German tuner Brabus will build only 25 units of this project. It is based on the new Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and pays tribute to the company’s founder.
The Mercedes-AMG SL is a paragon of history and performance. The first portion dates back to the 1950s, when it built a unique reputation in motorsport. The other stems from its succession of true engineering marvels. Each generation has been a reference among sports cars for over a decade.
We understand that those characteristics make many enthusiasts want to buy one mostly to admire everything it offers. However, the truth is that handing your SL AMG to Brabus tuning will not harm that. The Bodo Buschmann edition is interesting for bringing more history and more performance.
What does this Mercedes AMG SL Brabus offer?
As you can imagine, the biggest news concerns the powertrain. The original 4.0L V8 received a pair of new turbochargers and the PowerXtra ECU tune, along with other changes. The roadster is now good for 740 hp of power and 664 lb-ft of torque, which is simply amazing for a non-electrified car.
Those figures allow the Brabus SL63 AMG to go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 miles) in only 3.3 seconds, then to a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph). But you can rest assured that your car will be treated with the finest quality: the tuner will offer its own warranty of three years or 100k km (62k miles).
Is it only about engine upgrades?
Not at all. There is a new Brabus body kit with larger air intakes, more carbon-fiber accents inside and outside, and revised spoilers. They reduce front-axle lift, increase downforce, and organize the whole air flow to make the car faster while reducing wind noise in the cabin, and fuel consumption.
When a car gets so many technical improvements, it is easy to think it will look ugly. In this case, all you have to do is give it a look. Brabus tuning has decades of experience, so even intense upgrades like those turn out to make the car sportier and more elegant without disrupting its base identity.
What about history in the Brabus SL63?
Besides paying tribute to the founder, this edition of the Brabus Mercedes AMG SL features unique three-spoke wheels. They are inspired in the set released in the 1980s, one of the first ever released by the tuner. Then again, the new wheels are larger and forged, which comes with higher durability.
The front axle comes with 21×10.5” Brabus rims and 275/35 tires while the rear axle brings 22×12” rims with 335/25 tires. Brabus also made sure to lower the ride height by 25 mm, which comes with a significant aerodynamic improvement, while retaining the original SL63 AMG’s front lift function.
Can I give my SL Brabus tuning?
Of course! https://mercteil.com specializes in Brabus. We only work with genuine accessories and parts, so you will get the finest quality. Our online catalog is easy to browse thanks to filtering: you can set it to show only the best Brabus parts that are fully compatible with the car model you own.