Mercedes-Benz SLK by Vaeth

Vaeth, the Hösbach-based Mercedes-Benz tuning specialist, has created a range of options for the latest (R172) SLK-Class.

Visually, the bodywork receives a carbon fibre aero kit, consisting of a front spoiler lip, discreet boot lid wing and diffuser section. The company’s own three-part forged rims are 20-inch diameter and feature titanium coloured spokes. A coilover suspension kit with adjustable dampers provides a drop of between 20-65 mm, while the more wallet-friendly option is a simple -20 mm spring kit.

Tuning of the petrol-engined cars involves the optimization of the ECU with an additional control unit, meaning the SLK 200 now develops 154 kW (206 hp) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque; enough for a 242 km/h (150 mph) top speed. The tweaked SLK 250 generates 179 kW (240 hp) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft); good for 250 km/h (155 mph), while the SLK 350 makes 243 kW (326 hp) and 390 Nm (288 lb-ft), resulting in a healthy 269 km/h (167 mph) maximum speed.

Other performance upgrades on offer include a larger intercooler, stainless steel exhaust system, limited-slip differential and a big brake kit including six- and four-piston calipers.

Inside the cabin, Vaeth can supply carbon fibre sun visors, door visors and ash tray cover, embossed aluminium pedals and a velour mat set, also bearing the Vaeth logo.

[Source: Vaeth]

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