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2008 Brabus SLK

The Very Latest from BRABUS for the New SLK Models

Engine Tuning With up to 445 hp (438 hp SAE net) / 327 kW and Exclusive Accessories

Concurrent with the market launch of the updated Mercedes SLK-Class, BRABÚS ( 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, BRABÚS 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 BRABÚS 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 BRABÚS tuned roadster sets new standards in its class.

2008 Brabus SLKAll BRABÚS engines are lubricated with ARAL high-performance motor oil and all are backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABÚS Tuning Warranty of three years or 100,000 kilometers/62,000 miles (see BRABÚS warranty conditions as of November 2006).

The installation of the BRABÚS 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 BRABÚS 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 BRABÚS roadster roll bars lends the two-seater a sporty yet elegant appearance.

The striking BRABÚS front spoiler reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds. BRABÚS headlamp inserts with daytime running lights further improve driving safety.

BRABÚS 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.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 6.1 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 438 hp
Torque: 468 ft-lbs

The rear of the SLK is upgraded by the BRABÚS apron with cutouts for the quad sport exhaust and the understated BRABÚS spoiler lip on the trunk lid.

BRABÚS 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 BRABÚS 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 BRABÚS Monoblock VI, E or S wheels in size 8.5Jx19 in front and in size 9.5Jx19 on the rear axle. BRABÚS recommends high-performance tires from BRABÚS technology partners YOKOHAMA or Pirelli in size 225/35 ZR 19 on the front axle and in size 255/30 ZR 19 in back.

2008 Brabus SLKThe available BRABÚS suspension modifications for the SLK are specifically calibrated to the use with such sporty wide tires. Engine-specific BRABÚS sport springs lower the ride height of the roadster by some 30 millimeters. BRABÚS sport suspensions combine this lowered center of gravity with a firmer yet comfortable damper setup. To reduce body roll further in fast corners BRABÚS offers stronger sway bars.

BRABÚS 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 BRABÚS specialty. The list of available components includes highly polished stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABÚS logo, various versions of the ergonomically shaped BRABÚS 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 BRABÚS upholsterers don't limit themselves to working on seats, door panels, dashboard and center console: Úpon customer request they'll meticulously sew miles of thread to cover floor, rear firewall and driveshaft tunnel with waffle-patterned leather.

Source - Brabus

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