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For sale in Hong Kong. I hope the link works...
http://www.28car.com/sell_dsp.php?h_id=46729&h_url_dsp_src=/sell_lst.php&h_vw=1
 

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Holy crap.

1.5 million!

Is that dollars or yen?
 

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1,472,408.25 USD, ....

That's a lot of money for a car that looks like almost any other SLK. Talk about front heavy.... [:D][B)]
 

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I don't get it... its a standard (pre 2005) SLK body, but with a 6.5 liter V8?
None of that makes sense. How do you get a 6.5L V8 into an engine bay made for a 3.2L V6?

I could see maybe drilling out an SLK55 to 6.3L (RENNTECH will do this with the C55 engine) but that is not an SLK55 body...

Maybe its a 32AMG with a V8 badge and Brabaus wheels...

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The engine bay holds the I-four with no trouble ....

The eight isn't much longer, and the six isn't any wider. Brabus did this before with a V-8, so that's not that big a deal with them, but the displacement was a lot less.
I wonder what the power output is, and what kind of air filter it has????? [:eek:)]
Just kidding.... [:eek:)] [:eek:)] [:eek:)]
 

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I remember seeing a V8 Brabus SLK on Top Gear a few years ago, no idea how big the engine was though, but the V8 does fit. Still a crazy price though.
 

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Fly Navy - 4/26/2005 4:00 PM

For sale in Hong Kong. I hope the link works...
You would think for that much money it would at least have the COMAND installation mod from Brabus. Hardly seems exotic enough going on the engine alone.

Clearly the sale price of the car is close to the purchase price. Claiming it to be rare and exotic.
 

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pterion - 4/25/2005 2:05 PM

I don't get it... its a standard (pre 2005) SLK body, but with a 6.5 liter V8?
None of that makes sense. How do you get a 6.5L V8 into an engine bay made for a 3.2L v6

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Well, our cars were made the four cylinder...and that is how long the v-8 is...four cylinders in length. And as to width, the v6 and v8 are pretty much the same. So from a design standpoint, there should be no problem with putting in the v8. As to weight, if you put the battery in the trunk, you have effectively moved the engine weight back about 10 % of the wheel base....and therefore they should not be so front heavy. If they used light weight stuff in making the v8 - aluminum heads and block plus stainless steel headers, then it can actually weigh pretty much the same as a v6. Ya know, years back (think 1969- 75) chevy made all those big block aluminuim v8's for a purpose. The all aluminum big block chevy v8 weighed the same as the cast steel and iron small block v8. So, where there is a will, there is a way.....now let's see- where is my slide rule and the jet engine I plan to put on my skate board[:D][:D][:D][:eek:)]

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It's misnamed

That car is just a Brabus SLK V8. It does have a 6.5L V8, but it is not officially called an SLK65.

The engine is the old (circa 1997) 5.0L Mercedes 4-valve-per-cylinder V8 bored and stroked to 6.5L. It puts out 450hp. These cars sold new for about $160K (depending on the exchange rate at the time. 0-100kph was 4.7s (compared to 5.2s for the SLK32 AMG). Only a few dozen were made. I thought they were discontinued after the SLK facelift in 2001, but I'm not sure. This car is definitely a pre-facelift model.
 

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Here's another one - a bit cheaper!
http://www.28car.com/sell_dsp.php?h_id=46976&h_url_dsp_src=/sell_ico.php&h_vw=1
 
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