2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Brabus R230 tuning kit

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Brabus R230 tuning kit

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Brabus R230

It took Brabus tuning studio less than a month to release an engine upgrade program and a tuning kit for the recently unveiled 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster. As usual for the German coach builder, the tuning program is not limited to mere tinkering with the beast’s ECU or some other cheap tricks. They mean business and don’t cut any corner when it comes to squeezing the full potential out of your luxury sports car.


The Brabus R230 tuning package includes installation of a reworked S V12 S engine that is equipped with a Biturbo supercharger and has its power and torque increased to pretty much amazing 730hp and 1320 Nm (975 lb-ft).

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Brabus R230 tuning kit (rear view)

This is, in fact, the same mill that powered their gorgeous 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-based Brabus Rocket sedan that was capable of reaching mind-blowing speed of 362.4 kilometers per hour. The engine is still mated to a heavily modified 5-speed automatic gearbox design that allows fast and smooth operation even at such a high pressure that the S V12 S provides.

Of course, Brabus also offers a list of different external enhancements, such as fitting the car with a set of exclusive 20-inch two-piece forged Monoblock VI alloy wheels, revised front bumper and rear diffuser with an upgraded exhaust system.

As you can see on the pictures, there is also pair of twin fog-lamps traditional for the Brabus-tuned cars and LED daytime running lights set right above the fog-lights.

Photos: Brabus

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