lb-ft @ from 2000 rpm
hp @ 5800 rpm
(from Kleemann Press
Release) 3.8 seconds from zero to 100 km/h sounds
impossible for a four-door salon car, but with KLEEMANN it is
possible! Boasting 600 Hp and 760 Nm of torque, KLEEMANN delivers
mega power for the new C 55 AMG from Mercedes-Benz.
The heart of this high-performance speed-monster is a specially
revised version of the eight-cylinder Mercedes-Benz NA (Normal
Aspirated) 5,5 litre engine. Equipped with only the KLEEMANN
Kompressor system the engines power yield zooms from standard 367 Hp
/ 270 kW and 510 Nm to phenomenal 550 Hp / 404 kW and 718 Nm.
Additionally the C 55K S8 is fitted with the KLEEMANN Stage 8 tuning
kit. This means that the engine ECU is reprogrammed and application
specific super sport camshafts are fitted. Last, but not least,
tailor-made headers in stainless steel and a complete dual 70 mm
stainless steel exhaust system utilizing four steel racing catalysts
lowers the exhaust backpressure allowing the engine to breathe more
freely, producing more power. As the finishing touch to it all, the
KLEEMANN C 55K S8 is fitted with two Trapezoid-shaped rear mufflers
that fit perfectly to the stock AMG rear-bumper.
With these engine modifications, the KLEEMANN C 55K S8 produces a
breathtaking 600 Hp / 441 kW at 5800 rpm and 760 Nm of torque
available from 2000 rpm. This incredible power is routed through a
custom-developed KLEEMANN Limited Slip Differential (LSD) which
applies a 60 percent lock-up ratio between the rear wheels. This
modification is essential for maximum traction of the driven wheels
and the fantastic accelerations figures for this car.
The performance benchmarks of this exclusive four-door salon are
unbelievable 3,8 seconds from 0-100 km/h and 12,5 seconds for 0-200
km/h. Like all other high-performance KLEEMANN cars the top speed is
electronically limited to 300 km/h.
The enormous performance potential requires the best from wheels,
suspension and brakes, and to meet these high demands KLEEMANN has
developed exceptional upgrades in all three categories.
The KLEEMANN C 55K S8 comes with a choice between the classic
two-piece TM-5 or the three-piece forged TS-6 light alloy wheel,
which can be fitted on the car in sizes ranging from 17- to
19-inches in diameter. The largest possible combination on the C 55K
S8 is the KLEEMANN TS6 alloy wheel in size 8.5JX19 for the front
axle with 235/35 ZR 19 tires, and 9.5JX19 with 265/30 ZR 19 tires on
the rear. The special shape of the TS6 rim star augments the
aerodynamics of the car as it exhausts the air from underneath. In
addition to reducing lift this also increases cooling of the brakes
and ads to the handling and stability of the vehicle.
To further increase the cars handling characteristics KLEEMANN has
fitted the car with KLEEMANN Speed Sensitive Suspension, which
lowers the ride height by up to 30 millimetres, reduces body roll
and increases the cars turn-in capability. Designed specifically for
use with sporty low-profile tires it’s a perfect combination of
agile cornering and extraordinary ride comfort. The efficiency of
the KLEEMANN Speed Sensitive Suspension System was documented in a
test conducted by the American car magazine “Car & Driver”. On a 300
ft skid pat the KLEEMANN C 55K S8 pulled a whooping 0.9 lateral G’s,
which is better than a Chevrolet C6 Corvette.
The safety aspect of a high performance car like the KLEEMANN C 55K
S8 is the specially developed KLEEMANN high performance brake
system, which easily handles even the most extreme braking tasks.
Fitted with the largest KB-3 KLEEMANN high performance brake system
the KLEEMANN C 55K S8 features 396 x 36 mm vented and cross-drilled
two-piece brake discs with six piston forged and handmade calipers
in the front, and 342 x 28 mm vented and cross-drilled two-piece
brake discs with four piston forged and handmade calipers in the
Another focal point of refining the KLEEMANN C 55K S8 is the
interior. KLEEMANN offers an extensive program for the elegant
C-Class ranging from full leather to a combined leather/alcantara
interior. The KLEEMANN program also includes a wide selection of
individual accessories such as illuminated entrance panels with
KLEEMANN logo, and an ergonomic KLEEMANN sport steering wheel with a
choice of leather, leather/wood or leather/carbon combined with the
possibility to shift through the gears via two bottoms fitted on the
steering wheel. The finishing touch to the interior is genuine
carbon inlays on the dashboard, centre console and door covers which
creates a sporty yet comfortable and exclusive feeling.