lb-ft @ 2800 - 4800 rpm
hp @ 6000 rpm
hp per liter
(from Carlsson Press
Release) Power-Roadster: Carlsson CK50
* Carlsson CK50 based on the SL 500 with 435 HP/600 Nm
* Top speed 293 km/h, acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds
* Intelligent electronic C-Tronic SUSPENSION lowering gear
* Light forged metal wheels from the 1/16 Ultra Light series
For the newly-arrived, comprehensively reworked Mercedes SL,
Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH in Merzig can already offer an
individualisation programme transforming the SL 500 into the
Coming on strong: the Carlsson CK50 engine kit
Specially developed by Carlsson for the current 5.5 Litre V8, the
CK50 engine kit, which includes the adaptation of the electronic
control unit, allows the elegant roadster to accelerate from 0-100
km/h in 5.1 seconds. Following their boost by Carlsson, the output
and torque data are quite impressive: 435 HP/ 320 kW (standard
model: 388 HP/ 285 kW) at 6000 rpm. The torque of the tuned V8 is
600 Nm/ 2800-4800 rpm (electronically regulated), the top speed is
293 km/h thanks to the Vmax delimiter, with acceleration from 0-100
km/h in just 5.1 seconds. In short, the CK50 engine kit has more
than enough output and torque for any situation! Support for its
output comes in the form of the CK50 kits exhaust gas system, which
has been individually adapted to optimise the flow of exhaust gases.
The exhaust gas back pressure is reduced with the help of sports
middle and rear exhaust silencers made of corrosion-resistant
stainless steel and developed by Carlssons own engineers. Four
polished exhaust tailpipes bear witness to the additional
performance of this SL.
Naturally, Carlsson can also provide the appropriate performance
enhancements for versions of the SL with other engines in them
extending right up to the CK65, which has over 700 HP and a torque
of 1100 Nm. In all these performance enhancements, the Carlsson
engineers are constantly on the lookout to ensure that the tolerance
limits of the engine components are not exceeded, so as to avoid any
damage. Equally, all engines that have been tuned by Carlsson still
comply with all the regulations concerning exhaust fumes.
Aerodynamics, Carlsson style: first-rate appearance meets sporty
Good aerodynamics in a car will have a positive effect on its
driving and safety. Discreet but highly-efficient Carlsson
components round off the appearance of this SL, cleverly adding a
sporting touch. For vehicles with an AMG styling package, Carlsson
is offering a length-adjustable front spoiler lip, made of PUR in
original equipment manufacturer quality or of carbon, which is used
as a material in motor sports. Further visual highlights are
provided by the grille inserts made of electropolished stainless
steel for the air inlets, and by the air outlet gill vents with
carbon supports. Also for vehicles with AMG styling, Carlsson builds
into the rear apron a diffusor insert made of PUR, with an air
conduction system made of carbon. For the standard rear apron with
AMG styling, Carlsson offers grille inserts made of electropolished
stainless steel. A spoiler at the rear creates greater downward
impetus, thus ensuring greater stability at high speeds.
The electronic C-Tronic SUSPENSION lowering gear
Carlsson also provides electronic C-Tronic SUSPENSION lowering gear
for the SL, which lowers the vehicle approximately 30 mm further
thus giving the roadster a visibly sportier appearance and ensuring
a lower centre of gravity,.
This C-Tronic SUSPENSION reacts intelligently to the actual road
conditions. On a poor stretch of road, or in the event of
persistently heavy compression, the height of the vehicle is
automatically readjusted to ensure that the necessary reserve of
spring travel required for preserving driving comfort is maintained.
Even at speeds in excess of 120 km/h, the suspension travel remains
sufficient at all times because the C-Tronic SUSPENSION respects
the maximum depth permissible for the standard model in other
words, the minimum vehicle level.
Reduced body roll and a much greater agility in handling lead in
turn to a significant increase in driving pleasure. At the same
time, with less air flowing beneath the vehicle, there is a
reduction in aerodynamic drag and lift.
The 1/16 Ultra Light high tech forged wheel
The surface of the 1/16 Ultra Light multi-spoke wheel is polished to
a high-gloss finish and coated with highly-transparent protective
lacquer. The sides of the spokes are brush-finished and create an
elegant contrast to the surface.
Multi-spoke designs are ideal for the optimisation of weight. The
even distribution of the spokes means that forces acting upon the
wheel are directed into the wheel spider as efficiently as possible.
Thus an oversized thickness is avoided and the ideal wheel weight
achieved. Stat-of-the-art forging technology ensures a saving in
weight of approximately 38% as opposed to cast wheels of comparable
wheel load and dimensions. Due to the denseness of the metal,
discharged forces are transmitted onward more evenly than in a cast
wheel. The unsprung masses at the wheel suspensions are kept as low
as possible, and as a result the wheels tramp less. This is why
Carlssons forged wheels guarantee a noticeable improvement in
driving comfort over conventional light metal wheels, and this can
be felt particularly clearly on an uneven road surface.
Carlssons forged Carlsson 1/16 Ultra Light wheel is available for
the SL in the following sizes: 8.5 x 19, 8.5 x 20 and 9.5 x 20
(VA+HA) and 10 x 19 and 11 x 20 (HA only). A typical 20
combination would consist of 9.5 x 20 at the front and 11 x 20 at
the rear, with 255/30 and 305/25 tyres respectively.
A chic interior ambience
Available in the colour of your choice, elegant car mats made of
soft velour add considerably to the appeal of the cockpit of the SL.
The extension of the speedometer to go up to 360 km/h demonstrates
that there is far greater potential slumbering under the bonnet than
youll find in the regular model. Naturally, Carlsson can modify the
vehicles interior to suit individual wishes. And with fine leather
fittings, multimedia components and much more available, there are
barely any limits to the remodeling possibilities. This elite car
manufacturer breathes life into dream cars for customers from all
over the world.