SL 55 Xtreme Concept
(from Kleemann Press
Release) The all new KLEEMANN SL 55 Xtreme concept. Kleemann
is introducing a line of exciting special edition vehicles based on
different Mercedes-Benz models.
The KLEEMANN SL 55 Xtreme is the first special edition vehicle to
leave the Kleemann production facility. Although originally based on
the chassis of the Mercedes-Benz SL 500 and the naturally aspirated
5.5 AMG engine, the resemblance to the afore mentioned vehicles and
engines however ends.
Production of the KLEEMANN SL 55 Xtreme will be limited to just 20
units. In production form, the limited edition will be based on the
SL 55 AMG, guaranteeing a high tech product that not only is unique
but also highly exclusive.
The first edition vehicle from KLEEMANN features advanced aesthetics
combined with innovative design and superior technical know how. The
latest in the line of ultra refined KLEEMANN Kompressor systems
produces 640 Hp at 5.800 rpm and 835 Nm between 2.000 and 6.000 rpm.
The KLEEMANN Kompressor runs at 0,75 bar which is 0,15 bar lower
than the originally fitted kompressor system from AMG. However due
to better airflow, the KLEEMANN Kompressor produces 35 % more power.
The performance of the finished product is second to none.
With an electronically limited top speed of 330 km/h and an
acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h in just 4,4 seconds, the SL 55 Xtreme
has class leading performance. With huge power reserves, a high
performance braking system could not be overlooked. The 55 Xtreme
features a high efficiency braking system that guarantees perfect
stopping performance regardless of the conditions.
Both the exterior and interior of the SL 55 Xtreme are something to
behold. The word Xtreme is something of an understatement when one
considers the many interesting features of the vehicle. Eye-catching
scissor doors provide a very characteristic appearance of the SL
based car that truly lives up to the name Xtreme. The door mechanism
is fully automated and can be activated by the touch of a button on
the keyless remote control or on the dashboard inside the car. In
practical terms the doors provide full usability and greater
flexibility when opening or closing compared to conventional doors.
When opening the scissor doors, they only require a 60 cm opening
radius compared to the traditional opening radius of 110 cm on a
The characteristic KLEEMANN front spoiler has been modified with a
carbon fibre lip that underlines the sporting intent behind the
design as well as creating better down force and stability at high
speed. The rear spoiler has also been modified. Two extra fins on
the diffuser channel improve airflow behind the vehicle and provide
more down force and stability at high speed as well as during heavy
The interior of the SL 55 Xtreme is in a class of it's own. The
interior is covered in alcantara and soft Nappa leather. Detailing
such as black carbon trim and a beefy sports steering wheel also
provide that exclusive touch.
The seats of the Xtreme are likewise indicatory of and specially
designed for the limited edition vehicle. The seats match the sporty
exterior while retaining original features such as pulse,
ventilation and electric movement which are found on OE seats.
Without compromise to comfort and well being, the contour of the
seats provides for a more sporty and involved driving experience.