2012 Mercedes-Benz gets tuned by Carlsson


The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is a sporty dream car for tuners to modify, and Carlsson has just unveiled its latest tuning creation for this sports car. The plan is to enhance both the performance and the styling upgrades for the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS receives light engine modifications for both of the CLS350 gasoline and diesel V6 engines. Making use of the gasoline engine, power is elevated to 333 horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque, which is a gain of 27 and 29, respectively. And in the diesel engine, it is now churns out 320 hp and 575 lb-ft, and that is an increase of 55 hp and 96 lb-ft.

With the added horsepower and torque, both of the gasoline and diesel Mercedes-Benz CLS350s now can sprint from zero to 62 miles per hour in just 5.9 seconds (about 0.2 seconds quicker than the normal gasoline version and 0.3 seconds quicker than the normal diesel model.

In addition, Carlsson added its signature C-Tronic adjustable suspension to the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS350, which can be mounted with wheel choices and a new bodykit. The bodykit includes a new front bumper, grille, power-dome hood, LED fog lamps, side skirts, side vents and rear apron with diffuser. As for the interior, it comes with subtle Alcantara and brushed aluminum.