While everyone is waiting for the new R171 generation Mercedes SLK, tuners are still preparing some cool packages for the recently discontinued model. One of those tuners is Piecha Design who have prepared the “Final Performance RS EDITION,” in order to say good bye to a pretty cool car.

The send-off package includes a distinctive front-spoiler bumper with integrated LED daytime running lights, wedge-shaped side skirts with air intakes, a rear bumper with a wide grid core and diffuser vane, and a rear spoiler lip. The vehicle also carries Piecha dp2 Phantom rims in a 19 inch (front) & 20 inch (rear) size with the use of 225/35 front tires and 265/25 rear tires.

The package also includes lowering springs from H&R, a new set of dp2 Phantom rims, black anodized aluminum aero wings, and special wind deflector with the signed “Final Performance RS Edition” logo. These additions are pretty cool, but the highlight of the vehicle is the legendary PIECHA power converter. This converter allows the vehicle to take in all of the power of the engine without even thinking twice about it. We’d love to tell you the amount of power this converter is facilitating, but Piecha have yet to announce these numbers.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

While the production of the highly successful SLK series R171 was just suspended, the new edition of the small Mercedes-Benz roadster should be completed in about half a year - after all, only masked prototypes are currently completing their laps. In order to cover the truth, the Mercedes-Benz operator PIECHA Design - in cooperation with the Swiss general importer of the company, the Auto Trachsler AG from Wetzikon - produces a unique final edition series.

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Final Performance RS by Piecha Interior
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One takes a brand-new and fully equipped SLR R171, garnished it with the best design programmes from PIECHA and painted the car in one colour, which was not available during the entire SLK R171time. Thus, the recipe for the PIECHA Design calls for “Final Performance RS EDITION,” which is selectively available in fire opal red semi-matt with black top or diamond white metallic semi-matt. The interior is equipped with matching black nappa leather and red resp. white seams.

Externally, the “Final Performance RS Edition” is recognisable by the distinctive front-spoiler bumpers with integrated LED daytime running lights, the wedge-shaped side skirts with air intakes, as well as the rear bumpers with a wide grid core and diffuser vane and the rear spoiler lip that reaches the angle of the trunk. In order to keep up acoustically with the visual appearance, the standard exhaust system is being replaced with a quadruple-flow sport exhaust system - also from PIECHA - that gives the SLK a pithy and voluminous voice.

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Final Performance RS by Piecha Exterior
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Every “Final Performance RS Edition” is equipped with the legendary PIECHA power converter, which gives the entire engine performance immediately into the vehicle - without needing a second to realise what is happening and without noticeable inertia of the series-production model - so that the performance can meet the demands of the visual and acoustic presence.
The spontaneous and agile power performance pushes the driver vehemently into the sports leather seat. As “must have” product, the Vario roof comfort package must not be missed of course. It enables to open and close the Vario roof of the roadster via a vehicle key from a distance of up to 50 metres or alternatively while driving with just one click (up to 60km/h) - without the hassle of holding the roof button.

For optimal road contact, lowering springs from H&R are used in PIECHA Design “Final Performance RS Edition,” which perfectly stage the elegant PIECHA dp2 Phantom rims in the extravagant tyre/wheel combination 8.5x19 inches with 225/35R 19 tire in the front as well as 9.5x20 inches with 265/25R20 Pneus tyres and an incredible 100 mm rim base at the rear wheel.

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Final Performance RS by Piecha Exterior
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Perfectly shaped, black anodised aluminium aerowings embellish the ventilation grilles of the bonnet. A special wind deflector with the signed “Final Performance RS Edition” logo and black perforated plate sidepiece end piece shows elegantly that this is about a subtle edition with a stunning design.

PIECHA Design and Auto Trachsler offer this “Final Performance RS Edition” transition to this perfectly custom-made vehicle to every customer who already has a SLK R171. In this case, it does not play a role whether this relates to a pre-facelift model, AMG styling, a SLK 55 or a facelift model. The spoilers are custom-made, have headlight cleaning flaps as well as PDC (if available) and can be individually painted and assembled in the standard colours of the model.

What do you think?
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  (498) posted on 05.5.2011

Honestly, I am not impressed with the front spoiler. I find it kind of lame though the interior has a elegant styling and materials. Maybe its the time to put this car in the rest and say hello to AMG model.

  (507) posted on 05.5.2011

I agree with you Colby, as expected from Mercedes model they always make their car looks so luxurious and elegant. However, this is the last production for RS model and recently they are busy with their current production the SLS AMG.

  (399) posted on 02.28.2011

This is one of the reason why Mercedes stays on the top line in auto industry. They made a high level performance car. And all of their car is really meant one thing, and that is Drive Fast and Bad.

  (402) posted on 02.28.2011

this is a worth to wait concept car, MB should already creating a clay model of it. it has the Nissan GTR’s headlamp design..with air vents of SLS.

  (619) posted on 02.21.2011

And since it has a manual mode, just no third pedal, it will perform as well as a gearbox with a clutch pedal. I believe 100-ms shifts, far quicker than a human can change gears with a clutch pedal.

  (273) posted on 02.21.2011

Great that they switched to the MCT that’s also used in the SLS . Now if only they’d put the 4.7L Twin turbo V8, have about the same hp/torque and 25% better fuel economy.

  (221) posted on 12.3.2010

The car body is supplemented aerodynamic body kit with LED headlamps, rear spoiler, larger air intakes, etc. Inside you can find leather interior, color scheme, which can be selected at its discretion.

  (201) posted on 12.2.2010

This is a car that doesn’t look dated not after 6 years. Cheap cars look old much faster.

  (534) posted on 12.1.2010

what a cute nimble car, it looks better than the BMW Z4 and Mazda 3 Miata. and at the same the time performance is way beyond compare.

  (831) posted on 11.30.2010

Overall I would say that Mercedes is trying a bit too hard here and ends up with something that looks pretty derivative of many other cars.

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