131.1 hp per liter
(from Brabus Press
Release) The BRABUS Sport Program for the new Mercedes SLK
A sporty designer suit, custom-tailored wheels with diameters of up
to 20 inches complete with corresponding suspension options,
performance tuning for all engines and exclusive interior design:
BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 /
777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) now
offers an extensive customization program for the new Mercedes SLK.
Sporty-elegant BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement components give the
roadster an even more thrilling appearance. The two BRABUS front
spoiler lips that attach on the left and right side of the
production apron and the striking bezels for the daytime running
lights lend the SLK a more striking nose. But that’s not all: the
spoilers also reduce lift on the front axle which particularly
benefits directional stability at high speeds.
The BRABUS side sill attachments emphasize the sporty lateral lines
of the car and seem to make the rear fenders wider visually. The
rear of the car receives some added sporty character with the BRABUS
diffuser and the BRABUS rear spoiler on the trunk lid. The diffuser
is integrated with utmost precision into the production bumper and
features a centrally mounted rear reflector. These
aerodynamic-enhancement components also serve more than just a
visual function; they reduce lift in the rear as well.
A major contribution to the sporty appearance of the new SLK from
Bottrop likewise comes from the BRABUS Monoblock wheels, which are
available in various one-piece or multi-piece designs with diameters
ranging from 17 to 20 inches.
The attached photos show the roadster equipped with BRABUS Monoblock
F wheels painted the new exclusive ‘Liquid Titanium’ color. They are
mounted in size 8.5Jx20 in front and in size 9.5Jx20 on the rear
axle. BRABUS recommends high-performance tires from Continental,
Pirelli or YOKOHAMA in sizes 235/30 ZR 20 on the front axle and
275/25 ZR 20 in back.
BRABUS sport springs were custom-developed to match the conversion
to these king-sized tires. They are calibrated to work with the
production shocks, and lower the ride height of the two-seater by
some 30 millimeters (1.2 inches). BRABUS also offers various
versions of its high-performance brake systems for the new SLK.
These measures furthermore make the new SLK perfectly suited for
some extra power. In a first step BRABUS offers efficient and
reasonably priced BRABUS ECO PowerXtra CGI tuning for the
four-cylinder direct-injection engines. The processor-controlled
BRABUS ECO PowerXtra CGI auxiliary control modules are
custom-tailored to each respective engine variant and can be
installed by any authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer in less than an
hour thanks to their ‘plug and play’ design. All performance kits
are backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty® of three
years, up to 100,000 kilometers / 62,000 miles (updated November
2006). BRABUS recommends Aral high-performance lubricants.
To retain the engine’s longevity and fatigue strength these kits are
designed to only activate the performance-enhancing mapping when all
parameters such as engine temperature etc. are in the green. This
effectively prevents the performance increase from negatively
affecting the service life of the engine.
After the installation of the BRABUS ECO PowerXtra B20 CGI
performance kit the four-cylinder direct-injection engine of the SLK
200 BlueEFFICIENCY produces an extra 26 hp (25 bhp) / 19 kW of power
and an additional 30 Nm (22 lb-ft) of peak torque.
The new SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY can be upgraded at BRABUS in two
stages. The BRABUS ECO PowerXtra B25 CGI module bumps power output
of the four-cylinder direct-injection engine from standard 204 hp
(201 bhp) / 150 kW to 230 hp (226 bhp) / 169 kW at just 5,500 rpm.
Another ten additional horsepower can be realized with the
supplementary installation of a larger intercooler and an
electronically controlled BRABUS sport wastegate valve that are part
of the BRABUS ECO PowerXtra B25S CGI performance kit. 240 hp (236
bhp) / 176 kW of power and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque in overboost
mode accelerate the two-seater in 6.2 seconds from rest to 100 km/h
on the way to a top speed of 248 km/h (154 mph).
On the road all CGI engines performance-tuned by BRABUS deliver not
just excellent driving performance but also optimized pulling power
from low engine speeds and favorable fuel economy. Just as important
for the BRABUS engine specialists were exemplary low emissions: like
the corresponding non-tuned engines all engines with BRABUS ECO
PowerXtra CGI performance kit meet strict EURO V emission limits.
The installation of the BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust system
is advantageous not only for tuned engines. Its four tailpipes
featuring the typical BRABUS design not only give the roadster an
even more exclusive appearance but also produce an even sportier
exhaust note for all engine variants.
Another focus of the BRABUS refinement of the new Mercedes SLK is
the interior. BRABUS offers an extensive program for the roadster:
it includes attractive accessories such as high-gloss polished
stainless-steel scuff plates with BRABUS logo and sporty elements
such as aluminum foot pedals and shifter.
Requests for even more individuality can be fulfilled by the BRABUS
upholstery shop in the form of exclusive interiors crafted from
especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara.