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Press Release) Particularly the
constant high stresses and strains encountered in long-distance
racing lead to the development of more durable solutions, which
Carlsson integrates into its road-approved products and which
benefit Carlsson customers. The same goes for the CK35.
In the case of the Carlsson CK35 performance kit based on the SLK
350, the modifications express themselves in a boost in engine power
by 17kW/23 hp to 217kW/295 hp, which is achieved at 6000 rpm. At the
same time, the V6 engine develops a maximum torque of 385 Nm at 4800
rpm, an increase of 35 Nm compared with the series version. From a
standstill, the Carlsson CK35 scorches to 100 km/h in just 5.68
seconds (series: 6.1 sec.).
The performance kit
includes two sports rear mufflers from corrosion-resistant stainless
steel each with two oval exhaust tips, which clearly, but discreetly
announce the increased power of the engine. In addition, Carlsson
modifies the engine electronics, which it optimizes extensively. A
sports air filter supplies the V6 with an extra portion of
"breathing air." By overriding the Vmax restriction, the CK35 can
travel a full 20 km/h faster, the top speed being 270 km/h. A chrome
inscription proves that the modified engine is a genuine Carlsson.
The increased torque and the enhanced power-weight ratio (instead of
5.4 kg/hp, now only 5.0 kg/hp has to be moved) are expressed in the
superior pulling power and provide the driver with significantly
greater driving enjoyment than before. Acceleration from 0 to 200 in
21.12 (series 22.6).
Weight-saving: The two-piece
Carlsson wheel 2/16 Brilliant Edition
Carlsson's motor racing
expertise is also beneficial to its customers when it comes to wheel
rims. After all, what produces a positive effect on the performance
of a racing car also has an effect on a normal road vehicle.
The multi-spoke design
is the optimum solution for the weight-optimized wheel. The forces
that act on the wheel are optimally channeled into the wheel spider
due to the uniform spacing of the 16 spokes. This means that it is
possible to avoid an over-dimensioned wall thickness, whilst also
permitting an optimum wheel weight coupled with the highest possible
Luxurious sportiness and
unparalleled finish combination
The elegant wheel 2/16
BE (Brilliant Edition) is characterized by its unparalleled surface
finish, which makes it an expression of luxurious sportiness. A
particularly attractive feature is the contrast between the
brilliant-silver varnished wheel centre with its eye-catching
metallic effect and the high-gloss varnished, wafer-thin stainless
This finish combination is unique within the Mercedes-Benz tuning
scene, making it the right choice for all those who wish to lend
their Mercedes-Benz cars that extra touch of individuality.
Compared with its single-piece predecessor 1/16 BE, the composite
design of the 2/16 BE lends the new wheel an even sportier look. The
ultra-lightweight, forged rim well is firmly welded together with
the elegant wheel star.
By way of an optimized combination for the SLK 350, Carlsson offers
the wheel 2/16 Brilliant Edition in the dimensions 8.5 x 19" for the
front axle (tires 235/35 ZR19 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx) and 10 x 19" for
the rear axle (tires 265/30 ZR19 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx.
The wheel 2/16BE is available in the dimensions 8.5 and 10 x 19",
and also in 8.5 and 10.5 x 20" for virtually all the current
Carlsson - close affiliation with
Enjoying a successful
track record in long-distance championship racing spanning many
years (winners of the class, pole positions, lap records and top 10
placements), since 2005 a modified Mercedes SLK 350, namely the
Carlsson CK35 RS, has been the car used in such racing contests.
Last year, Carlsson clinched victory as early as in the fifth race
in the fiercely competitive SP6 class. This year, the CK35 RS is at
the top of the class again after the fourth race in the BF Goodrich
Long-Distance Championship and has been putting other cars - which
have previously dominated the contest such as the Porsche 911 GT3 R
and the BMW M3 GTR and M3 E46 - into their place.