Carlsson's motor racing expertise is also beneficial to its customers when it comes to wheel rims. After all, what produces a positive effect on the performance of a racing car also has an effect on a normal road vehicle.The multi-spoke design is the optimum solution for the weight-optimized wheel. The forces that act on the wheel are optimally channeled into the wheel spider due to the uniform spacing of the 16 spokes. This means that it is possible to avoid an over-dimensioned wall thickness, whilst also permitting an optimum wheel weight coupled with the highest possible strength. The elegant wheel 2/16 BE (Brilliant Edition) is characterized by its unparalleled surface finish, which makes it an expression of luxurious sportiness. A particularly attractive feature is the contrast between the brilliant-silver varnished wheel centre with its eye-catching metallic effect and the high-gloss varnished, wafer-thin stainless steel housing. This finish combination is unique within the Mercedes-Benz tuning scene, making it the right choice for all those who wish to lend their Mercedes-Benz cars that extra touch of individuality.
Compared with its single-piece predecessor 1/16 BE, the composite design of the 2/16 BE lends the new wheel an even sportier look. The ultra-lightweight, forged rim well is firmly welded together with the elegant wheel star. By way of an optimized combination for the Mercedes-Benz SLK 350, Carlsson offers the wheel 2/16 Brilliant Edition in the dimensions 8.5 x 19″ for the front axle (tires 235/35 ZR19 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx) and 10 x 19″ for the rear axle (tires 265/30 ZR19 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx.
The wheel 2/16BE is available in the dimensions 8.5 and 10 x 19″, and also in 8.5 and 10.5 x 20″ for virtually all the current Mercedes-Benz models. Enjoying a successful track record in long-distance championship racing spanning many years (winners of the class, pole positions, lap records and top 10 placements), since 2005 a modified Mercedes-Benz SLK 350, namely the Carlsson CK35 RS, has been the car used in such racing contests. Last year, Carlsson clinched victory as early as in the fifth race in the fiercely competitive SP6 class. This year, the CK35 RS is at the top of the class again after the fourth race in the BF Goodrich Long-Distance Championship and has been putting other cars – which have previously dominated the contest such as the Porsche 911 GT3 R and the BMW M3 GTR and M3 E46 – into their place.