Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Redone by VATH

The Mercedes SLK by Vath is based on the R172 SLK 350 model, that is powered by a 3.5-liter engine

by  Jim Davis  | 


The Mercedes-Benz specialists at Vath revealed their latest aftermarket program for the new generation Mercedes-Benz SLK this week. The Mercedes SLK by Vath is based on the R172 SLK 350 model, that is powered by a 3.5-liter engine. Thanks to a remapped ECU, the new Vath SLK takes the 302 HP and 273 lb-ft of Torque and ups it to 330 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque propelling the already zippy roadster to a top speed of 269 km/h (167 mph).

Additional upgrades from Vath include updated brakes, bespoke stainless steel exhaust system, new 20-inch wheels and an adjustable suspensions system. The ride height of Vath’s Mercedes SLK can be lowered from 20 mm to 65 mm. The body kit includes a carbon fiber front spoiler lip and a boot lid spoiler but Vath did little to change the aerodynamics of the SLK. As for the interior of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK, Vath offers several carbon fiber trim elements. So what is the price for this tuning beauty?  The SLK Vath tuning program will set you back a mere 25,192 EUR or $33k at today’s conversion.

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