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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Some Statistics

Someone asked me on a forum how many kilometers per litre the CLS55 does and I was happy to share that information with them. Yes it’s a big engine with a lot of power, but when you treat it gently it can be quite economical for it’s size.

I achieved a respectable 1:8.5 over 155km (mostly highway) with cruising speeds around 120km/u. Also the fuel gauge indicated a half tank when I had already driven 350km’s, which suprised me!

I love the white gauges in the black dashboard 🙂



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Brabomeet 26-06-2022

I have been a member of the Seat forum Seat-Online.nl for quite some time and the Brabomeet is always a fun and nice small meet around Eindhoven. I made some pictures while I was there.

I love the timeless look of this car…

2 Videos were created, where you can hear the mighty V8 M113k Mercedes engine 🙂




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, New Intake Pipes (Gold Tape Heatwrap)

Noticed that one of the plastic intake tubes was broken, so I replaced them both. Fortunately, the intake pipes only costs 11 euro per piece, which is a steal!

I added gold plated tape, to fend of radiating heat and keep the incoming air as cool as possible. Took quite some time and effort, but I am happy with the end result and how it looks in the engine bay.

Broken hose Vs new hose
Work in progress on the gold plated tape

See all CLS55 AMG pictures here in my Google Photos album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6SP5PFAUXCqanoSX9




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Original AMG Wheels V8 Kompressor Badge

I love this combination…The 19″ Original AMG wheels, the 8 pots AMG Calipers with the 360mm drilled discs and the legendary “V8 Kompressor” badge.

All CLS55 AMG pictures here in my Google Photos album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6SP5PFAUXCqanoSX9




NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Raceway Venray 07/14/2019

Visited the Raceway Venray last weekend to see the NASCAR Whelen Euro series. I always wanted to see NASCAR and I got lucky, as the Raceway Venray is only a 20 minute drive away from my home.

Enjoy this small compilation I created from that day. Filmed with a LG G5 smartphone. Image & sound have not been altered in any way.

Loris Hezemans claimed victory this day during the 9th race of the Euro series.

RacewayVenray.com > https://www.racewayvenray.com/nieuws/21298-1314-juli-nwes-supercup-national-hotrod-op-raceway-venray

Program > https://www.racewayvenray.com/files/1day-schedule-nwes-supercup-national-hotrod-14-jul-2019.pdf

Also check some of the pictures I shot that day. Full set here > https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyramdin/albums/72157709640539371

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Volvo S80 2.4T Changing Spark Plugs (NGK K20TT 4604)

Fitted some fresh new plugs and decided to try NGK copper plug instead of Volvo OEM Iridium plugs. They work great and cost next to nothing. Decided to try NGK K20TT 4606. Double checked the gap to be sure, they are correctly preset for the Volvo S80 2.4 / 2.5T.

Still have to get used to swapping out 5 spark plugs instead of the “usual” 4.

Volvo S80 2.4T Changing Spark plugs

Volvo S80 2.4T Changing Spark plugs

Volvo S80 2.4T Changing Spark plugs




Volvo S80 2.4T 19″ Black Monaco Mirabeau wheels

Found a nice set on eBay Kleinanzeigen for my Volvo S80 2.4T Wasa Limited edition. They are black 19″ inch Monaco Mirabeau wheels, which fit the black Volvo great. Very happy with them 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T 19" Monaco Mirabeau wheels

Volvo S80 2.4T 19" Monaco Mirabeau wheels