15 December 2008.
Carlsson has recently announced a
series of programs for new and recent models from the
Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands.
Starting from the second generation
Smart Fortwo, the smallest
car in the Daimler AG vehicle range, Carlsson extends
it programs further to cover several models from the
tristar brand, including the Mercedes-Benz
1/11 Evo BE wheel set: 7.0J x 16 /
7.5J x 17.
Fortwo - The Smart Fortwo changes
make it an even more sporty and individual runabout,
starting from a set of new, light and strong alloy
wheels to complement the agile handling of the car.
The Carlsson 1/11 Evo BE wheel is
sold as a set of four with 7.0J x 16-inch and 7.5J x
17-inch sizes front and rear, with a polished, then
high-gloss varnish coated surface. Carlsson recommend
195/45R16 tyres in front and either 215/35R17 or
205/40R17 tyres at the rear.
centre of gravity and wider tracks for
a crisper response.
Sport springs lower the ride height
by around 25mm, and in combination with the larger
wheels and tyres, the car takes on a more rugged,
foursquare stance. The lower centre of gravity and
wider tracks give crisper steering response, lower
roll and better cornering ability.
Carlsson say that the increasing
mechanical grip is particularly beneficial at the
front axle as the standard car is prone to understeer
when pushed hard into tight bends.
silencer with four polished exit pipes.
The Carlsson aerodynamic styling
additions give the Smart Fortwo a more purposeful
look, with a polyurethane front spoiler which attaches
to the standard bumper, complemented by an
electro-polished, stainless-steel grill insert and fog
lights with chrome surrounds.
At the rear, a new valance moulded
from OEM quality polyurethane incorporates a diffuser,
offered in combination with a stainless-steel rear
silencer and four polished exit pipes for the 84hp
turbocharged motor, and as an end-pipe only system for
the 61 and 71bhp versions.
Fortwo programme includes an aluminium
Only available for petrol-engined
Fortwo variants, this exhaust upgrade delivers a
deeper, more sporting note.
While Carlsson special leathers and
fabrics are available on request for individual
customers, the Smart Fortwo interior programme at this
time consists of an aluminium pedal set and handbrake
CK63 S - For the top version of the
upper medium (D segment, midsize category)
Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Carlsson engineers believe that
the 6.3 litre V8 engine still has other hidden
potentials for the C 63 AMG.
Carlsson CK63 performance kit for the
C-class increases the standard
performance of the 6.3 litre V8 from
457hp to 565hp, while torque increases
from 600 to 685 Nm, to settle the
0-100 km/h in a matter of 3.8 seconds.
With up to 565hp, the Carlsson CK63
offers its competitors a very attractive perspective
to its stainless steel end pipes, immediately after
showing them, in a blink, its new wheels and even more
sporty aerodynamics, as refined by Carlsson.
The Carlsson CK63 performance kit
for the motor type M156 increases the standard
performance of the 6.3 litre V8 from 457hp (336 kW) at
6,800 rpm up to 565hp/ 415 kW, while torque increases
from 600 to 685 Nm, to finish with the 0-100 km/h in a
matter of 3.8 seconds, 0.7 seconds before the standard
All kits include a special motor
electronics adaptation, a maximum speed increase up to
300 km/h (electronically limited), a sport air filter
and a special three-part Carlsson motor cover made of
real carbon, as well as the essential Carlsson
nameplate in chrome.
Carlsson sport rear muffler from the
565 hp strong CK63 S-kit brings with
its special sound, 15 extra hp.
Carlsson limits the endless thrust
at 300 km/h for all models with an electronic device.
The Carlsson sport rear muffler from the 565 hp strong
CK63 S-kit brings with its special sound, 15 extra hp
Co-developed with Ellen Lohr, the
Carlsson RS coil-over kit offers a step-less height
adjustment. With the individually adjustable damping
characteristics, the driver can regulate the setup
according to his / her preference, from a roadworthy
comfort up to racing for top speeds on a racetrack.
options include a sport steering
wheel, leather interiors or
To ensure that the extra
performance is not smoked by crazy tyres, Carlsson
recommends fitting its torque sensitive, multiplate
limited-slip-differential with mechanically variable
lock-up (produced with lock-up values according to
customer requirements). This increases both traction
and driving stability, especially when accelerating in
On the aerodynamics side, the
Carlsson styling kit consists of a front spoiler, the
front spoiler lip and a Carlsson rear spoiler (with an
imprinted Carlsson logo) which enhances stability at
higher speeds. All accessories are made of
high-quality polyurethane or (optionally) from real
Below, the Carlsson light alloy
wheels 1/16 UL are focused on a weight optimisation.
All force effects on the wheel are led into the wheel
spider by the regular distribution of spokes. This
avoids an over-dimensioned wall thickness and helps
bring weight down.
design customisation covers all
Thanks to the latest forging
technology, the induced forces in metal compression
are forwarded in a far more homogenous way than with a
cast wheel, leading to a weight reduction of 38%
compared to ordinary wheels with a similar wheel load
and dimension. Therefore, the unsprung masses are held
as low as possible. The forged Carlsson wheel 1/16
Ultra Light is available in the sizes 8,5x19“
(FA+RA) and 10x19“ (only RA) for the Mercedes-Benz
Other Carlsson customisation
options include a sport steering wheel, leather
interiors or multi-media accessories.
high-quality RS design kit in real
carbon, or PU.
RS design kit - The Mercedes-Benz
S-class has also its own rights in customisation, as
Carlsson gave it a new high-quality RS-design kit in
either real carbon, or in polyurethane (PU).
The exclusive overall package gives
the S-class long version (internal production name
V221) a more sportive appearance.
The extended carbon kit consists of
selected components. An integrated front apron and
front spoiler lips enhance the sportive overall
appearance, with a round Carlsson emblem for the front
hood and characteristic grille insert.
overall carlsson package gives the
S-class a more sportive appearance.
The rear section is emphasised by the
RD rear apron and diffuser, crowned
with a sportive rear spoiler made of
real carbon. The four-pipe sport end
muffler was especially developed by
Carlsson with double-walled,
heat-insulated end pipes and has a
streamlined design made of stainless
A set of especially curved side
skirts with stainless steel grille inserts give the
sides a more dynamic look. For road safety during day
and night, there are four additional high-quality
lights (fog lights and full beam).
The rear section of the S-class is
emphasised by its rear apron RS and a rear apron
diffuser RS, crowned with a sportive rear spoiler made
of real carbon. The four-pipe sport end muffler was
especially developed by Carlsson with double-walled,
heat-insulated end pipes and has a streamlined design
made of stainless steel.
The RS design kits are available
for the S-class series S 320 CDI, S350, S 450, S 500,
S 600, S 63 and S 65.
Aigner CK65 “Eau Rouge“ Dark
Aigner CK65 RS ”Eau Rouge“ Dark Edition
- Moving a few steps upwards in terms of power and
sports, Carlsson extends its co-operation with the
leather lifestyle brand Etienne Aigner AG to bring the
Carlsson Aigner CK65 RS “Eau Rouge“ Dark Edition.
For the connoisseurs, the only bad news is that
production is limited to just... ten cars.
The luxury coupé is available with
either a 705 hp V12 Bi-Turbo, or a second power
level with 756 hp and 1,150 Nm.
Both the front skirt with a front
spoiler are made of solid carbon, while the car paint
catches the eye with its two-coloured contrasts. The
special line Dark Edition of Carlsson Aigner CK65 RS
“Eau Rouge“ is exclusively available in the
double-coloured combination obsidian black metallic
with Himalaya-grey. Shaded Bi-Xenon headlights with
cone-shaped lights and the radiator grill with the
jumping Carlsson horse round up the front appearance.
Aigner CK65: an electronic lowering
C-Tronic suspension kit is offered, to
lower the car by approx. 30 mm.
The sides are dominated by the
three-part forged rims in 21”. The glazed finished
surface of the light alloy rims manufactured in forged
technology, offers an masterful appearance.
The electrically adjustable sport
seats with multi-contour function and seat heating
have been upholstered with high-class leather by
Aigner. The ergonomically shaped Carlsson sport
steering wheel comes in a leather/alcantara
combination, while the Carlsson sport aluminium pedal
pads and illuminated door sill protectors, as well as
other optical refinements guide the way into a special
luxury that is priced from 319,000 euros.
The wooden appliqués were
adjusted to the colour of the car paint and all
visible plastic parts were covered with noble Aigner
leather. The special Aigner "A" (see
photos), embossed in the front headrests and the
reverse side of the front seats, confirm the exclusive
interior, including handholds, sun
shields and rear screen frame has been
covered with Aigner alcantara.
The complete car interior,
including handholds, sun shields and rear screen frame
has been covered with Aigner alcantara.
The Carlsson sport exhaust system
boosts output with a specially powerful sound. The
rear section of the Carlsson Aigner CK65 is dominated
by four end pipes. Compared to the serial exhaust
system, the exhaust back pressure and pipe guide are
optimised. Therewith, Carlsson improves torque and
The Carlsson Aigner CK65 “Eau
Rouge“ Dark Edition has its own identity and
profile, both inside out. The front spoilers and rear
skirt lip are designed in the typical Carlsson
diffuser look and the striking rear spoiler also
improves handling the luxury coupé at high speeds.
The exclusive Carlsson aerodynamics parts are made of
high-class and ultra-light solid carbon, a material
which is mainly used in the Formula 1.
705 or 756hp V12 Bi-Turbo.
For the Carlsson Aigner CK65, an
exclusive electronic lowering C-Tronic suspension kit
is offered, to lower the car by approx. 30 mm. In
addition to lowering the centre of gravity, it also
allows an intelligent interaction with the conditions
on the road. When the latter are bad and generate
continuously strong deflections, the height of the
vehicle is automatically adjusted and the necessary
remaining spring deflection is maintained. The driver
can feel the effects of the C-Tronic lowering by a
reduced curl and significantly more agile driving
Moreover, the C-Tronic suspension
guarantees that even when driving faster than 120
km/h, the standard maximum lowering is not undercut.
The air resistance and the lifting forces are lowered,
as less air is flowing under the vehicle.
The Carlsson engine makeover
includes special electronic mapping for fuel injection
and ignition. At the intake side, special sport air
filters deliver optimal ventilation. A sport exhaust
system made of stainless steel optimises the exhaust
back pressure. The V12 Carlsson Aigner CK65 ”Eau
Rouge“ Dark Edition with 756 hp offers an
electronically regulated maximum speed of 335 km/h,
with an acceleration from naught to 100 in 3.8
The many opportunities Carlsson
offers for individual customisation include
tailor-made modifications such as Carlsson sport
running gears, engines, break systems, wheel-tyre
combinations, limited slip differentials or also
individual Carlsson Aigner interior designs and unique
Prices for the Carlsson Aigner CK65
”Eau Rouge“ Dark Edition with V12 start from
319,000 euros (705hp), or from 374,000 euros for the
V12 with Carlsson-Bi-Turbo in the second power stage
(756hp and 1,150 Nm).
Market-specific prices, shipping
costs and other information - or inquiries - about the
Carlsson cars tuning range can be obtained from the Carlsson