Because the Essen Motor Show soon takes place, many tuners are currently holding back their newnesses
for the exhibition. Only the well-established Mercedes refiners dared publishing
some releases shortly
before this event, and have that way turned our Tuning News section into
a Mercedes-Benz special. After Lorinser and Brabus, now the experts of Carlsson
present a new conversion, a tuned AMG C-class.
In the depth of the 6.3 liter 8-cylinder engine and its exhaust system, they found over
100 extra-hp. Now the power plant is generating 565hp. Peak torque increases to 685Nm,
from 600. That's enough to shorten the 0-100kph time from 4.5 to around 4 seconds –
Carlsson claim 3.8! And to enjoy acceleration a little longer, top speed limit is risen
An adjustable suspension, sports differential and broader rubber support the middle-class
Mercedes to cope with the forces of the tuning measures. Wheel size is 8.5x19 for the
front and the rear. [Get a closer look]
There also is a 10 inch wide option for the rear axle.
In view of the performance rates, this one seems highly recommendable.
Forging technology and
the multi-spoke layout cause a weight reduction compared to a usual 5-spoke alloy wheel.
Even though the aerodynamic kit bears this name, add-on parts might mainly better looks but
not air resistance or downforce, at least not significantly. Interior refinements round off
the range. Carlsson provide a sports steering wheel,
various leather options [See them here]
and a high-end multi-media system.