Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: France - down by the Spanish border
Vehicle: 2014 SLK250
Other Toys: RS3, MacanS, MGBV8
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Correct. It will be a long time before any of the ancillaries need uprating!
As a matter of interest, you say Stage 1. What exactly are you having done? I ask as to achieve the real Stage 1 (such as AMG do in Germany for the racing cars) I believe you need to bore the block out to 2000cc and have a forged crankshaft fitted to cope with the higher rpm (this though could be Stage 2 - I am not well versed on the detail). I'd be interested in who is doing it for you, and prices, as tuners on the M271 engines in the UK are very far a few between. It is a pity as the engine is highly rated in club racing in Germany, and of course dominated Formula3 for a long time. With the right engineering, an SLK200 could be quite a beast!
Or, are you having the engine uprated to 180 from the 160 you have now using standard parts?