Kleemann Supercharger for ML55

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  1. Alex

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    Hey folks,

    Was wondering if anyone here had Kleemann supercharger added to their car (ideally ML)? What is your experience?

    Thanks.
     
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    I see this might be your first post - welcome to the forum.

    You'll struggle to find owners in the UK who've done this conversion. If you haven't already, do try the US forums - much more popular over there.
     
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    Thanks Bobby. Unfortunately not much luck there either. Will have to do some more research before pulling the trigger.
     
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    I've got a quotation of about £2-2.5K. Is that reasonable?

    Any reputable tuning shop around Bucks that you guys can recommend for the job?
     
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    Take it that's just for fitting the supercharger. The Kleemann supercharger costs about 7.5K, plus you will need to have the ECU remapped if you are going for the stage 2 with headers as well which requires a return to Kleemann HQ - You may also have problems with warranty as Kleemann recommend you use a recognised Kleemann authorised dealer, and the only one i know is SG Performance in West Sussex, If you are not concerned with warranty, then speak to Olly at PCS Service (black c55). Overall you would be looking at 10 - 11K if not more for supecharger, ECU remap and fitting plus a lot of negotiating. I'm close but not there yet.
     
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    Do it do it do it
     
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    How did I know you would say that!!!!
     
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    Check the swede's car on youtube w210 e55 kleemann and you ll be convinced! 500+bhp but has the headers and cams as well.
     

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    I thought the E55 AMG (W211) car in pic say's V8 AMG!! already had a supercharger? has he changed supercharger to a Kleemann (expensive mod), can understand changing headers and cats etc. Didn't Scorcher (previous member) fit headers etc to his Black beast - E55.
     
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    £2-2.5K labour quoted by Steen @ SG. Was told by Kleemann Denmark ECU remap is "included" with supercharger kit. I will have a word with PCS, thanks for the tip.

    Seen it. Expecting that number from supercharger alone on my ML.
     
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    Birds in Uxbridge used to offer the Spirit supercharger conversion for the M113 (inc. AMG V8s) and I know they had their own demo car (C43 AMG) that had been converted. Have also seen a W210 E55 in the UK with a Spirit supercharger conversion so there are examples about :)

    Have you already bought the Kleeman kit then? Great fun I imagine but I guess it's a lot of money that probably won't ever be seen again. Are the standard gearboxes etc strong enough for the additional power/torque?

    We will all need lots of photos of course and passenger runs at any future GTG! :D :cool:

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    Kit is not ordered yet but it could be here in a matter of days. Gotta find shop ready to do it @ reasonable cost.

    RE: gearboxes etc. Kleemann people say they converted about 2 - 3,000 MLs to date with no known issues.

    Thanks will do.
     
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    Wow - that surprises me. Don't disbelieve what they said, but 3000 ML55 AMGs converted with 5.5 V8 supercharged engines is a lot more than I would have expected.

    Surprised that with that sort of demand that MB didn't run off a '55 Kompressor ML as a production model. They did the G55K after all :cool:
     
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    The 55 in the pic is a 210 with a kleemann supercharger and has changed the intakes to the w211 as the original box might not sit well on top and people have advised that intake works better.
     
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    That number is for all MLs V6-V8, inc. ML55. But yeah, it is still impressing nonetheless.
     
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    Maybe worth considering an alternative?

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    Interesting, thanks. Will give them a buzz tomorrow.
     

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