The new Mercedes-Benz SL is lighter, with a 89% aluminum body, it is a first for Mercedes-Benz and probably for the whole car industry as well, which is why it is much talked about. After the brochure scans and the “leaked” official photos, the SL also got an official price tag now. Aside from the aluminum shell, the car also gives out power because of its new BlueDIRECT engines that produces 435HP for the SL 500 and 306HP for SL 350. It is also more cost-efficient, as fuel consumption is reduced by 22 percent all the while increasing the torque to 700Nm. A proof that the fuel economy is not… Continue Reading »
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Germancarforum showed yet another leaked images of the 2013 R231 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster and this time, these are high- definition photos. The brochure scans we showed you a few days ago was confirmed by this new ones, the car will indeed look like its predecessor, only lighter and of course, with a few upgrades. The photos also showed the SL 350 which could be around 305hp and the SL 500 which may have 390hp. I say “may” because the car is scheduled to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January, thus Mercedes-Benz have not confirmed specifications yet. The interior images though, showed a generous helping of leather and the… Continue Reading »
The much talked about 2013 Mercedes SL is now being tested on the road — in white. Spyshots are all over the Internet and the topic of aluminum body covering V6 or V8 engine with forced induction has been opened again. Here are the spyshots of the SL which will have SLS AMG’s speed transmission and electrical systems and suspension. Source: Autoevolution
The guys at AutoEvolution caught the 2013 Mercedes SL’ interior on camera. True to Mercedes-Benz “tradition” of bringing together designs and styles from their different models, the interior of the SL’s is kind of showing other Mercedes cars. Example, the gearshift selector looks like its from the SLS AMG while the dials looks so much like the new SLK. There are also new things in the car, such as the steering wheel’s square buttons. Here are the spyshots from AutoEvolution.com, enjoy!