lb-ft @ 2100 rpm
hp @ 5100 rpm
mph (electronically limited)
(from Brabus Press
Release) Up to 730 hp (720 hp SAE net) / 537 kW of
Power, 1,320 Nm (973 lb-ft) of Torque and a Top Speed of 350 km/h
(219 mph): The Exclusive BRABUS Sport Program for the New
Rejuvenated by a substantial model update the fifth generation of
the Mercedes SL now starts yet another chapter in the unparalleled
success story of the popular Mercedes roadster. The corresponding
exclusive sport program comes from BRABUS (www.brabus.com).
Powerful increased-displacement engines with up to 730 hp (720 hp
SAE net) / 537 kW of power, a striking designer suit, high-quality
light-alloy wheels with diameters of up to 20 inches, professional
suspension tuning and custom interior design: The BRABUS program
leaves nothing to be desired.
The top-of-the-heap BRABUS power source for the SL 600 is the BRABUS
SV12 S Biturbo engine, developed originally for the BRABUS ROCKET,
the world’s fastest sedan. 730 hp (720 hp SAE net) / 537 kW of power
and a whopping peak torque of 1,320 Nm (973 lb-ft), electronically
limited in the car to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft), are the result of
numerous modifications. During the displacement increase from 5.5 to
6.3 liters the engine’s interior is completely reworked. In
addition the engine is fitted with a more efficient turbocharging
system and a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with
metal catalysts. Power is transferred via a reinforced five-speed
automatic transmission and a special BRABUS limited-slip
differential that is available for all SL models.
A sprint time of 4.0 seconds from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph), 10.5
seconds to 200 km/h (124 mph) and – depending on final drive ratio
and tire speed rating – an electronically limited top speed of 350
km/h (219 mph) make the BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo roadster one of the
world’s fastest sports cars.
BRABUS tuning is also available for the SL 65: The BRABUS T 12 S
performance kit increases power output by 40 hp (DIN and SAE net) /
29.4 kW. The BRABUS T 65 S power kit bumps power output to 715 hp
(705 hp SAE net) / 526 kW and peak torque to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
The SL 63 AMG also receives some added power with BRABUS B63 S
tuning. Sport air filter, high-performance metal catalysts and newly
programmed engine electronics add 40 hp (DIN and SAE net) 29.5 kW to
the power output of the fast-revving V8 engine, and increase top
speed to 320 km/h (200 mph).
The four-valve-V8 engine
of the SL 500 (US: SL550) with BRABUS 6.1 S displacement increase
produces 462 hp (456 hp SAE net) / 340 kW of power at 6,200 rpm and
a peak torque of 615 Nm (453 lb-ft) at 3,100 rpm. The BRABUS 4.0
displacement engine with 332 hp (327 hp SAE net) / 244 kW of power
and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque is available for the V6 four-valve
engines of the SL 280 and SL 350.
The stainless-steel BRABUS sport exhaust system with four
chrome-plated tailpipes is a must for all BRABUS high-performance
engines. But it is also the answer for all SL owners wishing for a
sportier exhaust note and for a more striking rear appearance of
To add sporty emphasis to the elegant lines of the new Mercedes SL
series, the BRABUS designers went into the wind tunnel to develop a
strikingly styled aerodynamic-enhancement kit.
The front of the SL receives some added pizzazz with the BRABUS
front apron that replaces the production bumper. It features LED
daytime running lights as well as auxiliary high beams and fog
lamps, and reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds.
The elegantly shaped BRABUS rocker panels each have three entrance
lights integrated into their underside. The lights are activated
with the keyless fob or by pulling on an inside door handle. The LED
lights illuminate the ground on either side of the vehicle and help
avoid unfortunate missteps into puddles or holes in the dark.
The BRABUS design package for the latest SL-class is rounded out by
a rear component that integrates environmental lighting, a centrally
mounted rear reflector and two cutouts for the sport exhaust system.
Just as important for a customized look are one-piece and
multi-piece BRABUS Monoblock light-alloy wheels, which can be
mounted on the new roadster in four different designs and with
diameters of 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches. The largest possible
tire/wheel combination on the new SL features BRABUS Monoblock VI, E
or S wheels in size 9Jx20 in front with size 255/30 ZR 20 tires. The
rear axle rolls on size 10.5Jx20 wheels with size 305/25 ZR 20
tires. BRABUS recommends high-performance tires from Pirelli and
To further improve the already potent handling capabilities of the
new Mercedes SL, BRABUS has developed special suspension solutions.
For the SL 280 and 350 models with conventional suspension BRABUS
offers its sport springs. For all SL models with ABC active
suspension BRABUS has developed an electronic module that lowers the
ride height by some 25 millimeters. Sport sway bars reduce body
BRABUS high-performance brake systems for the SL-Class are available
in four different versions. The largest one features vented and
cross-drilled front discs measuring 375 x 36 mm (14.8 x 1.4 inches),
and 12-piston fixed calipers. The rear discs measure 355 x 28 mm
(14.0 x 1.1 inches) and come with six-piston fixed calipers.
BRABUS also customizes the interior of the two-seater by upping the
level of luxury. The list of products includes scuff plates with
illuminated BRABUS-logo, an ergonomically shaped sport steering
wheel with shift paddles, and an exclusive BRABUS custom interior
crafted from an exquisite combination of especially soft yet durable
BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara.