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Carlsson Module Boosts 350 CDI To 310 Hp

Carlsson is demonstrating that ECU upgrades are not limited to gasoline-engined cars. Piggybacking onto the Mercedes C-Tronic system used in Mercedes 350 CDI engines, Carlsson’s plug-in module increases output of the type MO642 engine from its base 265 to 310 horsepower. Topping that 45 horsepower increase in output is a 5% increase in fuel economy. This is getting the best of both worlds in terms of performance and fuel consumption. Additionally, peak torque is increased to 700 newton-meters from the original 620. These performance gains provide significant benefits for cars equipped with this engine. For example, the E-Class sedan’s 0-62 time is cut from 6.2 to 5.5 seconds. A company… Continue Reading »


Carlsson Readies CLS AMG Kit In Time For Geneva

In time for the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, Carlsson has unveiled its version of the 2011 Mercedes CLS AMG. Starting with what the eye will immediately see, Carlsson has added a muted aerodynamic kit made up of a front bumper with a carbon fiber lip incorporating a stainless steel mesh grill. For the rear treatment, a bumper with integrated diffuser and third brake light encompass oval exhaust pipes. Forty percent lighter 20-inch wheels wrap up the exterior makeup. The interior incorporates Nappa leather, black piano wood and other premium accents to set this CLS AMG apart from the “ordinary” CLS interiors. Of course, it is a given that serious tuners… Continue Reading »


Carlsson Soups up 2011 CLS 350

Carlsson is at it again. For those of you who aren’t all too impressed with what the base Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 does, let us introduce you to the version the German tuner has come up with. The Carlsson Tuning kit for the CLS 350 features some subtle tweaks to the exterior, providing a customized touch and some added points for good looks. There are a bunch of aerodynamic enhancements for the exterior, from the front’s updated grille and new chin spoiler to the rear’s new diffuser that’s integrated into the exhaust. There are some air outlet gills out on the side as well. The exterior cosmetic changes include LED fog… Continue Reading »


Carlsson Releases Upgrade Package for Mercedes-Benz V6 Engines

Carlsson really loves tweaking them Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and now they’ve focused on an MB diesel V6 engine, providing a power upgrade called the C-Tronic DIESEL POWER package, which the company says will provide up to 20 percent more power output out of various CDI units—and without much added emissions, too! Showing an E 350 CDI model, Carlsson shows that the power has been upgraded to 280 horsepower, compared to the 231 hp on the standard E 350 CDI. Torque has also been upped, now 648 Nm from the standard 540 Nm. Other CDI engine variants that the upgrade package can be used on are the 280, 300 and the 320…. Continue Reading »


Carlsson Super-GT C25 to Appear at Essen Motor Show

The Mercedes-Benz SL-based Super-GT C25 from German tuner Carlsson is set to wow onlookers once more as it takes the stage at the upcoming Essen Motor Show, which opens this 27th of November and lasts through December 5th. Carlsson is also set to showcase a C63 AMG-based vehicle called the CK63 RS, which is rated at a relatively modest 600 horsepower. The Carlsson C25 made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show last March, showcasing its undeniable good looks with custom livery, yet the Mercedes-Benz SL base still shows in the modified exterior. The vehicle sports a 6-liter twin turbo V12 engine rated at a whopping 753 horsepower along with… Continue Reading »


Carlsson Smart Fortwo 2011 Unveiled

The tuners at Carlsson have showcased their initial tuning packages for the 2011 smart fortwo coupe and convertible lines. The modifications suggested by Carlsson are targeted at making exterior and interior developments, and without creating any adjustments to the power unit. To start with, the outside of the 2011 smart fortwo was installed with LED daytime running lights in front and two black radiator grill inserts built from powder-cated stainless steel and brand new alloy wheels. The LEDs also serves as sidelights. The ready to install set is offered by Carlsson for EUR 415. Based on the statement released by Carlsson, this would indicate that the LEDs may be utilized… Continue Reading »


Carlsson presents the Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse

Carlsson, one of many top German tuners, will be showcasing its newest product the Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse at the Geneva Motor Show next month. As you can see, it’s based on the GL 500, but with some impressive improvements on outside, but most importantly, under the hood. The Rascasse will be an exclusive limited edition of 20 cars, which is understandable when you see what goes into making one. The striking two-tone paintwork, a hallmark of the Carlsson Aigner range, confirms that the Carlsson Aigner is made to stand out and impress. The standard GL 500 has a V8 motor with 388hp (285 kW) and 530Nm of torque, but… Continue Reading »


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