lb-ft @ 2800 - 4800 rpm
hp @ 6000 rpm
(from Carlsson Press
Release) CARLSSON CK50: POWER, SPEED AND LUXURY
(Based on the GL 500)
• Carlsson CK50 with 435 bhp and 600 Nm
• Intelligent lowering
• oval stainless steel double tail pipes
• Carlsson 2/11 BE and 1/11 Evo BE
The most imposing vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz range is the GL
Class. Despite its robust nature, this all-terrain vehicle is also
distinguished by an ambience that captivates S Class drivers. The
impression of luxury given can be refined even more at Carlsson in
the southwest German town of Merzig. The GL 500 promises a good
combination of long-range ability and excellent performance. As the
CK50 by Carlsson, however, it surpasses its standard counterpart by
far in terms of power, speed and luxury.
In a class of its own: Carlsson CK50 engine kit
Developed by Carlsson especially for the GL, the CK50 engine kit
accelerates not only the driver's pulse but also the elegant
automobile in just 6.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. No less
impressive is the engine output after being given the Carlsson
treatment: the tuned V8 develops 435 bhp / 320 kW (standard 388 bhp
/ 285 kW) at 6000 rpm coupled with 600 Nm of torque at 2800-4800
rpm. Top speed according to Carlsson is 248 km/h.
Stainless steel double tail pipes
The goose bumps generating sound of the CK50 is released through
four oval Carlsson-tail pipes. At the same time, they help the
corpulent rear of this offroader look notedly more individual and
sporty for a long time. Because the used material, namely stainless
steel, withstands the most adverse environmental conditions.
C-Tronic® SUSPENSION electronic lowering kit
Exclusively for the GL 500, Carlsson offers the C-Tronic® SUSPENSION
electronic lowering kit that reduces the ride height of the vehicle
by approx. 35 mm. Drivers can be sure that lowering the car gives it
a significantly more sporting look.
The C-Tronic® SUSPENSION not only lowers the centre of gravity but
also, thanks to the sophisticated technology, interacts
intelligently with the road surface. On poor roads on which the
suspension has to work hard, the car's ride height is automatically
adjusted to ensure the spring travelling remaining is sufficient for
constant ride comfort. Drivers notice the effects of the C-Tronic®
lowering via a reduced tendency to roll and considerably more agile
handling. In other words, the C-Tronic® SUSPENSION also stands for
greater driving pleasure. Additionally, the C-Tronic® SUSPENSION
ensures that, even at speeds in excess of 120 km/h, the car is not
lowered beyond the standard minimum ride height thus ensuring
sufficient compression travel for the suspension.
An incidental effect of lowering the car is a reduction in air
resistance and lift because less air flows beneath the car.
For a perfect finish: 2/11 BE
The aim of the Carlsson engineers with the 2/11 BE was to develop a
sporting and elegant wheel which is comparatively light and yet of
high strength. The multi-spoke design of the wheel 2/11 is the
perfect solution for a weight-optimized wheel. The power which
affect the wheel is optimally led into the wheel spider by the
uniform distribution of the 11 spokes. In this way an
overdimensioned wall thickness can be avoided and a minor weight of
the wheel can be reached. Another important benefit, especially in
the case of bigger cars, is the excellent brake ventilation, which
results in improved braking characteristics.
The 2/11 BE is offered with the unique surface-finish combination
‘Brilliant Edition’. The juxtaposition of a highly polished rim base
and a brilliantly painted centre underlines the elegant design of
the new Carlsson light-metal wheel. In the Mercedes-Benz tuning
sector this combination of two different surface finishes can only
be found exclusively at Carlsson and makes this wheel an inimitable
Carlsson offers the wheel in 10 x 22“ with 305/35 22 tyres.
Wheel 1/11 Evo BE
The design of the Carlsson 1/11 Evo BE is a further development of
the tried, tested and popular 1/11 BE wheel. With the new wheel,
Carlsson has once again confirmed that the company's claim that a
wheel should not only have a visual impact but also offer technical
benefits, e.g., that it is as light as possible.
For the GL-Class, Carlsson offers its 11-spoke wheel 1/11 Evo BE in
the dimensions 10x22“ with 295/35 ZR tyres.
Elegance with a high comfort factor
Anyone familiar with Carlsson knows that the Merzig-based automobile
specialists have a fine sense for luxury. Carlsson uses only
top-quality parts and materials. No matter whether the finest nappa
leather, combinations of Alcantara and leather, multi-media
conversions or appointments in carbon and precious wood, Carlsson
converts and individualises every GL in accordance with the
customer's wishes. Customer satisfaction has the highest priority.
Get in, feel at home and drive off – Carlsson turns every GL into a
mobile wellness zone.