Carlsson CK35 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350

Particularly the constant high stresses and strains encountered in long-distance racing lead to the development of more durable solutions, which Carlsson integrates into its road-approved products and which benefit Carlsson customers. The same goes for the CK35.

In the case of the Carlsson CK35 performance kit based on the SLK 350, the modifications express themselves in a boost in engine power by 17kW/23 hp to 217kW/295 hp, which is achieved at 6000 rpm. At the same time, the V6 engine develops a maximum torque of 385 Nm at 4800 rpm, an increase of 35 Nm compared with the series version. From a standstill, the Carlsson CK35 scorches to 100 km/h in just 5.68 seconds (series: 6.1 sec.).

The performance kit includes two sports rear mufflers from corrosion-resistant stainless steel each with two oval exhaust tips, which clearly, but discreetly announce the increased power of the engine. In addition, Carlsson modifies the engine electronics, which it optimizes extensively. A sports air filter supplies the V6 with an extra portion of "breathing air." By overriding the Vmax restriction, the CK35 can travel a full 20 km/h faster, the top speed being 270 km/h. A chrome inscription proves that the modified engine is a genuine Carlsson. The increased torque and the enhanced power-weight ratio (instead of 5.4 kg/hp, now only 5.0 kg/hp has to be moved) are expressed in the superior pulling power and provide the driver with significantly greater driving enjoyment than before. Acceleration from 0 to 200 in 21.12 (series 22.6).

Source: Carlsson press

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