2012 Mercedes CK63 by Carlsson image

The Frankfurt Motor Show isn’t just about the main automakers of the world coming with concepts, prototypes, new models or technology, it’s also an invisible battle ground for the most famous tuners globally, a fact well known by the German aftermarket specialists at Carlsson, who presented their own upgrade package for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG.

While their competitors at Brabus are busy with their Full Electric 4WD E-Class, Carlsson are getting their CLS or CK63, as it is known, to a whole new level of power and new design, along with a new suspension and wood, carbon fiber and Alcantara for the interior.

Carlsson says that their new CK63 RS is powered by the AMG Performance Package V8 engine, which is delivering 557 horsepower and 589 lb-ft of torque, but after a few tuning peaks, the unit is boosted up to 649 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque, making the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 4.1 seconds.

As for the exterior design, Carlsson added a new front spoiler, a carbon fiber front spoiler lip, a discrete trunk lip spoiler, a new rear bumper and a new set of 20 inch rims in a double spoke design, available in Brilliant Edition, Graphite Edition and Titanium Edition, along with a new stainless steel sport exhaust system with four oval end pipes.

The Carlsson CK63 RS’s suspension can be lowered by 30 mm and its interior design got some wood, leather, carbon fiber and Alcantara insertions, along with the tuner’s logo for the floor mats and headrests.

Carlsson didn’t announce a price for its Mercedes CLS63 AMG upgrade package yet but the four-door coupe can be seen at the Frankfurt Auto Show.