BRABUS SLS AMG tuning program announced

BRABUS SLS AMG 25.08.2010
BRABUS SLS AMG 25.08.2010

Minor changes, impressive results

Brabus has unveiled their new tuning program for the Mercedes SLS AMG.

Designed to encompass the philosophy of "carbon fiber, handling and ultra lightweight", the program centers around making a good vehicle better.

To this end, the tuner offers an aerodynamic carbon fiber styling package that consists of a front spoiler, two upper air inlets (for improved engine cooling), revised front fender vents (with an illuminated Brabus logo), an aggressive rear diffuser, and a trunk-mounted spoiler. Other goodies include ultra-light Monoblock F PLATINUM EDITION wheels (which weigh 12% less than stock) and a modified suspension module which can lower the car 40mm (1.6 inches) or raise it 50mm (2 inches).

Inside, the company offers an ergonomically-shaped sport steering wheel, illuminated stainless-steel scuff plates, custom leather upholstery, and carbon fiber or exotic wood trim.

Under the hood, Brabus engineers installed a titanium sport exhaust system which weighs 12 kilograms (26 lbs) less than the standard one. It features 84mm (3.3 inch) tips and a "pneumatically controlled bypass gate that is activated from the cockpit."

If you're disappointed the 6.3-liter V8 hasn't been turned into some kind of asphalt swallowing monster, Brabus promises their engine tuning program is in the final stage of development and should be released soon.

Source: Brabus

Carbon Fiber, Handling and Ultra Lightweight!

BRABUS Refines the Mercedes SLS AMG

Carbon fiber, handling and ultra lightweight! That's the guiding principle of BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) for refining the Mercedes SLS AMG. The exclusive sport program comprises aerodynamic-enhancement components made from carbon fiber, ultra-lightweight forged wheels, an electronically adjustable smooth-ride suspension (Ride Control) suspension, a titanium exhaust system with bypass gate, and BRABUS leather.

Extremely light yet enormously strong carbon fiber identical to the one used in Formula 1 racing was chosen as the material for the BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement components. The components were developed in the wind tunnel. They give the gullwing car an even more striking appearance while optimizing its aerodynamic properties. All components are available either made from clear-coated carbon fiber for a true racing flair or can be painted to match or contrast with the car's exterior color.

The front fascia of the coupe receives a visual upgrade with the BRABUS front spoiler. But that's not all: The spoiler further reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds which results in even better directional stability. The two BRABUS covers for the upper air inlets in the bumper lend the SLS an even more striking face while optimizing the cooling air supply.

BRABUS also lends the sides of the SLS a sharper profile. The new air outlets for the front fenders feature a modern design with integrated blue-illuminated BRABUS lettering. The illumination is activated via the keyless-entry remote or by pulling on a door handle.

BRABUS also adds some more visual pizzazz to the rear appearance of the SLS with the BRABUS rear spoiler and the BRABUS rear fascia element that features custom-tailored cutouts for the four exhaust tips of the BRABUS sport exhaust system.

Forged wheels that were custom-developed for the SLS are also elementary for the electrifying BRABUS look. By choosing a staggered tire/wheel combination with diameters of 20 inches in front and 21 inches on the rear axle BRABUS further emphasizes the sporty character of the two-door car. The ultra-light BRABUS Monoblock F PLATINUM EDITION cross-spoke wheels are up to twelve percent lighter than the stock wheels of the SLS and are mounted in size 9.5Jx20 in front and in size 11Jx21 on the rear axle. The extremely wide high-performance tires in sizes 275/30 ZR 20 and 295/25 ZR 21 are supplied by BRABUS technology partners Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.

Another custom development is the height-adjustable BRABUS smooth-ride suspension (Ride Control). It can lower the ride height of the sports car by up to 40 millimeters (1.6 inches). At the push of a button the driver can choose between damper settings that offer a more comfortable or sportier ride compared to the production suspension. To complement this suspension BRABUS will soon offer the BRABUS Front Lift system. It raises the front of the car by some 50 millimeters (2 inches) at the push of a button to safely navigate steep parking ramps or other obstacles.

While engine tuning for the 6.3-liter V8 is still in the final development phase there already is an extremely lightweight BRABUS titanium sport exhaust system with four slanted exhaust tips. The tips have a diameter of 84 millimeters (3.3 inches). This exhaust system weighs 12 kilograms (26 lbs.) or 40 percent less than the production exhaust and adds an extra ten horsepower to the engine's output. A special feature of this exhaust system is a pneumatically controlled bypass gate that is activated from the cockpit. The normal mode represents a "coming home" sound level that is quieter than the production exhaust. It appeals especially to the neighbors when the SLS returns home late at night. With open bypass gate the eight-cylinder engine sounds even sportier than with the stock exhaust system.

For the cockpit of the two-seater the BRABUS interior designers have developed exclusive accessories and masterfully crafted custom interiors. The speedometer with 400-km/h scale (250 mph) already hints at the car's future performance with BRABUS engine tuning. An ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel is also part of the BRABUS customization program as are stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo and matte-anodized pedals.

The BRABUS upholstery shop creates fully custom interiors for the SLS from top-quality materials. Customers can choose from different types of leather and Alcantara in any desired color and design to suit their individual tastes.

BRABUS can also fulfill individual requests for the trim on dashboard, center console and door panels. BRABUS manufactures carbon-fiber and wood trim sets in any color and with any desired surface finish.

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Comments (9)

mikemikemikemike mikemikemikemike
Way to slap a set of rims and make negligable engine mods Brabus. I'll be sure to pay the extra million dollars, or whatever you are charging for this package.
Aug 27th, 2010 10:05pm
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Garais87 Garais87
this car makes me sick every time i see it, so ugly....
Aug 27th, 2010 3:31pm
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benzboy benzboy
I dont know I would have to see this car in iridium silver to see if the difference would be that comanding to warrant a major expense as this would have to be over the cost of the car.plus i love the carbon fiber you can order on the car from the manufacturer. Dont really like the rims but that just me. But Brabus does a great job, better than any other tuner out there.
Aug 27th, 2010 11:49am
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Shaktiman Shaktiman
the front now looks so good.. wide, low and mean.. grr.. and the rims are the best i have seen from a tuner for quite sometime.. this is how a car should be tuned.. MANSORY.. GEMBALLA.. are you hearing??
Aug 27th, 2010 1:33am
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It certainly looks better now and I like the new wheels, alot
Aug 26th, 2010 9:08pm
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awhk awhk
This is definitely the best looking SLS!
Aug 26th, 2010 8:24pm
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v001 v001
get me 1 quick!!
Aug 26th, 2010 7:43pm
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Very nice.... few little subtle tweeks.
Aug 26th, 2010 6:43pm
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Francois Francois
Finally, Brabus released a tuning package for SLS. I like the front with carbon air intakes, also side vents works too. But the most exquisite for me is the interior. It's worth to pay Brabus for customising the SLS interior with best leather and alcantara and special veneer. Just superb. Waiting for engine package. 600 bhp or more would be nice
Aug 26th, 2010 6:23pm
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