109.3 hp per liter
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
This performance makeover increases the power of the elegant
roadster's engine to a mighty 601 bhp/442kW with a maximum torque of
810 Nm at 2600 rpm, definitively establishing the sporty character
of the Carlsson CK55. The maximum speed is over 332km/hour*. A
sprint from 0 to 100 km/hour yields an acceleration time of 4.2
seconds – from 0 to 200 km/hour takes 13.06 seconds.
No matter what alterations to the engine or performance enhancements
they undertake, Carlsson's engineers rigorously ensure that the
tolerance levels of the engine parts – maintained in mint condition
for the most part – are not exceeded, thereby preventing damage.
Likewise, Carlsson ensures that the tuned engines continue to comply
with all emissions regulations.
Electronically lowered with C-Tronic®
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.
At the same time, the vehicle's wind resistance and lift is reduced,
since less air is flowing beneath the car.
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.
This combination of surface finishes is unique to Mercedes-Benz
tuning and is thus the right choice for anyone who wants to give
their Mercedes-Benz more individuality.
The multiple parts of the 2/16 BE make the new wheel even sportier
than its one-piece predecessor, the 1/16 BE. The elegant star of
spokes is tightly welded to the ultra-light forged wheel. Thanks to
its low weight (measured without springs), the wheel offers comfort
features similar to the ultra-light 1/16 UL forged wheel.
In an ideal combination, Carlsson offers the 2/16 Brilliant Edition
wheel for the SL 55 AMG in the following dimensions: 8.5 x 20" for
the front axle (255/30 ZR20 tires) and 10.5 x 20" for the rear axle
(305/25 ZR20 tires).
The 2/16BE wheel is available in 8.5 and 10 x 19" and in 8.5 and
10.5 x 20" for almost all current Mercedes-Benz models.
Further information on the exclusive tuning program for
Mercedes-Benz vehicles can be obtained directly from Carlsson in
Merzig, through the Carlsson sales network, or at any Mercedes-Benz
(in connection with 19" wheels)