Carlsson CK50 Mercedes-Benz GL 500

The most imposing vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz range is the GL Class. Despite its robust nature, this all-terrain vehicle is also distinguished by an ambience that captivates S Class drivers. The impression of luxury given can be refined even more at Carlsson in the southwest German town of Merzig. The GL 500 promises a good combination of long-range ability and excellent performance. As the CK50 by Carlsson, however, it surpasses its standard counterpart by far in terms of power, speed and luxury.

Developed by Carlsson especially for the GL, the CK50 engine kit accelerates not only the driver's pulse but also the elegant automobile in just 6.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. No less impressive is the engine output after being given the Carlsson treatment: the tuned V8 develops 435 bhp / 320 kW (standard 388 bhp / 285 kW) at 6000 rpm coupled with 600 Nm of torque at 2800-4800 rpm. Top speed according to Carlsson is 248 km/h.

The goose bumps generating sound of the CK50 is released through four oval Carlsson-tail pipes. At the same time, they help the corpulent rear of this offroader look notedly more individual and sporty for a long time. Because the used material, namely stainless steel, withstands the most adverse environmental conditions.

Source: Carlsson press

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