Exterior and interior tuning with engine boost by 27 to 40
Mercedes-Benz SLK... the way Carlsson Autotechnik see it
The car's centre
of gravity can be lowered by up to 30mm.
22 June 2011 : German tuning
specialist Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH has just announced its design and
performance upgrades for the new Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster (R172), with enhanced power for all engine
types, a range of interior and exterior accessories as well as alloy wheels up to 20 inches
Starting from the aerodynamics, the Carlsson approach
consists of a front spoiler with rear apron insert (for cars with the AMG
sports package, code 950), highlighting the SLK sporty geometry while
exerting additional downforce on the rear-wheel drive axle, where the engine always
gets the final word with the carefully listening tarmac.
(up to 20'') complete the visual touches.
The front spoiler and
the rear insert are available for 620 Euro each (excluding VAT).
front can also get the new front spoiler lip RS (549 Euro, optional in real carbon) while the grille inserts made from
electropolished stainless steel (449 Euro) replace the standard synthetic
honeycombs in the front apron.
From the rear, the engine's tone is announced through the
stainless steel sports silencer with two stainless steel pipes left and
right in the typical oval Carlsson shape (available for 1298 Euro).
Grille inserts made from
electropolished stainless steel.
acoustic engineers at Carlsson developed a particularly sporty sound in a
way that optimises flow while expressing the character of the compact
The diffuser insert and the rear spoiler increase the contact
pressure at the rear axle even further.
Carlsson brings its years
of experience in enhancing engine power to bring its C-Tronic tuning to the current generation of CGI engines.
With the additional control units, the engine power is boosted by anything
between 27 and 40 hp.
Thanks to its connection with the car's electronics system,
the new C-Tronic makes use of the unit's existing
reserves to ensure that the relevant safety limits are adhered to and that the engine
is not exposed to any excessive wear.
between the stainless steel pipes left and
Carlsson Autotechnik says that its new generation of additional control units for
the current four-cylinder CGI engines where developed through elaborate endurance
testing. Hence, durability is guaranteed by the car
maker by way of a three-year warranty, valid from the date of
Compared to the standard SLK 200 CGI power of 184 hp (135
kW, 181 bhp), the C-Tronic CB20 boosts maximum output to 211 hp (155
kW, 208 bhp) while the C-Tronic CB20S allows it to reach 224
hp (165 kW, 221 bhp).
Meanwhile, the C-Tronic CB25 boosts the power of the SLK
from 204 hp (150 kW, 201 bhp) to 231 hp (170 kW, 228 bhp) while the CB25S enables the engine
to achieve 239 hp (176 kW, 236 bhp). The C-Tronic CB20 and CB25 are available for
1190 Euro and the C-Tronic CB20S and CB25S for 1690 Euro.
On the suspension level, the tuning specialist says that by lowering of the
of gravity by up to 30 millimetres, the suspension
lowering kit (309 Euro) further increases the car's dynamics
without impacting upon comfort levels. Used in conjunction with tyres of up to 20
inches, the suspension lowering kit adds the final visual touches to the car's upgrade.
Prices of the complete wheel sets start from 1930 Euro (18 inches).
Inside, the compact two-seater coupé / convertible receives
an upgrade from Carlsson's own upholsterers based at Gut Wiesenhof, with a combination of colours
and materials which can be
personalised with matching beading and stitching.
Carlsson Nappa, Carlsson
Nappa Exclusive and Carlsson Nappa Exclusive Heavy Weight are offered as
part of a basic package consisting of the upholstering of two seats, the
headrests and the insides of the doors and are available from 3900 Euro
Other interior options propose pedal
pads made of brushed aluminium with Carlsson logos (suitable with both
automatic and manual transmissions) as well as the Carlsson gear selector
with Alcantara appliqués, individual carbon features or
fine wood inlays.
Market-specific prices, shipping
costs and other information - or inquiries - about the smart and Mercedes-Benz
cars tuning range
from Carlsson can be obtained from the Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH
Answers to warranty questions can be found at the
page. Frequently asked questions about fitting, official documents,
registration approval... can be checked in the FAQ
Founded by brothers Rolf and Andreas Hartge in 1989, Carlsson Autotechnik
GmbH is located at Gut Wiesenhof, near the town of Merzig in Southwest Germany. The company name honours Swedish rally driver Ingvar