Piecha Design Avalange GT-R based on the Mercedes SL facelift

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Can you still remember ours? Post Remember the Piecha Design Avalange RS body kit for the Mercedes-Benz SL R230? The R129 successor was built for an eternal 11 years and the new model in the form of the R2012 only came in 231. And this 231 model recently got a facelift that includes a new nose and a more powerful V6 engine. Since the facelift, the basic SL has been the SL400 with a revised six-cylinder and 367 hp for at least 99.097,25 euros. Visually, however, the innovations are limited. Newly designed headlights in AMG GT style and the aforementioned modified apron with large air inlets already form the most obvious external changes to the FL SL. Apparently not enough for the tuner Piecha Design from Rottweil in Baden-Württemberg. The company offers for the lifted R231 (and the VFL) for some time that is the Avalange GT-R Bodykit to the SL in just the right places discreetly highlights.

Avalange GT-R Bodykit

Piecha Design Avalange GT R Mercedes SL R231 Tuning 1 Piecha Design Avalange GT R based on the Mercedes SL facelift

The Avalange GT-R aerodynamic package consists of a new front section with significantly larger air inlets in the front bumper. In addition, there are so-called air blades on this bumper including integrated LED daytime running lights and side air inlets as well as a spoiler lip as the lowest point on the front. The large side skirts are also part of the GT-R package and can optionally be expanded with LED lighting. There were also extended side fins on the front fenders, larger aerowings on the bonnet and a new rear bumper including a diffuser that surrounds the double trapezoidal exhaust trims of the stainless steel sports exhaust system. A highlight at the rear is definitely the LED reversing light with integrated rear fog light and the discreet, but still unmistakable, rear spoiler lip. Piecha also offers a variety of optional options for the SL. Regardless of whether it is 20 inch aluminum rims in different colors, a roof module for the Vario roof operation or a lowering by means of sport springs (optional adjustment of the electronics of the air suspension), whoever wants can completely transform the SL with Piecha Parts. The tuner already released the SL in June and we say "sorry“That we only show it to you today. So if you have been secretly thinking about buying a current SL for a long time, or if you are already a happy owner, Piecha Design is definitely an interesting starting point when it comes to individually differentiating the luxury convertible from the production model.

optional alloy wheels in 20 inch

As far as the further changes to optics or technology are concerned, we have tried to find out the most important details. As always, we have listed what came out of this in a small summary for you in the lower part of the article. If you discover more changes that we have missed, please use our comment box and let us know, we will then add them to the article as soon as possible.

Ps. You liked Piecha Design? Then we have something for you, following a few examples which vehicles with Piecha Parts have already been published on tuning blog:

612PS XC GT XR 2016 Bodykit Tuning Piecha 1 1 310x165 Piecha Design Avalange GT R based on the Mercedes SL facelift

Finish - 612PS Mercedes-Benz AMG GT RSR from Piecha Design

2016 PIECHA Design Mercedes W176 A Class Tuning Body Kit 7 310x165 Piecha Design Avalange GT R based on the Mercedes SL facelift

And on you go - PIECHA Design Mercedes W176 A-Class

Mercedes E Class W212 A207 C207 Tuning Convertible Coupe Bodykit Piecha Design 28 1 310x165 Piecha Design Avalange GT R based on the Mercedes SL facelift

Mercedes E-Class Convertible & Coupe by Piecha Design

And if that is not enough for you, there is the complete overview by clicking on the name in the Photo Reference under this picture.

(Photos: Piecha design)

These are the changes to the Mercedes-Benz SL R231:

  • Avalange GT-R aerodynamics package (new front section with larger air inlets in the front bumper, air blades with integrated LED daytime running lights and side air inlets and spoiler lip, side skirts - optionally with LED lighting, extended side fins on the front fenders, bonnet with larger aerowings, bumpers rear with diffuser - including double trapezoidal exhaust trims, LED reversing light with integrated rear fog light, rear spoiler lip)
  • 20 inch aluminum wheels in different colors
  • 255 / 30 front tire and 305 / 25er rear
  • Roof module for the Vario roof operation (now open up to a speed of 60 and by remote control)
  • Lowering (sports springs -25mm, optional with standard air suspension by means of adaptation of the electronics)
  • possibly an increase in performance - (chip tuning, tuning box etc. - more information is not available)
  • Stainless steel sports exhaust system (more information is not available)

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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