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Carlsson Mercedes-Benz B-Class upgrade package announced

German tuner Carlsson has come up with a comprehensive upgrade package for the somewhat unconventional – for aftermarket accessories – Mercedes-Benz B-Class. The package enhances style and performance.

Carlsson Mercedes-Benz B-Class-white

Starting with the under bonnet stuff, the Carlsson B-Class can be tweaked via a C-tronic CB adapter and plug for the factory engine computer.

For the B 180, power is boosted from 90kW to 107kW, while the B 200 power can be increased from 115kW and 250Nm to 138kW and 300Nm. At the top of the line sits the B 250, which can be tweaked from its factory 155kW and 350Nm to an impressive 186kW and 420Nm.

Other mechanical highlights include a stainless steel sports exhaust system with the traditional performance quad-outlet design at the back, as well as sports suspension that lowers the B-Class by 30mm.

Carlsson Mercedes-Benz B-Class lowered

In terms of styling, the Carlsson package is hard to miss. There’s a sportier front bumper bar with fins and a mesh grille in the lower fascia, a new grille and badge, matching side skirts, and a much more aggressive rear bumper bar with an integrated diffuser.

To top it all off, a special set of Carlsson 1/10 alloy wheels in either 18-, 19- or 20-inch diameter are fitted. These can be had in Titanium or Brilliant Edition finishes, while Graphite Edition is also available in 19 and 20 inches.

Inside, Carlsson can cater to custom orders and fit a full upholstery change. There’s also bespoke items such as alloy pedals and floor mats on offer.

Overall, the package certainly gives the otherwise sedate B-Class some attitude and road presence. Not to mention the added performance.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.