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Those aftermarket technologists from way down by the River Saar, Carlsson, will unveil their newest Mercedes tuning job, the CK50, based on the 2006 S-Class, at the Essen motor show next month. On the performance side, the relatively mild engine kit boosts horsepower of the stock 5.5-liter V8 to 429 US (435 metric) and 443 ft.-lbs of torque, from 382hp and 391 ft-lbs. In the jewelry department, a tasteful set of skirts and spoilers (I think we've been to that bar) and the company's new 3/11 ultra-light wheels make up the outside adornments, while the interior can be done up in Alcantara and leather if Mr. Moneybags desires.

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