Actually, it is hard to imagine that Mercedes brought the SL series of type R230 onto the market 15 years ago. But the whole thing is not that surprising because with the turn of the year 2005/06 and later in spring 2008 the SL was repeatedly lifted and kept optically and technically fit. Especially the 670PS strong SL 65 AMG Black Series is still the absolute cracker and for me one of the best Mercedes ever.
Anyone who owns an R230 series (whether facelift or not) can now help their convertible to freshness with the help of the tuner Piecha Design because the tuner has published a comprehensive tuning program that can make the SL look much more modern if desired. Among other things, there is the Piecha Design Avalange RS Body Kit, which consists of new front air intakes with integrated LED daytime running lights, a pair of side skirts or a rear apron with a DTM-style rear diffuser. Other optional accessories such as new aluminum rims or a comfortable one-touch roof opening module round off the package in a discreet and stylish way.
The guys around the Piecha Design team have published the tuning program for the R230 series and we are happy to show you a few pictures of it. After the tuning cure that the SL was allowed to endure, it is more modern, more individual and more dynamic than the production version without losing the important understatement. If you are thinking of buying an SL R230 in the future or already own one, Piecha Design is definitely an interesting starting point when it comes to differentiating the vehicle from the production model.
Regarding the further changes in the optics or the technology, we have made smart and the most important details in experience. As always, we list what we know in a summary for you in the lower part of the article. But if you discovered more changes that we did not notice, just use our comment box and let us know!
(Photos: Piecha design)
These are the known changes to the series:
- Piecha Design Avalange RS Body - Kit (new front air intakes with integrated LED daytime running lights, side skirts, rear apron with DTM-style rear diffuser)
- Chip Power Converter (to improve engine response)
- One-touch roof opening module
- new alloy wheel designs (e.g. MP1 monoblock satin black or with titanium finish, MP3 design in graphite gray)
- all changes are available for the base model up to the AMG with round headlamps and the facelift
- Lowering (sports springs, coil springs, sports suspension, coilover suspension - more information is not available)
- possibly a performance increase - (chip tuning, tuning box, compressor or turbo conversion, NOS etc. - more information is not available)
- Piecha Design sports exhaust system
We are sure that we will receive some information and definitely new pictures and videos in the next few weeks. As soon as this is the case, we will of course add to the article and inform you about it.
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