The German tuning house Carlsson has just revealed a new performance package for the very sporty 2010 Mercedes Benz E Class Coupe at last weeks Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Carlsson CK50 is based on the two door E 550 and starts off with an increase in power that brings the V8 power plant’s maximum output up to 435 HP and 442.5 lb-ft of torque up from the factory rated 382 HP for the 5.5 Liter eight cylinder gas burning engine.
The Carlsson CK50 features an RS style front lip spoiler made from lightweight carbon fiber that adds a sense of sport to the new midsize Mercedes coupe as well as an oversized Carlsson emblem in the middle of the grill to let onlookers know that this is no ordinary E Class coupe. Out back the German tuners have added a stainless steel exhaust system complete with a pair of trapezoidal tips to give the tuned 2010 E Class coupe the sporty appearance it warrants as well as an aggressive exhaust note to match.
The Carlsson CK50 rides on a set of the aftermarket manufacturer’s signature two tone 1/5 Revo wheels measuring 20 inches in diameter with a set of sport tuned coil overs underneath that allow the owner to no only get the desired stance from their two door E Class, but also adjust it to optimize the sport coupe’s handling while the interior of the Carlsson CK50 is made up of a variety of high class suede and aluminum accents on the gear shifter and pedals. The German tuners have successfully added just the right amount of attitude and style to the new E coupe without taking away from the luxury car’s prominence.
Press release after the jump.
For the new E-class Coupé (Type C 207) Carlsson introduces an entire individualisation kit on the occasion of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the E 500, the performance is increased to 435 hp with a maximum torque of 600 Newton metres. The sport rear exhaust silencer is made of stainless steel and with its two oval end pipes it guarantees a sportive sound and an extra output of eleven hp. The sport centre exhaust silencer and a sport air filter effectively complete the engine kit.
Carlsson provides optimal road holding with a coilover suspension which offers a stepless adjustment for damping and vehicle height. Carlsson sport springs with a lowering range of 30 millimetres are also available.
Carlsson offers the light alloy rim 1/5 REVO in modern two-colour varnish and in the size 8.5 x 20 inches at the front- and rear axle with Dunlop tyres measuring 235/30. The visual kit includes the Carlsson front spoiler. The Carlsson front spoiler lip RS is delivered optionally in real carbon. The flow line optimised Carlsson rear spoiler concludes the optical refinement.
Also for the interior, Carlsson offers a broad range of accessories: The gearstick is available in leather/ultra suede, for the steering wheel, a leather/ultra suede cover has been engineered and for the pedals, sporty Carlsson aluminium covers. Moreover, the programme also includes floor mats with an illuminated Carlsson logo; especially at night times, they render an impressive ambience without blinding the passengers.