Mercedes-Benz Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Samir, have you had firsthand experience with a Kleemann supercharged 3.2L V6? (more)

If so, how does it compare to a stock 4.3L V8? Judging from dyno charts I've seen, the 32K seems to have more power and torque throughout the range, but I'd prefer a firsthand account. How smooth is the power delivery? Do you think a supercharged 320 would keep up with (or outpace) a 430?<p>adsl-63-194-11-218.dsl.lsan03.pacbell.net
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Yes...I drove Kleemann's E320K

Since the Kleemann kompressor makes boost by 1000 RPMs, the power deliver is superb and very linear. It feels nothing like a centrifugal supercharger or turbocharger where substantial boost is not generated until ~ 3000RPMs...resulting in a 'jolt' of power. To be honest, it doesn't even feel supercharged...it feels more like a larger displacement engine.<br> <br> The E320K will definitely keep up with an E430.<p>ca-santamonica3a-172.stmnca.adelphia.net
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I am co-owner of SBT Design in Los Angeles

and also own a company called Technik that supplies engine components for BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche.<p>ca-santamonica3a-172.stmnca.adelphia.net
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
And if it were? More power than the 430 with a 3.07 differential. Should easily win 0-60, right?
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top