With the new SL-Class, Mercedes-Benz has introduced an all-aluminum body-in-whit into volume production for the first time. Together with a host of other improvements the SL now takes the meaning of the famous abbreviation “SL” – super-light – quite literally. “It was 60 years ago that we celebrated the successful launch of our first super-light sports car. Since then, every generation of the SL has set new standards. And with the new model we are continuing this tradition,” said Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Member of the Management Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales and Marketing.
The 2013 SL has had an overall weight reduction of 308 pounds in comparison to its predecessor model. The new aluminum structure is also superior to the predecessor’s steel design in terms of rigidity, safety, and comfort. “The new SL is the safest roadster in the world!” says Schmidt.
The new SL is available in a choice of two engines; a V6 or V8; which features cutting-edge injection technology, with ECO start/stop function as standard. These new engines are up to 29% more fuel-efficient than their predecessors.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL is now officially launched and will be available from Mercedes-Benz sales partners. Find your local Mercedes-Benz dealer here.