Starting today, the current generation E-Class benefits from yet another complete styling and performance package, this time, developed by the German specialists from Carlsson. More exactly, the Cabriolet variant of the German model suffered a number of improvements able to refresh the appearance and increase the performance.
In terms of styling, the aerodynamic kit prepared by Carlsson include a new front and rear bumper, a rear spoiler, a set of side sills, a front spoiler lip and a dual-pipe 225x90mm stainless steel exhaust system. Two LED light wands are integrated into the front bumper while in terms of wheels, Carlsson offers a variety of styles with sizes from 18 to 20-inch.
Regarding the interior, improvements such as aluminum pedals, a revised gearshift lever with Alcantara and leather, aluminum footrest and door pins but also illuminated floor mats with the tuner’s logo. Largely, these are the aesthetic tweaks proposed by the German tuners, now is time to have a look at the performance upgrades available for the E 350 CDI version.
As we mentioned above, the version of the current E-Class Cabriolet picked by the German specialists is the E 350 CDI model which comes with a 3.0-liter diesel unit able to produce 231 horsepower. In addition to the standard output, Carlsson offers the C-Tronic Diesel Power CD28-35 REVO package which will raise the power amount to 280 horses and 648 Nm of torque.
The additional 50 horsepower squeezed from the V6 unit by Carlsson are available mainly due to a remapped ECU unit and the new exhaust system, thus, major modifications under the bonnet were not needed, however, 50 extra horses will make their presence felt in certain situations. The speedometer will also suffer some modifications, the tuner needing to convert the standard unit to 330 km/h in order to fit the new performance.
Lastly, Carlsson’s tuning kit for the current E-Class Cabriolet offers a revised sport suspension which will significantly improve the ride, will provide a better handling and thanks to the high performance springs, it will be able to lower the ground clearance by around 30 mm. An optional adjustable coilover kit is available on request, a system which comes with 4 sport springs and 4 absorbents able to lower the car by even 45mm ensuring the maximum driving comfort.
The official pricing for the complete tuning package (or parts) can be available only by contacting the Germans from Carlsson.