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BRABUS SV 12 Biturbo Roadster
640 hp / 471 kW, 1,026 Nm and 310 km/h:
The New Open Super Sports Car Based on the Mercedes SL 600

640 hp / 471 kW, a peak torque of 1,026 Nm and an electronically limited top speed of 310 km/h:
BRABUS presents the BRABUS SV 12 bi-turbo roadster, a powerful and
exclusive super sports car based on the new Mercedes SL 600.

The heart of this car is the new BRABUS SV 12 increased-displacement engine, created on the
basis of the current twelve-cylinder bi-turbo engine. This engine is also available for the CL 600
coupe and S 600 sedan.

Nothing beats replacement except more displacement and that is just as valid for the new
Mercedes SL 600. Reason enough for the BRABUS engineers to develop the BRABUS SV 12
Biturbo increased-displacement engine. Installation of a custom-designed crankshaft milled from
one piece, larger diameter pistons and precision-balanced piston rods increase displacement from
standard 5.5 to 6.3 liters.

The turbocharged V12 is also fitted with a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with
less flow resistance and metal catalysts. Custom-programmed engine electronics ensure the
flawless interaction of all components.

Performance of the BRABUS SV 12 bi-turbo roadster is highly impressive: The BRABUS engine
sets new performance standards with 640 hp / 471 kW and a peak torque of 1,026 Nm from 1,750
rpm. Power is transferred via a reinforced five-speed automatic transmission that is operated with
ARAL high-performance lubricants, as are all BRABUS engines.

Performance of the two-seater is equally impressive: 4.3 seconds from rest to 100 km/h, 13.0
seconds to 200 km/h and an electronically limited top speed of 310 km/h make the BRABUS SV 12
bi-turbo roadster one of the fastest sports cars in the world.

Form and function at the highest level of perfection: The BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement
parts, which are available for all current SL models, create a sporty yet elegant appearance and
offer aerodynamic advantages as well. At high speeds they help reduce lift on the front axle thus
further improving directional stability.

The high-quality Pur-R-Rim BRABUS front apron with four auxiliary headlights is designed to be
bolted to the original mounting points, making an exchange for the production bumper fast and

The BRABUS side sills create an especially aerodynamically efficient transition between the wheel
houses and further offer an additional useful and exciting feature: Pushing a button on the keyless-
entry remote or pulling on the inside door handle activates four LED lights on each side which
illuminate the ground on either side of the vehicle, and help prevent an unfortunate step into a hole
or puddle hidden in the dark.

The BRABUS designer suit for the new SL is rounded out by the BRABUS rear apron with
integrated diffuser. With its perfect fit this aerodynamic-enhancement part is also designed to
simply replace the production apron.

Just as important for a customized appearance are one-piece and multi-piece BRABUS Monoblock
light-alloy wheels, which can be mounted on the new roadster in three different designs with 18-,
19- and 20-inch diameters. Largest possible wheels on the SL of the R 230 series are multi-piece
BRABUS Monoblock VI wheels in sizes 9Jx20 in front with 255/35 ZR 20 tires, and 10.5Jx20 with
305/25 ZR 20 tires on the rear axle.

To further increase the already impressive handling characteristics of the current SL roadster
BRABUS developed an electronic module for the ABC suspension, which lowers the ride height by
about 15 millimeters.

The BRABUS high-performance brake system easily handles even the most extreme braking
stress. It features 375 x 36-mm vented and cross-drilled mega-sized discs with 12-piston fixed
calipers in front, and vented and cross-drilled 355 x 28-mm discs with six-piston fixed calipers on
the rear axle.

Unadulterated luxury and individuality in the interior are yet another BRABUS specialty. The list of
available exclusive interior options includes sill plates made from genuine carbon with illuminated
BRABUS logo, ergonomically shaped safety steering wheels with airbag, steering-wheel shifter
and heated rim, a speedometer with 360-km/h scale, and an interior trim kit made from genuine

To upgrade the COMAND system BRABUS offers the integration of a DVD changer, a digital DVB-
T television tuner for areas served exclusively by digital TV signals, and the BRABUS Internet
system. The latter is operated with the standard buttons of the COMAND system - no additional
equipment is necessary. This innovative new development uses its own Internet platform and the
GPRS standard to connect to numerous content providers such as traffic or news services,
weather forecasts, hotel reservations, and many other useful online services.

To top it all off the company-own upholstery shop creates especially exclusive BRABUS interiors
from a combination of especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik and Alcantara leathers.

Source - Brabus