Let me state for the record that I've long been a fan of the incredible work perpetually turned out by German tuning firm Carlsson, and their latest achievement – the CK63 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG – is another remarkably clear example of why. On the outside, the model is relatively subdued, with a new front and rear spoiler, grille insert and stainless steel Carlsson exhaust system hinting that this isn't a typical C63 AMG.
But where Carlsson's artistry truly lies is under the hood,
for it is here that one is greeted with an enhanced 6.3-Liter powerplant producing 565 hp/415 kW and 685 Nm of torque. Translation: whereas a traditional Mercedes C63 AMG accelerates from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, the Carlsson CK63 does so in a pavement-scorching 3.8 seconds. Furthermore, top speed rises to a more-than suitable 186 mph, electronically limited so as not to encourage reckless or overly hasty driving.
To help compliment the prodigious surplus of power at your disposal, a Carlsson RS coil-over kit with step-less height adjustment is on hand, allowing the option of either comfort for on-road driving or performance for top-speeds on a racetrack. Another recommended enhancement is the Carlsson torque-sensitive multi-plate limited slip differential with mechanically variable lock-up, which plays an integral role in increasing traction and driving stability, especially when accelerating in bends.
And finally the last are worth noting is another of a cosmetic nature – this time, the changes you'll find on the inside of the CK63. A Carlsson sport steering wheel, custom seating, various trim options and a number of multimedia enhancements are all available, with the level of individualization customized based on your own personal preferences.
To learn more about the Carlsson CK63 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and see a number of pictures highlighting its many attributes, keep scrolling for the both the official press release and photo gallery (click any pic to enlarge).
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
The Carlsson CK63 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
With the C-Class top-of-the line model C 63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz has given an impressive statement in the medium class. Where else can you get an enormous larger than 6 liter V8 engine in a relatively small car? But as the power output is comparably low, the high-tech manufacturer Carlsson activates the hidden potential. With up to 565 hp, the Carlsson CK63 leaves its competitors behind its (stainless steel) end pipes. And equipped with new wheels and even more sporty aerodynamics,
the top-of-the line C-Class model refined by Carlsson also shows clear features of a top athlete.
Carlsson CK63 – that stands for performance and full torque. The performance kit for the motor type M156 increases the serial performance of the 6.3 liter V8 from 457 hp (336 kW) at 6,800 rpm up to 565 hp/415 kW. The torque significantly increases from 600 to 685 Nm and therefore the car only needs 3.8 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h instead of the serial 4.5 seconds. Once more, the Carlsson engineers are able to prove their expertise gained in motor sports.
All kits include a special motor electronics adaptation, a maximum speed increase up to 300 km/h (electronically limited), a sport air filter and a noble three-part Carlsson motor cover made of real carbon as well as the obligatory Carlsson nameplate in chrome. Carlsson gently limits the never-ending thrust at 300 km/h for all models with an electronic device. The Carlsson sport rear muffler from the 565 hp strong CK63 S-Kit not only renders an enormous sound but also 15 extra hp (11 kW).
Coil-over kit and limited slip differential
The perfectly set-up Carlsson RS coil-over kit which has been co-developed by Ellen Lohr offers a step-less height adjustment and renders a driving dynamics which has never been experienced before. With the individually adjustable damping characteristics, the driver can regulate the setup according to his preference. With this new technical development by Carlsson, the driver does not have to make any compromise. He can enjoy the comfort of the roadworthy suspension system or race for top speeds on a racetrack. To ensure that the extra performance which has been imbued to the C-Class by Carlsson does not go up in smoke on the asphalt, Carlsson recommends fitting its torque-sensitive multi-plate limited slip differential with mechanically variable lock-up (produced with lock-up values according to customer requirements). This increases the traction and driving stability, especially when accelerating in bends.
Powerful-dynamic Carlsson aerodynamics
The elaborate premium Carlsson aerodynamics consists of a front spoiler, the front spoiler lip RS and a Carlsson rear spoiler (with an imprinted Carlsson logo) which renders stability at higher speeds. All accessories are made of high-quality PUR or optionally real carbon. The styling kit does not only stand out for its perfect finishing, but also for its unique design. It emphasizes the Carlsson designers' claim to always develop something a bit nobler than its competitors.
High Tech forged wheels 1/16 Ultra Light
When developing the Carlsson light alloy wheels 1/16 UL, the engineers and designers most of all focused on a perfect weight optimization. All force effects on the wheel are led into the wheel spider by the regular distribution of spokes. This avoids an over-dimensioned wall thickness and leads to a low wheel weight. The latest forging technology leads to a weight reduction of 38% compared to ordinary wheels with a similar wheel load and dimension! Thanks to the metal compression, the induced forces are forwarded in a far more homogenous way than with a cast wheel. Therefore, the unsprung masses are held as low as possible at the wheel suspensions and that leads to a noticeable driving comfort improvement by the Carlsson forged wheels compared to customary light alloy wheels. The forged Carlsson wheel 1/16 Ultra Light is available in the sizes 8,5x19“ (FA+RA) and 10x19“ (only RA) for the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.
Finest craftsmanship dominates the interior
According to the customer requirements, Carlsson compiles various components to an individual comfort-mix, from a sport steering wheel to leather interiors or multi-media accessories. In the noble manufactory, also the Carlsson CK63 S is once again significantly individualized. This is how unique specimen are created with the best materials according to customers wishes.
More information about the exclusive refining program for Mercedes Benz automobiles can be obtained directly from Carlsson in Merzig, from the Carlsson distribution network or from any dealer.
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