to 435 hp
(from Carlsson Press
Release) Carlsson gives the Full-Size-SUV more agility: Design
RS-Kit for the Mercedes-Benz GL
kit connects dynamics with power
•Performance enhancement up to 435 hp (320 kW)
•Intelligent lowering device recognises road characteristics
•Light alloy wheels 1/11 Evo Brilliant Edition in 22 inches
The Mercedes-Benz GL
(Type X 164) is the model with the most opulent dimensions within
the entire Mercedes motorcar product line. With the new RS-Kit, the
automobile manufacturer Carlsson now gives the GL a sporty look and
at the same time, a powerful appearance.
The newly designed front marks the most significant change. The
front spoiler lip lowers the GL visually closer to the road.
Therefore, the RS-Kit provides the large Benz with a dynamic
character. While the large radiator grill and the two bonnet
attachments emphasise the dominant look of the GL. At the same time,
the grill inserts made of electro-polished stainless steel radiate
elegance. Carlsson adds these inserts to the front skirt, the front
spoiler lip, the side skirts, the bonnet and the radiator grill.
Carlsson, the Mercedes refiner from Merzig/Germany also modifies the
lights of the car. The headlight inserts and the additional
headlights significantly contribute to the new facial expression of
the GL. The LED daytime running lights in the front spoiler lip
complete the new light unit. At night time, they can also be used as
The new side ledges give the powerful car sides a considerably more
sporty touch; this impression is additionally accentuated with the
grill inserts made of electro-polished stainless steel.
The rear is dominated by a new rear skirt attachment which holds the
two oval stainless steel pipes of the sport sub-muffler.
Carlsson offers the entire GL aerodynamics kit for 8.499 EUR excl.
Powerful look – more performance
In order to ensure that
the engine performance matches the new design of the Mercedes-Benz
GL, the Carlsson engineers developed performance enhancements for
the various engine types. The performance kit CK50 has been
especially developed for the top model GL 500. The interaction
between the optimised engine electronics and the sport air filter
increases the performance from 388 hp (285 kW) to 435 hp (320 kW) at
6,000 revolutions per minute. Thereby, the maximum torque rises from
530 to 600 Newton metres. The performance kit can be obtained in
connection with the RS-Design Kit for 3,192 EUR excl. VAT.
Carlsson also increases the performance of the diesel models. After
Carlsson modifies the GL 420 CDI, it thrusts out 354 hp (260 kW)
instead of the former 306 hp (225 kW). The modification is available
for 1,299 EUR excl. VAT. For the entry model GL 320 CDI, Carlsson
offers the additional control unit C-Tronic CD32 REVO with the
adequate adapter and wire harness which increases the performance
from the serial 224 hp (165 kW) to 269 hp (198 kW). Thereby, the
maximum torque rises from 510 to 612 Newton metres. For 1,499 EUR
excl. VAT, the Mercedes GL driver can obtain this
Plug-and-Play-System which can be attached within a few minutes.
In order to transfer the generated power ideally onto the road,
Carlsson developed the intelligent lowering module C-Tronic®
SUSPENSION. This system does not only lower the car by up to 30
millimetres, the control unit also recognises the road
characteristics and continually adjusts the remaining spring travel.
Therefore, the C-Tronic® SUSPENSION perfectly connects sporty
driving with comfortable travelling. It’s available for cars with
AIRMATIC-suspension for 1,099 EUR excl. VAT.
Another refining highlight for the Mercedes-Benz GL is the 22-inch
wheel-set in the design 1/11 Evo Brilliant Edition. The one-part
light alloy wheel has been especially developed for weight-intensive
models such as the GL. Design, load capacity and low weight were the
equally important factors for the development of the wheel. It
increases the agility with a minimum of unsprung masses and at the
same time provides highest stability and radiates elegance with its
eleven spokes. Available as a wheel-set with Dunlop high performance
tyres measuring 295/35 R 22, the 1/11 Evo Brilliant Edition can be
obtained for 4,189 EUR excl. VAT.
For more information about the exclusive refining programme for the
brands Mercedes-Benz and Smart, please visit the web site