We’ve been working on this Mercedes cold-air intake for months, and finally we have arrived at our last test fit. After constructing a final prototype of our Mercedes air intake, we phoned our test vehicle owner and wrangled him into coming down to our headquarters for another day. A big “thank you” to the vehicle owner for the use of his CLA!
Everything fit into place perfectly and looks fantastic! First, take a look at our final … Continue Reading ››
It is a pretty exciting week here at Mishimoto! All our final prototype components for this awesome intake system have arrived. We have plenty of images to share, and we are excited to get our test vehicle back in the shop to confirm our final design.
Time for the fun part, dyno testing! Before putting the AMG on our dyno, we needed to make a quick adjustment for our tests. As mentioned in our previous posts, we created the inlet tube with our 3D printer for this intake, but with the close proximity of this component to the exhaust and turbocharger, we were a bit concerned with it melting or deforming during our dyno runs. We decided to fabricate … Continue Reading ››
When we last left off we had finished the evaluation of the stock intake system, and the design of our prototype had commenced. Our first component is the turbocharger inlet tube, which mounts to the compressor inlet. Check out a few shots of our 3D-printed design!
The CLA45 AMG ticks all the boxes for what you want to see in a performance-oriented luxury sports vehicle. Drop-dead styling, incredible engineering, an exhaust tone that promotes eargasms, fantastic seating and ergonomics, and power output substantial enough to post a 12-second quarter-mile run. All these features raised the eyebrows of our engineering team, and we absolutely had to get one into the shop for product development.
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