2007 Carlsson CK55 based on Mercedes SL 55 AMG
(from Carlsson Press Release) Carlsson, based in Merzig in the Saar, offers the CK55 RS performance kit for all MB vehicles with the M113, 5.5-liter supercharged AMG engine type. Carlsson thereby alters compressor transmission, resulting in a higher maximum compressor RPM. This allows Carlsson to raise the boost pressure and thus the required air flow rate. The combined result is then significantly enhanced performance.
Carlsson modifies the compressor in such a way that it generates more pressure very early on – that is, even at lower rpms – supplying the engine with high torque. That's how Carlsson achieves not only considerably better flexibility, but also better driving comfort.
A customized exhaust system also boosts performance – a design created by Carlsson which optimizes exhaust flows. To reduce exhaust gas back pressure, the automobile tuner uses rear mufflers of corrosion-resistant stainless steel – as seen in sports cars – which work according to the principle of absorption. The SL's four tailpipes hint to the rest of the world at the brachial power that can now be tapped with the CK55 RS performance kit.
Finally, Carlsson also
adapts the electronics of the 5.5 liter V8 engine, rounding off the
Electronically lowered with C-Tronic® SUSPENSION
Starting in September 2006, Carlsson is offering C-Tronic® SUSPENSION electronic lowering exclusively for the SL 55 AMG, which lowers the vehicle by approx. 30 mm. The driver can be certain that the lowering will give the car a definitely sportier look.
But besides lowering the center of gravity, the C-Tronic® SUSPENSION also enables intelligent interaction with the road conditions – thanks to its sophisticated technology. On poor roads and with steadily increasing spring compression travel, the height of the vehicle automatically adjusts itself, and the remaining spring travel necessary for consistent driving comfort is maintained. The driver feels the effects of the C-Tronic® lower setting in the form of reduced roll and considerably more agile handling. The C-Tronic® SUSPENSION thus also promises greater driving pleasure.
What's more, the C-Tronic®
SUSPENSION, ensures that at a speed of more than 120 km/hour the
maximum standard lower setting possible – and thus the minimum
height from the ground for a vehicle – is maintained, which
permanently guarantees sufficient spring compression travel range.
Sporty luxury and unmatched combination of finishes
The elegant 2/16 BE
(Brilliant Edition) wheel stands out due to its unmatched surface
finish, and thus symbolizes luxury and sportiness. The contrast
between the brilliant silver hub of the wheel, with its eye-catching
metallic effect, and the high-gloss, paper-thin stainless-steel
coating make it particularly attractive.
*limited electronically (in connection with 19" wheels)