Mercedes-Benz | 2000 E 55 AMG | Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5 V8

Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5 V8
Powerchip Inc.
Phone : 1800-495-0777
Fax : (949) 646 1238
tcattach@powerchipgroup.com
Digital Adrenaline For Your…
Mercedes-Benz E55 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 E55 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
E55 AMG 5.5 V8
M113
Jan 99 to Dec 02
MER0033
Power
In standard form the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5 V8 produces 349
hp at the flywheel, and Powerchip improves the engine power to 373
hp.
Power (hp)
Standard
Bronze/
Silver
Gold 91
Gold 93
349
N/A
366
373
The extra performance achieved by the Powerchip allows your vehicle
to respond much better than stock E55 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
391
N/A
410
418
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 E55 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 E55
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
24 hp
$41.25
The Powerchip is designed to offer excellent value for money
compared with other modifications you might be planning in the
future.
COST USD($) (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 E55 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
tcattach@powerchipgroup.com
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Gold 91 Performance Data for your...
Mercedes-Benz E55 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
101
143
186
223
260
294
321
343
354
343
104
149
195
234
273
309
341
363
371
356
3
6
9
11
13
15
20
20
17
13
352
376
390
391
390
386
375
360
338
300
hp Powerchip
hp STD
lb.ft.
Powerchip
363
391
410
410
410
405
398
382
354
312
lb.ft. Powerchip
lb.ft Gain
11
15
20
19
20
19
23
22
16
12
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
R.P.M.
6000
5500
5000
4500
4000
3500
3000
2500
2000
1500
0
* This graph shows figures for
Powerchip Gold 91
MODEL
ENGINE
VERSION
CAPACITY
Max hp
Max lb.ft.
0-60 Auto
E55 AMG 5.5 V8
M113
M113
Standard
5439cc
349
391
N/A
N/A
Gold 91
5439cc
366
410
N/A
N/A
E55 AMG 5.5 V8
0-60 Man
Gold 93 Performance Data for your...
Mercedes-Benz E55 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
101
143
186
223
260
294
321
343
354
343
105
150
197
237
275
312
344
367
378
360
4
7
11
14
15
18
23
24
24
17
352
376
390
391
390
386
375
360
338
300
hp Powerchip
hp STD
lb.ft.
Powerchip
366
395
413
414
413
409
401
385
361
315
lb.ft. Powerchip
lb.ft Gain
14
19
23
23
23
23
26
25
23
15
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
R.P.M.
6000
5500
5000
4500
4000
3500
3000
2500
2000
1500
0
* This graph shows figures for
Powerchip Gold 93
MODEL
ENGINE
VERSION
CAPACITY
Max hp
Max lb.ft.
0-60 Auto
E55 AMG 5.5 V8
M113
M113
Standard
5439cc
349
391
N/A
N/A
Gold 93
5439cc
373
418
N/A
N/A
E55 AMG 5.5 V8
0-60 Man
Customer Testimonials
Customer Name: Rob W, Houston
Car: E55 AMG 5.5 V8
Testimonial added: Feb 11 2003
Customer Comments:
"I can't believe this works...i just shipped my chip
overnight to LA and the following day, I installed it
back into my car. Now its just such a fun car to drive. I
like to rev it all the way and take advantage of the new
rev limit. And the other good thing is, now I can reach
my cars maximum speed without it cutting out and
hitting the 'speed wall'. Overall, great product, and
thanks for the customer service as well...I'll be sure to
tell my friends about you guys:)
"
Customer Name: John P, Dallas
Car: SLK230K 2.3
Testimonial added: Jun 13 2005
Customer Comments:
"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: Mike M, Greenwich
Car: CL55 AMG 5.5 V8
Testimonial added: Aug 28 2003
Customer Comments:
"To say I was disapointed with the car stock is an
understatement.
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.
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 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."
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