The New Mercedes Benz SL-Class will go on sale in the UK in July 2012

The 2012 Mercedes Benz SL-Class

The 2012 Mercedes Benz SL-Class

Following on from 60 years of innvoative SL models the New Mercedes Benz SL-Class will go on sale in the UK in July 2012

The all new Mercedes Benz SL will weigh in 140kgs lighter than its predecessor due to its aluminium bodyshell construction. Where the dimensions have increased (+50 mm) longer and wider (+57 mm), which provides more interior room. Shoulder room (+37 mm) and elbow room (+28 mm) have been increased too.

One of the benefits of the weight reduction is fuel consumption for example the new V8 4663 cc in the SL 500 develops 435 hp, Yet, the fuel consumption has been reduced by around 22% compared to its prececessor’s V8. At the same time, the torque has increased from 530 Nm to 700 Nm – a gain of 32 per cent and lot more thrust.

The new Mercedes Benz SL is full of new innovative features, such as the optional Panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL. The transparent roof switches to light or dark at the push of a button. When light it is virtually transparent, offering an open-air experience even in cold weather. In its dark state the roof provides welcome shade and prevents the interior from heating up in bright sunlight.

One of our favorite features has to be the HANDS-FREE ACCESS system is another Mercedes Benz innovation which provides hands-free, contactless operation of the boot lid. The driver simply moves their foot in the vicinity of the rear bumper.

UK Specifications and pricing are still to be confirmed.  The SL-Class will go on sale in the UK in July 2012.

Published 15 December 2011 Staff

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