Powerchip Inc. Phone : 1800-495-0777 Fax : (949) 646 1238 [email protected] Digital Adrenaline For Your… Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 Powerchip technology enhances your Mercedes-Benz to its ultimate level, delivering faster, smoother acceleration in all driving conditions. Whether you enjoy a leisurely weekend cruise or a hard racetrack drive – there is no easier and more effective way to release the potential from your CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8. The following information is an overview of the performance the Powerchip will deliver. If you have any questions, your Power Consultant will assist you as best as possible. We look forward to giving you the best performance possible from your Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz Make Model Engine Year Powerchip Code CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 Jan 01 to Dec 02 MER0044 Power In standard form the Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 produces 342 hp at the flywheel, and Powerchip improves the engine power to 365 hp. Power (hp) Standard Bronze/ Silver Gold 91 Gold 93 342 N/A 359 365 The extra performance achieved by the Powerchip allows your vehicle to respond much better than stock CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8s. You will notice an effortless push back into the driver’s seat, to give you a much more enjoyable and at times safer driving experience. The Powerchip will tap into your Mercedes-Benz’s ‘hidden reserves’, to give you an immediately noticeable improvement from your vehicle – we guarantee it! Torque Torque is a measurement of your engines pulling power, and it’s torque that pulls you up hills, allowing your engine a more linear and aggressive acceleration curve. With the Powerchip, you notice the increase in torque right throughout the rev range, which gives you far greater flexibility at low engine revolutions. Towing will become less demanding, and you will no longer feel the need to take the engine to the redline in each gear to get the performance you demand... It’s always there for you, when you really need it most! Torque (lb.ft) Standard Bronze/ Silver Gold 91 Gold 93 376 N/A 394 402 Acceleration Increased Power and Torque results in faster acceleration. And it is not just standing start acceleration that is improved, your in-gear acceleration is improved and faster. If overtaking is important to you, you will feel safe knowing that you spend less time on the “wrong side of the road”, improving the safety of your car, for you and your family or passengers. Perhaps you feel that you need that extra bit of power when you are lined up at the "traffic light grand prix" against another car with similar (or more) power? If you want to have the unfair advantage that will give you more ‘GO’ away from the lights, you need a Powerchip performance software upgrade for your CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8. Fitting Details Your car contains the latest technology ECU that can be reprogrammed through the on-board diagnostic port (OBD-II). Specialised software interfaces with your vehicle’s engine management system to extract the electronic code via serial download. Once the information has been read, Powerchip technicians apply the performance changes and upload the performance program back through the OBD-II port. Installation cannot be performed by the end user. Programming must occur at an Authorized Powerchip Office or at authorised Powerchip Platinum dealers. The programming takes approximately 2 hour's to complete. Speed Limt Your vehicle uses a factory speed governor that prevents the vehicle from reaching any speed above the preset factory limit. The speed limiter is a set of digital instructions that measures the vehicle speed and limits acceleration at a certain speed. By adjusting the values in the ECU, and raising the speed limiter to operate above the natural top speed of the car (according to engine power Vs vehicle air coefficient). This allows the vehicle to attain its natural top speed without hitting a preset limit.This feature is safe for use on the racetrack; however, Powerchip holds no responsibility for vehicles driven irresponsibly. Powerchip recommends adherence to all local road laws including speed limits. Furthermore the tyres on your vehicle must be suitable for sustained high speeds (i.e. W, Y or Z rated). Driveability Beyond the impressive torque and power gains on full throttle, many hours were spent refining the part throttle timing maps for maximum throttle response and driveability. Both the full throttle and part throttle maps are changed for improved driveability in day-to-day driving. In other words, you don’t need to be on the racetrack to notice the Powerchip performance improvement. Manufacturers Tolerances Mercedes-Benz unfortunately leaves large tolerances in the performance characteristics of its entire fleet to allow for drivers that are negligent on maintenance, and who are non-enthusiasts. The CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 is ‘de-tuned’ to be able to run on the poorest grade of fuel that the car is likely to encounter anywhere in the world, and also to allow for the small percentage of owners who put their cars reliability to the test due to their lack of mechanical understanding. In most cases, our clients are enthusiasts who place more emphasis on the performance characteristics of their vehicle, and therefore the Powerchip does not need to be programmed as conservatively as the stock software. Modified Spark Advance In the old days the ignition distributor controlled the engine spark timing. Changes to the position in the distributor will result in changed ignition settings, and is a good method of ‘tune-up’ for older vehicles. Modern engine ignition is controlled by a series of tables or maps. These maps give the engine any instructions required to operate, under ALL load and rev per minute access points. Similar to the old systems, advancing the point of ignition within a cylinder results in increased horsepower and toque. It is important not to advance the timing beyond the capabilities of the fuel used, or else detonation can occur. Peak horsepower is achieved when ignition timing is set as close to the point of detonation as possible, without exceeding it. This is the primary purpose for asking the octane rating each client uses most frequently, so that the software is set to the correct level of ignition advance for the fuel used. The end result of ignition advance changes is increased horsepower and torque, resulting in better acceleration and various other driving benefits. 49 State Emissions Legal The Powerchip complies with U.S. EPA Memorandum 1A, or it has not been found nor is believed to be unlawful for use under the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Currently, Powerchip is not legal in California for vehicles that may be used on a highway. Powerchip is currently undergoing testing for certification under the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) exemption process. Our Satisfaction Guarantee Every Powerchip sold in North America comes with an unconditional 14-day money back guarantee. This ensures that the Powerchip will live up to your expectations, not ours! If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the Powerchip, you may return the Powerchip to your place of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price (not including shipping and handling, installation and removal etc.). Our satisfaction guarantee offers you total peace of mind, and makes the purchase of the Powerchip risk free. By purchasing a Powerchip you have nothing to lose – and everything to gain! Octane ratings The Powerchip is designed to get the best from your engine, and to do this you must use a high performance fuel (91 Octane minimum). It is not possible to improve the performance on late model fuel injected vehicles using poor quality fuels, such as 87 or 89 octane. When ordering your Powerchip upgrade, your Power Consultant will ask you for the octane rating you would like your program to run. Powerchip Gold 91 is designed to run on fuel with an octane rating of either 91 or 92. Powerchip Gold 93 is designed to run on fuel with an octane rating of 93 or higher. We highly recommend that you use the highest-octane fuel available to you, such as 92, 93 or 94 octane if a higher than 91-octane fuel is available. Warranty All Gold 93 Powerchips come with a three year, unlimited mile warranty, which means that if anything occurs with the Powerchip in that time, we will replace it without charge to you. An optional extended Powerchip warranty is also available at an additional $90 at the time of ordering. This extends the warranty period on any Power chip to six years. The terms and conditions of the Powerchip warranties can be viewed in detail on our web site at http://www.powerchipgroup.com/products/warranty.asp To briefly summarize the information: if your car is covered by a new or dealer warranty, the dealer may not ‘void’ a warranty simply because you have fitted an aftermarket product. SEMA, the automotive aftermarket industry body in North America has made the following statements regarding aftermarket products such as performance chips... "The vehicle manufacturer is not allowed to void the vehicle warranty just because aftermarket equipment is installed on the vehicle..." "...In cases where such a failed aftermarket part is responsible for a warranty claim, the (vehicle) manufacturer must arrange a settlement with the part manufacturer, but the new vehicle warrant is not void under the law." "If the failure to honor a claim involves the new-vehicle warranty, and it appears that the (vehicle) manufacturer is improperly denying a claim, the incident should be reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)." The fitment of the Powerchip will not have a detrimental effect on your vehicle performance or engine longevity, and therefore does not interfere with the manufacturers warranty in any way. Value for a Lifetime The investment you make in the Powerchip will last for as long as you keep your car, and for most of our customers, that is normally for 3 or 4 years. So when you consider the benefits of the chip over a number of years, it is not a lot to pay for extra performance you will probably use nearly every day. As a percentage of the total cost of your car, the Powerchip works out to be very cost effective. Cost Effectiveness As we all know, modifying late model vehicles is not a cheap exercise, however, when you look at it on a hp per dollar basis, the Powerchip comes in ahead of any other modification you could make to your Mercedes-Benz. Have a look at just how well the Powerchip stacks up: Price hp Gain Price/hp $990 23 hp $43.04 The Powerchip is designed to offer excellent value for money compared with other modifications you might be planning in the future. COST USD($) (not including shipping/handling) Bronze Silver Gold 91 Gold 93 N/A N/A $990 $990 Ask the Experts Your Powerchip Power Consultant is trained to provide you with the best information about getting more performance for your car. We have a specific Power Consultant who is responsible for the Mercedes-Benz range, and he is an expert at answering all of your technical questions, especially about the CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8. If you would like to speak with your Power Consultant about any aspect of the upgrade, please telephone Toll Free North American headquarters in California on 1800-495 0777 or email your Mercedes-Benz Power Consultant directly at [email protected] © Powerchip Group, All Rights Reserved. Reproduction by any means is prohibited. Gold 91 Performance Data for your... Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 * R.P.M. hp STD hp Powerchip hp Gain lb.ft. STD 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 5500 6000 70 110 157 215 250 285 314 338 342 328 70 113 162 229 267 304 336 360 365 348 0 3 5 14 17 19 22 22 23 20 244 290 330 376 375 374 367 355 327 287 hp Powerchip hp STD lb.ft. Powerchip 246 296 340 402 401 399 392 378 349 304 lb.ft. Powerchip 2 6 10 26 26 25 25 23 22 17 lb.ft. STD 400 380 360 340 320 300 280 260 240 220 hp 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 1000 900 800 700 600 500 lb.ft. 400 300 200 100 ENGINE 6000 5500 5000 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 0 R.P.M. MODEL lb.ft Gain * This graph shows figures for Powerchip Gold 91 VERSION CAPACITY Max hp Max lb.ft. 0-60 Auto CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 Standard 5439cc 342 376 N/A 0-60 Man N/A CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 Gold 91 5439cc 359 394 N/A N/A Gold 93 Performance Data for your... Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 * R.P.M. hp STD hp Powerchip hp Gain lb.ft. STD 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 5500 6000 70 110 157 215 250 285 314 338 342 328 71 115 167 236 274 310 340 365 376 357 1 5 10 21 24 25 26 27 34 29 244 290 330 376 375 374 367 355 327 287 hp Powerchip hp STD lb.ft. Powerchip 249 302 350 414 411 408 396 383 359 313 lb.ft. Powerchip 5 12 20 38 36 34 29 28 32 26 lb.ft. STD 400 380 360 340 320 300 280 260 240 220 hp 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 1000 900 800 700 600 500 lb.ft. 400 300 200 100 ENGINE 6000 5500 5000 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 0 R.P.M. MODEL lb.ft Gain * This graph shows figures for Powerchip Gold 93 VERSION CAPACITY Max hp Max lb.ft. 0-60 Auto CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 Standard 5439cc 342 376 N/A 0-60 Man N/A CLK55 AMG 5.5 V8 Gold 93 5439cc 365 402 N/A N/A Customer Testimonials Customer Name: John P, Dallas Car: SLK230K 2.3 Testimonial added: Jun 13 2005 Customer Comments: "I didn't expect to see much of increase in power, but expected the engine to run cleaner since I use 93 octane fuel all the time anyway. I was surprised when I first drove the car. I saw a considerable increase in power off the line and top end power. Thank you." "Although 10% more torque isn't an in-your-face change, it certainly changes the overall character of this car. A strong energized feeling as I manually shift throught the gears with a more stable idle and a purer sounding exhaust note at the higher revs. This is what the a manual '99 SLK 230 should have been delivered with ... a pleasure to drive ... strong in every gear with a little gas savings to boot." Customer Name: Rick A, Santa Cruz Car: C32K AMG 3.2 V6 Testimonial added: Aug 28 2003 Customer Comments: Customer Name: Mike M, Greenwich Car: CL55 AMG 5.5 V8 Testimonial added: Aug 28 2003 Customer Comments: on my street i could only hit 70mph before needing to break, my max speed now is 83! i am going to upgrade my brakes now to cope with all these horses! "To say I was disapointed with the car stock is an understatement. thanks again guys, but i still wonder what you guys know that mercedes doesnt :) I needed something to improve horsepower, and did not want a loud exhaust system on the car. My friend told me about Powerchip and I saw my application on their site. For the money, I can't believe the difference it has made. The car sounds 'angry' when i put the right foot on the floor. cheers" the only thing left to fix up is the annoying gear-box shifting! let me know when you fix that guys! take care MM " Customer Name: Brandon S, Atlanta Car: SLK32K AMG 3.2 Testimonial added: May 6 2003 Customer Comments: "i had the vehicle transformed by evosport and Powerchip after they install the pulley for boost raise and the Powerchip. it makes such a big difference to the way she moves.
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