There is one Mercedes that, when we look at it, simply makes us smile. One Mercedes holding design, sound and power that is simply menacing: the Mercedes SLS AMG. While it may come off the line with plenty of raw power, performance tuner Kleemann A/S believes it’s not enough. They do however, believe that nearly everything else about the Mercedes SLS AMG is nearly perfect, with the sharp, sporty drive that conveys a track feel through a road car and the best comfort available in the market. And so, in order to improve the car without taking away its street feel, they’ve focused entirely on the engine and exhaust system.
Their first goal: simply add more power. They began with a Kleemann supercharger.
Next: make the transition from aspirated engine to a supercharged engine flawless and smooth. The supercharger itself has been manufactured out of billet aluminum and carved from solid alloy blocks, and then anodized in black.
Once completed, the new Mercedes for sale is lifted to get a complete exhaust makeover. The exhaust is made up of a bolt-on dual mid muffler cat back exhaust with an X-section, for which the option of a polished stainless steel finish is available. The result is screaming excitement and contributes one major factor to providing the airflow needed for the high ratio supercharger.
However, Kleemann understands that some people have neighbors who may not appreciate “screaming excitement,” and so they’ve given the driver a control on the inside of the cockpit to adjust flaps set at the end of the exhaust system to lower or heighten sound. When the full system allows maximum airflow through the exhaust and employs the supercharger, 50 hp is added to the already incredible power under the bonnet of this supercar.
The atomic power found in this car after it’s received the Kleemann Performance Package is astonishing. From a stop it will launch you to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and from 0-124 mph in a scarce 9.3 seconds. With the package, the specifications of this sports car rise to 770 hp and 623 ft-lbs of torque. With the enhancements in place, you’ll find no limits on the 6.3-Liter V8 engine, right up until you redline in seventh gear.
The Kleemann SLS AMG is an inspiration, a display of true power and ability. With it, you’ll receive all the fine tuned benefits of a road car with the power every enthusiast yearns for. With raw power transformed into high airflow energy you’ll find yourself in a state of enthusiastic shock, and at the same time, well amused.
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