The new Mercedes-benz SL

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Mercedes-benz new SL has been pro­duced al­most en­tirely from alu­minium and weighs up to 140 kg less than its pre­de­ces­sor.

Its rigid all-alu­minium body shell pro­vides ag­ile, sporty han­dling cou­pled with ex­em­plary roll char­ac­ter­is­tics and ride com­fort. Even bet­ter driv­ing dy­nam­ics come cour­tesy of the new BLUEDI­RECT en­gines; they are more pow­er­ful and 29 per cent more eco­nom­i­cal than cur­rent en­gines. Other new fea­tures in­clude the unique Front­bass sys­tem, which turns the lux­ury sports car into a con­cert hall re­gard­less of whether the top is open or closed, and the highly ef­fi­cient adap­tive wind­screen wipe/wash sys­tem which sup­plies water from the wiper blade as re­quired and de­pend­ing on the di­rec­tion of wipe.

The new Mercedes-benz SL of­fers more com­fort and sporti­ness as well as un­com­pro­mis­ing day-to-day suit­abil­ity.

For the first time Mercedes-benz has im­ple­mented an all-alu­minium body shell in a se­ries-pro­duc­tion model. Only very few com­po­nents con­sist of other ma­te­ri­als. The alu­minium struc­ture is not only lighter but is su­pe­rior in terms of rigid­ity, safety and com­fort.

Di­verse pro­cesses are used to make dif­fer­ent kinds of alu­minium de­pend­ing on the use the com­po­nent is to be given, re­sult­ing in high rigid­ity, high safety lev­els and bet­ter vi­bra­tion char­ac­ter­is­tics.

Pow­er­ful while ac­cel­er­at­ing, ef­fort­lessly su­pe­rior across all speeds, nim­ble on wind­ing roads – the new SL pro­vides am­ple driv­ing plea­sure.

The new SL is avail­able with two dif­fer­ent sus­pen­sion sys­tems: the stan­dard semi-ac­tive ad­justable damp­ing or the op­tional ac­tive sus­pen­sion sys­tem ABC (Ac­tive Body Con­trol).

Both sus­pen­sion vari­ants are com­bined with a new electro­mechan­i­cal Di­rect-steer sys­tem which en­sures straight-line sta­bil­ity and re­duces the amount of steer­ing re­quired when park­ing and ma­noeu­vring.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the new SL call into Ken Mus­ton Mercedes- Benz, Be­nalla road Shep­par­ton. Or call Si­mon on 5821 6688.

The new Mercedes-benz SL of­fers more com­fort and sporti­ness as well as un­com­pro­mis­ing day-to-day suit­abil­ity

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