Kleeman Unveils Subaru Killer
Posted by www.eMercedesBenz.com on October 18, 2005 at 9:15 AM CST
Imagine for a moment that you are the world famous Crocodile Hunter;
you know, the crazy Australian bloke that dangled his unsuspecting
child in front of the jaws of a thirteen foot reptile.
So anyways, imagine you're the Croc Hunter, and you're traversing the
outback in search of a new form of Australian wildlife to harass. As
you stop to inspect a freshly laid pile of what appears to be wombat
dung, suddenly, out of nowhere, a pack of wild dingos decide to feast
on your freshly trimmed mullet.
If you've found yourself in this or a similar situation, there's
really only one vehicle to suit your lifestyle. Crocodile Dundee
might have you believe it's a Subaru; but Kleemann has other plans
for you my fine, adventurous friends. That's why they introduced the
Kleemann E50KCC, an enhanced version of the Mercedes-Benz E500T 4-
Matic, which sports Kleemann's familiar 595 horsepower 5.0-Liter V8.
How fast is it you ask? The E50KCC sports 0-60 times of under 5
seconds, and has a top speed of 155 mph, electronically limited. In
other words, it's sure to outrun even Australia's wildest boar.
Aside from the power enhancements, Kleemann's E50KCC features, as you
can see from the pictures, a host of exterior enhancements. To
improve drive quality while sojourning through the bush, Kleemann
engineers raised the ride height by 50 mm, thanks to modifications to
the chassis as well as a new wheel package. They also redesigned the
entire lower portion of the car, adding flared wheel arches, front
and rear aprons, and new side skirts.
So Crocodile Hunter, now that you've seen the new Kleemann Subaru
Killer, what do you think? "CRIKEY mate, that's one fine
automobile!" Take that Crocodile Dundee.
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
October 18, 2005
Active leisure time with 595 Horsepower and four wheel drive
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 -100 km/h 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 is increased by 50 mm without compromising driving dynamics
To increase ride height of the car, KLEEMANN engineers have developed
special modifications that offset the whole chassis 30 mm 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 50 mm while the
center of gravity is kept nearly as low as on the standard car.
Ground clearance alone is increased by 20 mm.
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
255/45-ZR 18 TOYO Proxes tires are fitted on 18 inch alloy wheels
large enough to make provisions for the KLEEMANN KB4 High Performance
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 aluminium roof rails.
As always the rear skirt makes provisions for the trapezoid KLEEMANN
The Power Package
The car is powered by the well known 5.0 litre V8 Kompressor engine
which in full KLEEMANN trim puts out 595 Hp @ 5800 rpm and 770Nm of
torque @ 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 of E320T as well as the E500.
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