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Tuner Tuesday: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL RENNtech 6.0 “SLammer”

Since their launch, the R129 Mercedes-Benz SLs have held my attention. Perhaps it’s because I was heading towards driving age when I first got to sit in a then-new 500SL, but regardless of the motivation I really wanted one. My father used to take me to the local Mercedes-Benz dealership in his W113, so even though I was a child who grew up in the 1980s I was never particularly partial to the R107 – and I’m still not. Early Euro-spec cars look nice to me, but for the most part they look a bit too soft and large. So the R129 was a revelation – it looked substantially more sporty and was thanks to a new 5.0 V8 good for 320 horsepower mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. But for some well-heeled enthusiasts, the $100,000 price tag (in 1993!) wasn’t enough. AMG was in a state of flux in the early 1990s, but there was a new kid in town that was grabbing some serious headlines – RENNtech:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 6.0 on eBay

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Tuner Tuesday: 2006 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Renntech R1

The supercar market has always been a bit perplexing to me; get past the glam and the glitz of these showstopping performance machines, and they generally are seldom used toys that depreciate quickly. You don’t hear about someone having saved money their entire life and walking down to a McLaren dealership to buy a P1, for example. That means once they’re no longer grabbing headlines, the well-heeled owners move on to the newest, biggest and best thing to impress their friends. Back up a decade and there was a massive showdown in 2003 between the Porsche Carrera GT and the Mercedes-Benz McLaren. With nearly equal power output, price and performance, one would have presumed that in today’s market they’d share equal value. Both were and are very special cars, and similar production numbers made it to the United States. But today a good Carrera GT will set you back half a million dollars, while you can grab the McLaren for less than $200,000 today:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2006 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Renntech R1 on eBay

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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

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