2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class to make Detroit debut
by, 12-16-2011 at 04:05 AM (38206 Views)
Exciting facts from Mercedes-Benz are anticipated at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, reports Automobile Magazine. The most recent generation of a legendary roadster, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, will make its debut. Word across the industry is that Mercedes-Benz has taken a fantastic leap forward. It will be really exciting to see this manufacturer new vehicle.
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The next step in Mercedes-Benz style evolution
An enormous change in the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class with regards to design is anticipated compared to the R230 SL. It is going to have a trim much like the SL550 model. There will be LED lighting in the brand new SL-Class.
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The R230 SL had a long hood. This is what the new Benz profile will have too. It might be similar to the SLS AMG in that it will have a front end that has an upright grille and huge bi-xenon headlights with fiber-optics accent bars.
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Stir welding used In terms of substance, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class defines the “SL” name accurately, in that it is both sporty and lightweight, with nearly all-aluminum construc-tion. Exceptional body strength has been achieved through a technique called friction stir welding, which senior Motor Trend writer Jonny Lieberman describes as “laying two pieces of metal next to or on top of each other and going at them with a tool spinning so fast it melts the alloy, joining the pieces together.” Compared with the SL550, the aluminum body of the 2013 SL-Class saves 275 pounds in weight while improving upon structural integrity. The brand new roadster for Mercedes-Benz is a fantastic vehicle. It weight over 3,900 pounds though.
Still a powerful automobile
The 4.6-liter V8 motor in the new SL-Class is very powerful. It is rated at 516 lb-ft of torque and 429 hp. Compared to the previous SL55 model at 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque, that is a huge increase. Conservatively, the new SL-Class will move from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The brand new Benz is kept very agile with the brand new Agility Control Suspen-sion. Reports show that gas mileage will be very good because of the ECO start/stop technology that will be included in the seven-speed transmission.
Cross-hair HVAC vents, a gear-shift knob, metallic gauges and wealthy wood and leather inside surfaces make the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class an auto to behold. A retractable magnesium-alloy top also gives drivers the open-air option. Anticipate FrontBass stereo speakers to be involved in the automobile. It is also very safe with the entire Pre-Safe technology added in.
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Count on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class to hit U.S. showrooms in the spring of 2012.
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