Mercedes-Benz developed the Kleemann E50KCC and it offers performance at a level only very few SUVs are able to match. The model is capable of reaching a limited top speed of 250 km/h and also it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds. To increase the ride height of the car, Kleemann engineers have developed special modifications that offset the whole chassis more than 1-inch up from the suspension and drive-train. The wheels and tires have been selected to ensure that comfortable and quick everyday driving is maintained while also making the car capable of light off road driving or driving in snowy and slippery conditions. Kleemann has redesigned the exterior of the elegant estate significantly to match the performance and image of the E50KCC.
The Kleemann E50KCC is the perfect car for people wanting something other than a regular SUV but who still appreciate 4-wheel drive and extended ground clearance in some situations. In addition, the Kleemann E50KCC offers performance at a level only very few SUVs are able to match. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h and the car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds.
The Kleemann E50KCC is based on the Mercedes-Benz E500T 4-Matic but the conversion can be carried out on any E-Class T-model.
Ride Height Increased by 2 Inches
To increase ride height of the car, Kleemann engineers have developed special modifications that offset the whole chassis more than 1 inch up from the suspension and drivetrain. In other words, this technical solution allows the engine and gearbox to stay where originally placed while the AirMatic suspension continues to work as on the standard car.
Together with a new wheel package, the offsetting of the chassis results in a ride height increase of a total of 2 inches while the center of gravity is kept nearly as low as on the standard car.
Ground clearance alone is increased by less than an inch.
The wheels and tires have been selected to ensure that comfortable and quick everyday driving is maintained while also making the car capable of light off road driving or driving in snowy and slippery conditions.
255/45 ZR18 TOYO Proxes tires are fitted on 18 inch alloy wheels large enough to make provisions for the Kleemann KB4 High Performance Brake system.
The Exterior Redefined
To match the performance and image of the E50KCC, Kleemann has redesigned the exterior of the elegant estate significantly.
The exterior modifications are more than enhancement parts fitted to the body; they are a complete redesign of the whole lower part of the car including the wheel arches, giving the car a muscular look and strong road presence.
The front and rear skirt, with built-in undercarriage protection in stainless steel, are connected by a bold side skirt and wide wheel arch flares. All together it gives the E50KCC a stern yet sporty look emphasized by polished aluminum roof rails.
As always the rear skirt makes provisions for the trapezoid Kleemann exhaust pipes.
The Power Package
The car is powered by the well known 5.0 liter V8 Kompressor engine which in full Kleemann trim puts out 595 bhp at 5,800 RPM and 568 lb-ft of torque at 2000 RPM. The power upgrade, consisting of the Kleemann Kompressor, a reprogrammed ECU, tubular exhaust headers and Super Sport camshafts, is also available for the V6 powered cars thus a Kleemann CC can be based on an E240T or E320T as well as the E500.
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