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New Mercedes SL model details are released
posted on May 15 2012 by Jon Bardill
We have just had confirmation from our Mercedes dealer on the following:
We are delighted to confirm pricing and specification of the eagerly anticipated New SL-Class......
The sixth generation of this model will launch with 350 and 500 petrol engines in June production followed by the 63 and 65 AMG engines in August and September respectively.
Key highlights include: An all-aluminium bodyshell Styling cues from the SLS AMG with the upright grille and large three pointed star as well as a completely redesigned interior 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission available on all engines Standard Specification Magic vision control (heated) 18 5 twin-spoke alloy wheels Leather upholstery with heated front seats 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission with ECO Start / Stop Intelligent Light system with Bi-Xenon headlamps COMAND Online with media interface and 6 disc changer 8 loudspeakers with Frontbass Electric folding mirrors Metallic paint
Engines The SL 350 gets a 306 hp 3.5-litre V6. At 37.7 combined mpg, this is almost 30 per cent more economical than the outgoing engine. The SL 500 features a new 435 hp 4.7-litre V8.
This new V8 is around 12 per cent more powerful than the 5.5-litre engine it replaces, yet fuel consumption has improved by 26 per cent to 30.7 combined mpg.