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(from Brabus Press
Release) The Very Latest from BRABUS for the New SLK Models
Engine Tuning With up to 445 hp (438 hp SAE net) / 327 kW and
Concurrent with the market launch of the updated Mercedes SLK-Class,
BRABUS (www.brabus.com) presents an
exclusive customization program. The palette of products ranges from
engine tuning with up to 445 hp (438 hp SAE net) / 327 kW of power
to a sportyyet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program, and includes
custom-tailored light-alloy wheels and suspensions as well as
individual interior options.
For the top-of-the-line SLK55 AMG model, BRABUS offers its 6.1 S
displacement engine. It has a rated power output of 445 hp (438 hp
SAE net) / 327 kW and produces a peak torque of 635 Nm (468 lb-ft).
Power is transferred to the road via a modified seven-speed
automatic gearbox and a custom-developed BRABUS limited-slip
differential. With a sprint time from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) of 4.3
seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h (191 mph) the BRABUS tuned
roadster sets new standards in its class.
All BRABUS engines are lubricated with ARAL high-performance motor
oil and all are backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty
of three years or 100,000 kilometers/62,000 miles (see BRABUS
warranty conditions as of November 2006).
The installation of the BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust system
is beneficial not only for tuned engines. Its four chrome-plated
tailpipes give the SLK a more exclusive appearance and produce an
even more sonorous exhaust note on all SLK engines.
For the updated SLK the BRABUS designers have once again 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 striking BRABUS front spoiler reduces lift on the front axle at
high speeds. BRABUS headlamp inserts with daytime running lights
further improve driving safety.
BRABUS rocker panels smooth the airstream between front and rear
wheels, and give the new-generation SLK a longer, sleeker
appearance. 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 rear of the SLK is upgraded by the BRABUS apron with cutouts for
the quad sport exhaust and the understated BRABUS spoiler lip on the
BRABUS light-alloy wheels are available for the Mercedes SLK in
one-piece or multi-piece designs with diameters of 17, 18 and 19
inches. The large selection of BRABUS Monoblock rims in four
different designs starts with 8.5Jx17 Monoblock A wheels that come
with an EG general operating certificate. The largest tire/wheel
combination for the SLK features BRABUS Monoblock VI, E or S wheels
in size 8.5Jx19 in front and in size 9.5Jx19 on the rear axle.
BRABUS recommends high-performance tires from BRABUS technology
partners YOKOHAMA or Pirelli in size 225/35 ZR 19 on the front axle
and in size 255/30 ZR 19 in back.
The available BRABUS suspension modifications for the SLK are
specifically calibrated to the use with such sporty wide tires.
Engine-specific BRABUS sport springs lower the ride height of the
roadster by some 30 millimeters. BRABUS sport suspensions combine
this lowered center of gravity with a firmer yet comfortable damper
setup. To reduce body roll further in fast corners BRABUS offers
stronger sway bars.
BRABUS also offers various versions of high-performance brake
systems for the new SLK. The largest version features six-piston
aluminum fixed calipers and 355-mm (14 inches) vented and slotted
discs on the front axle. The rear axle is fitted with 300-mm (11.8
inches) discs and four-piston aluminum fixed calipers. Special
flex-steel brake lines ensure continuous high brake pressure.
The stylish customization of the SLK cockpit is yet another BRABUS
specialty. The list of available components includes highly polished
stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, various
versions of the ergonomically shaped BRABUS sport steering wheel and
a speedometer with 330-km/h (206 mph) dial. Especially exclusive is
an interior upholstered with soft yet durable Mastik leather and
Alcantara. The BRABUS upholsterers don’t limit themselves to working
on seats, door panels, dashboard and center console: Upon customer
request they’ll meticulously sew miles of thread to cover floor,
rear firewall and driveshaft tunnel with waffle-patterned leather.