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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Photoshoot During Driveaholic.nl Review

At the end of the Driveaholic.nl review, we stopped somewhere to take some shots of my CLS55 (potentially to be used for the review).




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Featured On Driveaholic.nl

I met up with Chris from Driveaholic.nl a little while ago, as he was interested in a review of the CLS55 AMG. I could not refuse and was happy to oblige, as Chris is a talented writer.

Very happy with the article (it’s in Dutch) and had a great afternoon during the test 🙂

Driveaholic.nl – Rijtest: Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG (2005)




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, First Dragy 100-200km/u Measurement, 9.72s!

Met up with Chris van Driveaholic.nl. Chris brought his Dragy with him so it’s rude not to put it to use. Very nice 100-200km/u run on the autobahn in Germany, with an excellent result; 9,72 seconds for a stock car!

Considering it was measured with 2 people in the car, around 75% fuel in the tank and EURO RON95 petrol (instead of RON98 or Aral RON102).

Safe to say that my CLS55 is quite healthy 😉 And very happy with this baseline. On to the next dragy runs!




BMW 140i M-Performance 370BHP / 590Nm Showcase

Teamed up with Driveaholic.nl to shoot some videos of his awesome daily driver, a BMW 140i M-Performance edition with a whopping 370BHP 590Nm (JD Engineering Dynaflow dyno proven, bone stock ECU and no modifications).

Car feels very planted with the wide Michelin Super Sport tyres wrapped around the black BMW 18″ wheels. Suspension and geometry feels good, the power delivery feels very smooth and it never feels dangerous or out of place.

The video shows:

  • small showcase (inc dyno figures)
  • Idle / tickover sound -Revving (pop & bangs)
  • Launch Control (0-60mph / 0-100kmh in 4.6s!)
  • Fast driveby -U-Turn fast cornering (light shake)
  • Driveby – Fast roundabout
  • German Autobahn – Encounter with a Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2D AWD Veloce

Thanks to Driveaholic.nl for a wonderfull day 🙂

Equipment used:

  • Nikon D5100
  • Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S DX
  • Rode VideoMic Pro