Brabus has unveiled their new tuning program for the redesigned Mercedes SLK. Full coverage inside
Brabus has unveiled their new tuning program for the redesigned Mercedes SLK.
On the styling front, the model can be outfitted with a front lip spoiler, lowering springs (which reduce the ride height by 30mm) and a variety of wheels in sizes from 17- to 20-inches. Out back, there's a trunk-mounted spoiler, a rear diffuser and a four-tailpipe sport exhaust system.
Inside, customers can order aluminum pedals, stainless-steel scuff plates and Mastik leather or Alcantara upholstery.
The four-cylinder engines can be equipped with ECO PowerXtra CGI auxiliary control modules which 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." It enables the SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY to produce 209 PS (154 kW / 207 hp) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 26 PS (19 kW / 25 hp) and 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).
On the other hand, the SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY produces 230 PS (169 kW / 226 hp) instead of the standard 204 PS (150 kW / 201 hp). An optional intercooler and wastegate valve can boost the output to 240 PS (176 kW / 236 hp) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque, which enables the roadster to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 248 km/h (154 mph).
Check out the press release for additional information