2006 Carlsson CD20 (Based on Mercedes-Benz B 200 CDI) review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 21 March 2006 , 18:03:48 byEmil

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Carlsson CD20 (Based on Mercedes-Benz B 200 CDI)

With the new B Class, Mercedes-Benz aims to underscore its role as a trendsetter among the world's leading automobile manufacturers and to attract a young, modern target group that wants functionality combined with fascinating design and a high level of driving pleasure. Thus, this new 'compact sports touring' vehicle represents the ideal platform for Carlsson, the renowned Mercedes tuner, to offer a customised vehicle for B Class drivers interested in a more ambitious style of driving - a vehicle that stands out from the crowd and combines driving pleasure with a high technological standard.

Vitamin C for the B Class:

C-Tronic© Diesel POWER and Carlsson sports suspension

A high-torque CDI engine fits perfectly into the concept of a sports-touring vehicle. Fitting the C-Tronic® Diesel POWER supplementary control unit boosts the power of the CD20 based on the B 200 CDI from 140 to 168 bhp (124 kW) and the torque from 300 to 360 Nm. Subsequently, the athletic compactvan can cover the standing start from 0-100 km/h in just 8.6 seconds. Installation is straight forward and saves B Class drivers long waiting times so they can enjoy a more sporting vehicle and a powerful response all the sooner. Naturally, Carlsson attaches great importance to safety: the modified characteristic map of this in-house development ensures that the engine's reserves are only used when it is safe to do so. Hence, Carlsson not only gives a 3 year guarantee on the C-Tronic® Diesel POWER but also offers outstanding value for money.

Improved handling for the CD20 comes from fitting sports springs developed by Carlsson. They lower the centre of gravity by approx. 25 mm and guarantee great road holding with no loss of comfort. The result: the CD20 by Carlsson is significantly more agile than its standard counterpart and proves that comfort and top handling are not mutually exclusive.
Page 2, Carlsson CD20 press release

Aerodynamics for an individual style

The Carlsson aerodynamic kit for the B 200 CDI includes an easy-to-fit front spoiler lip and a rear-skirt inlet in the company's typical diffuser look. All parts of this small 'package' underline the sporting elegance of this distinctive minivan and also contribute to improved and more dynamic handling. Sports exhaust trims with twin oval tailpipes lend the CD20 even more sporting elegance in true Carlsson style. The design of the tailpipes also offers a practical benefit for active, high-mileage drivers. They are double skinned, i.e., thermally insulated, and optimised in terms of air flow, which counteracts the unsightly accumulation of dirt through turbulence.

B for Brilliant Edition - Exclusive wheels by Carlsson

Wheels are the easiest and most expressive way of giving a car that personal touch. And the choice of wheel is easy if a high technological standard is to be combined with sporting elegance: Carlsson wheels from the 1/16 Brilliant Edition series with the dimensions 8.5x19" with 225/35 ZR 19 XL Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres. The one-piece, 16-spoke wheel is distinguished by an exclusive surface finish that makes it unique in the field of Mercedes-Benz tuning. Moreover, a brilliant-silver rim base coupled with the brilliant silver centre means that Carlsson Brilliant Edition wheels are virtually unrivalled in terms of visual impact.


Carlsson's one-piece, twelve-hole 1/12 Brilliant Edition wheels lend the B Class a modern and timeless appearance. The dimensions of the elegant disc wheel for both the front and rear axles are 8.5 x 18" (with 225/40 ZR18 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres).

Interior for the B Class - enough room for people with their own minds

In many cases, a few small details are sufficient to give expression to an individual style and exclusiveness. For the CD20, Carlsson offers aluminium pedal covers and door-locking knobs embossed with the Carlsson logo. And, for everyone, who prefers to keep their hands on the wheel, the Carlsson sports leather steering wheel with Alcantara applications is just the job. On request, the interior of the CD20 can also be finished fully in leather.