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General Information
Vehicle Type: 4-door sedan, modified car
Price: $---,---
Miles Per Gallon: --/-- mpg
Drivetrain
Configuration Front Engine/RWD
Engine: Supercharged V8
Displacement: 5439 cc
Horsepower: 560 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 598 lb-ft @ 2600 rpm
Max RPM: ---- rpm
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Dimensions
Weight: ---- lbs
Height: --.- in
Length: ---.- in
Width: --.- in
Wheelbase: --.- in
Track: f: --.- / r: --.- in
Performance
0-60 mph: 4.4 sec
0-100 mph: --.- sec
Quarter Mile: --.- sec @ --- mph
Top Speed: 198 mph
Lateral Acceleration: .--g
Braking, 60-0 mph: --- ft
Slalom Speed: --.- mph
Nürburgring Lap Time: --.- minutes
In 2005 Mercedes-Benz tuner Carlsson Autotechnik of Gut Wiesenhof in Merzig presented the Carlsson CK55 RS. On the basis of 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 bhp

The heart of the Carlsson CK55 RS is the supercharged 8-cylinder engine, which has been tuned to 560 bhp and can catapult the elegant saloon car from 0 to 100 km/h 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 300 km/h. For safety reasons, Carlsson's engineering team decided to limit the top speed electronically to 320 km/h. The same applies to the torque which has been raised to 810 Nm between 2600 and 4500 rpm.

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 tyres and 10 x 19" with 285/30 tyres 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 been optimised for an optimum flow of air. Besides cutting the amount of dirt 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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Image Credits: Carlsson

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