The new Mercedes-Benz SL generation was officially presented on the Internet. The public debut takes place at Detroit Auto Show 2012 (North American International Auto Show – NAIAS 2012).
Mercedes published on the Internet the first official pictures of the new SL. The model will debut at Detroit Auto Show 2012 and presents a new aesthetic direction from the previous generation. Like the new SLK, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL will have the Magic Sky Control system in the list of options, a system that allows glass ceiling to become transparent or opaque by pressing a button. The new Mercedes SL was disclosed yesterday over the Internet by scanning a German brochure.
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Mercedes-Benz SL Design
By the end of next year, the Germans will also present the Mercedes-Benz SL AMG version. Until then, we can study in detail the new generation of SL.
The change that everyone noticed is made on the headlights, which received a different form. Then, the front bumper, the front mask and the entire front part were redesigned according to the new Mercedes trends. The rear has an image that reminds of the CLS, but the rear lights might not please everyone, although they are more similar in terms of style with the previous model.
Mercedes SL‘s profile seems to be the only element close to the current generation. The new model has many aluminum components, 89% of the parts being made ??from this material, while the pillars are constructed from a high strength steel and the backside is made of magnesium.
Thanks to the new construction, Mercedes-Benz SL lost 140 kilograms (309 lbs) compared with the current generation. According to Mercedes-Benz, the effect is similar to a heavy passenger who got off the car and have taken his heavy baggage. Based on these improvements, the fuel consumption will be significantly reduced and the model will be more agile and maneuverable.
The interior design takes more features from Mercedes-Benz SLS, including the vents of the air conditioning system, the shape of the steering wheel, center console controls and certain forms of the interior.
The new Mercedes-Benz SL has a retro-influenced interior, the modern elements being the passengers neck heating system – Air Scarf, mounted in the front seat headrests, the navigation system and some center console commands.
Mercedes-Benz SL Engine
For now, there are information on two engines available on the new Mercedes-Benz SL: SL350 and SL500.
The basic version is equipped with a 306 hp V6 engine and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in approximately 6 seconds. The top version, SL500 has a 4.6-liter V8 twin-turbo engine with 410 hp and 600 Nm (442.48 lb/ft), the leading Mercedes SL from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds.
In Germany, Mercedes-Benz SL 350 starts from 93.534 Euros, (VAT included), while the Mercedes-Benz SL 500 has a starting price of 117,096 Euros (VAT included).
Mercedes-Benz SL Video
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