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Brabus modifies the 2013 Mercedes SL-Class

By Adrian Prisca


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Whenever we hear of a modified Mercedes, it is almost certain the name Brabus may be somewhere close. And the 2013 Mercedes SL-class has been the latest target of the renowned tuner.

They’ve done some improvements to the way the car looks, as it has been dressed with a body kit that includes a spoiler atop the trunk, redesigned side skirts, front fender vents and brand new front and rear bumpers. Those who want more can also order a set of Monoblock wheels, sized between 18 and 20 inches, and a sports exhaust system.

As for the interior, we’ve found out that Brabus provides top notch leather upholstery, wood or carbon fiber trim, a speedometer that reaches 320 km/h or 360 km/h (200 mph or 225 mph) and gorgeously illuminated sill plates. In addition, underneath the car, Brabus can equip the SL with a limited slip differential and revised sports suspension with sports springs for the SL 350 and a reprogrammed Active Body Control (ABC) module which lowers the car by up to 25 millimeters.

The most stunning part of the upgrade package is yet to come, and it’s directly linked to the car’s performance. For example, the SL 500, also known as the 550, can be equipped with a 520 PowerXtra CGI power kit, which raises the output of the 4.7-liter V8 under the bonnet up to 512 HP (382 kW) and a whopping 820 Nm (604 lb-ft) of torque.

The numbers the car can finally reach are quite staggering as well – an electronically limited top speed of 250, 275 or 300 km/h and acceleration from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds.


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About Adrian Prisca

Founder of Luxatic and countless other projects, Adrian has shaped this website into a go-to source for discerning readers looking for the latest in luxury products and experiences. He has over 15 years of experience in creating, managing and publishing lifestyle content across numerous platforms and he’s considered a leading voice in the luxury industry. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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