2012 Mercedes SLK R172 tuning package Carlsson review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 18 June 2011 , 11:06:14 byEmil

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Mercedes SLK R172 tuning package Carlsson

With the new SLK, Mercedes-Benz presented a car model that was probably the finest roadster in its history featuring two seats, a long bonnet, short overhangs, an open top and an engine in the right place. However, Carlsson found numerous ways to make a good personalisation of the car's interior and exterior, without compromising its unique mark on style and dynamism. The car's sporty geometry is underscored by the aerodynamics system which includes a rear apron insert and a front spoiler, also guaranteeing an additional downforce at the rear axle. A stainless steel sports silencer featuring two stainless steel pipes left and right in the typical oval Carlsson shape dominates the rear view, while the car's front is enhanced by the new front spoiler lip RS. The acoustic engineers at Carlsson have developed an amazing sporty sound in a way that optimises flow and really underscores the character of the SLK. As far as the powertrain is concerned, Carlsson was focused on applying the Carlsson C-Tronic for the current generation of CGI engines, thus boosting the engine power between 27 and 40HP, also ensuring that the relevant safety limits are adhered to and that the engine does not face any excessive wear.
The car's dynamics is further increased by the lowering of the car's centre of gravity by up to 30 mm, without making any compromise upon the comfort levels.
The interior of the SLK receives an upgrade from Carlsson's own upholsterers that have come up with a combination of materials and colors for the SLK that can be personalised with stitching and beading if the customer requires. The use of pedal pads made of brushed aluminum with Carlsson gear selector further refines the interior, together with Carlsson Nappa, Carlsson Nappa Exclusive and Carlsson Nappa Exclusive Heavy Weight which are available as part of a basic package consisting of the upholstering of two seats, the headrests and the insides of the doors and are available from 3900 Euro including fitting.