MERCEDES AMG M157/M278 (212/218) COLD AIR INTAKE SYSTEMSKU: BBM157ITK-1
BlackBoost Performance Engineering Cold Air Intake System for the E63(S) / CLS63(S) AMG 5.5l 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 W212 E63(S) W218 CLS63 AMG with it’s BiTurbo 5.5l biturbo 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.
We utilize BMC air filters, with the best filtration ability of any other company in the world, companies like Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche are known to use BMC in certain factory applications. You cannot have the best intake without having the best filters, and the Italian made BMC filter brand is at the top of the filter food chain. They filter an incredible 7 micron size particle, factory paper filters can only achieve 10 microns. The physical size of our filters are the largest available from any company on the market giving you a significantly higher surface area for filtration. The particular BMC filter we choose to use is a twin air design, meaning there is an additional set of filter elements in the front of the filter, giving even more available flow than would otherwise be offered. When you consider that BMC filters are already the best, and additionally we are using larger filters with more surface area than any other company, it is easy to see why greater performance is the obvious outcome in such a scenario, as we achieve higher flow!
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 BMC Air Filter
- textured black powder coating
- Stainless laser engraved logo plate, optional to have it personalized
- Bolt on installation
Important Note for CLS550/500 E550/500 4.7l V8 M278 owners. The OEM engine cover cant be installed with our Cold Air Intake System, it will fit with the 63 AMG M157 engine cover.