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July 26, 2003
SANTA ANA, Calif. — High Performance Systems, LLC (HPS) today announced yet another application for its lineup of potent supercharger systems, the Mercedes-Benz AMG C43.
The engineers at Mercedes start with a standard C-Class, but make it hotter by dropping the powerful 4.3-liter V8 into the engine bay and performing various tweaks throughout. HPS takes off where the folks at AMG left off, turning hot into flaming. With gains of 107 horsepower and 115 ft.-lbs. of torque, the HPS supercharger moves output from the noteworthy 300s to the in-your-face 400s. Peak horsepower now registers at 409 while torque jumps to 417 ft.-lbs.
"Reliable and durable power is what HPS is all about," said Bill Kavadeles, HPS program manager and vice president of engineering. "The C43 is our latest application of that mission. With more than 400 warranty-backed horsepower on tap, we'd say we've achieved our goal yet again."
The company is rapidly expanding product offerings, with applications for most V8-powered Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and more in development all the time. All supercharger system components are designed to meet or exceed Mercedes-Benz's own high standards of durability and reliability.
In the horsepower-per-dollar race, HPS is leading the pack, with supercharger systems starting at $6,995 and producing in excess of 100 horsepower.
High Performance Systems, LLC is a privately held company that specializes in leading edge engineering for Mercedes-Benz automobiles. For more information call (714) 557-5310 or access www.myHPS.com.
Note: HPS performance testing is conducted under laboratory controlled conditions. The performance values quoted apply to certain models only and not all models will achieve the same results. Actual customer vehicle performance values may be higher or lower than stated due to individual customers' vehicle condition and other factors beyond HPS' control. Unauthorized vehicle modifications may also affect performance.