Published on December 28th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
G-POWER Takes On The Mercedes Challenge With This Bi-Tronik 5
The G-POWER Bi-Tronik 5 power module increases the output of the AMG GT and GT S models to 610 hp at 6,500 rpm, with 755 Nm of torque between 4,000 and 5,500 rpm. For the AMG GT (Standard: 462 hp/600 Nm), this means a staggering increase in output of 148 hp and 155 Nm. Thus modified the AMG GT and GT S rocket to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, a 0.4 sec improvement over standard for this benchmark sprint time.
The Bi-Tronik 5 power module connects to the factory-side engine control unit and its microprocessor modifies the data acquired by the vehicle sensors and then forwards this information to the standard AMG engine control unit. This approach guarantees a perfect match between G-POWER’s high-performance plug-and-play module and the original motor hardware. Importantly, both the diagnostic and the engine protection functions remain unaffected. As a further engine protection measure, the increased output only comes online once the prescribed oil temperature is reached, and is deactivated when the maximum permissible cooling water temperature is reached, such as when running under full load in high ambient temperatures.
As the Tronik 5 module is external to the cars ECU, it is not affected by any factory software update. G-POWER’s double-spoke HURRICANE RR ultra-light forged alloy wheels further enhance the look of the AMG GT/GT S, while reducing unsprung weight for improved chassis dynamics. PRESS RELEASE – AMG Models The G-POWER HURRICANE RR wheel/tyre combination is sized 9.0×20-inch with 275/30R20 tyres in front, and 10.5×21-inch wheels with 305/25R21 tyres at the rear.
In addition to the Finish Jet Black pictured, these forged alloy wheels are also available in Gun Metal Grey, Stardust Silver and Diamond-cut finishes. A very special alternative that really stands out from the crowd is the completely polished silver finish version for this ultra-light alloy wheel.