Upgraded Carlsson CK50 is based on the E500
24 September 2009

Carlsson has launched a more powerful version of the Mercedes E500 coupe.

The Carlsson CK50 model gets a power upgrade from 383bhp to 429bhp, while torque has also been boosted to 422lb ft. This power upgrade has been partly achieved by the addition of a stainless steel exhaust system, which features two oval pipes.

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A new coilover suspension system is also added with adjustable damping. The ride height has been lowered by 30mm and it rides on 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

Styling changes are kept to a minimum, but it does feature a new front and rear spoiler, while a front lip spoiler is an option.

Inside, it gets leather and suede covered steering wheel and gear knob, while it also gets aluminium pedals and illuminated floor mats.

Prices for the CK50 have not been confirmed by Carlsson.

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