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.
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
The aim of the Carlsson engineers
with the 2/11 BE was to develop a sporting
and elegant wheel which is comparatively
light and yet of high strength. The
multi-spoke design of the wheel 2/11 is
the perfect solution for a weight-optimized
wheel. The power which affect the wheel
is optimally led into the wheel spider by
the uniform distribution of the 11 spokes.
In this way an overdimensioned wall thickness
can be avoided and a minor weight
of the wheel can be reached. Another
important benefit, especially in the case of
bigger cars, is the excellent brake ventilation,
which results in improved braking
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