The latest Mercedes SL is, shall we say, more difficult to love at first sight than previous all-star iterations of the machine.
There is just something wonky about the nose from some angles. Despite being a technical tour de force as always, the base SL550 is the most-plain of the bunch that also includes the SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG in the US market.
BRABUS makes a wicked 800 V12 Roadster for that is the most hardcore SL in recent memory — but is it too much for some shoppers?
What the SL550 needs is a bit of extra love, and extra shove, to have the visual and sonic intensity of its peers.
The SL550 runs a near-identical twin-turbocharged V8 as the SL63, but lacks the AMG car’s extra rasp, extra power, and extra thumping exhaust note. The catalog even includes a locking rear differential option for those who want to enjoy some serious drifting passion in their top-down driving days.
BRABUS is the go-to supplier to reinvigorate the R231 SL Roadster with extra power and extra design exclusivity. Here we can look see the BRABUS upgrades for the SL with the AMG Sport pack in Silver, plus the BRABUS upgrades for the SL in standard body styling in black. The extra intensity for both is a worthwhile path to making the outstanding R231 SL550 live up to its potential both visually and as a driver’s car.
The parts can be shipped directly to you around the world, or US customers can have their cars upgraded at Brabus USA in Southern California.
BRABUS Mercedes-Benz SL550 R231
With AMG Sport