The Mercedes-Benz SL series is legendary. Tracing its roots as far back as 60 years, they have long been the symbol of Mercedes Benzâ€™s commitment to creating a sports car that combines performance, style, comfort and innovation. That is why there are high expectations for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL500. This new generation of SL cars is more than capable of living up to expectations.
Exterior & Interior
In almost every conceivable angle, the new SL features an upgrade across the board. For the first time ever, the body is made almost purely of aluminum, allowing a savings of 140 kilograms in weight. That savings, coupled with the dynamic styling, is true to what the SL name means: Sporty and Light. Not only that, but the interior is made to be comfortable, true to the standards of this premium luxury sports car.
But of course, this car is not just about creature comforts. A new engine, dubbed the BLUE Direct by Mercedes Benz, features improved strength and fuel efficiency. The 5 liter V8 twin-turbo engine produces 429 horsepower while increasing fuel efficiency by 29 percent more than the engine found in the previous SL generation.
This is coupled with a suspension that presents a perfect balance between comfort and handling. Together with the aforementioned weight savings, the 2012 Mercedes Benz SL500 is capable of giving a superior driving experience. With this new generation of SL, this sports car legend is alive and well.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: â‚¬ 117,096.00|
|Length: 181.5 in. (461 cm)||Width: 73.8 in. (187.7 cm)|
|Luggage Capacity: 10.2 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: TwinTurbo M278 V8 DOHC||Displacement: 4663 cc|
|Horsepower: 429 HP||Max RPM: 5250 RPM|
|Torque: 516 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm||Transmission: NA|
|0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds||Maximum Speed: NA|