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    Geneva: Carlsson's CS50 Versailles is gold-plated S-Class excess
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    There's always that guy at the party who takes the joke too far, and at this year's Geneva Motor Show that role falls on the shoulders of the German tuners at Carlsson with its CS50 Versailles. It has created a customized Mercedes-Benz S-Class covered in thousands of dollars of gold ...

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    Geneva: Carlsson SLK 340 Judd is winged up for hill climb glory
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    Carlsson has been expertly tuning Mercedes-Benz products for more than 20 years now, but we can't say as we remember the outfit turning out anything quite so racy as this SLK 340 Judd that it has brought along to the Geneva Motor Show this year. This SLK is meant for competition, obviously, and ...

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    Motorsports: Carlsson turns Mercedes-Benz SLK into 610-HP hill-climb clawer
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    Carlsson's race-tuned versions of the Mercedes-Benz SLK have been taking checkered flags for years, and we won't be surprised if its SLK 340 hill climber fares any different. Developed by multiple German and Swiss hill climb champion Reto Meisel, the carbon-bodied SLK 340 with lightweight brakes ...

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    Report: Chinese take majority stake in German tuner Carlsson
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    It is clear that the Chinese appetite for luxury cars with monumental power and imperial luxury has barely begun, so automakers are positioning themselves to make sure they can provide a growing supply. Zhongsheng Group Holdings, owners of a dealer group that includes Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and ...

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    Geneva 2011: Carlsson C25 Royale makes large quantities of money magically disappear
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    Carlsson C25 Royale - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Customized Mercedes-Benz cars have been in the spotlight at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Mansory, Fab Design and Brabus have all fallen in love with the SLS AMG, but Carlsson continues its affair with the SL65 AMG. At last year's show, ...

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    Carlsson strikes first with custom 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS350
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    2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS350 by Carlsson – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The svelte Mercedes-Benz CLS has long been a favorite of tuners, and with the new model on the way, you can expect a veritable onslaught to ensue. The first bit of blood has been drawn by Carlsson, which has just ...

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    Geneva 2010: Carlsson C25 is a 753-horsepower twin-turbo terror
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    Carlsson C25 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We have to admit that we were a little disappointed when we saw the Carlsson C25 in person. The finished product doesn't seem to quite have the ultra-aggressive look of the original concept sketches. It could also be that we're not huge fans ...

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    Carlsson to premiere freaky-exclusive 753-horsepower C25 Super-GT in Geneva
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    Carlsson C25 rendering - click above for high-res image gallery
    Another day, another supercar packing a beefed up Mercedes-Benz twin-turbo V12. Meet the Carlsson C25, the latest in a long line of heavily worked over Mercedes products sporting the Carlsson badge. Though in fairness to Carlsson, ...

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    Another hard-to-say Carlsson: Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse
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    Click above for a high-res image of the Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse
    It doesn't seem to be the optimal time to be producing high-end custom luxury cars, but Carlsson is pressing forward anyway and will introduce its third model in cooperation with leather company Etienne Aigner at the Geneva ...

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    Tuner Tuesdays: Carlsson takes on the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG
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    Click on the image above for a high-res gallery of the Carlsson CK63 RS
    When our man Jonathon Ramsey sampled the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG last year, he found it to be "just right." So we have to cringe a little when a tuning company getting their hands on one. Why alter a car that needs nothing? To ...

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    Carlsson unleashes CK65 RS Eau Rouge Dark Edition
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Aigner CK65 RS Eau Rouge Dark Edition Carlsson is continuing its line of two-tone Aigner-themed vehicles with the CK65 RS Eau Rouge Dark Edition. Previous versions include the CL-based CK65 Eau Rouge introduced in Frankfurt last year and the S-based CK65 RS ...

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    Two-Tone Terror: Carlsson Aigner CK65 RS Blanchimont S-Class
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    Click above for high-res gallery The high-end, super-luxury limousine market is a fairly limited one. There's Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Maybach and.... well, that's about it. But with Daimler possibly nixxing the struggling brand in the next few years, who will fill that gap for those who prefer to ...

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    Carlsson puts some more class in the M-Class
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    click image to enlarge Carlsson has applied its tuning magic to the new M-Class with a host of power, visual, and interior upgrades. Starting with the engine, Carlsson's performance kit for the 320 CDI engine boosts horsepower to 269 and torque to 452 lb-ft, and a new exhaust system with quad ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: Carlsson Aigner CK65 Eau Rouge
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    Click the image above for more shots of the Carlsson Aigner CK65 Eau Rouge.Random Benz tunage? Frankfurt's got more than you can shake a schnitzel at. But the only reason we snapped off a few shots of this particular CK was because of its two-tone hue, even though it is a subtle rip on the Veyron. ...

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    Carlsson intros CK35 performance kit for the new Mercedes C-Class
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    Click image to enlargeMercedes-Benz tuner Carlsson has unveiled its new CK35 performance kit for the recently-introduced new C-Class. Based on a kit the company had already prepared for the SLK350, the CK35 bumps the C's 3.5L V6 up to 295 horsepower. This, combined with an updated air filter and ...

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    Carlsson CK50 antes up 435 HP for the Mercedes GL-Class
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    Brabus may have beaten them to the punch by a few weeks, but you knew nothing was going to keep the engineers at Carlsson from getting their mitts on the big, bold Mercedes GL-Class SUV. The Carlsson CK50 begins life as a Euro-market GL 500 (currently, we only have the GL 450 here in the States). ...

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    Carlsson CK60: More goodness for the new CL
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    Mercedes tuner Carlsson has just released info on their newest über-coupe, the Carlsson CK60. Based on the already formidable Mercedes CL 600 with its bi-turbo V12, Carlsson works some of their magic and raises horsepower from 517 to an eponymous 600 and torque goes up to a staggering 740 ft ...

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