Carlsson CK50 Mercedes-Benz SL 500
Power-Roadster: Carlsson CK50. Comprehensively reworked Mercedes SL, Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH in Merzig can already offer an individualization program transforming the SL 500 into the Carlsson CK50.
Specially developed by Carlsson for the current 5.5 Liter V8, the CK50 engine kit, which includes the adaptation of the electronic control unit, allows the elegant roadster to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. Following their boost by Carlsson, the output and torque data are quite impressive: 435 HP/ 320 kW (standard model: 388 HP/ 285 kW) at 6000 rpm. The torque of the tuned V8 is 600 Nm/ 2800-4800 rpm (electronically regulated), the top speed is 293 km/h thanks to the Vmax delimiter, with acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. In short, the CK50 engine kit has more than enough output and torque for any situation! Support for its output comes in the form of the CK50 kits exhaust gas system, which has been individually adapted to optimize the flow of exhaust gases. The exhaust gas back pressure is reduced with the help of sports middle and rear exhaust silencers made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel and developed by Carlssons own engineers. Four polished exhaust tailpipes bear witness to the additional performance of this SL.
Naturally, Carlsson can also provide the appropriate performance enhancements for versions of the SL with other engines in them extending right up to the CK65, which has over 700 HP and a torque of 1100 Nm. In all these performance enhancements, the Carlsson engineers are constantly on the lookout to ensure that the tolerance limits of the engine components are not exceeded, so as to avoid any damage. Equally, all engines that have been tuned by Carlsson still comply with all the regulations concerning exhaust fumes.
Source: Carlsson press