The core part of the refinement is the entirely re-engineered V8-engine. The Carlsson engineers accomplished to boost the performance from 525 hp (386 kW) to 585 hp (430 kW) without changing the cubic capacity of 6.3 litres. Also, the Mercedes specialists from Merzig increase the maximum torque from 630 to 695 Newton metres. The E-class top model by Carlsson accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. This is three tenths of a second less than the acceleration values of the E 63 AMG.
The head designer Rolf Schepp transferred the performance of the car to its appearance. His complete aerodynamics package containing front skirt, extended wings, side mouldings and rear skirt reveals the power of the Carlsson E-class at first sight. All of these components are made of polyurethane (PU-RIM) which guarantees perfect fit and highest stability. At the same time all aerodynamics components render an increasing downforce during rising speeds and therefore ensure the optimal power transmission onto the road and safety even in the limit range.
The carbon diffuser grabs the stainless steel end pipes of the exhaust system on both sides and perfectly finishes the visual metamorphosis. When driving calmly, the exhaust system contains itself in a pleasant way, but once the driver accelerates, it presents a powerful sound backdrop which matches the driving characteristics.
But Carlsson does not only enhance the performance and improves the aerodynamics. With the Carlsson wheel 1/5 REVO in 8.5 and 10.5x20 inches, the automobile manufacturer fits a one-piece light alloy wheel. The wheel has five double spokes, one is painted in matt black and the others sparkle with a high-gloss polished surface and are aimed at the self-confident driver.
The tuning of the strongest E-class is completed with the interior. There, Carlsson uses leather and ultrasuede and therefore creates a luxurious atmosphere. Not only the seats, but also the steering wheel, the automatic gearstick and the insides of the doors are lined with the most delicate materials. Carlsson sets highlights with aluminium applications such as the door lock studs, the pedals and the foot rest. Another eye-catcher are the illuminated floor mats with an embedded, white illuminated Carlsson logo.5 EuroNCAP stars for Mercedes E-Class
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