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German tuner Carlsson releases style and power upgrades

Carlsson releases two new tuning packages for the Mercedes A and CLA classes

Mike Sabounchi
Jan 22, 2014
Photographer: Courtesy of Carlsson
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    Carlsson A-Class and CLA Details:
  • More power and performance for the petrol-engined A200 and A250
  • Complete tuning program available from October 2013
  • Up to 450 hp, in the Carlsson RSR version
  • Increased handling and downforce

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For the A-Class, a new front spoiler is available for the standard car as well as the AMG Sport version. The finishing touch is a distinctive grille for the front bumper air intake. While the side skirts fit all models, the new rear apron, which includes an air diffuser, is available for both the standard and AMG Sport versions.

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For the AMG Sport version, Carlsson offers grilles for the air outlets on the rear apron, and the cut-outs on either side of the air diffuser perfectly embrace the four polished tailpipes of the Carlsson sports exhaust silencer. In addition to a deeper soundtrack the lower back-pressure designed into this silencer liberates an additional three horsepower.

To improve handling and roadholding, sport springs lower the ride height by 35mm, giving the car an even more hunkered down look. A more sophisticated option is Carlsson’s fully adjustable coil-over suspension kit, which allows changes to the ride height, bounce and rebound settings.

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Two Carlsson wheel designs can be ordered in different finishes. The 1/10 design alloy wheel is available as Titanium or Diamond Editions in 18 or 19-inch sizes, shod with 225/40 R18, 225/35 R19 tyres. The 19 and 20-inch sizes come in Diamond, Graphite and Titanium Editions, with the 19 and 20-inch sizes available in Ultra Light forged versions. The alternative wheel design is the Carlsson 1/16 RS, in a choice of 18, 19 and 20-inch diameters.


For the new CLA a front spoiler, suitable for vehicles with AMG line, gives the C117 a sporty and aggressive appearance. The CLA kit will also be provided with a grill insert made ​​of electro polished stainless steel. A racing inspired rear apron with diffuser is part of the Aero package. The chrome-plated four-tube tailpipe carries the Carlsson logo and adds a deeper exhaust note to the CLA.

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In the handling department, Carlsson is offering drivers their choice of either smooth and comfortable springs or more dynamic rebound adjustable coilovers. Depending on your preference, the four-door coupe can be equipped with the wheel 1/10 in the versions Titanium or Brilliant Edition in the dimensions 18, 19 or 20 inches.

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The sportier appearance can also make additional experienced by Carlsson performance enhancements. Using the C-Tronic, the engine ignites in CLA200 (M270) 187 PS/138 kW (serial: 156 PS/115 kW) with a maximum torque of 300 Nm (series: 250 Nm). When CLA250 Series is as high as 253 PS/186 kW (serial: 211 PS/155 kW) and a maximum torque of 420 Nm (series: 350 Nm). Based on the CLA 45 AMG Carlsson offers the top model with the designation CCA45 RSR with 450 hp. Carlsson offers a three year warranty on all their products so rest assured they stand by their products. For more info: www.Carlsson.de

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