(from Carlsson Press Release)
Carlsson, the Mercedes-Benz tuner from Merzig in the Southwest of
Germany, presents a driving machine with unbridled power: the CM55 K
based on the SLK 55. It is not only the 480 bhp but also the new design
that gives the SLK such a powerful and muscular appearance compared to
Breathtaking increase in output to 480 bhp
Thanks to the Carlsson supercharger, the
engine output of the base SLK 55 is boosted to a breathtaking 480 bhp /
353 kW and a maxim torque of 650 Nm at 2800 rpm. Top speed climbs to 315
km/h while acceleration from a standing start to 100 km/h takes but 4.1
seconds. Appropriate deceleration is ensured by a high-performance
braking system with 6-piston light-alloy callipers and internally
ventilated, composite discs measuring 380x32 mm at the front and
4-piston light-alloy callipers and internally ventilated discs measuring
340x22 mm at the back.
Lowering via a RS
A RS suspension system consisting of 4
sports shock absorbers and 4 Carlson sports springs lowers the car's
centre of gravity and gives it an even more sporting look. The
suspension system has an infinitely variable height adjustment and
adjustable damping characteristics with nine settings.
The high-grade aerodynamics set for the
CM55 K based on the SLK 55 consists of a front spoiler with
supplementary xenon fog lamps and large brake-ventilation ducts plus
aerodynamically optimised side mouldings with ventilation ducts for the
rear brakes and a rear-wheel cover to reduce air resistance. The set
also includes a rear apron with bottom wings, under-body panels and a
rear spoiler to reduce lift. A sporting sound is guaranteed by the rear
Carlsson sports silencer, which is made of stainless steel and boasts
four oval tailpipes.
Thanks to the exclusive leather interior
appointments from Carlsson, the passenger compartment exudes a luxurious
atmosphere. Individual and ergonomically designed seats finished in the
finest leather ensure perfect lateral support. The side panels, the
shift grip and the ergonomic sports steering wheel are also covered with
1/16 Ultra Light forged
For the wheels, Carlsson has chosen 1/16
UL ultra-light forged wheels measuring 8.5 x 19" with 235/35 ZR 19 tyres
for the front and 10 x 19" with Dunlop 265/30 ZR 19 tyres for the back.
Carlsson CK20 on the
basis of the SLK 200
For the SLK 200, Carlsson offers the CK20
engine performance kit, which increases the engine output of the SLK 200
to 195 bhp / 144 kW with maximum torque of 270Nm at 3500 rpm. Top speed
rises to 234 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 6.7 seconds.
1/16 Brilliant Edition
For the front and rear axles of the SLK
200, Carlsson chose one-piece Brilliant Edition wheels measuring 8.5 x
18" with Dunlop 225/40 ZR 18 tyres.