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Wanting a V12 Mercedes GL but can’t wait for the 2012 upgrade that Mercedes says will include the 12 cylinder? Well, your wait is over, as German tuner MKB is now offering a swap that will turn your GL into a V12-powered beastie.
The package MKB is offering puts the smooth running engine into your
GL for a mere 294,000 dollars, and change. It will also need 6 months to
do the conversion, starting with you entrusting your GL500 to them.
Yes, that almost 300K conversion fee doesn’t include the vehicle. In
return, you’ll get a massive engine that’s been tweaked to almost 670
horsepower with a torque output of 885 lb-ft. Six-piston brake calipers
with ceramic rotors are included to ensure safe and reliable stopping
0-60 can now be hit in 4.4 seconds, on to a top speed of 170 mph. One
wonders at the timing of this release, because it might make better
sense to just wait for a possible AMG version, with V12, if the waiting
period will be 6 months anyway.