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A good 90% of everyone who wants to tune their car comes up with the idea of installing a new set of alloy wheels. Even before an increase in performance by means of chip tuning or lowering, new aluminum rims are statistically the most popular tuning utensil. Understandable because the standard rims are often not necessarily ugly but very much trimmed to mainstream optics and of course not very individual. What could be more obvious than to look around on the shelf at mbDESIGN GmbH & Co. KG to see if there is a fancy alternative to the wheelset installed ex works? The owner of this Mercedes-Benz SL R230 did just that and swapped the standard rims for a mbDESIGN KV1 wheel set in 20 inches and the color bronze satin finish. If you take a closer look at mbDESIGN's rim selection, we will understand why! mbDESIGN stands first and foremost for quality, there is also an appealing selection of different designs and as you can see there was something suitable for the SL. Of course we would like to show you the whole thing with pictures and have therefore decided to introduce the car to you. In addition to the visually appealing and well-fitting alloy rims, the R230 has received a few other modifications that we are only known from the photos, unfortunately we have not yet had any technical information.
No matter the main focus of the car is clearly on the already mentioned KV1 wheelset which, as already mentioned, certainly does not miss the standard rims and is an absolute asset to the SL. I think the car immediately looks more dynamic and sporty, which can never be wrong. We took a closer look at the car and made a few comparisons with the production version and were able to determine one or two changes to the aluminum. What we have learned directly from mbDESIGN and have recognized ourselves, we provide you in a summary as usual below. Should you notice any further changes, we would be happy if you post them in the "comment box", we will then add them to the post as soon as possible.
Ps. If you have more vehicles like this one Audi RS7 Widebody or even one Audi RS4 B8 Avant with tuning from mbDESIGN seeen simply clicks on the name of the tuner at the photo hint (below the picture)!
(Photos: mbDesign / Julien Hauschild - Prolldriver)
These are the details of the Mercedes-Benz SL R230:
- mbDESIGN KV1 wheel set (20 inch, color bronze silk matt, VA: 9 × 20 concave + 255 / 30R20 and HA: 10,5 × 20 DC strongly concave + 295 / 25R20)
- rear spoiler
- unknown lowering (sports springs, coil springs, sports suspension, coilover suspension, air ride air suspension - Info is pending)
- possibly a performance increase - (chip tuning, tuning box, compressor or turbo conversion, NOS etc. - info is pending)
- possibly a sports exhaust system (info is still pending)
Certainly, new information and certainly new pictures and videos will soon be online. As soon as this is the case, we will of course put it online and inform you about it.
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