Kleemann was founded by two Mercedes enthusiasts in 1985. Already three years later, the Benz refiner
arrived at the conclusion that only superchargers would offer the potential for exceptional
performance. And so they started their developments on this sector, long before Mercedes Benz,
respectively AMG, came out with their own compressor solutions. Meanwhile patents and
two world records underline the experiences of the Kleemann engineers, as well as the enormous
power of their cars.
The company's headquarters at Farum, near Denmark's capital Copenhagen, is surprisingly
smaller than the achievements suggest. Small but fine. Most Mercedes dealers in Germany are
bigger but many average workshops are not as valuable as Kleemann's scrap bin. Because, there
are dozens of original Mercedes or AMG parts that have to be replaced to create tuning cars
like theirs. And Kleemann is no spare part reseller, which is why all that fine leftover ends up at
the dump or in the furnace.
Sales volume is relatively low - in comparison to the big names of the branch - although the
cars are available all around the globe. But the Danes don't consider it as being unconditionally
disadvantageous. That way their conversions remain an exclusive option to the Benz tuning brands
from Germany, a rare appearance even in this world's high-society neighbourhoods.
Only the more prestigious Mercedes cars with, at least six cylinder engines, get the Danish
treatment. Either they already have a standard supercharger or the Scandinavian air squeezers mounts their
own thing on them. Means, no aspiration engines by Kleemann but, diesel tuning is also available. Currently
under development: Tuning for the new SLK, as the photo shows. And, in the headquarters' underground development
workshop is currently another highlight in preparation: an improved, more practical type scissor doors for the
The current programme of the tuner comes here - by the way, the website will also be revised soon: www.kleemann.dk