BRABUS Mercedes-Benz SL550 R231 – With and Without AMG Sport Styling

sl550 brabus gifThe 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?

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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

 

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NEWS RELEASE BRABUS refines the new Mercedes SL Roadster Exclusive refinement for a unique automobile: BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) now also customizes the sixth generation of the Mercedes SL. The measures include a striking BRABUS designer outfit, thrilling alloy wheels up to 20 inches in diameter, even more agile handling as a result of professional suspension tuning, a power increase to 520 hp (512 bhp) / 382 kW for a top speed of up to 300 km/h (186 mph) for the 500 SL, and interior options custom-tailored to the owner’s personal style.

Sporty-elegant body styling components, tuned in the wind tunnel for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, are the BRABUS designers’ specialty. With or without AMG Sport package: Custom-tailored front fasciae, add-on components for the side sills and rear fasciae were developed for both body styles of the SL. There is also a BRABUS rear spoiler and side air vents for the front fenders. For a perfect fit all components are manufactured in OEM quality from high-grade PUR plastics. Just as important for a custom look are the OEM-quality BRABUS Monoblock wheels, which can be mounted on the new roadster in four different designs and with diameters of 18, 19 and 20 inches. The largest combination to fit the R 231 model series SL features BRABUS Monoblock F, Q or R wheels in size 9Jx20 in front with size 255/30 ZR 20 tires and size 9.5Jx20 wheels with 295/25 ZR 20 tires on the rear axle.

 

BRABUS Mercedes-Benz SL550

Without AMG Sport Pack

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BRABUS recommends high-performance tires from Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA. To be able to further improve upon the already high level of driving dynamics of the new Mercedes roadster BRABUS has developed custom-tailored suspension components in collaboration with technology partner BILSTEIN. BRABUS sport springs are available for the SL 350 with conventional steel suspension. For all SL models with active ABC suspension the BRABUS suspension engineers have developed an electronic module that lowers the ride height by about 25 millimeters. This makes the SL 500 the perfect beneficiary of even more power.

The BRABUS B50 – 520 PowerXtra CGI power kit wrestles an additional 85 horsepower from the 4.7-liter eight-cylinder Biturbo engine. BRABUS recommends using fully synthetic high-performance motor oil from MOTUL. The BRABUS PowerXtra module with plug-and-play design is integrated into the engine electronics to generate more power as a result of special mapping for injection and ignition as well as of moderately increased boost pressure. But that’s just one part of the equation. The conversion also includes an auxiliary water-to-air intercooler powered by an auxiliary electric pump. The drop in charge air temperature benefits not only power yield but also engine life even under extreme operating conditions such as in the desert, for example. After the conversion the engine puts 520 hp (512 bhp) / 382 kW instead of the standard 435 hp (429 bhp) / 320 kW on tap, accompanied by a peak torque of 820 Nm (604 lb-ft).

 

 

 

BRABUS SL ROADSTER CATALOG

 

 

Front spoiler

231-200-00

BRABUS Front spoiler

PUR-R-Rim
For vehicles without sport package with code 950, not for SL 63/65!

 

231-215-00

BRABUS front bumper add on

carbon, glossy

231-215-10

BRABUS front bumper add on

carbon, matt

231-220-00

BRABUS Front bumper

PUR-R-Rim
For vehicles with sport package code 950, not for SL 63/65!

231-263-00

BRABUS front spoiler

carbon glossy
For SL 63 and SL 65

231-263-10

BRABUS front spoiler

carbon matte
for SL 63 and SL 65

Side skirts

231-300-00

BRABUS Side skirts

PUR
For vehicles without sportpackage code 950, not for SL 63/65!

231-320-00

BRABUS Side skirts

PUR
For vehicles with sport package code 950, not for SL 63/65!

Rear bumper

231-400-00

BRABUS Rear bumper insert

PUR-R-Rim
For vehicles without sport package code 950, not for SL 63/65!

231-420-00

BRABUS Rear bumper insert

PUR-R-Rim
For vehicles with sport package Code 950, not for SL 63/65!

231-463-00

BRABUS Rear bumper insert

carbon glossy
For SL 63 und SL 65!

231-463-10

BRABUS Rear bumper insert

carbon matt
For SL 63 and SL 65!

Rear spoiler

231-450-00

BRABUS Rear spoiler

PUR

Fenders

231-550-00

BRABUS air vent for fender front

with illuminated BRABUS Logo, PUR
not for SL 63/65

Special equipment

211-000-14

BRABUS logo for tailgate

chrome

218-000-20

BRABUS logo front

 

219-000-22

BRABUS logo for side of the car

Set

230-000-21-2

BRABUS logo on bonnet

Replaces MB star

Wheels

Monoblock VI Double spoke design
– one-piece – silver polished

Tyres not included in this price.
Tyre prices and specifications as well as further wheel-tyre combinations upon request.

612-858-25-RDK
VA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/40 R18* (for SL 500 only for winter tyres)

612-858-19-RDK
HA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 19

for tyre size: 255/40 R18* (for SL 500 only for winter tyres)

Monoblock A Six Spoke Design
silver painted “high gloss”

Tyres not included in this price.
Tyre prices and specifications as well as further wheel-tyre combinations upon request.

A13-858-33
VA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 33

for tyre size: 255/40 R18-XL (ABE in Preparation)
(for SL 500 only for winter tyres)

A13-858-33
HA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 33

for tyre size: 255/40 R18-XL (ABE in Preparation)
(for SL 500 only for winter tyres)

Monoblock S Double Spoke design
silver polished

Tyres not included in this price.
Tyre prices and specifications as well as further wheel-tyre combinations upon request.

S12-858-25
VA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/40 R18*
(For SL 500 only for winter tyres)

S12-858-20
HA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 20

for tyre size: 255/40 R18*
(For SL 500 only for winter tyres)

S12-858-25
VA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/40 R18*

S12-958-34
HA

9.5J x 18 H2 offset 34

for tyre size: 285/35 R18*

S12-859-25
VA

8.5J x 19 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/35 R19 (-XL)*

S12-959-34
HA

9.5J x 19 H2 offset 34

for tyre size: 285/30 R19 (-XL)*

S12-859-25
VA

8.5J x 19 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/35 R19(-XL)*

S12-009-40
HA

10J x 19 H2 ET 40

for tyre size: 295/30 R 19(-XL)*

Monoblock Q double-spoke design
anthracite “Titanium” polished

Tyres not included in this price.
Tyre prices and specifications as well as further wheel-tyre combinations upon request.

Q12-858-25
VA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/40 R 18*
(For SL 500 only for winter tyres)

Q12-858-20
HA

8.5J x 18H2 ET 20

for tyre size: 255/40 R 18
(For SL 500 only for winter tyres)

Q12-858-25
VA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/40 R18*

Q12-958-34
HA

9.5J x 18 H2 offset 34

for tyre size: 285/35 R18*

Q12-859-25
VA

8.5J x 19 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/35 R19(-XL)*

Q12-959-34
HA

9.5J x 19 H2 offset 34

for tyre size: 285/30 R19(-XL)*

Q12-900-25
VA

9.0J x 20H2 ET 25

for tyre size: 255/30 R20(-XL)*

Q12-950-35
HA

9.5J x 20 H2 offset 35

for tyre size: 285/25 R 20(-XL)*
(assemblage only with approval)

Q12-900-25
VA

9.0J x 20H2 ET 25

for tyre size: 255/30 R20 (-XL)*

Q12-950-40
HA

9.5J x 20H2 ET 40

for tyre size: 295/25 R 20 (-XL)*
(assemblage only with approval)

Monoblock F cross spoke design, “Liquid Titanium” painted

Tyres not included in this price.
Tyre prices and specifications as well as further wheel-tyre combinations upon request.

F13-858-50
VA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 50

for tyre size: 255/40 R 18,
only for SL 350/400 or SL 500 with M&S

F13-858-50
HA

8.5J x 18 H2 offset 50

for tyre size: 255/40 R 18,
only for SL 350/400 or SL 500 with M&S

F13-859-25
VA

8.5J x 19 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/35 R 19(-XL)+

F13-959-34
HA

9.5J x 19 H2 offset 34

for tyre size: 285/30 R 19(-XL)*

F13-850-25
VA

8.5J x 20 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: 255/30 R 20(-XL)*

F13-950-35
HA

9.5J x 20 H2 offset 35

for tyre size: 285/25 R 20(-XL)*
(assemblage only with approval)

F13-850-25
VA

8.5J x 20 H2 offset 25

for tyre size: : 255/30 R 20(-XL)*

F13-950-40
HA

9.5J x 20 H2 offset 40

for tyre size: 295/25 R 20(-XL)*
(assemblage only with approval)

BRABUS Monoblock R
5-double-spoke-design
anthracite “Liquid Titanium smoked” polished

Tyres not included in this price.
Tyre prices and specifications as well as further wheel-tyre combinations upon request.

R12-858-25
VA

8.5J x 18H2 ET 25

for tyre size: 255/40 R18*
(on SL 500 only with winter tyres)

R12-858-20
HA

8.5J x 18H2 ET 20

for tyre size: 255/40 R18*
(on SL 500 only with winter tyres)

R12-859-25
VA

8.5J x 19H2 ET 25

for tyre size: 255/35 R19(-XL)*

R12-959-34
HA

9.5J x 19 H2 offset 34

for tyre size: 285/30 R19(-XL)*

R12-850-25
VA

8.5J x 20H2 ET 25

for tyre size: 255/30 R20-XL*

R12-950-35
HA

9.5J x 20 H2 offset 35

for tyre size: 285/25 R20-XL*
(assemblage only with approval)

R12-850-25
VA

8.5J x 20H2 ET 25

for tyre size: 255/30 R20-XL*

R12-950-40
HA

9.5J x 20 H2 offset 40

for tyre size: 295/25 R20-XL*
(assemblage only with approval)

Accessories

(ABE)

General technical admission (GTA)

no modification required

*

no modifications required

 

**

modifications required, version I

for sufficent wheel coverage and clearance

***

modifications required, version II

for sufficent wheel coverage and clearance

****

modifications required, version III

for sufficent wheel coverage and clearance

+

Installation Monoblock wheels

each wheel

000-100-16

BRABUS aluminium hubcap

Set, with engraved BRABUS logo
On the wheels of the type Monoblock F already included

RS-…

Wheel locks

for BRABUS Monoblock light alloy wheels
please specify exact car and wheel type

VG-02-AL

BRABUS valve caps

Set

Sports suspension

000-101-98

Electronic alignment

 

231-006-00

BRABUS sports springs R 231

For SL 350 with standard suspension, comfortable setting

231-008-00

BRABUS sports springs R 231

For SL 500 with standard suspension, comfortable setting

231-106-00

BRABUS suspension module for lowering

For vehilces with ABC suspension (SA 487) incl. SL 63 AMG

RDK sensors (system Schrader)

RDK-SCH1-433MHz

RDK sensor system

for BRABUS Monoblock light alloy wheels
4 sensors necessary per car

Sports exhaust systems

231-676-00

BRABUS sports exhaust SL 350 / SL 500*

consisting of: 1 x rear silencer left side, 1 x rear silencer right side incl. connection pipe with four slanted tailpipes, � 84 mm, stainless steel
*(additional spacer set 207-678-05-CA necessary)

231-678-63

BRABUS valve controlled exhaust system for SL 63 and SL 65

Valve-controlled (loud/quiet)
electronically adjustable via push button on steering wheel;
consisting of 1 x rear silencer in centre on each side with 1 ceramic-coated desin tailpipes left and right
Only in combination with BRABUS rear bumper (231-463-00 or 231-463-10)

Instruments

231-830-200

BRABUS speedometer 200 mph

Shine-through dial, black speedometer plates
Requires shipment of original instrument cluster to BRABUS!

231-830-320

BRABUS speedometer 320 km/h

Not for SL63/65!
Shine-through dial, black speedometer plates
Requires shipment of original instrument cluster to BRABUS!

231-830-360

BRABUS speedometer 360 km/h

Shine-through dial, black speedometer plates
Requires shipment of original instrument cluster to BRABUS!

Precious wood / carbon fibre interiors

Special interiors

in precious wood or carbon fibre
Price on request!

Gearshift levers, aluminium trim sets

000-805-100

BRABUS shift paddles

Aluminium

000-805-150-01

BRABUS shift paddles “RACE”

Set,aluminium matt
For vehicles from model year 2012!
For exchanging the standard shift paddles!

000-805-50

BRABUS shift paddles for AMG

 

172-816-00

BRABUS aluminium pedal pads

matte elox, 2-piece

215-819-00

BRABUS doorlock pins

Set, chrome

231-350-00

BRABUS entrance panel bi-color-stainless-steel

with illuminated BRABUS logo

Complete interior appointments

000-805-90

Steering wheel outer section to be covered in leather / Alcantara *

 

000-805-91

Steering wheel outer section (AMG versions) to be covered in leather / Alcantara *

 

000-805-92

Surcharge for design version different from standard *

 

000-805-93

Steering wheel reverse side to be covered in leather / Alcantara *

 

231-857-00

BRABUS leather / altcantara interior trim *

for 2 front seats with headrests. Colour of leather, strips and seams by request.
Series design layout pattern!

231-857-01

Additional charge for seats with ventilated seats *

 

231-857-02

2 door panels complete in leather/alcantara *

 

231-857-03

Complete door panels in leather/alcantara *

incl. storage trays

231-857-04

Rear panel in leather/alcantara *

 

231-857-05

Set of sunvisors to be covered in leather / Alcantara *

 

231-857-06

Boot mat in quilted leather incl. headliner section *

 

231-857-08

Set of seat back covers for front seats incl. storage bags in leather/Alcantara *

 

231-857-09

Boot in quilted leather *

Price on request!

231-857-10

BRABUS leather / altcantara interior trim *

for 2 front seats with headrests. Colour of leather, strips and seams by request
Design layout pattern differing from series/seat inner extensively quilted!

231-857-11

Floor mats 2- piece R231 in quilted leather with stitched BRABUS logo *

 

231-857-12

Boot mat in quilted leather with stitched BRABUS logo *

 

231-857-13

Steering wheel airbag to be covered in leather/ Alcantara *

 

231-857-15

Speedometer cover to be covered in leather/alcantara *

 

231-857-16

Covers for 2 front seats to be covered in leather/ Alcantara *

 

231-857-17

Gear shift lever to be covered in leather/Alcantara *

 

231-857-18

Surcharge for vehicles with AIRSACARF *

 

231-857-20

Center console armrest in leather/alcantara *

 

231-858-00

Dashboard upper section in leather/Alcantara *

 

231-858-01

Dashboard lower section/ left and right (glovebox) to be covered completely in leather/ Alcantara *

 

231-858-02

Middle console with armrest to be covered completely in leather *

 

231-858-03

Headliner incl. covers for left and right of rear window in leather/alcantara to be covered in leather/Alcantara *

 

231-858-05

Cabriolet roof lid incl. side covers to be covered in leather/Alcantara *

 

231-858-06

Complete vehicle floor in quilted leather *

 

231-871-00N

Floor mats R231

Velours with BRABUS Logo and Nubuk edging nero*
*Additional colors on request!

231-872-00N

Boot mat R231

Velour with BRABUS Logo and nubuk edging nero*
*Additional colors on request!

Powertrain

231-900-00

BRABUS differential lock

Spreader segments with 40% locking rate
Price on request!

PowerXtra CGI Performance Kits

231-750-20-250

BRABUS performance kit B50-520

Base SL 500
+63 kW / 86 PS; +120 Nm to 383 kW / 521 hp, 820 Nm
consists of additional watercooler, upgraded engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Vmax: 250 km/h / 155 mph

231-750-20-275

BRABUS performance kit B50-520

Base SL 500
+63 kW / 86 PS; +120 Nm to 383 kW / 521 hp, 820 Nm
consists of additional watercooler, upgraded engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Vmax: 275 km/h / 171 mph

231-750-20-300

BRABUS performance kit B50-520

Base SL 500
+63 kW / 86 PS; +120 Nm to 383 kW / 521 PS, 820 Nm
consists of additional watercooler, upgraded engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Vmax: 300 km/h / 186 mph

231-755-10-300

BRABUS performance kit B63-620

Base SL 63
+61 kW / 83 hp; +100 Nm to 456 kW / 620 hp, 900 Nm
consists of upgrade engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Vmax: 300 km/h / 186 mph

231-755-11-300

BRABUS performance kit B63-620

Base SL 63
+61 kW / 83 hp; +100 Nm to 456 kW / 620 hp, 900 Nm
consists of upgrade engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Only for vehicle with SA Code 250; AMG Driver Package!
Vmax: 300 km/h / 186 mph

231-755-20-300

BRABUS performance kit B63-650

Base SL 63
+ 63 kW / 86 hp; + 100 Nm to 478 kW / 650 hp, 1000 Nm
consists of upgrade engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Only for vehicle with performance package
Vmax: 300 km/h / 186 mph

231-755-20-310

BRABUS performance kit B63-650

Base SL 63
+ 63 kW / 86 hp; + 100 Nm to 478 kW / 650 hp, 1000 Nm
consists of upgrade engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Only for vehicle with performance package
Vmax: 310 km/h / 193 mph

231-755-20-320

BRABUS performance kit B63-650

Base SL 63
+ 63 kW / 86 hp; + 100 Nm to 478 kW / 650 hp, 1000 Nm
consists of upgrade engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Only for vehicle with performance package
Vmax: 320 km/h / 199 mph

231-755-30-300

BRABUS performance kit B63-650

Base SL 63
+ 83 kW / 113 hp; + 200 Nm to 478 kW / 650 PS, 1000 Nm
consists of upgrade engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Only for vehicle without perfomance package
Vmax: 300 km/h / 186 mph

231-755-30-310

BRABUS performance kit B63-650

Base SL 63
+ 83 kW / 113 hp; + 200 Nm to 478 kW / 650 PS, 1000 Nm
consists of upgrade engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Only for vehicle without perfomance package
Vmax: 310 km/h / 193 mph

231-755-30-320

BRABUS performance kit B63-650

Base SL 63
+ 83 kW / 113 hp; + 200 Nm to 478 kW / 650 PS, 1000 Nm
consists of upgrade engine management incl. integrated V-max unit
Only for vehicle without perfomance package
Vmax: 320 km/h / 199 mph

231-755-800

BRABUS 800

Base SL 65
+ 142 kW / 195 hp; +420 Nm up to 588 kW / 800 hp, 1.420 Nm (electr. limited to 1.100 Nm), Vmax: 350 km/h / 217 mph (electr. limited)

231-755-B63S

BRABUS performance kit B63S-730

Basis SL 63 with and without performance package; 537 kW / 730 PS; 1.065 Nm, Vmax: 350 km/h / 217 mph
Consists of 2 special BRABUS turbochargers with larger compressor unit, free-flow metal catalysts, additional low-temperature water-to-air intercooler for the charge-air cooling system, BRABUS Gold Heat Reflection system for intakes and charge-air tubes, BRABUS specific software for ECU

Increased-displacement engines

231-769RS-00

BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo

Base SL63
+215 kW / 293 hp, +730 Nm to 625 kW / 850 hp; 1450 Nm
Consists of increased displacement up to 6.0, 2 special BRABUS turbochargers, BRABUS intake module 850, back pressure lowerig metal catalysts incl. down pipe 75 mm, BRABUS “Gold Heat Reflection” for intakes and charge-air tubes, BRABUS specific software for ECU

Consequently the two-seater accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. The BRABUS Vmax unit, another component of the engine tuning, allows limiting the top speed electronically to 250, 275 or 300 km/h (155, 172, 186 mph). A BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust system with four chrome-plated tailpipes is indispensable for an SL with BRABUS high-performance engine. It is also perfect for all roadster owners longing for a sportier exhaust note and a more striking rear appearance of their two-seater. BRABUS will offer a version with butterfly valve for the SL 500 shortly. It will allow choosing between a soft and a thrillingly sporty exhaust note via a button on the steering wheel. The BRABUS limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent can improve handling even further.

The two-seated cockpit can receive even more individual character and luxury attributes at BRABUS. The product lineup ranges from scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo and a speedometer with 320-km/h or 360-km/h dial (200 mph or 225 mph) to carbon-fiber or fine wood trim sets in any imaginable color and with a variety of surface finishes. The company upholstery shop creates exquisite BRABUS interiors from especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara. BRABUS.

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Additional BRABUS information is available on our website at

www.brabus.com

 

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