2012 Mercedes-Benz SL


Beginning of this week you've discovered the first images of new big roadster SL Mercedes, today I invite you to discover the first official images came from the site, generally well informed, GCF (GermanCarForum).

So we find this SL version 2012 that has more, as we have seen, in the form of a big change in version R230 as a real novelty even if the front and back are reviewed, although dashboard is new or redesigned seats.

One can find that the general appearance from a little lack of modernity and dynamism with among others, headlights inspired by latest concept cars or Mercedes and even more specifically the concept car Blue Zero E-Cell who had a sad face because of the particular shape of its headlights. It is surprising to discover a big eyebrow leds which alleviates the facies of the SL or the stern falling with large fires that also lack refinement. Otherwise the front essentially mirrors stylistic codes of SLK.

echnically, the great SL roadster evolves quite significantly with a structure and a body made almost entirely of aluminum with the exception of the windshield frame of steel and trunk to HR steel and plastic. These materials allow the roadster to have a naked body which claims the weight of 254 kg which will save 140 kg of SL to its total mass. This roadster that extends about 2.0 cm (4.58 m vs 4.56 m R230) will be offered at launch with two engines, a V6 GDI 3.5 L 306 hp (SL 350), 370 Nm and a 4.7 L V8 Biturbo 435-hp, 700 Nm (SL 500). Both engines are associated with BVA7. Will later versions V12, AMG V8 and V12 Biturbo Biturbo. Some even speak of a version 350 CDI (265 hp) for Europe, but this remains to be confirmed. All engines are equipped with the Start & Stop system, recovery of braking energy, direct injection. The 2012 SL offer its drivers the full range of security features of the moment (adaptive cruise control, night vision, LCD, Control of vigilance, etc ...).
For fans, the SL acquires the roof Magic Sky Control found on the SLK, Aircarf system, windshield wipers of MVC (Magic Vision Control) who see the disappearance of the famous jets. These are replaced by micro jets and dirt sensor directly installed on the wiper blade that adjust water consumption in the state of the windshield. Leather, alcantara, different types of inserts are on the agenda of the new SL will benefit as the service of Mercedes Benz Designo. Also note that various facilities are provided including a stereo with a subwoofer that leaves the trunk (question of volume available) to move into the front apron, the passenger's feet. According to Mercedes, the result is much better.


  1. Wow, really dreamfull cars of benz. I really like your post and photos. Keep posting car news.


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