Experience the thrill of driving every month with evo magazine, devoted exclusively to the greatest performance cars in the world. If you're passionate about performance cars then evo is your ultimate monthly read.
Carlsson CK63 S
German tuner gives Mercedes C63 AMG a useful performance boost
Is a Mercedes C63 AMG not enough for you? Does the Brabus Bullit give you the jitters? Step forward the Carlsson CK63 S, your perfect fiery C-class. It packs 557bhp - a 24 per cent hike over a standard C63 - and 505lb ft of torque. That's 63lb ft more than the £51,425 AMG but some way short of the £300k, 811lb ft Brabus.
The Carlsson hits 62mph in 3.8sec and while it still carries a speed limiter, it cuts in at a generous 186mph. The extra performance is gained from a variety of tweaks, chiefly a sports air filter and rear muffler – the latter adding some of those all-important extra bhps as well as creating an 'enormous sound'. Taking all that extra shove into account, Carlsson recommends fitting its torque-sensitive limited slip diff as well, although this doesn’t come as standard kit.
Outside changes to the car are fairly subtle, with modestly muscular bumpers and a discreet rear spoiler. The alloys are a more key change, giving the car a different look and weighing almost half that of the standard C63's wheels. No word on official pricing, but Carlsson's existing tweaked C63s command around £100k over in Germany.