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This item and any similar items are not CARB approved and therefore not for sale in the state of California or other states that require CARB certification. No assessment is being made regarding this product's compliance with the EPA's anti tampering policy, only that the necessary testing and validation has not been completed. Please check with your local enforcement officials regarding legality of use in your place of residence.
With 20 years of documented research and development in the forced induction field, AMS Performance has proven itself as the powerhouse in the automotive aftermarket. AMS’ award winning performance systems are what all others are measured by. Be the Alpha.
Whether you live in a hot climate region, enjoy drag racing, or long high speed pulls on airstrips the Alpha M133 AMG Intercooler will help keep your intake temps lower and maintain your AMG’s maximum power output no matter the conditions. Your Mercedes 2.0L turbocharged engine does not use the typical air to air front mount intercooler (FMIC) you may be used to. Like many modern turbocharged vehicles, the A Series AMG uses coolant to cool the intake air charge through an air-to-water heat exchanger and intercooler system. While this OEM system may be sufficient for a stock vehicle under ideal conditions, it can quickly become ineffective when dealing with additional heat from increased horsepower levels.
Through their testing, they found the factory Mercedes-Benz intercooler can also fail, internally. This failure allows for the air and water sides of the intercooler to mix. This mixture inside the factory intercooler can potentially damage your M133 engine. Not something you want as a performance enthusiast!
Replace The Failure Prone Stock Unit With A Motorsport Quality Upgrade
Over the years AMS has seen many factory intercoolers develop internal leaks which allow for the air and coolant to mix inside the intercooler core. This mixing of two separate systems can cause issues like lower boost output from the turbocharger, as well as the much more extreme scenario – liquid coolant entering your engine’s combustion chamber. For the core of the AMS M133 Alpha Intercooler AMS chose a motorsport quality core to rectify this potential issue. This high efficiency, dual pass core is much larger and dissipates heat quickly for maximum cooling. Through their larger design, added fluid capacity and drastically increased flow, your 2.0L M133 turbocharged engine benefits from over 10% reduced intake air temperatures (IAT), boosting your power output!
Increased Size for Maximum Cooling On Your Boosted Benz
By adding to the thickness of the OEM core you gain an extraordinary amount of added cooling by increasing efficiency. The Alpha intercooler core has an astounding 34% increase in volume over the stock intercooler! You gain an increased thermal efficiency over the entire intercooler system by installing the much larger Alpha M133 intercooler. The AMS Engineering Team actually designed the core with 22 fins per inch which allows for excellent airflow, and thus more heat transfer through the larger core.
While AMS believes this product is either CARB EO exemption applicable, or complies with the EPA’s Anti-Tampering Policy, they have not completed the required testing and administrative process at this time. This product is not available to purchase for emissions-controlled vehicles located within the state of California, or available to ship to California addresses, without a completed AMS Race Waiver form. International users outside of the United States should act in accordance with their local laws and regulations.
About AMS Performance
“AMS Was Built On A Foundation of Integrity. This Is Who We Are. This Is What You Can Count On.“
At AMS Performance, they specialize in automotive performance for turbocharged vehicles. In addition to being a leader in the automotive performance parts manufacturing industry, they offer in-house engine computer calibration, parts and package installations, as well as engine and transmission building services.
First and foremost, AMS is an engineering company. Unlike other shops, their parts are engineered to be the best performing components you can buy. Most manufacturers in the industry have a basic understanding of engine performance but at AMS they take it far past that using computer-aided designs and mechanical engineers with years of motorsports experience.
AMS Performance has been at the top of the game since opening our doors 20 years ago. From turn-key packages to individual components, they can meet and exceed all kinds of performance goals. From drag racing to road racing, and everything in between, let AMS enhance your driving experience!
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