113.6 hp per liter
mph (electronically limited)
(from Carlsson Press
Release) World premiere in Geneva: Carlsson presents the CML
• A perfect
expression of power, elegance and individuality
• Wide body kit enhances dynamic presence
• Power increases up to 625hp and 840Nm
• Fully customised interior and audio system
The Royale REVOX edition
of Carlsson’s CML makes it’s world premiere at the 2013 Geneva Auto
Salon. Combining an elegant aerodynamic package, a powerful
drivetrain, and agile handling with an exquisitely tailored
Carlsson’s aerodynamic package for the Mercedes ML creates a more
purposeful and confident look for the CML Royale REVOX, with wider
wheel arches emphasising the sporty side of this SUV.
The front spoiler and chrome-plated grille with the Carlsson horse
symbol give the car a more aggressive face, with LED daytime running
lights that can also be operated as running lights at night. These,
and the extra fog and driving lights give the car a distinctive
look, day or night.
At the rear, a new apron features cutouts for the four oval
tailpipes of the sports exhaust. All Carlsson aero parts are
manufactured from high-quality PUR-RIM, and are straightforward to
paint and fit.
The by performance upgrades offered by Carlsson actually end up at
625hp and 840Nm of torque, which enables an acceleration of 4,4 s
from 0-100km/h and an electronically limited topspeed of 300km/h on
on base of the Mercedes-Benz ML63 (500hp and 680Nm of torque on Base
of the ML500, 4,6 s from 0-100km/h and an electronically limited top
speed of 270km/h).
In addition to increased output for all the Mercedes petrol and
diesel engines, performance, Carlsson improves the handling of the
CML with its intelligent lowering C-Tronic ® SUSPENSION which can be
upgraded with a Carlsson WLAN control unit for individual suspension
configuration via an Carlsson application for iPhones, Pads, Pods
Apart from lowering the ride height by 30 mm, reducing roll and
pitching in bends, this intelligent system measures the road
parameters in relation to the vehicle, altering the suspension rate
in milliseconds to optimise handling and ride comfort on poor roads.
The CML uses 22-inch diameter alloy wheels in Carlsson’s five-spoke
Diamond Edition 1/5 Revo 2 design. This elegant one-piece alloy
wheel came out of the seemingly conflicting needs of a high load
capacity, yet low mass to reduce unsprung weight. They are fitted
with 295/30 ZR22 Vredestein high-performance tyres.
The craftsmen in Carlsson’s upholstery department created a very
special, hand-finished Carlsson Signature Line interior for the CML
Royale REVOX in a subtle two-tone dark grey and black. While almost
every surface has been covered with high quality soft Carlsson Nappa
Exclusive leather, the centre of the seats, door inserts and the
floor mats feature a double overlapping woven stitch pattern. This
distinctive look is also featured on the centre section of the roof
lining, but in Alcantara, and creates more than the usual level of
visual interest. Nearly six kilometres of threat were used in the
creation of this special interior.
Polished stainless steel doorsill plates with an illuminated
Carlsson logo, Carlsson logos embossed into the headrests, Alcantara,
dark wood and stainless steel inserts, and alloy pedals are the
Another surprise on the Carlsson stand is the debut of a well-known
high-end studio and domestic audio brand to the automotive world.
For many years, the REVOX name has been associated with professional
studio recording equipment, and high-end domestic audio.
Carlsson are proud to present a true audiophile experience in this
CML, with a bespoke audio system designed around REVOX electronics
The core of the system
is built into the extra storage compartment under the boot floor,
and so does not compromise the normal loading area. This takes the
signal from the Mercedes head-unit and runs it through a DSP unit on
its way to a 7-channel power amplifier with 6 x 120 W RMS output for
the three way speakers, and 1 x 350 Watt RMS for the sub-woofer. In
the front doors, a separate 19mm tweeter and 2.5-inch mid-range unit
are located in a bespoke triangular shaped housing built into the
window fillet of the A-pillars, with a 6.5-inch mid-bass driver in
the OE speaker positions. The rear doors use a 6.5-inch mid-bass
driver in the OE speaker housings.
A pair of 30cm diameter subwoofers, one powered, the other passive,
provide the deep bass to underpin the music. The system has been
carefully calibrated using computer-based professional test
equipment to optimise the sound field primarily for the driver.