2012 Mercedes SLK by Carlsson

This is not the first tuning package we’ve seen for the new generation SLK-Class , but when it comes to Mercedes models, Carlsson always seems to do an extraordinary job. And their package for the new SLK set to be revealed in Geneva next week is no exception. The new package offers an impressive exterior and interior kit, as well as an increase of 38 HP for the SLK250 version.

For the exterior, Carlsson added a new front spoiler, a carbon fiber RS front spoiler lip, and Carlsson grille inserts made from electro-polished stainless steel. For the rear, the package adds new skirt inserts, a new diffuser, and a new spoiler for increased downthrust. The car sits on a new set of 19" wheels combined with a new suspension system that lowers the car’s ride by 30 millimeters.

For the interior, the tuner put in Nappa Exclusive leather, Carlsson pedal overlays, Carlsson footrests, Carlsson door locking pins made from brushed aluminum, door sill panels, and a glass wind deflector with the laser-printed Carlsson logo.

A CB25 S performance kit takes care of the 1.8 four-cylinder engine by increasing the power from the standard 201 HP to 239 HP. The performance kit was combined with a new stainless steel rear muffler with four oval tailpipes.


Oops, Carlsson did it again and this time much fabulous. 2012 SLK has become more luxurious on its aggressive stance.

Carlsson’s minimal upgrade still has contributed to its functional performance now.

Carlsson’s engine tuning wasn’t very effective, (although it was okay since SLK is already powerful enough as it is) but the constructive styling of its exterior and interior were highly appreciated.

The style is a mixture of a flashy and an elegant car. I bet its resistance is high as it has been packed with lots of aerodynamic features.

Carlsson has done an elegant paint job to this, but its speed remains mediocre.

Ah, it’s Carlsson. Once again, they’ve reproduced a more stylish and more powerful Mercedes car. The modifications they’ve done weren’t so pompous, yet it ascends SLK’s level.

I’m pretty sure that even though it’s not as speedy, its performance is stable anyway. The rich paint job reflects the elegance of this SLK.

The interior looks highly appealing. Black and white classic never gets out of style.

The tuning may not have made a drastic improvement on this, but it was certainly enhanced. It has looked more stylish and powerful.

There are too many spoilers, which are good alternatives to aerodynamics so this must be running smoothly and sort-of-but-not-quite swiftly. Combining flash and class has resulted to this car’s overall style.

Additional spoilers are always a good idea and improvement. The interior furnishing appears to get better, too. Overall it’s looking like a classy sports car.

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