Brabus have released there new customisation program for the latest face-lifted Mercedes-Benz SLK. The program consists of aerodynamic enhancements, custom alloy wheels, suspension as well as a power upgrade.
Brabus’ 6.1 litre version of Mercedes’ V8 engine takes the power up from 360 hp to a hefty 445 hp compared to the AMG 5.5 litre unit. All this power is transfered to the wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox and Brabus’ own limited-slip differential. Brabus claim all this results in a 0-62 mph time of just 4.3 seconds leading to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h).
The selection of Brabus 17-19 inch custom alloy wheels are pinned to the road by sports suspension springs which lower the car by 30mm all round. Meanwhile stopping power is increased by six-piston aluminum fixed calipers and 355 mm vented and slotted discs in front and 300 mm discs with four-piston aluminum fixed calipers at the rear.
For the new aerodynamic body parts wind tunnel testing was used to maximise effectiveness. The front spoiler reduces lift while driving at high speeds the side rocker panels improve the airflow between the front and rear wheels. The rear receives a Brabus apron, boot spoiler and room for the four chrome tailpipes of the stainless-steel sport exhaust system.
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