2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK by Brabus review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 22 April 2008 , 14:04:43 byVeronica

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Mercedes-Benz SLK by Brabus

Brabus specialists have offered an exclusive customization program for the Mercedes-Benz SLK Class. The products offered range from engine tuning with 445 horsepower to a sporty and elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program and includes custom-tailored light-alloy wheels and suspensions as well as individual interior options. For the SLK55 AMG the tuners offer a 6.1 S displacement engine capable of developing 445 horsepower and 635 Nm of torque. The output is then being sent to the wheels through a modified seven-speed automatic gearbox and a specially made Brabus limited-slip differential. The power produced enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and to reach a top speed of 305 km/h. all engines developed by the tuner are lubricated with ARAL high-performance motor oil and all are backed by the Brabus Tuning Warranty of three years or 100.000 km. For the new SLK, the designers have made use of the wind tunnel to develop an aerodynamic-enhancement package in OEM quality that in combination with the chrome-plated Brabus roadster roll bars lends the two-seater a sporty yet elegant appearance. The front spoiler reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds. The headlamp inserts with daytime running lights further improve driving safety. Integrated entrance lights illuminate the ground on either side of the SLK and make getting in and out of the car safer in the dark. The light alloy wheels are available for the Mercedes-Benz SLK in one-piece or multi-piece designs with diameters of 17, 18 and 19 inches. The available Brabus suspension modifications for the SLK are specifically calibrated to the use with such sporty wide tires. To reduce body roll further in fast corners Brabus offers stronger sway bars. The tuner also provides different versions of high performance brake systems for the new SLK.