2012 Brabus Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster

The 2012 Brabus Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster is a customized version of the standard Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster done by German company Brabus, who also customize Maybach and Smart cars.

Brabus specializes in retuning the manufacturers’ engines to deliver more horsepower and torque. They also modify other structural and visual aspects of the vehicles they work on.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe Est. Market Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.8 gals (75L) MPG: NA
Length: 181.8 in. (461.7 cm) Wheelbase: 101.8 in. (258.5 cm)
Height: 51.8 in. (131.5 cm) Width: 82.6 in. (209.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 3935 lbs (1784 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 13.5 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2
Engine: V8 Twin Turbo Displacement: 4.7 Liter
Horsepower: 512 HP Max RPM: NA
Torque: 604 lb-ft Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds Top Speed: 186 mph (299 km/h)

*Stock specs

Engine & Performance

The Brabus MB SL Roadster has a 4.7-liter, twin turbo V8 engine that provides up to 512 horsepower and 604 pounds-feet of torque, capable of powering this car to its top speed of 186 mph. The re-tuning increases the horsepower from 435 HP.

This capability is achieved not just by modification to the engine but also by the addition of stylish components to the body that have been fine-tuned to provide the best aerodynamic quality. Brabus also tweaked the suspension to improve the car’s agility, driving comfort, and road-handling capability.


Brabus designers have come up with a set of stylish components that provide a sporty yet elegant appearance to the car, in addition to improving performance. Brabus fit two side air vents to the front of the car and a spoiler to the rear. All the Brabus components are built to the same standard as the OEM.

Customers have a choice of the company’s own Monoblock alloy wheels for the Brabus Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster. Drivers can select from 18, 19 or 20-inch wheels with four separate designs and fitted with top grade tires.

The company also fits a sports exhaust system, manufactured from stainless steel, to the car. The exhaust system is finished off with four, chrome-tipped tailpipes. The system gives the car a high amp sound.


Brabus provides a whole range of options for the interior of the 2012 Brabus Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster. Trim sets are available in wood or carbon fiber in a large range of colors and finishes, along with Alcantara and Mastik leather options for the upholstery.