Home » News » Mercedes » Carlsson Mercedes GLK tuning

Carlsson Mercedes GLK tuning

The Mercedes GLK-Class has a robust but elegant character. Now, Carlsson’s first ever interpretation of this sporting, compact SUV makes its world premier at the 2014 Essen Motor Show.

Carlsson’s makeover for the GLK features OE quality PU-RIM aerodynamic components for vehicles with and without the AMG sport package. The striking chrome surround of the Carlsson radiator grille frames a strong horizontal dividing bar with the distinctive Carlsson logo at its centre, significantly strengthening the GLK’s distinctive ‘face’. Below the new front bumper with its RS lip spoiler, Carlsson’s trademark three-piece stainless steel mesh grille inserts add a touch of sporty elegance to the cars frontal aspect.

Positioned at the top of each side air intake, chrome-plated inserts for the LED daytime running lights stand out as the ‘jewellery’ of this new frontal design. The more sculpted rear valance has a chrome-plated diffuser, flanked by cutouts for the chromed outlets of the quad pipe sports exhaust system. This stainless steel exhaust, with its more sonorous exhaust note also lowers backpressure, releasing a few more horsepower.

As most GLKs never venture off-road, Carlsson offers a sport suspension kit for keen drivers of the petrol-engined GLK300 and GLK350 models. Uprated springs and dampers lower the ride height by 30mm and significantly improve the cars handling on twisty roads. A simpler solution for those who just want the lowered look is a set of 30mm lower springs that is available for all engine variants.

The four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine in the GLK220 CDI is easily tuned with Carlsson’s C-Tronic module. This plug and play solution increases power from 170 to 204hp, with a proportionately greater 100Nm increase in torque to around 500Nm.

Carlsson’s alloy wheel designs, renowned for their elegance and desirability, come in a wide choice of 18 to 21 inch diameters for the GLK. Even in this distinguished company, the new 1/5 EVO DS (dark series) in 9.0J x 21-inch size, shod with 245/35R21 tyres is a standout design. Alternatives are the 1/10 in three exclusive finishes of Brilliant Edition (BE), Titanium Edition (TE), and Graphite Edition (GE). These wheels come in 8.5J x 20-inch size, fitted with 255/40R20 tyres.

The cabin is always a prime area for personalization, and the most basic Carlsson offerings are the aluminium footrest and pedal set, door-lock pins, floor mats and stainless steel doorsill panels with the Carlsson logo illuminated at night.

Beyond that, the sky is the limit, and you can pick and choose your ideal colour and pattern from fine leather and Alcantara, and complement it with matching wood or carbon-fibre inlays. Carlsson’s in-house craftsman will then create your dream interior in a true expression of bespoke automotive tailoring.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 1913 Mercedes 100HP Rennwagen

    Engine: Water Cooled, G4F Aircraft Inliine-4, Power: 74.6 kw / 100 bhp @ 1350 rpmN/A
  2. 1914 Mercedes 115HP 4.5 Grand Prix

    Engine: Water-Cooled, M93654, Inline-4, Power: 85.8 kw / 115.1 bhp @ 3200 rpmN/A
  3. 1905 Mercedes 120HP Rennwagen

    Engine: M 175464, Cats Iron, Inline-4, Power: 89.5 kw / 120 bhp @ 1200 rpmN/A
  4. 1906 Mercedes 120HP Rennwagen

    Engine: M 14126, Inline-6, Power: 93.2 kw / 125 bhp @ 1500 rpmN/A
  5. 1907 Mercedes 120HP Rennwagen

    Engine: Water Cooled, Inline-4, Power: 104.4 kw / 140 bhp @ 1400 rpmN/A

New Vehicles

Nissan Micra benefits 1.0 litre gasoline engineNissan Micra benefits 1.0 litre gasoline engine
Nissan is offering the current Micra on the UK market with a new gasoline engine, more suitable for those looking for a more economical unit. ...

Concept Cars

Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept introduced at NAIASLexus LF-1 Limitless concept introduced at NAIAS
Lexus is using this year Detroit Motor Show to introduce us a futuristic crossover, that is scheduled to become the next flagship crossover for the Japanese ...

Custom Cars

MG3 receives new accessory pack in UKMG3 receives new accessory pack in UK
MG tries to make the current MG3 more attractive this Christmas so is spicing up the range with some accessories. Whether you want some extra protection ...

Future Cars

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz confirmed for productionVolkswagen I.D. Buzz confirmed for production
Volkswagen is decided to be one of the leaders in reducing its emissions in the future years. After the Dieselgate scandal, this is the right thing to ...

Market News

Volkswagen US sales defies Dieselgate scandal expectationsVolkswagen US sales defies Dieselgate scandal expectations
Some might say Volkswagen had some difficult times in US after the Dieselgate scandal. But 2017 sales say something else. Volkswagen of America reported ...

Gadgets

Volkswagen and NVIDIA partner for Artificial IntelligenceVolkswagen and NVIDIA partner for Artificial Intelligence
Volkswagen is more and more preoccupied by introducing new technologies into its cars. So is looking some strong partners with great experience in this ...

Various News

Mopar announces 200 Jeep Performance Parts for the new WranglerMopar announces 200 Jeep Performance Parts for the new Wrangler
We just saw the new generation Jeep Wrangler, ready to be shown in full during this year Los Angeles Motor Show, and Mopar, its customization division, ...

Motorsports

DS Racing Formula E car unveiledDS Racing Formula E car unveiled
Formula E is becoming more and more attractive for the European brands. One of the most important car manufacturer who takes part at the electric Grand ...

Videos

Tesla Model 3 clocked at 4.66 seconds for 0 to 60 mphTesla Model 3 clocked at 4.66 seconds for 0 to 60 mph
Tesla Model 3 should be a succesful model. The car was reserved more than 400.000 times before the launch and now the production has begun. ...