The latest CLS from Mercedes doesn't have the same spirit as the old one. That's why, the German tuner Carlsson decided to give the vehicle better individuality. The tuning package includes both - performance and styling upgrades.

The exterior is improved by adding aerodynamic kit consisting of a new front spoiler and RS front spoiler lip, front apron inserts with LED fog lights, stainless-steel grille inserts and power domes for the bonnet. There are also mudguard inserts and side moldings with air inlets. At the rear, Carlsson installed a new rear apron with built-in diffuser and a rear spoiler. The exhaust system is upgraded with a stainless-steel rear silencer and double oval tailpipes.

Performance upgrades are available for 350 CGI and 350 CDI engines.

The petrol is boosted to 333PS (245 kW) and 410Nm (302 lb-ft), instead of factory 306PS and 370Nm. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is faster with 0.2 seconds to a 5.9 s.

The diesel benefits a lot more - a 20% increase in power. The total output is 320PS (235 kW) and 780Nm (575 lb-ft), instead of 265PS (195 kW) and 650Nm (479 lb-ft). This time the 0 to 100 km/h run is faster with 0.3 seconds - again to a 5.9 s.

The vehicle stands on 19" or 20" alloys with single and double spokes alternate in a 10-spoke pattern.

Carlsson Mercedes CLS can be lowered up to 30 mm with C-Tronic Suspension.

The interior boasts an Alcantara sports steering wheel and brushed aluminum for the pedals and foot rest. There are also velours foot mats featuring the Carlsson logo and the matching boot mat give the CLS' interior a dynamic, stylish appearance.

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