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Carlsson CK55 RS - The Most Exciting CLS 4-door Coupe Ever

Carlsson CK55 RS - The Most Exciting CLS 4-door Coupe Ever

Source: Carlsson | Published: Fri Sep 23, 2005

(Based on the Mercedes Benz CLS AMG)

' Power boost to 560 hp
' Carlsson 1/16 Ultra Light forged wheels
' Complete range of aerodynamic parts

Based on the CLS 55 AMG and oriented completely towards the Carlsson philosophy, the company's engineers have developed a fascinating dream car with some imposing performance data.

Impressive Power Hike to 560 hp

The heart of the Carlsson CK55 RS is the supercharged 8-cylinder engine, which has been tuned to 560 hp and can catapult the elegant saloon car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Air resistance finally puts an end to the relentless acceleration of the Carlsson CK55 RS at a speed well in excess of 180 mph. For safety reasons, Carlsson's engineering team decided to limit the top speed electronically to 200 mph. The same applies to the torque which has been raised to 576 lb-ft between 2600 and 4500 rpm.

The Carlsson CM50 K is based on the CLS 500. After Carlsson's engineers have breathed on the engine, it produces a useful 430 hp and accelerates the elegant four-door Carlsson coupé from 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds (standard model: 6.1 sec.) and then on to a top speed of 175 mph.

Electronic Lowering

Underscored by the sonorous sound of the 8-cylinder engine, the impressive elasticity fulfils even the highest expectations in terms of vehicle dynamics and comfort. Regardless of the situation, the driver not only has enormous reserves of power on tap but also, thanks to the C-Tronic lowering system developed by Carlsson, can enjoy a new dimension of enthusiastic driving. The combination of a lower centre of gravity, precisely matched chassis components and Carlsson's ultra-light forged wheels results in unparalleled driving dynamics.

Carlsson 1/16 Ultra Light Forged Wheels

The dimensions of the Carlsson 1/16 Ultra Light forged wheels on the front axle are 8.5 x 19" with 245/35 tires and 10 x 19" with 285/30 tires at the back. In conjunction with the unique forging technology, the extremely complex manufacturing process results in a significant weight saving with conventional light alloy wheels of the same size being 50 percent heavier. Besides the technical benefits, the highly polished Carlsson 1/16 Ultra Light forged wheels are also distinguished by their extremely elegant appearance.

Carlsson Aerodynamic Parts

Carlsson decided to fit a front-spoiler lip to ensure optimum cooling of all vital components, such as the brakes and engine, under even the most extreme conditions. This improves the flow of cooling air through an enlarged and central air inlet. Additionally, side openings beneath the headlights provide additional cooling for the brakes. The back is dominated by the Carlsson rear spoiler, which reduces lift dramatically and guarantees a further improvement to both handling and roadholding. Completing the conversion are a rear-skirt lip with integrated tailpipes and an under-floor wing with polished, stainless steel mesh.

Two Stainless Steel Rear Silencers with Twin Oval Tailpipes

The sound of the powerful V8 is underscored by stainless steel rear silencers. A lower backpressure compared to the standard system releases additional power. Characterised by first-class craftsmanship, the 4-pipe system emits an exciting but subdued sound. Moreover, the twin oval tailpipes have bee deposited, the double-wall design prevents the tailpipes from becoming discoloured by the heat of the exhaust gases.

The Finest Interior Appointments

However, the Carlsson CK55 RS is not just a visual treat from the outside. The inside is also easy on the eye and surrounds the driver and passengers with choice materials. High-grade Carlsson leather appointments, numerous inserts made of real carbon and the ergonomically designed Carlsson sports steering round off the complete conversion. Indeed, there are no limits on individual wishes when it comes to fitting out Carlsson automobiles.

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