German tuner Carlsson showcases its CS60 S-Class program on their stand at the IAA 2011. The luxury saloon received numerous upgrades from a performance increase and wheels, to an aerodynamic package and a range of interior refinements.
For instance, the 12-cylinder bi-turbo in the S 600 L now produces 600hp instead of the standard 517hp. Its maximum torque is electronically limited to 1024 Newton metres. The increase in power is the result of an optimised engine management approach together with the sports air filter and the sport exhaust system. Other packages are also available for the 6-, 8-, and 12-cylinder engines as well as for Diesel engines. The top model based on the S 63 AMG allows up to 685hp.
On the outside a complete new body kit is fitted, which features a front apron, front spoiler lip, and Carlsson logo on the bonnet and grille inserts made of electro-polished stainless steel. The side of the Mercedes has a new set of side skirts for the model with the long wheelbase. Four additional headlight (fog lights and high beams) as well as vertically integrated LED daytime running lights finish the front appearance. The rear of the S-Class received a new rear apron and a sporty rear spoiler.
The C-Tronic Suspension system lowers the car by up to 30 millimetres and adjusts the suspension according to the detected parameters. High-performance tyres from Dunlop (255/35 front and 275/35 ZR 20 rear) provide contact with the road and cover the 20 inch light alloy wheels 1/10 Brilliant Edition.
The basic interior package includes leather on both front seats, the rear seat bench including all head rests and all four door panels. The Carlsson logo is embossed into the headrests and lights up in the door sills. The logo is also visible on the aluminium pedals and footrest.