If someone looks for bigger driving pleasure with his big luxury SUV he may know the leading Mercedes-Benz performance tuning company MKB since long. Now MKB offers a range of 286 hp up to 668 hp.
Every GL driver and GL fan finds at MKB the most sovereign engines: the MKB RD 6 for the 350 CDI reach up to 286 hp, the MKB RD 8 for the 450 CDI achieve 360 hp and even 850 Nm torque. Sporty drivers get with powerful gasoline V8 in the GL 500 the MKB 50/8 and 430 hp and 550 Nm which are really good fun to drive.
Those who will be not satisfied with such power numbers those find with the new MKB P 670 the most exclusive way to show in their Mercedes-Benz GL 500 the desired high dynamic sports car performance. The conversion to 668 hp peak performance of the MKB P670 means that the big Mercedes V8 will be swopped to the Mercedes V12 twin turbo which will be tuned by MKB on top.
This transplantation of hearts in the GL 500 is not easy to achieve. Even if the V12 fits the engine bay perfectly well. The outstanding knowledge and creativity of modern tuning companies such as MKB shows not in simply pressing a bigger engine into a chassis which was never thought to be equipped that way it shows clearly in the fact that such a conversion can not be recognized as such by the naked eye. But of course everyone will feel the bigger driving pleasure later on.
Optically the MKB P 670 engine fits harmonic into the GL and harmonic and sovereign is its new drive. The 4MATIC drivetrain, the automatic gearbox, the electronic control systems, the mighty MKB P 670 altogether work perfectly matched and there is never any fear that the big power increase could create critical driving characteristics. The performance is simply great: it takes 4.4 s from 0 to 100 km/h and the top speed is limited at 270 km/h and here stops the big acceleration push by purpose. MKB too offers only the best and biggest braking solution available: at the front and rear axle work 380 mm ceramic discs and 6 and 4 piston brake callipers for quick and safe deceleration.
Potential customers must show two very distinct properties before any ride in their MKB P 670 based upon the Mercedes-Benz GL 500. They must be relaxed with both time and money. The conversion takes up to 6 months and MKB asks 217.568.- EURO excluding VAT for it. But only if a Mercedes-Benz GL 500 will be brought for the conversion.
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