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The Carlsson CK63 RS is one sweet Candy Cane

The sugar high for those with a lead foot.

There are some cars that are just a treat to drive, like the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG. The four-door coupe packs a 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 with up to 541 horsepower when equipped with the power pack upgrade; a sport-tuned suspension, brakes, and bodywork; and all of the AMG extras. Carlsson Autotechnik has made the sweet coupe into a sugar-packed morsel.

The white, minty fresh exterior of the Carlsson CK63 RS is covered in Diamond White Metallic paint and features crisp aerodynamic upgrades. At the front sits a RS spoiler lip with carbon fiber lip left in a naked, contrasting finish to generate downforce. Stainless steel black mesh replaces the stock front radiator grille and front inserts. Naked carbon fiber decorates the rear as Carlsson installed a trunk lid spoiler, rear skirt insert, and rear diffuser to generate extra downforce for better stability.

Under that sweet candy exterior is a fiery center filled with force-fed power. Carlsson has tuned the 5.5-liter V-8 engine of the CLS 63 AMG with power pack to new heights of teeth-clenching performance. In addition to the traditional ECU, air, and engine tuning, a new exhaust system with metal catalytic converters, adjustable volume flaps, and quad tailpipes was installed and lets out a viscous roar. The upgrades push the stock output of 541 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. to a whopping 652 horses and 737 lb-ft. of torque, reducing the 0-62 mph time from 4.3 to 4.1 seconds.

The Carlsson CK63 RS also boasts a savory chassis setup that makes it more precise and dynamic. Both the front and rear axles are fitted with 20-inch Carlsson 1/10 Brilliant Edition light alloy wheels with a slight concave design that exudes power. The German tuner then fitted a set of sport springs on the front axle to reduce the height by 30 mm for improved handling.

Inside the CK63 RS is a rich mixture of “Santa Red” fittings with a savory white contrast. The seats, door panels, trunk, floor, console, and dashboard all proudly wear the bright red Carlsson Nappa leather with white ornamental stitching and trim.

The delicious Carlsson CK63 RS is currently available from the German tuner. Just remember to brush and floss afterwards kids, candy as sweet as this will lead to tooth decay.

Carlsson CK63 RS Specifications

Displacement: 5.5 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Twin-turbocharged
Maximum Horsepower: 652
Maximum Torque: 737.4 lb-ft. (1,000 Nm)
-Carlsson tuning
-Carlsson exhaust with metal catalytic converters and adjustable flaps

Type: Seven-speed automatic
Drive: Rear-wheel

Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.1 seconds

Wheels and Suspension:
Wheels: Carlsson 1/10 Brilliant Edition light alloy
Wheel Diameter: 20-inches
Suspension: Front sport springs; 30 mm lower

-Front spoiler
-Carbon fiber front spoiler lip
-Carbon fiber rear trunk spoiler
-Carbon fiber rear diffuser
-Rear skirt insert

-“Santa Red” leather seats, door panels, dashboard, console, and floors
-White checkered, ornamental stitching
-White trim

Carlsson CK63 RS Gallery

[Source: Carlsson]

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