The newest SLK gets aerodynamically tuned.
Mercedes-Benz has introduced their newest SLK-Class R172 just in time for the spring and summer weather. Piecha Design has developed and unveiled their newest SLK tuning program for owners of the new R172 to bring out sport in Sportlich, Leicht und Kurz.
The “Accurian RS” design package is one of the first developed for the new R172 SLK-Class and is made to accommodate all variants of the roadster. The front is more aggressive with a new spoiler lip with lateral grids. The new lip can also be fitted with a cover to further accentuate the stock LED daytime running lights. Along both sides of the SLK are new side skirt covers that create a more even airflow around the car. The skirts can be fitted over the stock units for a quick and easy installation. In addition to the side skirts, Piecha Design also offers an exterior underbody lighting system with four LED lights per side mounted underneath the stock, AMG, or Accurian RS side skirts.
The rear of the SLK also gains a muscular appearance with the Accurian RS package. Two different diffusers are available in a large and small size for improved aerodynamics. Both of the diffusers are designed to incorporate the Quadro 4-tube exhaust tips and run underneath the floor of the car to channel air efficiently. The diffusers are also made to fit SLKs equipped with the AMG package. The rear bodywork is completed with a subtle trunk spoiler that can be easily fitted with adhesive.
Rounding out the Accurian RS package is a new set of Piecha Design’s own MP1 wheels. The monoblock turbine-style wheels were designed to highlight the technical aesthetics of the SLK and the Accurian RS package. The front axle is fitted with 8.5 x19 ET25 wheels and 225/35 R19 tires, while the rear staggers with either 9.5 – or 10.5 x 19 wheels and 255- or 275/30 R19 tires. New 25 mm lowering springs reduce the overall ride height and provide the perfect complement to the new wheels.
Customers of the hard-top SLK-Class can also order the practical comfort control from Rottweiler that allows for the top to be opened and closed up to speeds of 37 mph (60 km/h).
Piecha Design Accurian RS R172 SLK Tuning Specifications
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Piecha Design turbine-style monoblock
Front Wheels: 8.5 x 19 ET 25
Rear Wheels: 9.5 or 10.5 x 19
Front Tires: 255/35 R19
Rear Tires: 255 or 275/30 R19
Suspension: Lowering springs; 25 mm lower ride height
-Front spoiler lip with lateral grids
-Optional front spoiler cover
-LED underbody lighting
-Large or small rear diffuser with integrated Quadro 4-pipe exhaust tips
-Rear trunk spoiler
-Rottweiler Practical Comfort Control
Piecha Design Accurian RS R172 SLK Tuning Gallery
[Source: Piecha Design]
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