The all-new Mercedes-Benz SL continues the outstanding tradition of its predecessors. Longer than 60 years, his name is synonymous with sports riding smartness, style and comfort. And just as previous generations, the new model at the forefront of innovation. For the first time in the history of the roadster was almost entirely made of aluminum. Effect Curb weight lower than 140 kg. Sophisticated experience behind the wheel of gasoline engines compounded BlueDIRECT – even stronger, and this by 29 percent. more economical than those used in the antecedent. With the new SL-em debuts unique equipment. Windshield cleaning system for the MAGIC VISION CONTROL delivers fluid directly to the wiper blades and makes a unique sound FrontBass roadster from inside the concert hall on wheels.
Mercedes-Benz SL is the embodiment of athletic agility and unique in the roadster class level of comfort. And that combination of versatility every day with full passion of refinement creates a legend.
Lighter and stiffer with a sophisticated aluminum body
a legendary roadster The new edition of an extremely serious about password “sporty and light”, hidden behind the letters SL. For the first time Mercedes-Benz introduced into volume production car with a fully aluminum body. Only a few items made from other materials. For the construction of the rear panel of designers created a lighter magnesium, and the A-pillars – high strength steel sections. In terms of rigidity, safety and comfort, aluminum structure made of steel ahead of its predecessor body. This has been achieved inter alia through smart, lightweight design with elements optimized for specific tasks. Depending on the location and function, parts are manufactured as pressed parts of different thickness, by die-casting or vacuum. Effect? Excellent rigidity, high security and low vibration. The aluminum structure weighs only 254 kg, 110 kg less than a comparable steel body. Lightness gives the new SL-those great advantage over the competition and … predecessor – for example, the weight for your new SL 500 is about 125 kg less than its predecessor, and the SL 350 – up by 140 kg less. It is worth mentioning that the model has not yet produced a mask and doors made of aluminum.
Driving pleasure: the efficient, powerful engines and nimble chassis
effortless acceleration and unsurpassed confidence on twisty roads – the new SL is fun to drive a generator. The potential for efficient engines to the last drop is used sports cut, but still comfortable suspension. An effective compromise is achieved through intelligent, lightweight chassis. Example Switches the front axle made of aluminum to reduce unsprung weight. The same applies to virtually all elements of the clamping wheels of the rear axle. The new Mercedes-Benz SL is available with one of two types of suspension: semi-active, with adjustable damping force (standard) or active, the system Active Body Control (optional). Instruct the driver to the front wheels forward a new electromechanical steering system with Direct-Steer Assist function to adjust the strength and speed ratio for the steering angle. This solution provides excellent feel when driving straight ahead and heightens agility SL-and in a tight cornering, and even easier to maneuver.
The new V8 engine under the hood of SL 500 with a capacity of 4663 ccm power generates 320 kW (435 hp) – about 12 percent. higher than its predecessor, despite the lower capacity of 0.8 liters. Average fuel consumption has dropped by 22 percent., And the maximum torque increased by 32 percent. – From 530 to 700 Nm round.
The new V6 engine, which drives the SL 350, has a capacity of 3499 cc and holds a power of 225 kW (306 hp) and 370 Nm of torque. The appetite of this version is an average of 6.8 l/100 km, about 30 percent. less than its predecessor.
Both series feature a variety of ECO start / stop and optimized in terms of efficiency and convenience of automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC PLUS. Modest demand for motor fuel BlueDIRECT did not prevent the obtaining sprint performance. SL 350 accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds (about 0.3 sec faster than its predecessor) and the SL 500 in just 4.6 seconds (0.8 sec faster than its predecessor).
The interior: sporty style permeated
Although the dashboard lines at once betray the connotations of the new SL sports-a perfect finish and first class materials without hesitation associated with only one brand – Mercedes-Benz. The wide console combines the cozy atmosphere of the uncompromising gran turismo climate, typical of sports cars. There are three species of wood and two types of aluminum cladding.
Compared to its predecessor, the new generation SL-and is 50 mm longer (4,612 mm) and 57 mm wider (1877 mm), and thus – has a more spacious cabin. The interior width at shoulder height increased by 37 mm and the height of the elbows – about 27 mm.
Design: The future marked by the tradition
balanced proportions of the new roadster – with a long hood, moved away to the back of the cab and muscular back – stylish accents. Characteristic vents is a nod to the legendary ancestors of SL-a. Belonging to the family of Mercedes sports highlights wide air intake and vertical gaze expressive lamps are fitted with an intelligent lighting system ILS.
Vario roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL technology as an optional
sixth generation of the SL-and within 20 seconds can transform a roadster coupé, depending on the weather and preferences of the driver. In contrast to its predecessor, there are three variants of the roof: painted, with a glass window or panoramic vario roof with the technology MAGIC SKY CONTROL, dimmed at the touch of a button. The frame of each version of the roof is made of magnesium, which makes it about six kilograms lighter than its predecessor used and favors lowering the center of gravity of the vehicle.
Aerodynamics: new standards for
Magnetic styling of the new SL-and goes hand in hand with refined aerodynamic bodywork. Roadster in its segment collects the best marks in four key areas:
- the lowest coefficient of drag (Cd = 0.27 for SL 350);
- the lowest noise level, virtually on a par with limousine;
- comfort during high speed driving with an open roof;
- virtually eliminates the accumulation of dirt on the side windows.
World premiere: FrontBass and MAGIC CONTROL VISION
The next innovation, the new Mercedes-Benz SL is faithful to tradition yet entered in your CV – the tradition of technological trend setter:
- MAGIC VISION CONTROL is an intelligent, efficient system for cleaning the windscreen. The system provides a special tubular fluid to the windshield near the edge of the pen wiper in the direction of its movement. As a result, the windshield washer, no one will see streams of fluid, there is no question of interfering with the visibility of the spill, and the windshield is perfectly clear and clean.
- FrontBass – a unique sound system uses around legroom aluminum body structure as a resonant space for woofers. Crisp, juicy bass make the interior of the new SL-a concert hall, even when the roof is hidden behind the driver and passenger.
Both innovations are standard equipment on the new model. HANDS-FREE ACCESS: touchless opening Another novelty is a system for contactless opening tailgate HANDS-FREE ACCESS – to access the trunk, just move the leg into the rear bumper. Mercedes-Benz is the only one not only offers an automatic lifting of the boot lid, but its closing.
Active Parknig Assist: stress-free parking,
new Mercedes-Benz SL is equipped with the Active Parking Assist system. Ultrasonic sensors detect free space, and automatically turn the steering wheel, making it easier to occupy a parking space. safest roadster Integral safety concept of the new SL-optimized design and includes an aluminum and fitted as standard active systems, known from the S-class, in this system PRE-SAFE ® and ATTENTION ASSIST. In the case of overturning of the vehicle, protect the passenger cabin made from a mixture of steel and aluminum pillars and two arches the opposite. Roadster is also standard with a two-stage front airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags, as well as active headrests NECK-PRO. Quick help in case of accident facilitate other elements of an integral concept of safety regardless of the type and strength of impact, the door can be automatically unlocked, and the side windows – lowered by 50 mm for the effective ventilation of the cabin, and the steering column – raised. Entertainment: system COMAND with Internet access even basic variant of the SL-and has on-board multimedia system COMAND with Bluetooth. The list of options includes additional system COMAND Online with Internet access and DVD changer. During the stop, it provides access to a web browser and mobile applications, such as weather, social network Facebook and Google Maps. Optional applications allow you to even check the stock price or find the nearest parking lot.
Both versions feature the COMAND system, high-resolution color display TFT 17.8 cm (800 × 480 pixels).
Mercedes-Benz SL 2012 Price
Prices start from:
SL 350 BlueEFFICIENCY: 128,045.79 USD;
SL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY: 160,428.60 USD.
To celebrate the launch of a new model, the traditional Mercedes-Benz has already prepared a limited edition “Edition 1″ in a unique silver-colored designo magno crystal. The list of equipment includes: panoramic vario roof, set ospojlerowania AMG sports suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, designo nappa leather upholstery with contrasting stitching, AIRSCARF system, heated seats and sound system Harman / Kardon ® LOGIC7 ®
Mercedes-Benz SL 2012 Photos