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Old 09-11-2008, 09:55 AM
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Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series by Kleeman

545 hp and 675 Nm

The Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG is a remarkable creature, praised by those that have driven it and coveted by those that haven't. But even with its exemplary performance attributes and its remarkable amount of power, one can still pose the question: "Could the CLK63 AMG Black Series be better?" Judging by the latest work from Kleemann, the Danish tuner's response if asked the aforementioned question would be an unequivocal "yes." That's because the company has unveiled a series of tuning products aimed directly at making the already-spectacular CLK63 Black even more desirable, adding a number of subtle performance enhancements while maintaining the same everyday drivability we've all grown accustomed to in each and every one of AMG's various models.

How exactly did they do it?

First and foremost, Kleemann addressed the heart and soul of the CLK63 AMG Black Series: its engine. In its standard form, the CLK's 6.2 liter AMG powerplant produces 507 horsepower – an impressive figure in and of itself. Thanks to the use of the new Kleemann 63-K2 kit, however, peak power increases to 545 horsepower and 675 Nm of torque while power is raised throughout the rev scale. As for what's contained in Kleemann's 63-K2 kit, the package consists of a set of high flow exhaust manifolds with matching downpipes and 200-cell steel sport catalysts as well as a remapped engine ECU.

After addressing the engine, Kleemann then moved on to the CLK 63 AMG Black Series' wheels, replacing the standard 19-inch AMG wheels with 20-inch 3 piece Kleemann TS-6 wheels (10" wide with 255/30 tires on the front axle and 11" wide with 305/25 tires on the rear axle). To complete the package, Kleemann wrapped up their tuning of the CLK Black Series with a new logo kit, replacing the MB letters on the trunk lid with their own moniker.

Other than that, the rest of the CLK remains pure and undefiled. A little more power and a slightly tweaked appearance are what await you if you opt for the Kleemann Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series, and considering how fantastic the production CLK63 AMG Black Series is, that, my friends, is a good thing.

To learn more about the Kleemann Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series and see a number of photos showcasing it in an assortment of delectable poses, keep scrolling for the complete photo gallery (click any picture to enlarge) and press release.

Enjoy ladies and gentlemen.

http://emercedesbenz.com/Images/Sep0...3K_black_1.jpg
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http://emercedesbenz.com/Images/Sep0...3K_black_3.jpg
http://emercedesbenz.com/Images/Sep0...3K_black_4.jpg
http://emercedesbenz.com/Images/Sep0...3K_black_5.jpg

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Revealing the dark side of the CLK 63 AMG Black Series

Cars from the AMG division of Mercedes-Benz have always been considered as something rather special. With the introduction of the Black Series models, this is more evident than ever before, and the CLK 63 AMG Black Series is considered by many as the ultimate driving machine. At Kleemann however, they saw it as just another interesting challenge, and the result is one of the most fascinating and uncompromising Kleemann cars ever.

How do we optimize this car? This question has only one correct answer: With sophistication! The already fabulous CLK 63 AMG Black Series doesn’t leave much room for improvements, but the Kleemann engineers didn’t hesitate for a second, when they received this challenge. Somehow, AMG had just done a lot of the work that had previously been performed by Kleemann on the “normal” CLK’s, so the task wasn’t really that difficult.

The first thing you notice on a CLK Black is the racy styling – particularly the wide fenders, which house the 19” AMG wheels. Now the car rolls on 20” 3 piece Kleemann TS-6 wheels, 10” wide with 255/30 tires on the front axle and 11” wide with 305/25 tires on the rear axle. These wheels visually complete the exterior of the car and work in perfect harmony with the race inspired Black Series chassis for a much improved driving experience.

The next step of the Kleemann optimisation was a power increase for the 507 HP 6.2 litre AMG engine. This car is the first model fitted with the new Kleemann 63-K2 kit, consisting of a set of high flow exhaust manifolds with matching downpipes and 200-cell steel sport catalysts and a remapped engine ECU. This kit increases peak power to 545 HP and 675 Nm of torque and power is raised throughout the rev scale, retaining the everyday driveability of the stock engine and eliminating the need to modify the gearbox (The Kleemann 63-K2 kit can be fitted to all AMG 63 cars).

As the final touch to the magnificent car, the brand new Kleemann logo kit has replaced the MB letters on the boot lid. The elegant and minimalistic letters add a touch of exclusivity and mystique to the car, and set it apart from other “standard” Black Series cars (The new logo kit is available from January 2009).

The Kleemann philosophy Comfort Power represents the point that tuning isn’t just about raw power and radical styling. The main goal must always be power and driveability in perfect harmony and the Kleemann CLK 63K AMG Black Series is a perfect example of just that.

About Kleemann A/S

Innovation, passion, excellence and individuality are the core values that Kleemann utilises in the design and manufacturing of our products. A Kleemann upgrade will lift the performance of your Mercedes-Benz to another level, and our design will refine the appearance of the car significantly while still honouring the lines and shapes of the original vehicle. Our goal is to enhance the best qualities of the vehicle and the Mercedes-Benz brand, and even a full Kleemann conversion performed on a top-of-the-line model will never compromise style, safety or reliability.

The combination of tremendous performance and everyday driveability that provides both joy in ownership and intense driving pleasure to our clients all over the world is what characterises a Kleemann car. It is a phenomenon that we call Comfort Power.

Kleemann A/S was founded in 1994 by Claus Ankjaer and the company currently employs 15 people in the Danish headquarter and US regional headquarter. Kleemann products are currently sold in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Copyright © 2008, Kleemann A/S

Source: emercedesbenz.com
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:09 AM
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I think the rims don't fit the car that well. Will the car manage to go round corner with all that power? I heard the CLK 63 Black handle well, but it's still a CLK!
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:15 AM
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Those AMG calipers are hot. I'm not sure how I feel about the wheels, maybe a little too complex. The car itself looks good, but the one they upgraded from looked good already, I don't know if this was that huge of an improvement.

Sure, more HP, but when there's so much already, that doesn't excite me. The wheels look heavy, I wonder if they weigh more than the originals. Overall, yeah the car looks good, but what Kleemann has done doesn't impress me that much, I don't see a huge reason people would prefer it over the original AMG Black
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as for kleeman, i expected some awesome modifications. i'm dissappointed - they could've done better
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its a nice ride.. but that rims... maybe if the rims are black..
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those wheels looks ridiculous and not in the good way
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I prefer normal one. It even looks better.
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Thanks for the info and pics Souljah
looks = mediocre
kleeman = klansmen in the mixed-up jumble of my brain. Confusing a tuner and white supremacists is quite annoying.
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Thanks for the info and pics Souljah
looks = mediocre
kleeman = klansmen in the mixed-up jumble of my brain. Confusing a tuner and white supremacists is quite annoying.
wait until they add KKK turbos...
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it looks nice except for the rims though but still i feel something is missing from the car although i don't know what...
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Car itself and Paint = 98%
Wheels = 2%

Horrible wheel selection on such a nice looking car...
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heh wheels aren't too bad actually
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:50 AM
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Yes i was disappointed about the wheels, and the upgrade, was hoping for a supercharger
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Wheels need moar diamondz.

Otherwise it isn't too bad... but nothing particular IMO.
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