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BRABUS aero and performance options for the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

By Rigval on 29 Aug 2010

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Brabus has launched their styling, handling as well as a slight performance upgrade for the gullwinged Mercedes Benz SLS AMG.

Launched sometime last year, the SLS AMG is designed to be a modern 1950s 300SL Gullwing revival and basically replaced the flamboyant SLR McLaren. In standard Mercedes-AMG form, it already looks very impressive right up to the rear section where it does seem slightly plain looking. However, Brabus being a performance tuner, a very Mercedes specific tuner, means that have added some extra Oomph to the looks of the car in total.

The aero package consists of a front lip spoiler that reduces lift on the front axle, air inlet surrounds on the front bumper, air outlet surrounds for the vents, a rear fixed edge of bootlid spoiler (which works with the active rear wing), a rear bumper/diffuser setup that fits a newly designed Brabus quad-tailpipe exhaust system that adds 10bhp to the 563bhp 6.3liter V8 engine.

This exhaust system not only adds some power but also reduces weight as it only weighs 12kgs instead of the 20kg stock exhaust system. It also has a cabin operated pneumatic bypass valve so that the sound levels can be controlled by the driver.

The handling package consists of a height adjustable suspension that allows the SLS AMG to be lowered by up to 40mm and also has driver controlled damper settings to adjust the ride of the car. Brabus has equipped the SLS AMG with 20-inch alloys in 275/30 ZR20 tires at the front and 22-inch rims with 295/25 ZR21 tires at the rear.

Brabus has also customized the interior utilizing leather and alcantara with contrasting stitching, a restyled speedometer, Brabus’ own sports steering wheel, stainless steel scuff plates (with an illuminated Brabus logo) and Brabus sports pedals.

This is not considered to be Brabus’ Full Monty customization of the SLS AMG as they have not done any engine work which they are really famous for. If you remembered, Brabus can shove in a V12 Twin Turbocharged engine into a C-Class Mercedes. They may plonk in a reworked V8 with larger capacity over the 6.3liter V8 or even their SV12 S Biturbo engine for a really over the top SLS AMG.

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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Watwheels Aug 29 2010 09:37 PM
Gullwing very nice hor. What if the car overturn and catch fire? How's the driver gonna escape?
Rigval Aug 29 2010 10:07 PM
The built in safety feature is that the door hinges will explode in the event roll sensors detect the car is going to flip. Thus making the easy removal of the doors. quite similar to the airbag deploying in an accident but the charge is to explode the door hinges.
Watwheels Aug 29 2010 10:59 PM
Dan do the driver and passenger have to wear Kevlar helmet to protect their heads from the explosion? Cos the hinges are very near to their heads.
Rigval Aug 29 2010 11:44 PM
No...the charge isn't something so explosive. More like a shaped charge that targets a certain area only. Mercedes would suffer from lawsuits if heads of their customers get exploded together with the door hinges.
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