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Kleeman Supercharger for CLK 320 <br> ...........I have a 2000 CLK 320 with Lorinser gizmos. I would have liked to put a Lorinser supercharger, but they cost 25 grand and offer less increase in HP than Kleeman which costs less. My question is, has anyone had a Kleemman supercharger installed in their Clk 320 and if so: <br> a) How much did it cost? <br> b) How does the car compare to a stock CLK 55. I know it won't beat a CLk 55, but given that the V6 320 is a lighter car. what 0-60 and quater mile times can you get from the supercharged V6 compared to a stock 55. Thanks. <br> <br> Ted<br>
 
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Kleemann clk 320 0-60 in 5.3 sec.??? That's can't be................

<br> I think that the Kleemann Clk 430 spec., not the 320. Here's why, the Factory Clk 430 is about 1 full second faster then clk 320 from 0-60. So if, the Kleemann 320 can do 5.3s, that also meant the Kleemann 430 will do the same in 4.2s. In 4.2s, it should be ahead about 2 to 3 car lenght ahead of the E55 (factory spec. 0-60 5.3s)and the C32 (factory spec. 0-60 5.0s)right? That's not what i saw at the last Ervine Spectrum meeting drag race between the Kleemann Clk 430, E55 and C32. The Kleemann Clk 430 actually came in third behind the C32 (5.0s) and E55 (5.3s).So i think the Kleemann Clk 320 spec. you mention is too low.
 
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Re: Kleemann clk 320 0-60 in 5.3 sec.??? That's can't be................

Oops, my mistake. The 320K does 0-60 in 6 seconds, and 1/4 mile between 430 and 55. I saw Ben(Mach430) from Evosport race an E55 and he easily won by a few car lengths. His car is putting out about 30 more HP than the CLK43K at the Irvine Spectrum meet. Ted, if you're really interested in getting a Kleemann Supercharger, I would recommend you to email [email protected] for more info, he's a nice guy and he'll be more than happy to help you.<br> <br> -Bruce
 
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Re: Approximately $10,000 w/ labor, 0-60 in 5.3sec, this is all I know

......that will be awesome. could you give me the source. i kinda want to see it documented somewhere before i dish out the 10 grand. <br> <br> ted
 
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Re: Kleemann clk 320 0-60 in 5.3 sec.??? That's can't be................

......Linh. The stock CLK 430 is not 1 second faster than the CLK 320. The 430 0-60 is 6.1 and the 320 is 6.9 secs. Also with the Kleeman supercharger, you supposedly get an additional 100-120hp boost at the crank compared to stock. This is pretty much the same for both the 430 and the 320. See the evosport website. But because the 430 weighs more than the 320, the hp/weight ratio favors the 320. So the calculations you made will not be valid for the above reason. Having said that, 0-60 in 5.3 secs for a supercharged CLK 320 is simply monstrous. If I can see it documented somewhere. I will get the Kleeman.
 
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Ted...read my post again................................

<br> so the stock Clk 430 is faster then the Clk 320 is .8 sec. Then if the Kleemann Clk 320 0-60 is 5.3s then should the Kleemann Clk 430 do 0-60 in 4.5s, right? The answer to that is no. Kleemann clk 430 do 0-60 is 5.0s. So the Kleemann Clk 320 should do 0-60 in 5.8s not 5.3s !!! The weight from the S/C that has added is not that much different between the V8 and V6.
 
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Re: Well Ted, Kleemann C320 is the same engine as Clk 320 and was quoted as 0-60 in 6.0s.

.......I think 5.3 is probaably unrealistic, but 6.0 is probably a bit too slow. The stock CLK 430 goes 0-60 in 6.1 seconds and has 275HP. A Kleemann supercharged CLK 320 weighs a bit less and has 330hp, 55hp more than a stock 430. Therefore, I would think that a Kleeman CLK 320 will be faster than 6.0 seconds from o-60. Your point about the Kleemann C320 is well taken, it depends on the 0-60 time for the stock C320 before it was Kleemannized. Unfortunately, I don't know what that figure is. <br> <br> Ted
 
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Re: Well Ted, Kleemann C320 is the same engine as Clk 320 and was quoted as 0-60 in 6.0s.

.......Sorry for too many posts on this topic, but I plan to Kleemanize my CLK 320 and I am really interested in gathering info before shelling out the 10 grand. CLK 55 AMG puts out 342HP and Kleemanized CLK 320 puts out 330HP. The difference is only 12 HP, maybe the figure of 0-60 in 5.3 secs is correct. The stock ClK 55 does 0-60 in sub 5secs. What do you think.
 
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Ted, you can't just compared it by hp like that because i also have to do...........................

<br> to how the engine it was 'tuned'. For example, you can make your Clk 320 to produces the same hp as the Clk 55 but if the Clk 320 engine redline is at 6500 rpm and the Clk 55 redline is at 5500. Which car to you think is faster? There's alot of thing that need to be consider. Two car might be the same in everything except for the gear ratio, this also need to be consider. It just an example. I suggest you contact Ben, Brad or Simon at Evosport.com for more info and spec. They are Kleemann retailer.
 
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Re: why not just sell you car and buy a CLK55 ?

..........it is no longer possible for some reason to upload pictures to this forum because they are 'moving the servers.' Take a look at the audio/electronics forum at MBworld.org and you will see why I won't conider selling my car. trust me just look.<br> <br> Ted<br> <br> <br>
 
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Re: Ted, you can't just compared it by hp like that because i also have to do......................

........Actually I have been in touch with somebody from Kleeman USA. They confirm the 0-60 time of 6secs for a C320K. By increasing the the rear differential by 10-20%, you can shave off .3 seconds from the 0-60 time but may limit your top speed. Infact, the E55k that won the fastest 4 door sedan title had its rear differential lowered and a different pulley that increased the supercharger from the factory .5 bar to .6 bar. This allowed for increase in HP from expected 550 to 607 but more significantly, the lowering of the rear differential increased the attainable top speed. Since I am not so much interested in top speed, my plan is to purchase this pulley that will allow the supercharger to funtion at .6 bar and also I will increase my rear differential by 10-15% and see what I get. Besides that I habve other reasons not to sell my car as you will see when you look at the electronics forum at MB world.org, I am not neccessarily trying to gun for CLK 55 performance. I'm just a tweeker and using CLK 55 as a model and trying to see how much I can do to 320 without blowing it up. Wish me luck.<br> <br> Ted
 
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Ted, i know what you mean. some poeple think that when we modified our's car........................

<br> because we want our car to go faster. The true is, there's more to it then that. Is the enjoy and excitment that we get from working on car or trying to make it faster then factory. That's why i offer to do spring installation for FREE. I now also offer to do Kleemann Slk 230 Pulley installation for FREE too. I wish you luck from not blowning up your engine and i'm sure you will enjoy mods your car.
 
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Discussion Starter #17
The reason that the CLK32K does not come close to the CLK55 is because of the difference in torque. Changing the pulley would help, however as Ben at Evosport told me, without special gas and/or an engine tuned for boost, you put your engine at risk. Kleemann superchargers have been tested for 10s of thousands of hours, and found .5 bar to be the perfect number. Ben suggested leaving the pulley how it is, and changing your differential. Yes, your top speed will be limited, but how often to you plan to be going over 150mph?
 
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OH my god!!!! I just picked up my Kleeman supercharged CLK 320 with Kleeman alloy pulley. Whopping 345HP!!! Words cannot explain. Sorry I am off driving.<br> <br> Ted
 
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Re: Ted, i know what you mean. some poeple think that when we modified our's car...................

does kleeman offer a warrentee on their supercharger? because im sure it voids the factory warentee on the car as far as the engine is concerned which is not something id like to blow up and have to replace. If anyone has any information please let me know. thanks
 
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