Carlsson is better known as a tuning firm that produces high-end performance and aesthetic kits for Mercedes luxury sedans. With their announcement of a racer specially developed for international hillclimbs, Carlsson is making it known that they are in the business of developing hardcore race cars too. As the renderings show, the basis for the car will be a Mercedes SLK, hence the company moniker for it as the Carlsson SLK 340. Unlike today’s Mercedes sedans that don’t reflect engine sizes by their badges anymore, the SLK 340 does displace 3.4 liters from its V8. Said V8 will be developing 610 horsepower and around 317 lb-ft of torque. Mated to… Continue Reading »
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Renowned Mercedes-Benz tuner Carlsson has created yet another masterpiece—the SL-based C25 Super GT Limited Edition—but don’t get yourself excited just yet because this new baby is set to go on sale only in China. The car is powered by Carlsson’s V8 engine that should give it around 450 horsepower. As some might note, this doesn’t really compare very well to the 753-horsepower engine in the SL600. Of course, there are new elements in this model to aid in getting more performance out of the car, such as the ultralight carbon fiber body that shaves of some 397 pounds compared to the base model. In addition, there are redesigns all around… Continue Reading »
The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is probably one of the most beautful four-door coupe in the market today. But tuner Carlsson is just never satisfied. Carlsson creates a customization program for this already lovely car and made it even lovelier and aftermarket-friendly. Everybody likes red leathers inside a perfectly white car right? So that’s what they did and they tagged it as “red and white dream”. Using Santa Red Nappa Leather for the interior, a “Diamond White Metallic” paint and a nice shiny 20-inch of Carlsson light wheels, the car is surely going to get lots of admiration. Aside from the appearance enhancement, Carlsson also tinkered with the hood of this… Continue Reading »
The Mercedes CLS63 AMG is already a beauty by itself. However, tuner Carlsson pushed it beyond in its kit called the CK 63 RS. The performance changes made by the tuner were actually launched in IAA in Frankfurt. The 649HP and 900Nm torque upgrade premiered then, however, they are now altered its interior, by making it red which makes a great impact to how it looks because of the striking contrast to its white exterior paint. The kit is available in other colors, of course, depending on the customer’s taste. So if you want orange or yellow green it might be doable.
Taking their cue from the increased sales efforts of the big German manufacturers, European tuners have also begun to offer China-exclusive aftermarket updgrades. Carlsson is one of the latest tuners to join the fray, with the tuner establishing a presence in Shanghai. With the C60 Royale, Carlsson has established its bonafides in that important market in a big way. To the already luxurious and prestige-laden Mercedes S600, Carlsson has added a front lip, side skirts, new front and rear bumpers and oval exhaust pipes. Together with these body mods, 20-inch wheels have been fitted, as well as a stainless steel front grille and replacement fog lights. Typical of the higher-end… Continue Reading »
Car Tuner, Carlsson, uses the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG for their newest creation, the CK63 RS. A touch of sophistication in an impressive aerodynamic kit, that is what the CK63 RS is all about. The front spoiler lip is made of carbon fiber that adds a but of sporty look to this saloon car. The trunk lid also has carbon fiber spoiler, that gives a more stable holding even when running at high speeds. On the other hand, the hood’s inside contains the enhances CLS AMG 63 performance package, which is now producing a 649HP and 900Nm of torque, way more than the original’s 557HP and 800 Nm. Sprint time… Continue Reading »
Luxury comes in small package. Carlsson’s new project, the smart fortwo coupe, will be seen at the Hall number 5 of Frankfurt Auto Show this coming Thursday, September 15. The tuning company improved the car by putting LED daytimers and high quality aero kit. The car was lowered by 15 mm at the front, the rear at 35mm. Meanwhile, Carlsson, lent their exclusive alloy wheels of 6.5 x 17 front, and 7.5 x 17 rear, which gave the car a sport look. The quilted Nappa leather with Carlsson logos in the backrest and steering wheel added to the touch-up. The floor mats in soft suede with logo and aluminum levers… Continue Reading »