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Kircherer tweaks new Merc 'E'

2009-03-15 17:38
In a typical display of punctual German engineering, Stockach based Kicherer has an E-Class tuning package on offer, despite the car not even being on sale yet...

One cannot fault Kircherer’s enthusiasm, although E-Class orders will only find their way to customers in Germany by May.

Although in-house Mercedes-Benz tuner AMG has already shown off renderings of its performance addled W212 E-Class, Kircherer believes the latest E-Class design still needs some fleshing out.

Contrasted with the AMG package, Kircherer has added a remoulded carbon-fibre front spoiler and rear fascia, the latter framed by custom-made quad exhausts. The very subtle boot spoiler nearly escapes attention at first, as do the new side-skirts.

Contrasting the rendered car's silver bodycolour is a set of black 20-inch, two-piece alloys, which are a little garish and perhaps too 90s for such a contemporary package.


Kircherer says their E-Class conversion includes a new steering wheel, we only see a new steering wheel boss - sorry guys.

Interior embellishments include a new steering wheel boss containing Kircherer’s logo, additional branding and carbon-fibre and leather trimmings on the dash and doors.

With the E-Class not on sale yet, Kircherer is mum concerning suspension or engine tuning options.

With such a studious work ethic, we would be very surprised if revised damper settings and a neat power tweak, are not in the offering from Kircherer come the end May.

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