Carlsson Autotechnik is a German car tuning company, which deals with Mercedes-Benz automobiles. It’s best known for its alloy wheels. Its main office is located in Merzig. more
The company was established by Rolf and Andreas Hartge in 1989. Every year Carlsson presents its new models at the two most important European motor shows in Frankfurt and Essen. The company does the tuning of engines as well as cosmetic modifications. The company has a standard program for the tuning of each model. All operations are divided into several difficulty levels, which are performed by different departments.
Carlsson releases about 120 cars a year and provides parts for about 5000 automobiles. It has a well-developed dealer network of about 40 representatives.
Carlsson CK35 RS Race Car and Carlsson C25 are the most famous cars of the company. Carlsson CK35 RS Race Car, released in 2005, is based on Mercedes SLK350 and its top speed is 265 km/h. The 2010 Carlsson C25 is the first supercar, made by company, which develops speed up to 355 km/h.
At the moment, 70% of the company shares pertain to Chinese corporation Zhongsheng Group Holdings Ltd.