12 November 2008

Carlsson Aigner CK65

Carlsson Aigner CK65 debutes in Zurich

12 November 2008 - The automobile manufacturer Carlsson who is specialised on Mercedes Benz, extends its co-operation with the leather lifestyle brand Etienne Aigner AG and will exhibit the world premiere of the Carlsson Aigner CK65 RS 'Eau Rouge' Dark Edition at the Zürich Auto Show (Auto Zürich Car Show, 13th - 16th November 2008, exhibition stand Sahli & Frei AG - hall 2, stand C 01). Produced in small series, the luxury coupé is available with either a V12 Bi-Turbo with 705 hp or a second power level with 756 hp and 1,150 Nm.

The newly designed car front dominates the exceptional appearance. Both the front skirt with a front spoiler made of solid carbon as well as the car paint which renders appealing contrasts in two colours are eye-catchers. The special line Dark Edition of Carlsson Aigner CK65 RS 'Eau Rouge' which is produced in small series and limited to only ten cars, is exclusively available in the double-coloured combination obsidian black metallic with Himalaya-gray. Shaded Bi-Xenon headlights with cone-shaped lights and the radiator grill with the jumping Carlsson horse perfect the front appearance.


The electrically adjustable sport seats with multi-contour function and seat heating have been upholstered with high-class leather according to the philosophy of the Leather Lifestyle Brand Aigner. The wooden appliqués were adjusted to the colour of the car paint and all visible plastic parts were covered with Aigner-Leather. The Aigner-A, embossed in the front headrests and the reverse side of the front seats, confirm the origin. Moreover, the complete car interior, including handholds, sun shields and rear screen frame has been covered with Aigner-Alcantara.

The Carlsson sport exhaust system renders more output and an especially powerful sound. The rear section of the Carlsson Aigner CK65 is dominated by four end pipes in Carlsson design which impress by their sportive, earthy sound. In comparison to the serial exhaust system, the exhaust back pressure and pipe guide are optimised. Therewith, Carlsson achieves an improved torque and a higher performance.


For the Carlsson Aigner CK65, Carlsson exclusively offers an electronic lowering kit C-Tronic Suspension which lowers the car by approx. 30 mm. But C-Troni Suspension does not only lower the centre of gravity, but also allows an interaction with the conditions on the road. When the road conditions are bad and continuously strong deflections arise, the height of the vehicle is automatically adjusted and the necessary remaining spring deflection is maintained. The driver can feel the effects of the C-Tronic lowering by a reduced curl and significantly more agile driving characteristics.

The Carlsson motor makeover includes especially adjusted motor electronics with special ignition maps for fuel injection and ignition. At the intake side, special sport air filters render optimal ventilation. A sport exhaust system made of stainless steel optimises the exhaust back pressure. Therefore, the V12 is powerfully present in all situations and the driver can serenely draw on plentiful resources. The Carlsson Aigner CK65 'Eau Rouge' Dark Edition with 756 hp offers a maximum speed of 335 km/h which is electronically regulated due to safety reasons and excels with an acceleration from naught to 100 in 3.8 seconds.


Prices for the Carlsson Aigner CK65 'Eau Rouge' Dark Edition with V12 is start from 319,000 euros and for the V12 with Carlsson-Bi-Turbo in the second power stage from 374,000 euros.