Carlsson unveiled the tuning package for the Mercedes Benz SLK250. The kit provides more power a boost of 40 hp and includes a front spoiler and rear apron insert for aerodynamic performance improvement, new front spoiler lip RS, two stainless steel exhaust pipe, diffuser insert and the flow-optimised rear spoiler.
2012 CARLSSON MERCEDES SLK CLASS R172
Two seats, a long bonnet, short overhangs, an open top and the engine in just the right place. With the new SLK, Mercedes-Benz presents what is probably the finest roadster in its history.Yet Carlsson finds ways to personalise the car’s interior and exterior and to leave its own unique mark on its dynamism and style.
The aerodynamics package, consisting of a front spoiler and rear apron insert underscores the car’s sporty geometry and guarantees an additional downforce at the rear axle. The car’s front is perfected by the new front spoiler lip RS, which is also available in carbon. The rear view meanwhile is dominated by the stainless steel sports silencer with two stainless steel pipes left and right in the typical oval Carlsson shape. The diffuser insert and the flow-optimised rear spoiler make the contact pressure at the rear axle to increase even further.
Carlsson has drawn on its experience in enhancing engine power and presents, for the first time, the Carlsson C-Tronic for the current generation of CGI engines. Thanks to the additional control unit, the engine power is boosted by between 27 and 40 hp. The new C-Tronic makes use of the unit’s existing reserves and, thanks to the connection to the car’s electronics system, ensures that the relevant safety limits are adhered to and that the engine is not exposed to any excessive wear. An additional intercooler, included in the CB25 S kit, provides even more power. The Carlsson engineers endowed the CB25 S, based on the SLK250 CGI, with 176kW (239hp) and 400Nm of torque.
2012 VOLVO XC60 PLUG IN HYBRID CONCEPT
Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show 2012. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. The driver chooses the driving mode via three buttons on the instrument panel. The buttons give the car three distinct temperaments: Pure, Hybrid or Power.
The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. At the touch of a button, the driver decides how the available power from the combination of the high-performance gasoline engine and the electric motor is to be utilized.
The technology in the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is as ingenious as it is unique. Driver can make really green progress on the road without compromising on any of the luxury car’s renowned properties. No other manufacturer has succeeded in delivering fuel economy and electrical range on this level in a capable, spacious performance car with 350 horsepower on tap.
The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is painted in a special white color and the 21-inch wheels enhance the muscular appearance. The interior features unique detailing and colors, such as sober dark-blue leather upholstery and inlays of blue-grey wood. The instruments have been tailored to give the driver all the necessary information about petrol and electricity consumption, battery charge level, remaining range and so on.
The electric four-wheel drive in the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is activated by pressing the AWD (All Wheel Drive) button. Instead of the mechanical power transfer of conventional four-wheel drive, the central control unit distributes power between the gasoline-driven front wheels and the electrically driven rear axle. The electric four-wheel drive system has been designed to provide better traction when starting and when driving on slippery roads, for instance in snow or mud.