Exclusive tuning for Mercedes automobiles since 1989
Elegant cars, powerful engines, a motor-racing atmosphere. The latest technology in every automobile that leaves our premises. You might expect to find Carlsson on a large technological or industrial estate. But you would be quite wrong. The Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH, which was founded by brothers Rolf and Andreas Hartge in 1989, is located at Gut Wiesenhof, a manor house near the town of Merzig in Southwest Germany. The company name honours Swedish rally driver Ingvar Carlsson, our technology partner who, together with Björn Waldegard and Walter Röhrl, made motor-racing history in the Mercedes Rally Team.
From a manor house to a high-tech enterprise
Gut Wiesenhof is a historical manor house with outbuildings and grounds, for the renovation of which the Hartge brothers have been awarded a prize for the preservation of a historical monument. The house and outbuildings are idyllically situated in 25,000 square metres of parkland close to the borders of Germany, France and Luxembourg. Gut Wiesenhof is first mentioned in the chronicles in 1835. Following the completion of his model farm, the original owner, Baron Constantin von Briesen, began to breed thoroughbred horses. Today, the historical outbuildings house engine test benches, an electronics laboratory and– last but not least – powerful, tuned Mercedes-Benz cars. A multifarious range that stretches from the A to the S Class.
Tradition and innovation
Tradition and innovation under the same roof. A contradiction? Only at first glance because high-grade products can only be made when sound workmanship, experience and modern technology come together. The best way to ensure that quality endures is by continuously improving existing achievements through the use of the latest technologies. And, perhaps, Baron von Briesen would have felt a twinge of pride if he could see what thoroughbred 'horse power' looks like in this day and age …
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As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation unfolds we want to let you know we are committed to the physical, emotional and financial health of our family - including employees, customers, ambassadors, vendors and industry partners.
As you are likely aware, the World Health Organization recently classified the global outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) as a global pandemic. This has caused the government at all levels across the country to take drastic measures many of us have never experienced.
We plan to continue serving our community and fellow enthusiasts by quickly adapting to the rapidly changing situation and minimize the impact on our family.
We will continue to fulfill your orders as quickly and safely as possible, service and customize your vehicles in-house and provide you with online or over the phone customer service / support.
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Per California and Texas State Classification of "essential buisnesses," we remain fully operational as a considerable portion of our business involves auto maintenance, service and repair. We will continue doing our best to minimize the need for any disruptions or delays.
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California: 562-981-6800 | Texas: 512-982-9393
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