The new Mercedes-benz SL
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