A marriage of luxury and power.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG can be considered the pinnacle of a performance luxury sedan to some. Others, like Carlsson Autotechnik, believe that the CLS 63 provides the perfect starting point for a car that can strike a perfect balance between the two. The new CK63 RS is Carlsson’s ideal automobile, as it gives drivers a powerful 5.5-liter V-8 and a rich, comfortable cabin to enjoy.
The Carlsson CK63 RS doesn’t take away from the overall design of the Mercedes-Benz CLS. Why mess with an automotive design icon, right? Instead, Carlsson focused on upgrading certain aspects of the body to improve downforce at high speeds. A new front spoiler and RS spoiler lip in carbon fiber reduces lift at the front axle and gives the CK63 RS a meaner face with new black-painted stainless steel grille inserts. At the rear a subtle trunk spoiler and rear skirt insert with integrated diffuser provide all the downforce needed for the CK63 RS.
The exterior is then finished off with a set of Carlsson 1/10 forged wheels. The lightweight alloys feature a unique five-spoke outer design that overlaps five inner double-spokes. Compared to the stock AMG wheels, the 1/10 forged alloys provide a 40 percent weight reduction, thus improving braking, handling, and acceleration. The wheels can be ordered in cast form with three different finishes: Brilliant Edition, Graphite Edition, and Titanium Edition. Carlsson then installed their latest C-Tronic suspension system that electronically monitors road conditions every 150 milliseconds and adjusts accordingly to provide the best handling dynamics. In addition to the electronic suspension, the CK63 RS also uses two front springs that lower the front axle by 30 mm.
Under the hood of the Carlsson CK63 RS sits the new 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 from AMG with the factory Performance Package. The German company tuned the engine so that it produces a whopping 649 horsepower and 664 lb-ft. of torque. This helps the CK63 RS accelerate to 62 mph in only 4.1 seconds, compared to the stock 4.3-second time. The 5.5-liter V-8 also lets out a monstrous roar thanks to a quad-pipe stainless steel exhaust system. Customers that own other CLS variants can also purchase engine upgrades with a three-year Carlsson guarantee.
The interior is where Carlsson has taken steps to create an atmosphere of indulgence. The finest leather, carbon fiber, root wood, and alcantara are all used and handcrafted. The seats and door panels are covered with Mokka Brown Nappa leather with a 1-1.4 mm thickness to ensure durability and prevent heat accumulation. Dark brown and matte carbon fiber is used throughout the dashboard, door trim, and center console to match the exclusive leather. Carlsson then refines the cabin with velour floor mats, illuminated door entry sills, and brushed aluminum door pins. Customers can also choose to outfit their Carlsson CK63 RS with custom stitching, piping, perforation, and leather colors.
The Carlsson CK63 RS is an example of power, beauty, and luxury refinement, producing a superb driving experience. All of the components come standard with a three-year, 100,000 km warranty from Carlsson and TÜV certificate.
Carlsson CK63 RS Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Specifications
Displacement: 5.5 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 649 (477 kW)
Maximum Torque: 663.72 lb-ft (900 Nm)
Type: AMG Speedshift Plus seven-speed multi-clutch automatic
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.1 seconds
Wheels and Suspension:
Wheels: Carlsson 1/10 forged with five-single and five-double spoke design
Sizing: Up to 20-inches
Finishes (Cast): Brilliant Edition, Graphite Edition, Titanium Edition
Suspension: Front sport springs, C-Tronic electronic suspension module
-Front carbon fiber spoiler lip
-Front carbon fiber front spoiler
-Black-painted front grille
-Rear trunk spoiler
-Rear skirt with integrated diffuser
-Fine nappa leather with custom stitching, piping, and perforation
-Brown/matte carbon fiber dashboard, center console, and door trim
-Illuminated door sill panels
-Velour floor mats
-Brushed aluminum door pins
Carlsson CK63 RS Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Gallery
[Source: Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH]
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