At the end of 2010, Carlsson revealed an impressive tuning package for the new generation Mercedes CLS-Class . Now the tuner has moved on to the most powerful model in the CLS lineup: the CLS 63 AMG .
For the CLS 63 AMG package, the 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine has been updated to deliver an impressive 600 HP, up from the standard 518 HP and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. Next to this, the tuner is offering a nifty aerodynamic package that includes a new front spoiler, an RS front spoiler lip (available in real carbon), a new rear spoiler, a rear apron, and a built-in diffuser which functions as a tailplane and ensures extra downforce and more stable road holding at high speeds.
As an added bonus, this package can be applied to any other model in the CLS-Class line-up.
Hit the jump to read more about the Mercedes CLS 63 by Carlsson.
Exterior and Interior
For the exterior package, Carlsson has added a new front spoiler, an RS front spoiler lip (available in real carbon), a new rear spoiler, a rear apron, and a built-in diffuser which functions as a tailplane and ensures extra downforce and more stable road holding at high speeds. The car sits on new 20" wheels in a five double spoke design.
For the interior, the tuner is offering the highest level of materials. The seats and the doors panels have been covered in Carlsson Nappa with contrasting Carlsson stitching. The Nappa leather will contrast with the Alcantara sports steering wheel, while the pedals and foot rest will both be made of brushed aluminum. Other additions to the interior are the velour foot mats featuring the Carlsson logo and the matching boot mat.
For the engine upgrade, Carlsson has opted for an engine optimization and a technically sophisticated performance kit that increases the V8’s output to 600 HP. The performance kit also includes a stainless steel rear silencer and two oval tailpipes for better sound.
The same performance kit can also be applied to smaller engines in the line-up. For the CLS 350 CDI, for instance, the 265 HP output can be increased to an impressive 320 hp HP and the peak torque has been increased from 650 to 780 NM.
Carlsson’s new package will be available starting this April. Prices will be announced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
Carlsson may be offering a sick tuning package for the CLS 63 AMG - after all it’s not every day you have the chance to see a sports dean with this much power -, but unfortunately for them, Brabus managed much more than this. Brabus’ package for the CLS 63 AMG delivers an invigorating 730hp, not to mention their more attractive exterior package.
- Powerful engine
- Looks great with the exterior updates
- Impressive interior modifications
- The engine does not deliver as much as the competitor’s package
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