108.9 hp per liter
(from Brabus Press
Release) BRABUS refines the new Mercedes SL Roadster
Exclusive refinement for a unique automobile: BRABUS (Brabus-Allee,
D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041
/ 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) now also customizes the sixth
generation of the Mercedes SL. The measures include a striking
BRABUS designer outfit, thrilling alloy wheels up to 20 inches in
diameter, even more agile handling as a result of professional
suspension tuning, a power increase to 520 hp (512 bhp) / 382 kW for
a top speed of up to 300 km/h (186 mph) for the 500 SL, and interior
options custom-tailored to the owner’s personal style.
Sporty-elegant body styling components, tuned in the wind tunnel for
maximum aerodynamic efficiency, are the BRABUS designers’ specialty.
With or without AMG Sport package: Custom-tailored front fasciae,
add-on components for the side sills and rear fasciae were developed
for both body styles of the SL. There is also a BRABUS rear spoiler
and side air vents for the front fenders. For a perfect fit all
components are manufactured in OEM quality from high-grade PUR
Just as important for a custom look are the OEM-quality BRABUS
Monoblock wheels, which can be mounted on the new roadster in four
different designs and with diameters of 18, 19 and 20 inches. The
largest combination to fit the R 231 model series SL features BRABUS
Monoblock F, Q or R wheels in size 9Jx20 in front with size 255/30
ZR 20 tires and size 9.5Jx20 wheels with 295/25 ZR 20 tires on the
rear axle. BRABUS recommends high-performance tires from
Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.
To be able to further improve upon the already high level of driving
dynamics of the new Mercedes roadster BRABUS has developed
custom-tailored suspension components in collaboration with
technology partner BILSTEIN. BRABUS sport springs are available for
the SL 350 with conventional steel suspension. For all SL models
with active ABC suspension the BRABUS suspension engineers have
developed an electronic module that lowers the ride height by about
This makes the SL 500 the perfect beneficiary of even more power.
The BRABUS B50 - 520 PowerXtra CGI power kit wrestles an additional
85 horsepower from the 4.7-liter eight-cylinder Biturbo engine.
BRABUS recommends using fully synthetic high-performance motor oil
The BRABUS PowerXtra module with plug-and-play design is integrated
into the engine electronics to generate more power as a result of
special mapping for injection and ignition as well as of moderately
increased boost pressure. But that’s just one part of the equation.
The conversion also includes an auxiliary water-to-air intercooler
powered by an auxiliary electric pump. The drop in charge air
temperature benefits not only power yield but also engine life even
under extreme operating conditions such as in the desert, for
After the conversion the engine puts 520 hp (512 bhp) / 382 kW
instead of the standard 435 hp (429 bhp) / 320 kW on tap,
accompanied by a peak torque of 820 Nm (604 lb-ft). Consequently the
two-seater accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. The BRABUS
Vmax unit, another component of the engine tuning, allows limiting
the top speed electronically to 250, 275 or 300 km/h (155, 172, 186
A BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust system with four
chrome-plated tailpipes is indispensable for an SL with BRABUS
high-performance engine. It is also perfect for all roadster owners
longing for a sportier exhaust note and a more striking rear
appearance of their two-seater. BRABUS will offer a version with
butterfly valve for the SL 500 shortly. It will allow choosing
between a soft and a thrillingly sporty exhaust note via a button on
the steering wheel.
The BRABUS limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40
percent can improve handling even further.
The two-seated cockpit can receive even more individual character
and luxury attributes at BRABUS. The product lineup ranges from
scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo and a speedometer with
320-km/h or 360-km/h dial (200 mph or 225 mph) to carbon-fiber or
fine wood trim sets in any imaginable color and with a variety of
The company upholstery shop creates exquisite BRABUS interiors from
especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara.