• Kleemann W209 CLK500 Supercharger Install by DC Performance

      Kleemann makes a variety of supercharger setups for Mercedes vehicles. They use a roots blower for their kits which makes for a clean install which you can see as well as a car that is a fun to drive. Our friends at DC Performance did a supercharger install of a used kit on a W209 CLK500 and they did a great job documenting the install. No dynos yet although we intend to ask for them, Kleemann claims 455 horsepower and 433 pound-feed of torque.

































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      1. bogdan_mb's Avatar
        bogdan_mb -
        I just wonder when someone (or even Kleemann) will provide something similar for v6 m272
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bogdan_mb Click here to enlarge
        I just wonder when someone (or even Kleemann) will provide something similar for v6 m272
        That is a newer motor so it will take time but it is a good candidate for an SC.
      1. bogdan_mb's Avatar
        bogdan_mb -
        I don't find it quite as new since it's been on the market over 5 years now and also tehnically it's not that complicated (nissan 3.5 v6 has a lot of F/I options). Because not many people have in plan to upgrade this engine (if someone would've need more power in a E350 /S350 for example it would go with 500 v8) major companies don't want to spend some serious mony in reliability test and so. But if we take in consideration smaller cars like slk or c-class it would be quite interesting. Well until then I'll just have to wait.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bogdan_mb Click here to enlarge
        I don't find it quite as new since it's been on the market over 5 years now and also tehnically it's not that complicated (nissan 3.5 v6 has a lot of F/I options). Because not many people have in plan to upgrade this engine (if someone would've need more power in a E350 /S350 for example it would go with 500 v8) major companies don't want to spend some serious mony in reliability test and so. But if we take in consideration smaller cars like slk or c-class it would be quite interesting. Well until then I'll just have to wait.
        Exactly, you say it quite well.

        With the C and SLK class though there is clearly a market for it. I'm rather surprised we haven't seen anything and no one seems to have announced an SC either. Kleemann would be my first hope but... nothing.
      1. 2MCHCAR's Avatar
        2MCHCAR -
        Ha, Ha! I googled Supercharged CLK500 and I found this article; I was like "Hey, that's my car!". I would like to report that the car is still running great and when I'm not on it (not many chances to open her up in LA), my MPG went up from 18.5MPG -> 24MPG.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 2MCHCAR Click here to enlarge
        Ha, Ha! I googled Supercharged CLK500 and I found this article; I was like "Hey, that's my car!". I would like to report that the car is still running great and when I'm not on it (not many chances to open her up in LA), my MPG went up from 18.5MPG -> 24MPG.
        Awesome, welcome! How much power are you putting down?
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Awesome, welcome! How much power are you putting down?
        thats something everyone been asking him since day 1 of the install still no numbers, i think he is pushing same as me at the wheels.
      1. 2MCHCAR's Avatar
        2MCHCAR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Awesome, welcome! How much power are you putting down?
        Thanks Sticky, here are the numbers:
        Baseline: 257WHP 301WTQ
        Supercharged: 341WHP 356WTQ

        I have a few more engine mods to go, so I hope to reach the 400WHP figure some day (installed some BMC air filters just this weekend).

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
        thats something everyone been asking him since day 1 of the install still no numbers, i think he is pushing same as me at the wheels.
        Ha, Ha! I do tend to build the suspense sometimes, but I do respond to certain requests when I get the time. On 2/20/2011 I posted the following dyno graph on MBW:

        Attachment 6911
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 2MCHCAR Click here to enlarge
        Thanks Sticky, here are the numbers:
        Baseline: 257WHP 301WTQ
        Supercharged: 341WHP 356WTQ

        I have a few more engine mods to go, so I hope to reach the 400WHP figure some day (installed some BMC air filters just this weekend).
        Not bad, gain of 100 whp almost. What boost is it at?

        I think you can probably get into the 400 whp range.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Did someone say METH?
      1. 2MCHCAR's Avatar
        2MCHCAR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Not bad, gain of 100 whp almost. What boost is it at?

        I think you can probably get into the 400 whp range.
        I plan on getting on the dyno again and see if it's consistent (after the ECU had a few months to adapt). I'm not sure of the boost level, but I'll email Kleemann and find out.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        Did someone say METH?
        Ha, Ha! Anything is on the table. There's headers, smaller SC pulley, cams, Custom Tune (OE Tuning of course; there located near buy) and P&P heads.
        BTW, your signature is FANTASTIC! LoL!
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Thanks, man. I've never driven a car with OE Tuning, but I have driven MHP tuned car. Almost $#@! myself too. Just sayin. Have no experience with MB tuners other than that as I'm a BMW guy.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 2MCHCAR Click here to enlarge
        Ha, Ha! Anything is on the table. There's headers, smaller SC pulley, cams, Custom Tune (OE Tuning of course; there located near buy) and P&P heads.
        Would be sweet to see what OE could do with it and how their tune would compare. You are just using the Kleemann base tune right?
      1. 2MCHCAR's Avatar
        2MCHCAR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        Thanks, man. I've never driven a car with OE Tuning, but I have driven MHP tuned car. Almost $#@! myself too. Just sayin. Have no experience with MB tuners other than that as I'm a BMW guy.
        Actually, I'm going to contact MHP about their TCU tune (With all this extra torque my car short shifts like crazy); I would consider their ECU tune, but if they're not in LA I can't get a Custom Dyno Tune from them (OE is local).

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Would be sweet to see what OE could do with it and how their tune would compare. You are just using the Kleemann base tune right?
        Yes, I do have the Kleemann base tune, but I'm not sure how much was left on the table. I wanted to do a hardware mod (Pulley, Shorty Header, Cam) so I can maximize my $$$, but maybe I should get a dyno tune then add hardware (to see the gains based on the hardware).
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 2MCHCAR Click here to enlarge
        Yes, I do have the Kleemann base tune, but I'm not sure how much was left on the table. I wanted to do a hardware mod (Pulley, Shorty Header, Cam) so I can maximize my $$$, but maybe I should get a dyno tune then add hardware (to see the gains based on the hardware).
        Ideally, to see the gains each step of the way that would be great. If you want to do that, I think OE would work with you. You will want to retune for the hardware though once you do it, the pulley, headers, cams, etc.
      1. 2MCHCAR's Avatar
        2MCHCAR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Not bad, gain of 100 whp almost. What boost is it at?

        I think you can probably get into the 400 whp range.
        As a follow-up to your question, I inquired about the boost level and they informed me it was at 6lbs-6.5lbs, so it's a safe low boost kit. I really don't want to push too much boost, this motor is designed to be N/A and it doesn't have forged internals. I haven't seen anybody else really push the 5.0L M113, so I have no idea what its limits are.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 2MCHCAR Click here to enlarge
        As a follow-up to your question, I inquired about the boost level and they informed me it was at 6lbs-6.5lbs, so it's a safe low boost kit. I really don't want to push too much boost, this motor is designed to be N/A and it doesn't have forged internals. I haven't seen anybody else really push the 5.0L M113, so I have no idea what its limits are.
        Without forged internals I think you are quite right to stay conservative.
      1. 2MCHCAR's Avatar
        2MCHCAR -
        I have a Dyno video to share!Click here to enlarge

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 2MCHCAR Click here to enlarge
        I have a Dyno video to share!Click here to enlarge

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr8xR9bJpZM
        Embedded the video for you, nicely done!

        Looks like 356 whp? Can you post the graph please? Thanks.
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        need 1/4 times