Mercedes-Benz SL-Class alternatives

Latest model: Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2013
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2013With the completely redeveloped SL, Mercedes-Benz continues a tradition that began 60 years ago. The letters SL have ever since been synonymous with a symbiosis of sportiness, style and convenience - and with groundbreaking innovations. The new Mercedes-Benz Sl-class has been manufactured for the first time almost completely from aluminium and weighs up to 140 kilograms less than its predecessor. Its highly rigid all-aluminium bodyshell offers the basis for agile, sporty handling that has been taken to an completely new level, coupled with exemplary roll characteristics and ride convenience. Even better driving dynamics come courtesy of the new Bluedirect engines; they are more comprehensive yet at the same time up to 29 percent more economical than the engines in the outgoing generation. Other new features include the original Frontbass system, which turns the luxury sports vehicle into a concert hall regardless of whether the top is open or closed, and the highly efficient adaptive windscreen wipe/wash system MAGIC VISION CONTROL; it supplies water from the wiper blade as required and depending on the direction of wipe.



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Compared with its successful predecessor, the new Mercedes-Benz Sl-class provides considerably more convenience and sportiness, setting new standards in the luxury roadster class. Added to which is uncompromising day-to-day suitability, which turns the SL into an incomparable all-rounder among sports vehicles. In short, anyone that talks about the new SL is bound to be talking about the ultimate in passionate, refined motoring.

Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: There are around 900 million vehicles in the world and thousands of models. But there are only a handful of auto icons. Our SL is one of them: it has class, it has style, it is the ultimate in convenience and luxury. But it features all that with incredible sportiness and dynamism. You would struggle to find a vehicle that embodies Gottlieb Daimler's aspiration more perfectly than our new SL: the best or nothing.

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz SL takes the meaning of the famous letters SL - sporty, lightweight - literally. Consistent weight reduction is one of the most impressive layout characteristics in the new SL as was the case in its namesake, the original SL of 1952 with its lightweight tubular frame. For the first time Mercedes-Benz has implemented an all-aluminium bodyshell in a series-production model. Only very few elements consist of other materials. The developers use the even lighter magnesium for the cover behind the tank. High-strength metal tubing is integrated in the A-pillars for security reasons.