(from Carlsson Press
Release) The CLS 55 AMG is a treat to drive thanks to its
balanced handling characteristics and excellent performance.
Nevertheless, Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH from Merzig in Southwest
Germany has decided to risk its own interpretation of this
thoroughbred automobile, which is primarily aimed at the ambitious,
discerning driver who wants more. And doing so has paid off because
the Carlsson CK55 leaves no automotive wish unfulfilled.
The Carlsson CK55: when the
performance matches the appearance
Even at first glance,
the Carlsson CK55 holds out the promise of pure luxury coupled with
great muscle. And it lives up to expectations by combining
outstanding power delivery with the greatest possible comfort,
impressive acceleration times and extremely agile handling. The CK
55 performance kit with 580 bhp at 6000 rpm lends the car Carlsson-typical characteristics. The saloon car covers the standing
start to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds with acceleration only being
stopped by the electronic limiter at a top speed of 320 km/h. The
torque produced by this power plant is a mighty 810 Nm at 2600 rpm.
To put it simply: the CK 55 offers complete and unadulterated
An expressive appearance with a
Less is sometimes more.
On the basis of proven Carlsson styling elements, a few but
effective modifications to the aerodynamics of the CK 55 are
sufficient to lend the car an even more dynamic and sporting look.
The Carlsson RS front-spoiler lip continues the lines of the CLS 55
AMG harmoniously and – without being blatant – attracts a host of
enthusiastic glances. Thanks to a reduction in lift, the driver
profits from improved handling: a major benefit with such a powerful
The Carlsson sports rear silencer with four tail pipes dominates the
back view. Given that a correctly tuned exhaust system is essential
for increased engine performance, Carlsson sports rear silencers are
optimised in comparison with the standard version in terms of
backpressure and pipe run, which results in greater torque and a
higher power output. The systems are made entirely of stainless
steel and distinguished by first-class workmanship, which leads to a
considerably longer service life. The design of the tailpipes also
has a practical benefit: they are double-walled, i.e., not only
thermally insulated but also more aerodynamic, which results in less
dirt sticking to them from turbulence.
Last but not least, the CK 55 impresses with its Carlsson-typical
and sonorous sporting sound that is striking without being a
Ultra Light forged wheels:
extremely attractive footwear for the CLS 55 AMG
All this luxury should
be combined with elegant and technically advanced wheels. The right
choice here is forged wheels from the Carlsson 'Ultra Light' series.
For the CK 55, Carlsson can supply them in the dimensions 8.5 x 20"
(front axle with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 255/30 ZR20 tyres) and 11 x
20" (rear axle with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 305/25 ZR20 tyres). The
elaborate forging process not only guarantees an impressive
appearance but also offers genuine benefits: in comparison to cast
20" wheels, these extremely light wheels ensure better handling,
improved steering characteristics and, therefore, greater comfort.
Intelligent lowering: Carlsson C-Tronic®
The new C-Tronic®
SUSPENSION supplementary control unit is used to lower the CK55 by
approx. 30 mm, which results not only in a more sporting look but
also less roll and, therefore, improved handling. An important
component of the new C-Tronic® SUSPENSION is its intelligent
electronic system that auto¬matically adjusts the suspension travel
on poor road surfaces and thus smoothes out irregularities of all
kinds. It goes without saying that no safety standards are infringed
in any way.
Elegant ambience inside
Only those who feel
comfortable in their surroundings can expect to arrive fully
relaxed. For the CK55, too, Carlsson offers an exclusive range of
interior appointments from which the customer can choose to suit his
or her individual taste. Characteristic of all fittings are the
close links between comfort, ergonomics and aesthetics. The
combination of high-quality Carlsson leather and Alcantara in
anthracite with rhombus quilting gives the CK55 an independent
character. To match the upholstery, the standard trim parts are
finished in black piano varnish. And, thanks to the ergonomically
designed Carlsson sports steering wheel with its Alcantara covering,
the driver has a secure and comfortable grip on the CK 55 at all
times (cool in the summer, warm in the winter).