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2012 Carlsson Mercedes-Benz CK63 RS
(from Carlsson Press
Release) At home with exclusivity: The Carlsson CK63 RS, based
on e Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
Automobile manufacturer Carlsson utilizes the stylish lines of the current generation Mercedes Benz CLS models (Type C 218) to emphasize the elegance and sportiness of each individual sedan. The top-of-the-range Carlsson CK63 RS, based on the CLS 63 AMG, will make an exclusive appearance with the full Carlsson performance package at the 82nd International Auto-Salon in Geneva (Hall 5, Stand 5130).
Noise, Power and Torque to the Max!
The potential of the Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG V8-Biturbo with the added performance package is evident in the performance of the most recent release by Carlsson Autotechnik. While the AMG eight-cylinder engine with a cylinder capacity of 5.461 cm already produces 557 BHP (410 kW) at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 800 Nm at 2,000 rpm, Carlsson engineers’ fine-tuning increased its power to 652 BHP (480 kW). With an engine speed of 2,000 – 4,500 rpm, the maximum torque lies at 1,000 Newton-meters. To maintain the stability of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed sports gearbox with this power output, the Carlsson engineers installed an additional transmission oil cooling system. This high-torque power increase allows the Carlsson CK63 RS to accelerate from zero to sixty in 4.1 seconds. A tailor-made, multi-flow, complete stainless steel exhaust system with downpipes, metal catalysts and front and rear silencers supports the power enhancement and is also fitted with an exhaust damper system which can be controlled manually from the driving seat, depending on the number of valves, either for a quieter sound than the standard exhaust or for Carlsson’s typical deep, gritty sound at any engine speed.
On the racetrack or on the street, the Carlsson CK63 RS meets every challenge
The CLS already thrills fans with its direct handling in the AMG Performance Package specification model. Carlsson has modified the vehicle at the front axle to make the sedan even more agile. The AMG Ride Control sports suspension springs at the front axle have been replaced with Carlsson springs with more progressive spring characteristics, also lowering the vehicle by 30 millimeters. The one-piece, 1/10-type Carlsson wheels in a stylish star design with single and double spokes embellish the wheel housing of the Carlsson sports sedan, with 9 x 20” rims at the front and 10.5 x 20” at the drive axle. The light metal rims are available in the high-quality “Titanium Edition”, “Graphite Edition” and “Brilliant Edition” surface finishes.
The Carlsson automobile engineers have personalized the CLS’s coupé-style silhouette with aerodynamic components such as a front spoiler and the RS front spoiler lip, which is made of real carbon. In addition, black stainless steel grille inserts enhance the air inlets. The rear spoiler, together with the rear apron insert and the integrated Carlsson RS rear diffuser made from real carbon provide additional down force and more stable road handling, even at high speeds.
Business Class with a Lounge Feel
The modifications are most effective inside the car, with the Carlsson master-saddlers at last able to show off their traditional hand-craftsmanship using the finest materials, such as leather, the finest Alcantara, carbon fiber, natural woods and other exclusive natural materials. The uncompromising quality requirements of the in-house saddlery are underpinned by the material selection for the Carlsson SIGNATURE LINE with full leather interior and its first class finish, which is used in the CK63 RS. A combination of brown Alcantara and mocha-brown Carlsson NAPPA EXCLUSIVE leather adorns the interior. The leather used is wet-dyed, providing the feeling of a fine leather glove and, with a material thickness of 1 to 1.4 millimeters, is also particularly durable. The complex tanning process retains the pores of the hides, preventing the oft-maligned build-up. Even in winter, this natural material adapts immediately to your individual body temperature.
To make mobile Internet
access possible at any time, Carlsson has expanded the multi-media
equipment to include a high-speed access system. The Viprinet
Multichannel VPN Router 500 guarantees a completely stable
high-speed Internet connection, even while driving – and even at
high speeds. To achieve this the router combines up to four UMTS
networks from various network providers to provide broadband access
with high availability. Even if one or more connections temporarily
have no reception, the other networks maintain the data connection
until full reception can be restored.
With the Carlsson CK63 RS presented in Geneva, car manufacturer Carlsson has once again proven its flair for the Mercedes Benz design language. The CLS from Carlsson has become a unique individualist. Of course, the three-year Carlsson factory warranty applies for all tuned components, up to 100,000 kilometers (60,000 miles).
Further information on Carlsson and its exclusive tuning program for Smart and Mercedes Benz vehicles can be found at www.carlsson.de