MANHART ER 800 – Tires and parts News
When thinking of MANHART Performance specialists, most tuning fans probably think of the refined BMW models first. Therefore, when many gasoline enthusiasts think of an optimized and performance sedan in the luxury class of this company, they naturally assume that the base is an M5. But the Wuppertal team can also do things differently! And so it has just unveiled its MANHART ER 800.
The basis for this premium sports car, limited to five units, is Affalterbach’s M5 competitor, the Mercedes-AMG E 63 and E 63S, respectively.
The AMG version of the E-Class already produces 571 hp (E 63) or 612 hp (E 63 S) as standard
state. This output, which is by no means weak, is not only a good starting point for MANHART
on the way to significantly higher power: as the new vehicle designation already indicates, the
AMG’s four-liter twin-turbo V8 receives huge horsepower boost to 809bhp
and 1,070 Nm of maximum torque. This is achieved by a MANHART turbo upgrade, a MANHART
intercooler as well as a MANHART carbon intake and MANHART ECU remapping. To upgrade the
exhaust system, there are also additional MANHART sports downpipes with 300-cell catalytic
converters, which do not have TÜV approval and are therefore only intended for export.
To ensure that the ER 800 not only accelerates much faster than the base E 63 S, but also
stops even faster, MANHART has installed a ceramic brake kit with
405x38mm diameter discs on the front axle of the ER 800. Regarding the factory air lowering
suspension from 20 to 30 millimeters, you have the choice between two different variants: either, as in the
case of the example illustrated, using new connecting rods or via software adjustment.
MANHART also improves the appearance as usual: in the wheel arches there is internally Classic
Line of rims in dimensions 9 × 21 and 10.5 × 21 inches with tires in 255/30 ZR21 and 295/25 ZR21.
On the vehicle shown they have a typical MANHART finish in lateral matt black with gold
decoration in the form of a decorative strip on the edge of the rim. Alternatively, however, others
individual color configurations are also possible on request. To top it off, the ER 800
wears a black grille and – as is also customary with MANHART creations – a gold set of
decorations with decorative stripes and lettering on the body painted in black.