Carlsson has created an upgrade program for the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class which is available exclusively in China.

[UPDATE 08.09.2012] Press release and more high-res photos added.

The reason why this tuning kit is available only in China is because a local car dealer by the name of Zhongsheng Group Holdings Ltd has acquired a 70% stake in Carlsson. It is based on the CGL45 program developed by Carlsson for the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and brings several parts manufactured from high quality PUR-Rim plastic.

We notice the different chrome radiator grille with mesh inserts, along with the wider wheel arches, while in typical Carlsson style there are a couple of double light units as well as LED DRLs on the SUV's front spoiler.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CGL45 Royal Last Edition is motivated by a V6 3.0-liter diesel engine that pumps out 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS) and 516 lb.-ft. (698 Nm) of torque, a lot more than the standard 265 hp (197 kW / 268 PS) and 457 lb.-ft. (618 Nm) of torque. There's also an upgrade program for the larger V8 5.5-liter which can churn out 435 hp (324 kW / 441 PS) and 442 lb.-ft. (598 Nm).


Carlsson unveils China-only 2012 Mercedes-Benz CGL 45 Royal Last Edition [UPDATED]