New Carlsson Styling and Tuning Range for Mercedes ‘A’ Klasse W176
The latest version of the A Klasse has sent the range off in a new, more dynamic direction and now master design house, Carlsson, have released their upgrades to further enhance the A Klasse.
A new front spoiler is available for the standard car as well as the AMG Sport version, and the finishing touch is a distinctive grille for the front bumper air intake. The Carlsson side skirts fit all models, and the new rear apron, which includes an air diffuser, is available for both the standard and AMG Sport versions. For the AMG Sport version, Carlsson offers grilles for the air outlets on the rear apron, and the cut-outs on either side of the air diffuser perfectly embrace the four polished tailpipes of the Carlsson sports exhaust silencer. In addition to a deeper sound the lower back-pressure designed into this silencer liberates an additional three horsepower.
To improve handling and roadholding, sport springs lower the ride height by 35mm, giving the car an even more hunkered down look. A more sophisticated option is Carlsson’s fully adjustable coil-over suspension kit, which allows changes to the ride height, bounce and rebound settings.
Two Carlsson wheel designs can be ordered in different finishes. The 1/10 design alloy wheel is available as Titanium or Diamond Editions in 18 or 19-inch sizes, with 225/40 R18, 225/35 R19 tyres. The 19 and 20-inch sizes come in Diamond, Graphite and Titanium Editions, with the 19 and 20-inch sizes available in Ultra Light forged versions.
Carlsson’s C-tronic CB kit will boost the power of the A200 to 187hp (standard 156hp) with 300Nm (standard 250Nm) of torque. The 211hp A250 sees its output rise to 253hp /186 kW with a peak torque of 420Nm (standard 350Nm). The C-Tronic CB Plug & Drive module quickly and simply connects to the factory ECU via an adapter plug included in the kit.
Carlsson offers a three-year warranty on all their conversions and parts.