Mercedes tuner Carlsson will use the Tuning World Bodensee show in Friedrichshafen, Germany to display, for the first time, its new program for the E-Class. Much of the modifications are the usual fare, but we have to hand it to the Carlsson designers who really put together a stunning looking package.
The new aero kit looks very much like a high-performance OEM design and features an all new front bumper with LED lights. Also new are the front fendes, side skirts, the rear bumper (with a race-inspired diffuser) and a subtle trunklid spoiler. The whole kit is made of OEM-quality polyurethane for a perfect factory fit.
In a serious departure from its usual designs, Carlsson has also used the 2010 E-Class to debut a new wheel design. Called the 1/5 REVO, the new wheels measure 21-inches on this model and have a definite American flare with a two-tone matte black and silver surface.
The car also rides low on Carlsson’s C-Tronic suspension, which has been updated. The new setup not only lowered the car by 43mm, but it also now constantly adjusts the stiffness according to road conditions.
Carlsson will offer several performance packages for the new E-Class with packages for the E250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and E350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY diesel already available. A supercharger system will be offered for the E550, however, with a power increase of just 55hp it doesn’t quite seem worth it.
We’ll take that aero kit though!
GALLERY: Carlsson 2010 E-Class
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