This Kleemann-modified 2001 Mercedes-Benz C32K was originally ordered through the Bremen Branch of Mercedes-Benz, spent time in Japan, and now resides in Winnipeg, Canada. The current owner purchased the car in June 2018 and has added approximately 1,200 kilometers. Finished in Glacier White (143) over hand stitched Nappa Leather (701), this W203 sedan is powered by a supercharged 3.2-liter M112 V6 paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. The odometer currently shows only 35,745 original kilometers (22,161 miles). Factory features include xenon headlamps, Parktronic, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, power adjustable and heated seats, and a multi-function steering wheel. In addition, this car has been modified by Kleemann Japan and now boasts a Kleemann helical supercharger, hand-sewn seats, aftermarket steering wheel, Kleemann door sills, Kleemann 18' wheels, AMG brakes with pink calipers, aftermarket Bilstein suspension, Kleemann exhaust, and a Kleemann Aero kit. The car is now being offered by the seller with documented recent service, the factory toolkit, manufacturer’s literature, one key, and a clean Canadian title.
The exterior is finished in Glacier White (143) and features Kleemann styling including sculpted bumpers, side skirts, and twin-tipped exhaust. The Mercedes badges have been replaced with Kleemann badging and shows Kleemann C32K on the decklid. The owner does note scuffs under the front lip from a previous owner and all paint is believed to be original. Exterior features include xenon headlamps, Parktronic, folding mirrors, and tinted glass.
Staggered Kleemann 18” TS-5 wheels are fitted and wear Falken Azenis tires. The 2-piece wheels show no signs of curb rash or bends. Tucked behind the wheels are AMG brakes borrowed from the C32 AMG. The calipers have been painted pink and show Kleemann script on the front.
In the cabin, the seats, Kleemann steering wheel, shift knob, and door cards are trimmed in custom hand-stitched Nappa leather. The center console shows nicely with no signs of flaking finish or scratches. Carbon style Sport trim accents the center console, shift surround, and door cards. A black lacquer Avantgarde shift knob remains in place as an accessory from the C320. The stereo in this example has been modified with an Eclipse double-DIN head unit that still shows a japanese script. Kleemann floor mats are shown in place and will be included in the sale.
The sculpted Kleemann leather steering wheel frames a 260-kph analog speedometer, 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog fuel gauge, and a digital odometer with trip function showing 35,745 original kilometers. Additional gauges within the LCD display show coolant temperature, a digital clock, and temperature gauge. The digital LCD screens present as they should and show no signs of de-pixelation or fading.
The original 3.2-liter M112 V6 has been modified with a Kleemann supercharger, new internals, a tune, and a larger intake which has been painted pink and displays Kleemann script. This example is now rated at 330 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. The original 722.6 five-speed automatic transmission remains unmodified. A Laminova intercooler has been added to maintain cooler temperatures. A photo of the most service has been uploaded to the gallery showing an oil change and transmission service.
The car is now being offered by the seller with documented recent service, the factory toolkit, manufacturer’s literature, one key, and a clean Canadian title. Videos have been added below along with photos of the underside of the C32K.
Contrary to popular belief, the Kleemann C32K actually launched prior to the C32 AMG as the bespoke choice for a faster W203. Many components of the C32K are purpose driven, perhaps most surprising is the supercharger and cooling system. To gain more than 100 horsepower on the stock M112 V6, Kleemann engineers retained stock compression and while the supercharger blows at 7 psi, the Swedish-designed cooling system is the real hero. By design, the intercooler features more direct line cooling than the AMG variants and helps keep the engine from being overworked by maintaining significantly lower charge-air temperatures. In short, this wasn’t meant to beat the C32 AMG but fill a void and moreover a niche in the market before the C32 AMG was released. The result is a more exclusive, more bespoke, and more fun version of the W203 sedan.
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