The early tuning package includes performance and visual upgrades

The early tuning package includes performance and visual upgrades

Noted for its sleek, stylish and almost stealthy modifications of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, Kicherer occupies a special place in the German tuner scene. Apparently that place is very special, because it has released a new E-Class tuning program before the car has even been delivered to dealerships.

The new E-Class, which sneaked onto the scene at the Detroit Motor Show, won't be delivered to European customers until May, and America will have to wait until the third quarter, but Kicherer has already had their hands on one long enough to develop a whole range of accessories.

Working with the foundation of the E-Class AMG appearance package, Kicherer adds its own 20in alloy wheels and a new carbon front spoiler. Carbon fiber rear fascia and side skirt treatments are also included, plus a custom sport exhaust system with quad tailpipes.

A small rear decklid spoiler adds a characteristically understated touch, while inside, the car gets a new sport steering wheel, Kicherer branding and carbon fiber trim with Nappa leather upholstery on the doors and dash.

The package will be available as soon as the E-Class itself is, though pricing hasn't yet been released.