S-Klasse V222 (Long wheelbase)

True to its company motto "the best once differently" Carlsson presents its ideas for further refining and personalizing the new S-Class, with modifications ranging from aerodynamic components to light-alloy wheels and bespoke interior trim.

The aerodynamic styling kit starts with a new front apron featuring larger air intakes that visually support the new, more three-dimensional Mercedes grille. The distinctive Carlsson RS lip below the centre intake gives the car a lower and more assertive look.

Deeper, sculpted side skirts underline the standard cars dynamic swage line. They also draw your eyes to the new rear valance where the a distinctive trapezoid cut-out on each side marks the outlets for the sports exhaust.

Three different alloy wheel designs with a choice of finishes are on offer. These are the sporting Carlsson 1/10, the classic Carlsson 1/16 RS, and the modern Carlsson 1/5. All three designs are available in 19, 20 and 21-inch diameters.

The engine tuning packages offer considerable power and torque increases. The S500 bi-turbo V8 (standard 456hp and 700Nm) is ramped up to 524hp and 800Nm, while the bi-turbo V8 in the S63 AMG (standard 585hp and 900Nm) sees its output rise to a supercar crushing 650hp, accompanied by 1,000Nm of torque.

A Carlsson specialty is bespoke interiors to a client’s individual wishes in the best haute couture tradition. Apart from craftsman sewn fine leather and wood, state-of-the-art high-tech infotainment equipment such as HD TV screens, an audiophile grade REVOX Sound system, and business tools like a Wi-Fi hotspot can be seamlessly integrated into the plush cabin. Even a fridge or a Humidor can be fitted to make you feel more at home.

A visit to Carlsson’s specialist trim department reveals more than just a choice of different grades of fine leather. You can also choose to have complimentary or contrasting seams, outline stitching and piping, as well as a combination of leather and Alcantara. Putting your personal or family crest on the headrests or wood inlays in not an uncommon request.

Carlsson are also used to fitting made to measure Merino Sheepskin floor mats to customer cars. Colour matched to the vehicle’s interior these mats are available either as a set of four, or for the front foot wells only.