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.

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  (415) posted on 06.28.2012

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

  (429) posted on 05.18.2012

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

  (474) posted on 05.15.2012

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.

  (434) posted on 05.14.2012

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.

  (427) posted on 04.19.2012

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

  (428) posted on 03.28.2012

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.

  (306) posted on 03.28.2012

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.

  (467) posted on 03.8.2012

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

  (296) posted on 03.7.2012

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

  (530) posted on 03.6.2012

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.

  (517) posted on 03.5.2012

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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