Bulgarian tuner Vilner has done a job on the interior of the previous-generation Mercedes-Benz SL and left almost no surface untouched. Calling it "one of their bravest projects," the standard leather has been replaced with either antiqued brown Nappa leather or crocodile hide, the plastics have been covered in Alcantara with the same material lining the roof, and the wood has been redone, in some cases painted by hand, to match the decor.

And although the firm says its changes have made the convertible "not seem that flamboyant," it does also sport lasers in the doors that beam Vilner's logo. The press release below has the rest of the details.
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Vilner Enhances The Interior Of Mercedes-Benz SL

When it comes to interior, the Bulgarian luxury tuning specialists at VILNER are among those who always deliver the best. This time they have worked on the emblematic Mercedes-Benz SL model and made it even more exceptional then before.

Vilner reveals that this is one of their bravest projects. The reason lies in the fact that during the work they have worked with five different materials which were carefully chosen in one tonality. In addition, through this they have proved that with the utilization of several exotic materials and exotic leather in one project, the end result might not seem that flamboyant.

In general, the floor mats, the ceiling, the leather, the seat belts and the plastic elements in the original Mercedes-Benz are in grey and are combined with brown wooden applications.

In order to enhance the unique feeling that the car leaves in the occupants, Vilner decided to use in this project Nappa leather with antique effect, crocodile leather and brown Alcantara. They were sewed with a contrast stitching.

Furthermore, after the modification of the steering wheel, it now has more aggressive stance and it is more ergonomically viable. The ceiling on the other hand as well as the rearview mirror and all plastic elements on the seats and the thresholds are wrapped in Alcantara.

The floor mats and the carpet are changed with brown-grey ones. Something very impressive in this project is that all wooden applications, some of the plastic elements and the gearshift lever are hand-painted in order to give them a look of patinated steel.

What is even more, the audio system has been entirely replaced with DLS speakers and amplifiers. In addition, the interior was made noiseless which contributes towards better comfort and now even the slightest vibrations felt in the coupe are tamed. At last in the doors have been incorporated lasers that project Vilner's logo.

If you want to stay updated with what is going on in Vilner's garage (including work in progress) you can like their official facebook Page and of course – visit us daily where all the exclusive news around the tunings will be published!


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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is kind of badass, this is the type of interior a Range Rover should have.
      Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those seats look quite comfortable. I'm sure brown isn't for everyone, but I like the rich, deep colors they brought out from the interior (first pic). Not too sure about the crocodile skin though..
      Nathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      That crocodile hide door is ghastly! How do soo many tuners & aftermarket modifiers have no sense of taste.
      Ray Tings
      • 1 Year Ago
      Happy April Foo... !
      Ezekiel Beast
      • 1 Year Ago
      Y'all should just break with the April Fools tradition if this is the best you can come up with.
      Johann S.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want to not like it, I really do. Somehow, though, I find it strangely appealing and fitting... =/
      • 1 Year Ago
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        no1bondfan
        • 1 Year Ago
        I had to log in to acknowledge the Austin Powers reference. It's really quite breathtaking - I suggest you try it.
      4gasem
      • 1 Year Ago
      PLEASE GOD, GIVE THEM BACK!!! That's HORRID!
      tr
      • 1 Year Ago
      They might as well just splash it with lots of A1 sauce... this is just gross.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did a job? Vandalism is more like it! The steering wheel looks nasty: I wouldn't touch that thing if you paid me. Gross!!!! Even Miss Justin Bieber will not buy this monstrosity!!!
      Gearbhall
      • 1 Year Ago
      Someone please donate one of these to PETA.
      cfinch2045
      • 1 Year Ago
      That isn\'t interior car design, it\'s taxidermy. There\'s probably a moose head in the trunk.
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