169.2 hp per liter
(from MKB Press
Release) MKB P 1000 for SL Black Series
1.015 hp / 746 kW for
the SL 65 Black Series: The highest commitment of MKB´s high
Mercedes tuner MKB
offers for the most powerful AMG supercar another 345 horsepower.
The standard 670 hp are turned into 1.015 hp by the Swabian
engineers of the technology tuning company MKB. The engine´s torque
is limited to 1,300 Nm.
Before any lucky owner
can turn the key of his SL 65 Black Series with the MKB P 1000 power
train the car has to undergo an enormous engine conversion.
The new engine conversion for the most powerful AMG engine demanded
the long term experience of the whole engineering team at MKB. The
engineer’s basis is well known. Many AMG 65 owners trust MKB
performance tuning and so they reach regularly speeds with their
luxury coupes and luxury sedans on the Autobahn, speeds at which
modern jet fighters had retracted their landing gear already.
The club sports AMG SL
65 Black Series plays a new role in the AMG product range but it
must not step out of the classic power performance line at MKB. “Our
main goal with the new engine MKB P 1000 isn´t a new one. We simply
want to give back the top speed performance to this SL with its high
It should be v-max
capable just like our other top speed efficient cars. And for this
we need more than 800 engine horsepower,” points out MKB CEO
Panagiotis Avramidis. But even 900 hp are not
enough when you are holding the technological key for over 1.000 hp.
In fact the idea behind
the SL Black Series is a whole new concept at AMG. The new high
performance in both longitudinal and lateral acceleration showed a
new principle. A principle that reduces the v-max for a better race
track experience. But at MKB the typical AMG club sports pilot is
well known so one thing is clear to the MKB engineers: Especially
the longitudinal acceleration must not stop to soon and the most
merciless push out of any corner reduces the lap time most easily.
So the MKB engine
modification is in its depths is absolute outstanding compared to
any other tuned 12-cylinder AMG engine. If costs are neglect able
then one can work on the power plant with a greater
creativity – inside and outside. The MKB package for the AMG SL
Black Series covers the whole drive train and offers the demanded
reliability for high speed trials at Nardo or several hot laps on
the Nürburgring in succession.
The engine conversion MKB P 1000.
A new philosophy. The focus on turbo charging.
For the Swabian
enterprise MKB and most respected technology tuner for Mercedes and
AMG cars the work on high performance power trains is business as
usual. Decent exterior design, refinement in the interior but
magnificent thrust under the bonnet adjusted brakes and wheels are
the MKB key visual in the market.
But this MKB P 1000
marks MKB´s step into the future. Even the name shows it clearly.
And in Swabian decency it underrates the performance slightly. The
new MKB style is the adaption to the vehicle basis: the Mercedes
performance product range will be based upon turbocharged engines in
the near future. MKB demonstrates with the MKB P 1000 and its over
1.000 hp output the ultimate technology leadership in that business
The 6.0 litre AMG V12
gets in the MKB P 1000 conversion a completely new engine periphery
– this means air intakes, turbo charger systems, cooling systems are
the visible means. Inside MKB works as consequent too. Apart from
MKB camshafts the power ECU has the important job to control the
flowing gases in a way that maximum power output, drivability and
sustainability will be combined on a high level. The engine pushes
significantly forward from 1.500 rpm onwards. Anything like a turbo
lag is unknown. The automatic gearbox is converted too to meet the
increased engine torque.
Additionally MKB offers
MBK LSD rear axles with different ratios to reach different end
speeds. The roll-out was in direct competition MKB technicians
demonstrated their full confidence as they made the first roll out
at Hockenheim during the international drag race. In front of 8.000
spectators and an astonished announcer the AMG Black series with its
MKB P 1000 won his two shoot outs versus specialized drag racing US
"To race the ¼ mile was
new to us,“ tells Panagiotis Avramidis, “and this car had a final
drive good for a theoretical 370 km/h. So the car runs only in the
first two gears on the drag strip. And as we told the
professional competitors that we must use the normal high street
tire pressure for safety reasons we have been laughed at. But in the
end it turned out it was not so bad for us.”
The first presented
Version will use the final drive ratio for 370 km/h at 5.700 rpm.
The MKB v-max is not measured yet. The testing at Nardo or Papenburg
oval course will be held soon.
The car should be fun to
drive not only on the motorway so the engine kept its place low
above the front axle. The standard room in the engine compartment of
the SL and other Mercedes cars were kept in mind when developing the
turbo charging banks and the air intake ducts. The original looks of
the car – even when the drive train is massively converted – means a
lot to the typical MKB customer.
Unchanged at the
exterior but with a performance far beyond of most super cars and
still with the typical Mercedes comfort to reach any High-speed
Event without bruises or a stiff neck. With this sentence one can
describe the result after a MKB P 1000 conversion of any AMG SL
Black Series best. All in all the MKB P 1000 is spot on with his
basis in regards of everyday use but it speeds ahead easily if
MKB offers this
conversion as a custom hand built car in the MKB workshop. There is
number limit for the engine. After the launch with the AMG SL Black
Series all other AMG 65 cars can
reach over 1.000 hp at the real wheels. The total cost for the
engine tuning is 116.800.- EURO in Germany including 19 % VAT. As
this tuning can be only done at MKB and takes a lot of efforts the
conversion time will take up to 3 month.
Engine MKB P 1000 in
the AMG SL Black Series
Basis: AMG 65. 6,0 Liter V12 3V
Power in PS / kW at RPM: 1.015 / 746 at 5.700
Torque in Nm at RPM: 1.300 at 3.300 to 6.000
0-100 km/h: 3.6 s
0-200 km/h: 8.9 s
0-300 km/h: 21.5 s
¼ mile: 11.1 s
Vmax: not measured yet
MKB means unrestricted
MKB vehicles are
developed and constructed using state-of-the-art technologies.
Instead of sacrificing potential to the emotionless cost-savings
measures used for mass-produced cars, MKB unleashes that potential
and pushes it to the limit with additional MKB technology. At MKB,
the main focus is not on maximizing profits.
It’s on the sheer joy of
enjoying the full potential of modern automobiles – together with
customers. Optimize the complete drive train – the engine,
transmission and differential – is the focus of everything MKB does.
Every MKB product comes from a constant, passionate drive to achieve
maximum power, and from the search for the ideal technical solution.
MKB Motorenbau GmbH
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