The New Brabus 800 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Heads to Geneva


Every March, Geneva, Switzerland plays host to a vast array of automakers, car companies, media, and automotive enthusiasts as they showcase their newest models, innovative products, and newest technologies. Many automakers from around the world use the auto show as a platform to showcase their new models along with other aftermarket car tuning companies such as Brabus. At the 2013 Geneva International Auto Show, the German car tuning company will unveil its new 800 high performance model that boasts incredible speed and power along with exclusive luxuries. Based on the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, the new 800 model takes the German sports car to a whole other level of performance, luxury, and style.

The Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG is one of the most powerful models in the SL-Class range, save for the hardcore, track-inspired SL 65 AMG Black Series Coupe. The SL 65 AMG model offers a great deal of drivability and comfort over its Black Series sibling, so it was the perfect choice for Brabus to upgrade into its new 800 model. The upgrade starts with a new exterior design package that equips the super car with a new front bumper with integrated spoiler and new engine hood with ventilation to cool the engine more efficiently. New side skirts run towards the rear where a new trunk spoiler and rear diffuser help to generate downforce at high speeds for better stability.

The German engineering team then focused on the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG. The super car comes standard with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 engine that is packed with potential. Engineers were able to tap into this potential through the use of the Brabus T65 engine upgrade program that pushes power to the 800-horsepower mark. The upgrades included in the program include two new turbochargers, a set of four water-to-air intercoolers, a new air intake system, a new stainless steel exhaust with sport catalytic converters, and a new ECU tune with performance mapping. After the T65 engine program is installed, the motor creates 800 horsepower and 1,420 Newton Meters of torque at the rear wheels that had to be electronically limited to 1,100 Newton Meters.

Due to the tremendous power being created by the 6.0-liter V-12 engine, Brabus engineers had to reinforce many parts of the chassis and drivetrain. A new in-house differential was installed at the rear axle to help achieve better grip and handle the extra power. The factory ABC air suspension was upgraded with a new electronic module that can automatically lower the ride height of the 800 model.

Inside the 800 model, customers will be able to custom-design the entire cockpit with a range of soft leather and alcantara fabrics. A host of trim pieces, wood, and carbon fiber finishes are also available for the dashboard, console, and doors. Customers can even opt for custom stitching for an extra special touch of luxury.


Douglas Cougevan is a contributing writer at MotoringExposure. MotoringExposure specializes in Brabus car tuning programs and super car news along with a variety of car videos, and the motoring lifestyle.

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Tuning Series: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK by Brabus

2012 Mercedes Benz SLK by Brabus

Brabus seems really enjoying its time giving the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe convertible sleek make-over. Well, Brabus’ outrageous idea is replacing the not-so-smart F1 front end with wider grille and more mature headlights which bring out the true soul of the 2012 SLK.

For a glance, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe convertible is way more than just refinement, economy and LEDs and nothing like the first generation which all about technology, lightness, and fun. What Brabus offered for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe convertible is make-over package which contains various kinds of components  such as usual multi-spoke wheels, exhaust, and of course… the interior trim.

2012 Mercedes Benz SLK by Brabus - side view

Now, it is time to work from outside to the inside of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe convertible by Brabus, shall we? For the body of the 2012 SLK, Brabus mounted the aero kit with two front spoiler lips which attach on the left and right side of the production apron. At the front, Brabus awarded the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK a new LED bar configuration, new sills for the sides, and new diffuser and boot spoiler at the back.

2012 Mercedes Benz SLK by Brabus - interior

The Brabus Monoblock wheels will support the style for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe convertible and available on the size of 17 to 20 inches with one piece or multi-piece design. Brabus recommends the high-performance tires from Continental, Pirelli, or YOKOHAMA which come in sizes 235/30 ZR20 on the front axle and 275/25 ZR20 at the rear to tame the unleash power of the 2012 SLK.

If you look at the photos we attached between our articles, you might notice that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe convertible is fitted with sport springs that work hand-in-hand with Mercedes’ shock and lower the height by 30mm. to complete the performance of the 2012 SLK; high-performance brakes are also available.

2012 Mercedes Benz SLK by Brabus - rear view

Brabus fitted the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe convertible with new exhaust which means that Brabus also working on the engine too. The original 2012 SLK 200BlueEFFICIENCY produces an extra 26 horsepower, and with BRABUS ECO PowerXtra B20 CGI performance kit, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe convertible has new 240 horsepower.

All-Chromed Brabus Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren Spotted in London

All-Chromed Brabus Mercedes SLR Mclaren

Despite having been replaced by the SLS, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is one of the world’s most fascinating sports cars. It gets even better when the people that constantly think perfect isn’t good enough, Brabus, by letting customers feel the SLR further individualize their vehicle. However, some Arab millionaire billionaire gentleman has gone a step beyond that and has chromed out his example.

We wouldn’t have known this fact were it not for the efforts of Youtube user Marchettino, who seems to always be at right time in the right place. This amazing chromed Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car even has metallic tint on its windows, and those wheels are perfect for it. It seems that the owner of the car has also brought some equally rich friends along, as we spotted the stunning new Koenigsegg Agera R-bach there.

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren SLR sports car sits on Brabus Monoblock VI 20-inch alloy wheels mounted on high-performance Pirelli or Yokohama tires in sizes 255/30 ZR 20 and 305/25 ZR 20.

In terms of mechanical changes, the power tuning for the supercharged 5.5-liter (335.5 cu. in.) engine consists of special camshafts, a fuel cooling system and a high-performance exhaust that increase the power output of the V8 compressor engine of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car by 24 hp to 650 hp at 6,500 rpm.

Thanks to all that German grunt, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car storms to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in just 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of up to 340 km/h (211 mph).

We don’t know what’s inside the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car, but give that Brabus has had their hands on it, it all depends on the owners wallet. Regardless, there should be a sport steering wheel with integrated buttons for manual shifting of the automatic transmission of Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car, carbon-fiber on the dashboard, center console and door trim somewhere in there. What if the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren got all chromed out inside as well?