Carlsson CGL45 Based On Mercedes-Benz GL Grand Edition Unveiled at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: Live Photos and Specs

by Will Parker

The German aftermarket specialist Carlsson unveiled their brand new CGL45 luxury SUV to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. Meant for the Chinese market, this project is a refined version of the Mercedes GL Grand Edition (introduced at the end of May this year), on which they fitted an aerodynamic package and added an extra 15 percent more performance to the engine. 

The CGL45 aerodynamics package includes widened wheel arches, a front spoiler, while the chrome-finished radiator grille with the Carlsson logo gives this car a special note. At the rear view, the tuner fitted this unique vehicle with a new rear skirt with four oval stainless steel exhaust pipes fitted to the sports rear silencer. Also, the LED daytime running lights in the front spoiler lip are part of Carlsson’s lighting concept.

The Carlsson CGL45 Mercedes GL Grand Edition is powered by a the 3.0-litre V6 engine that has been increased from 265 HP (195 kW) and 620 Nm of torque to 310 HP (228 kW) and 700 Nm. Carlsson also offers self-developed performance packages for further six- and eight-cylinder engines. The V8 engine of the top model based on the GL 500 reaches 435hp with a maximum torque of 600 Newton metres.

For more photos and details about this one of a kind project, click here, but not before to check our photo gallery below.

Office workers are made up of parts of the whole, working on the project.
Vector illustration of teamwork concept. Office workers are made up of parts of the whole, working on the project.
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