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Carlsson CM50 K – a symbiosis of technique and design
(Based on the SL 500)

• CM50 K based on the SL 500 with 430 bhp and 650 Nm
• Exclusive Carlsson 1/16 Ultra Light forged wheels
• Complete range of aerodynamic parts

The SL Class first generated a wave of excitement among Mercedes-Benz fans in 1954 and, since then, has enjoyed continuous popularity. Carlsson, the Mercedes-Benz tuning company from Merzig in Southwest Germany has turned its attention to this living legend and, via a supercharged power boost, aerodynamic components and exclusive wheel designs, given the thoroughbred roadster the finishing touches for everyone looking for greater individuality.

Breath-taking power increase to 430 bhp

The supercharger system for the CM50 K has been developed in close cooperation with Ogura Clutch Co. Ltd. The compressor and the ultra-efficient intercooler are integrated into the engine unit in a technically and visually optimum position between the cylinder banks. The advantages of this high-performance supercharger, which is built under licence from Wankel, include high efficiency (up to over 70 percent), low-wear, quiet running, great durability, immediate response and low weight.

Thanks to the Carlsson CM50 K supercharger, the engine output of the SL 500 jumps to a breath-taking 430 bhp / 316 kW coupled with maximum torque of 650 Nm at 4000 rpm. Top speed is 295 km/h while, for the standing start to 100 km/h, the roadster needs just 5.1 seconds.

Carlsson aerodynamic kit

To round off its handling characteristics, Carlsson has developed an aerodynamic package for the CM50 K. The individual components – Carlsson front spoiler lip, grill inlet and rear skirt inlet – cut lift and give the CM50 K outstanding driving qualities. Naturally, the aerodynamic parts blend in harmoniously with the appearance of the CM50 K. With just a few but effective modifications, Carlsson has succeeded in giving the SL its own personal note.

A sporting sound is achieved by the Carlsson rear-silencer system, which is made of stainless steel and has four aerodynamically-optimised oval tailpipes embossed with the Carlsson logo. Moreover, an elaborate absorption system cuts exhaust backpressure and improves the acceleration characteristics of the Carlsson CM50 K.

Electronic suspension lowering C-Tronic® SUSPENSION
Greater ride comfort in all situations


By means of the electronic lowering system C-Tronic® SUSPENSION, the centre of gravity of the vehicle is lowered by up to 30 mm. This results in a sporty look and better handling of the vehicle because of the limitation of roll. A further advantage of the improved aerodynamics, which are achieved by the lowering of the suspension, is the reduction in the front profile of the vehicle. This results in a higher top speed and better fuel consumption. Whilst usual lowering systems for vehicles with electronic suspension confine themselves to lowering the centre of gravity of the vehicle, the innovative technology of the C-Tronic® SUSPENSION allows for automatic intelligent interaction with road conditions. On poor road surfaces and in response to the persistent spring deflection, which they cause, the lowering effect is automatically attenuated in order to ensure the appropriate spring travel required for the most comfortable ride.

For lovers of detail: interior appointments by Carlsson

Exclusive but restrained interior details create the special Carlsson atmosphere. Particularly pleasing is the Carlsson sports steering wheel, which is covered in a combination of leather and Alcantara and ensures a perfect grip in all situations. The Carlsson pedal set and the door-locking knobs are made of aluminium. On request, account can be taken of individual wishes when deciding on the scope and colour of the leather upholstery.

Ultra light forged wheels - 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 Ultra Light series with the dimensions 9.5x20“ with 255/30 ZR 20 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres for the front axle and 11x20’’ with 305/25 ZR20 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres for the rear axle.

Source - Carlsson