MERCEDES AMG M178 (190) COLD AIR INTAKE SYSTEM
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BlackBoost Performance Engineering Cold Air Intake System for the AMG GT / GTS / GTC / GTR 4.0l V8 BiTurbo.
Here at Blackboost we strive to make only the best, we are simply not interested in developing products that are just like any other. This is easy to see this when looking at our cold air intake system developed for the Mercedes W213 E63 AMG with it’s BiTurbo 4.0 twin turbo engine. Many innovations exist here that are simply not seen within the rest of the aftermarket, from the type of filters we use, to the level of complexity of our air box / heat shields, to the fully sealed design, to the vent to atmosphere blow off valve conversion and customized logo plate. Read below to see an itemized list of what makes our product superior to the rest:
The filter is only half the battle when designing this product, as maintaining nothing but cold air into the engine is equally important when it comes to an air intake system. Many companies claim to have cold air intake systems, but with air boxes that only go around half of the filter, it is obvious that there is still a massive amount of ultra hot air from the radiator entering the engine directly. The cooler the air that enters the engine, the higher the power, because cooler air is more dense, and having more air molecules entering the combustion chamber allows you to add more fuel, ultimately resulting in more power! Higher reliability is achieved also, as an engine running cooler is an engine less prone to knock causing detonation; a true engine killer! These engines are very sensitive and highly tuned German built machines, and the engineers at Mercedes would lose sleep at night knowing that hot air is entering their precious mechanical masterpiece of an engine. Our intake is designed with an airbox that fully isolates the filter from every single side, and incorporates a compressible rubber gasket on it’s upper edge to seal against the hood, guaranteeing that once the hood is closed absolutely zero hot engine bay air can enter the engine. One look at the complexity of the folds and shape of our airbox and it is easy to see why nobody else has made a fully sealed design, while simultaneously using such a large filter.. With many bends and edges formed to match the ultra-tight space available, the engineering that has gone into these assemblies is quite complex and in depth. Even we have gone the extra length to add compound long radius bends into the process of manufacturing the inlet areas, so the factory inlet tubes fit with a tight seal, assuring that no hot engine bay air leaks inside. This airbox is entirely designed in 3D CAD software, laser cut, CNC bent, and professionally TIG welded all by highly skilled craftsmen. Utilizing aircraft grade 6061 Aluminum, and finished with a highly durable and heat resistant black textured powdercoating, it is easy to see that staying lightweight, maintaining the lowest temperatures and also having the highest quality is our greatest concern.
VENT TO ATMOSPHERE BLOW OFF VALVE
With this intake system, unlike many other companies, we choose to simply eliminate the factory recirculating blow off valve, and allow the blow off valves to vent to the open atmosphere. This is a major advantage when you consider that every time the factory system recirculates air back into the front of the turbo using the Blow off Valve, it is actually sending ultra hot post-turbo compressed air back into the inlet, creating a large increase in air intake temperatures every time you release the throttle, or during shifts. By eliminating this factory recirculation, your air intake temperatures lower and your cooling system stay cooler as well. Additionally we included a shield that protects your air filter from the repeated blasts of air into the airbox from these blow off valves. This is a mistake that Mercedes made from the factory on earlier E63s, destroying filters. It is a mistake that was corrected on later models, but still earlier vin numbers are plagued by this issue from the factory. Fortunately this protective barrier is something we include as standard on our kit. You also get the added benefit of having an awesome Wooshing Blow off valve sound, something that often people will pay for as an added option, however it is standard on our intake system.
PERSONALIZED LASER ENGRAVED LOGO PLATES
Something that we are very proud of here at Blackboost is how we are able to achieve world class performance gains with only the highest quality products, while simultaneously designing things in a very visually attractive and classy manner. Form always follows function for us, as we always prioritize the highest possible power levels, however we make a way for our products to look good as well! Everything about our intake is beautiful, however the one touch we are especially proud of is our Laser cut and engraved Stainless steel logo plates! With our signature Honeycomb engraving to give a well thought out look, as well as incorporating our company’s name, the information about the product, a serial number, and also the option to write who the intake is hand crafted for! If you do not want to write your name, you can write anything you want within the available space, this is your choice, and if you choose not to write anything this is also ok. We care a lot about make our products special and personal for the customer, and we have found that a really amazing way to do this is to give this option to write your own name or title on the logo plates. Ultimately all of this effort results in something you can feel proud to display and show off to your friends when opening your hood!
In Conclusion, It is obvious why a Blackboost intake system is the best choice for your precious E63 AMG Mercedes. With significant HP and TQ increases, the highest quality and flowing filter from BMC in Italy, the best sealing airboxes that keep all hot engine bay air out, ultra light weight TIG welded Aircraft grade 6061 aluminum construction, a textured black powdercoated finish for excellent heat insulation and a classy look, a vent to atmosphere blow off valve conversion, a customizable logo plate, and even a highly competitive price, There simply is no better option!
Performance figures here in the United Arab Emirates showed us an performance increase of 0,1x seconds 100km/h - 200km/h.
The kit includes the following:
- 2 air boxes
- Material 6061Al in 2mm
- Laser cut and TIG welded
- rubber seal
- 2 twin BlackBoost Air Filter
- textured black powder coating
- Stainless laser engraved logo plate, optional to have it personalized
- No CEL (check engine light)
- Bolt on installation