On the heels of the upgrades made by Mercedes tuner extraordinaire, Brabus, for the 2011 S-Class, another noted aftermarket company is releasing their program for the high-end luxury car.

While the package comes with plenty of aesthetic upgrades, the most notable improvement Carlsson made on the S-Class is an engine tweak that took the output of the car’s 5.5-liter 12-cylinder bi-turbo engine from the standard 517 horsepower all the way up to 600 horsepower. These power figures allowed it a 0-62 mph time of 4.3 seconds and a mighty impressive top speed of 198 mph. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, Carlsson is also offering an engine package for the powerful S63 AMG, taking its output from 571 ponies all the way up to 684 HP.

The numbers are staggering for a luxury car like the Mercedes S-Class, but there’s more to Carlsson’s program than just an increased engine output. There are also plenty of aesthetic improvements, including an aero kit that features a new front lip, a boor lid spoiler, and front and rear aprons. The tuner also threw in new stainless steel grille inserts, four new headlights, a series of LED daytime running lights, a C-Tronic lowering kit that drops the car’s height by 30 mm, and a set of Carlsson’s own 1/10 Brilliant Edition alloy wheels measured in either 19" or 20".

Inside, Carlsson dressed up the S-Class with a custom leather upholstery that comes with the company badging embossed into the headrests with a blue illuminated signature in the door sill adding a nice touch to the whole look of the car.

Aesthetically, the package won’t overwhelm you with anything outlandish. But given that the car is the flagship S600 model of Merc’s S-Class family, anything that’s over-the-top would only ruin the luxury car’s overall prestige.

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class by Carlsson
  • Year:
    2011
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    5.5-liter V12 bi-turbo
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    600 horsepower
  • Top Speed:
    198 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    4.2 sec.
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2 comments:

  (410) posted on 12.15.2011

Sadly, to say but I think Carlsson didn’t bring out the beauty that this vehicle has. Well, I hope that to agree that it only looks so simple and ordinary on that, and it seems that it is not a Mercedes vehicle.

  (474) posted on 12.12.2011

It only looks so simple on its exterior detailing and even looks ordinary on that. However, I really love the dressed-up interior of it, and it truly looks very comfortable and cozy on that but how about its speed performance?

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