(from Brabus Press
Release) Carbon Fiber, Handling and Ultra Lightweight!
BRABUS Refines the Mercedes SLS AMG
Carbon fiber, handling and ultra lightweight! Thatís the guiding
principle of BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0)
2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com)
for refining the Mercedes SLS AMG. The exclusive sport program
comprises aerodynamic-enhancement components made from carbon fiber,
ultra-lightweight forged wheels, an electronically adjustable
smooth-ride suspension (Ride Control) suspension, a titanium exhaust
system with bypass gate, and BRABUS leather.
Extremely light yet enormously strong carbon fiber identical to the
one used in Formula 1 racing was chosen as the material for the
BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement components. The components were
developed in the wind tunnel. They give the gullwing car an even
more striking appearance while optimizing its aerodynamic
properties. All components are available either made from
clear-coated carbon fiber for a true racing flair or can be painted
to match or contrast with the carís exterior color.
The front fascia of the coupe receives a visual upgrade with the
BRABUS front spoiler. But thatís not all: The spoiler further
reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds which results in even
better directional stability. The two BRABUS covers for the upper
air inlets in the bumper lend the SLS an even more striking face
while optimizing the cooling air supply.
BRABUS also lends the sides of the SLS a sharper profile. The new
air outlets for the front fenders feature a modern design with
integrated blue-illuminated BRABUS lettering. The illumination is
activated via the keyless-entry remote or by pulling on a door
The BRABUS rocker panels were shaped to create optimal airflow
between front and rear axle. Integrated entrance lights provide for
safe entering and exiting of the vehicle in the dark.
BRABUS also adds some more visual pizzazz to the rear appearance of
the SLS with the BRABUS rear spoiler and the BRABUS rear fascia
element that features custom-tailored cutouts for the four exhaust
tips of the BRABUS sport exhaust system.
Forged wheels that were custom-developed for the SLS are also
elementary for the electrifying BRABUS look. By choosing a staggered
tire/wheel combination with diameters of 20 inches in front and 21
inches on the rear axle BRABUS further emphasizes the sporty
character of the two-door car. The ultra-light BRABUS Monoblock F
PLATINUM EDITION cross-spoke wheels are up to twelve percent lighter
than the stock wheels of the SLS and are mounted in size 9.5Jx20 in
front and in size 11Jx21 on the rear axle. The extremely wide
high-performance tires in sizes 275/30 ZR 20 and 295/25 ZR 21 are
supplied by BRABUS technology partners Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.
Another special development is the height-adjustable BRABUS smooth
ride suspension (Ride Control) that was developed in cooperation
with BILSTEIN. It can lower the ride height of the sports car by up
to 40 millimeters (1.6 inches). At the push of a button the driver
can choose between damper settings that offer a more comfortable or
sportier ride compared to the production suspension. To complement
this suspension BRABUS will soon offer the BRABUS Front Lift system.
It raises the front of the car by some 50 millimeters (2 inches) at
the push of a button to safely navigate steep parking ramps or other
While engine tuning for the 6.3-liter V8 is still in the final
development phase there already is an extremely lightweight BRABUS
titanium sport exhaust system with four slanted exhaust tips. The
tips have a diameter of 84 millimeters (3.3 inches). This exhaust
system weighs 12 kilograms (26 lbs.) or 40 percent less than the
production exhaust and adds an extra ten horsepower to the engineís
A special feature of this exhaust system is a pneumatically
controlled bypass gate that is activated from the cockpit. The
normal mode represents a ďcoming homeĒ sound level that is quieter
than the production exhaust. It appeals especially to the neighbors
when the SLS returns home late at night. With open bypass gate the
eight-cylinder engine sounds even sportier than with the stock
For the cockpit of the two-seater the BRABUS interior designers have
developed exclusive accessories and masterfully crafted custom
interiors. The speedometer with 400-km/h scale (250 mph) already
hints at the carís future performance with BRABUS engine tuning. An
ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel is also part of the BRABUS
customization program as are stainless-steel scuff plates with
illuminated BRABUS logo and matte-anodized pedals.
The BRABUS upholstery shop creates fully custom interiors for the
SLS from top-quality materials. Customers can choose from different
types of leather and Alcantara in any desired color and design to
suit their individual tastes.
BRABUS can also fulfill individual requests for the trim on
dashboard, center console and door panels. BRABUS manufactures
carbon-fiber and wood trim sets in any color and with any desired