gear. I drove the car from Pa. to Fl. and was amazed at how comfortable it is. IM 6 Ft 1″ tall and I can get full laid out in the seat to where im almost lying down flat. The car was known as the baby Benz but when you’re inside the car it does not feel like a small compact car. From the drivers view point the Mercedes emblem on the front of the car appears to be 5-6 feet away from the driver, then me comfortably stretched out in the heated front seat, I have another row of seating behind me and a large trunk behind that. It almost feels like a larger S class but somehow it’s only the entry level baby Mercedes. It’s very strange but that’s how it feels. Anyway the power is there, the steering is crisp and responsive and the brakes are perfect. All the buttons inside work just as they are supposed to. The A/C blows ice cold, the radio works; it has a CD changer in the trunk. The sun roof slides open or tilts up. All 4 seats are from Recarro. They are beautiful! The 2 front seats are full power including the head rests. Both seats are heated. The driver’s side has memory for 2 drivers. Like I said all items work. Also the LCD lap timer in the center console was replaced/rebuilt and does not have the “bleeding” LCD screen you see on allot of these cars. The gauges have all been switched out to white color and the center gauge has the “Renntech” logo on it.The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and feels great, very good feel to it and it translates what the car is doing very well. I have owned several Porsche 911s’ in the past couple years including a lightweight track car and I have to tell you the grip on this Mercedes is very respectable. It just sticks. It feels planted and firm, for what it is, the car will surprise allot of folks! I invite any potential owners to come and drive the car.

What I have done since I purchased the car

Started with new wheels and tires. 18″ factory MB AMG Monoblock II wheels (from E55 AMG) and Michelin Super Sport tires size 205/40/18.I replaced all 4 rotors and brake pads with factory MB parts. I also flushed the brake fluid and replaced with new MB brake fluid. I had a custom straight through exhaust system fitted with Borla muffler and Renntech tip, no cats. Sounds great! Added a few more ponies also with the new exhaust system. I replaced the headlight bulbs and wiper blade. I added factory MB euro amber corner lenses in the front (original ambers included also). The car already had the factory euro headlight conversion (no cheesy headlight wipers).I do have the original lights if you want to return it to stock along with the small wipers.I also changed all fluids with Mobil 1 including the synthetic oil, Mobil 1 tranny fluid and Mobil 1 differential fluid. On the inside, I added brand new factory MB 190E black floor mattes. I added a new factory MB leather shift knob/boot. I changed all internal shifter and external shift linkage bushings. I also did the German Huper Optic ceramic tint including windshield (ouch $600). I had the grille up front painted to match the car and added a new hood “star” ornament. We also removed the “3.4 24V” badging off the rear trunk and added the new “Renntech” logo badge. I have all the receipts for the parts and labor where applicable.

KNOWN ISSUES

The rear differential does make some noise when under power. It probably could use a rebuild however, its not a big deal. I never planned on tracking the car, so when else do you need the LSD?It doesn’t bother me or trust me I would fix it.The right rear shock needs replacing as do the accumulators for the SLS system. I have bought the parts but have not had time to install them yet. I may have that done by the time the car sells, I may not. Either way the parts will go to the new owner. The shocks were purchased used, the accumulators are brand new. Thats it, no other issues.

So that’s it.This is my dream car from when I was a teenager in the late 80s. Its been a thrill to own. I treated her very nice and she hasn’t disappointed me one time. The 190E 16V is truly a rare car and with the Renntech conversion, this car is very unique and special. She starts right up, drives very nice, and will scare you when you decide to put your right foot down. She stops very fast when the brakes are applied. The old girl demands EVERYBODYS attention when she pulls in to the local cars and coffee!

I would love to sell her to the 6th owner and prefer not to sell to anybody who just wants to flip the car. This car is incredible and I invite any interested parties to contact me. PPI is encouraged and welcomed. I have nothing to hide, nor does my car. A test ride is welcomed! Clean car fax/no accidents.

The car must be paid in full within 5 days. Call me to discuss shipping/payment info. The title is in my hand. I recently sold my 930 Turbo Slant nose via ebay and will make it as easy as possible for any potential buyers! Silly offers will not be responded to, no trades either. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. Thanks for looking!

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The seller has provided quite a bit of detail and that is a definite positive for a car like this. The key will be in verifying the RENNtech work and having the car fully checked out. If everything passes muster in those regards then this car presents an interesting opportunity. It looks very good in Black, and frankly seems like the sort of car that should be painted Black. The interior also presents quite well. At 18″ the wheels seem too large, but the Monoblock design does fit the personality of the car fairly well. Determining a good price on a car such as this one always is a bit difficult, though we do see similar variants of the 190E come along from time to time. I feel $24,950 is a bit on the high side, but if everything checks out and the price can come down just a little, this would be a good value overall and should provide for a pretty entertaining car to drive.

-Rob

1997 Renntech E60 RS

Touted as one of the leading Mercedes-Benz tuners in the world, Renntech specializes in taking an excellent luxury car and turning it into a fire-breathing, tire-shredding supercar. Renntech owner Hartmut Feyhl’s credentials speak for themselves: he spent over a decade at AMG and even was the technical director behind eveyone’s dream Benz the AMG Hammer. Over the years there have been a number of Renntech standouts but one of my favorites has to be what they did with the W210 E-Class.

Across the Bay Bridge in Fresno sits a 1997 Renntech E60 RS for sale. All of the Renntech E60s started out as E420s and received the five-liter M119 V8 which was then bored out to six-liters resulting in 418hp and 440 lb/ft torque. The RS package included aggressively widened fenders to accommodate bigger wheels and rubber and gave the E-class a sinister stance. Renntech only made around 50 of these E60’s and E60 RS models making this a pretty rare find.

Year: 1997
Model: E60 RS
Engine: 6.0 V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 125,000
Price: $17,000

1997 RennTech E60 RS on Craigslist

I am selling a one owner, clean title, 1997 Renntech E60 RS. It is in excellent condition, 125,000 miles, everything works and runs perfectly.

Full Renntech suspension
Front and rear Alcon/Renntech big brakes
Renntech Carbon Fiber intake
Renntech built 6.0 motor
Renntech tuned transmission and ECU
Renntech Exhaust
Iforged staggered 19″ 2 piece wheels with great condition tires

As part of the full RS package, Renntech had all 4 fenders custom flared with metal fenders & Renntech also had the whole interior of the car redone in red & grey leather and red and grey alcantara. They removed the factory seats and installed driver and passenger power Recaro seats as part of the RS package. Renntech built less than 30 E60 RS’s and they were close to $150,000

I spent the better part of high school study hall geeking out over quarter-mile times and top speeds in my MotorTrend. It was during one of these sessions that I came across an article on Renntech super sedans and since then have been obsessed with these extreme performance-luxury cars.

This is an extraordinary car but I do have a couple of bones to pick with this E60. First off, the interior looks like it’s straight out of a Pimp My Ride episode with the tri-color leather scheme and marble armrest. Also, I know that iForged makes nice wheels but these units just seem to clash with the charming brutishness that the W210 exudes. I think we’d all agree that a set of 18” AMG Monoblocks would really makes this Mercedes look a thousand times better. A stock 1997 E420 in good condition hovers right around the $7,000 range. Considering that the Renntech E60 RS package costed well north of $70,000 back in 1997, I think $17K is a pretty solid deal for a car this fun and this rare. If it hasn’t sold by the weekend I may have to take a trip across the bridge and check this thing out. A glimpse at the engine bay alone is worth the trip.

-Ben

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