We already know that a more exhilarating level of power and torque can be safely extracted from the exhaust and tuning upgrades found in our Alpha 7 package for the 2011+ CLS63 and 2012+ E63 AMG. The implementation of a much larger, more balanced and less restrictive intake system will only serve to further improve the performance of an upgraded 5.5L Biturbo ( M157 ) equipped Mercedes.
The Alpha Performance Mercedes 5.5L Biturbo Carbon Fiber Intake System was engineered to serve that purpose. We redesigned the entire intake system – not just the air filters or the filter box tops. It will be considerably larger than anything now available and will provide your AMG improved air flow dynamics for greater efficiency. What does this mean?
In our design, the cross-sectional area of the air box filter was increased by 41%. Cross-sectional area of the inlet was increased by 20%, while the outlet was increased by 25%. Each of the three sections were proportionally scaled to these sizes in order to reduce bottle-necking within the system. Unlike other intake systems or air filter upgrades, we designed it to complement stock power to over 1000 horsepower with greater efficiency than just increasing the size of the stock dimensions alone.