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Powerful and Lightweight: The Carlsson Sport Wheel Design 1/14 RS

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Miami, FL February 3, 2009: GGI European Tuning, the exclusive North American importer of the Carlsson brand individualization program for Mercedes-Benz automobiles, offers a new Carlsson cast wheel, the one-piece 1/14 RS. This 14-spoke aluminum wheel design has been coated with a highly modern black finish to show off its finely turned and clear coated face. An evolution of Carlsson's successful, classic 15-spoke wheel, the 1/14 RS stands out due to its unique, elegant finish and sporty looks. Carlsson’s timeless and elegant design makes the 1/14 RS a stylish upgrade for Mercedes-Benz cars.

Fast Facts: • New 1/14 RS wheel design • One-piece cast aluminum wheel • 14-spoke design, 19” x 8.5” and 9.5” sizes • Black finish, finely turned face • Extremely sporty looks • For Mercedes C Class (W204), SLK, CLS, E Class and CLK models

The 1/14 RS Design as an Elegant Problem Solver Powerful wheels need a powerful design. The aim of the Carlsson engineers with the 1/14 RS was to develop a lightweight yet very strong sport wheel.

Advantages of the Spoke Design The multi-spoke design of the 1/14 RS wheel is the perfect solution for weight optimization. The acceleration, deceleration, and side load stresses to the wheel are optimally led into the wheel spider by the uniform distribution of the fourteen spokes. In this way an overbuilt wall thickness can be avoided, resulting in a lighter weight wheel. Another important benefit is the excellent brake ventilation, which results in improved braking characteristics.

The Carlsson 1/14 RS is available in 19” x 8.5” and 9.5” for the Mercedes C Class (W204), SLK, CLS, E Class and CLK models.