Extra power squeezed from its 6.2-litre V8 by Carlsson

German tuner has launched its own version of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the E-CK63 RS.

The Affalterbach-based tuner has taken the standard E63 AMG and re-engineered the 6.2-litre V8 to increase the power from 518bhp to 576bhp.

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It has achieved the hike by tweaking the engine management and exhaust systems. Maximum torque is also increased, from 465lb ft to 513lb ft.

Carlsson also provides an aerodynamic package, involving new front and rear skirts, side mouldings, extended wings and a set of 20-inch alloys.

The outcome of this power and aero combination is a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds, a third of a second faster than the standard E63 that Mercedes will sell you.

Carlsson has also ensured that the E-CK63 RS stands out by adding illuminated floor mats and giving the seats, steering wheel and door inserts a leather and suede finish.

Prices for the E-CK63 RS are yet to be announced.

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10 September 2009

Standard AMG not good enough for some?

10 September 2009

Re-engineered? Just a very optimistic chip and exhaust. And of course the standard issue disgusting cosmetic vandalism.

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