Carlsson recently revealed a rather unique Mercedes-Benz S-Class it has been working on for a customer. It calls the car Diospyros which is the name for a genus tropical deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and small bushes. The Convertible is so called on account of it’s divisive colour schemes and use of wood panels for elements of the interior.
Carlsson have evidently enhanced the new S-Class with a new color scheme, an exclusive rim set and a redesigned interior. The colour is called “Carlsson Heritage Green”, it features retro colouring accented by piano lacquer for the grille and external trim. The colour was mixed and applied by paint specialists Standox and is certainly divisive.
Inside, the Diospyros lives up to its name, blending west African ebony, with the exterior and interior colours. The open pore veneer is applied to various surfaces including the rear deck lid, giving the feel of a luxury yacht. Nappa leather covers the rest of the interior in “Vintage Cognac” with exterior coloured piping and crème leather contrasts.
Carlsson offer a performance enhancement for the Diospyros which is based upon the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Convertible. A 12 % increase see the Diospyros’ peak power lifted to 550 hp with 800 Nm of torque. Wheels are Carlsson 1/12 EVO wheel, which have been developed specifically for the Diospyros. They measure 9Jx20 on the front axle and 10,5Jx20 on the rear axle.
As crazy as the colour scheme seems, it does seem to fit the car in a strange way. We think you will either love it or hate it. Prices for the Diospyros start at 214,000 Euro without VAT and range up to 336,000 Euro without VAT depending on the engine and equipment.