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2004 Kleemann CL 60

The Mercedes-Benz CL 600 set new standards of what to expect from a luxury coupe. As released, its Bi-Turbo 12-cylinder engine produced 500 hp (368 KW_ and 590 lbs/ft (800 Nm) in standard trim. Now, Kleemann increases power to 627 hp (467.6 Kw) and the torque to 769 ft lbs (1043 Nm) as a highlight of their comprehensive tuning prgram. The turbocharged V12-engine is fitted with a low back pressure stainless-steel exhaust system with two Trapezoid-shaped tailpipes to improve engine breathing. To minimize wheel spin the car is fitted with the Kleemann LSD locking differential.

Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission, reprogrammed with a Kleemann EGS (Electronic Gear Shift) module to fit the cars sporting nature. This modification adds faster gearshifts and the ability to shift through the gears via two bottoms on the Kleemann sport steering wheel.

Performance is breathtaking. From a standstill to 100 km/t in only 4.2 seconds and after 11.8 seconds, the driver has arrived at 200 km/h. Top speed is electronically limited to 300 km/h.

2004 Kleemann CL 60

The Kleemann aerodynamic package is designed to the highest level of both form and function. Appearance is sporty yet elegant, and besides it’s intrigue the package offers a performance advantage. At high speeds the front spoiler, with the built-in air ducts for brake cooling, reduces lift on the front axle thus further improving directional stability. The rear apron with the integrated diffuser panel rounds out the upgrade.

Another important customizing feature on the CL is the two-piece TM5 or the three-piece forged TS6 light alloy wheels, which can be mounted on the coupe in the sizes 18, 19 and 20-inch diameters. The largest possible combination on the CL is the Kleemann TS6 alloy wheel in size 9.5JX20 for the front axle with 245/35 ZR 20 tires, and 11JX20 with 285/30 ZR 20 tires on the rear.

To further increase the already superb handling characteristics of the car Kleemann has developed an electronic body lowering module (EBL) for the ABC suspension, which lowers the ride height by up to 35 millimetres.

The safety aspect of a high performance coupe like the CL 60 is the Kleemann high performance brake system, which easily handles even the most extreme braking tasks. The Kleemann brake system features 396 x 36 mm vented and cross-drilled discs with six piston calipers in the front, and 342 x 28 mm vented and cross-drilled discs with four piston calipers in the rear.

Another focal point of refining the Mercedes-Benz CL 600 is the interior. Kleemann offers an extensive program for the luxury coupe. Included are such attractive accessories as illuminated entrance panels with Kleemann logo, and an ergonomic Kleemann sport steering wheel with a choice of leather, leather/wood or leather/carbon. The finishing touch to the interior is genuine carbon inlays on the dashboard, center console and door covers which creates a sporty yet comfortable and exclusive feeling. Virtually any color combination of the interior can be fulfilled.

In Detail

engine V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin-Turbocharged
valvetrain SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl
displacement 5513 cc / 336.4 in³
bore 82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 87 mm / 3.43 in
compression 9.0:1
power 467.6 kw / 627.1 bhp
specific output 113.75 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 302.22 bhp per tonne
torque 1043 nm / 769.3 ft lbs
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD
front tires 245/35 ZR 20
rear tires 285/30 ZR 20
front brakes Vented & Crossdrilled Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 396 mm / x 15.6 in
rear brakes Vented & Crossdrilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size x 342 mm / x 13.5 in
front wheels F 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20.0 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Variable Ratio Assist
f suspension 4-Link Multi-Link w/ABC acative damping system
r suspension Multi-Link w/ABC acative damping system
curb weight 2075 kg / 4575 lbs
wheelbase 2285 mm / 90.0 in
front track 1577 mm / 62.1 in
rear track 1578 mm / 62.1 in
length 4993 mm / 196.6 in
width 1857 mm / 73.1 in
height 1398 mm / 55.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 3.59:1, 2.19:1, 1.41:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1, :1
final drive 2.82:1
top speed ~300 kph / 186.4 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.1 seconds