On the eve of the New Year, which marks the opening of the North American International Auto Show Detroit in , leading car manufacturers of the world are new items one by one. No exception, and 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz with the new Roadster SL, whose image brochure leaked into a worldwide network of these days. Luxurious and sporty 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster model year is almost entirely made of lightweight aluminum, which makes it 140 kilograms lighter than its predecessor.
Compact Roadster SL-Class (Sport Leicht – in German – sporty and light) manufactured by 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz with a distant ’54. Since then it produced five generations of cars, the last of which plies the roads of the world since 2001, with updates in 2006 and , respectively. Now comes the era of the sixth generation of the luxury SL-Class Roadster significant changes in body structure which, in addition to weight loss is to increase the overall stiffness of the car and helps to reduce fuel consumption.
The rigidity of the car became 20 percent more durable than the steel predecessors, and in more detail, the body of the new SL is made up of 44 percent of cast aluminum, 17 percent and 28 percent of profiles of aluminum sheet. Throughout the bodywork 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz uses only 8 percent high-strength steel to increase, and the remaining 3 percent are made of even lighter and stronger than titanium aluminum.
The new roadster is available in two versions equipped with engines in 3499 and 4663 cubic centimeters:
- 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 350 – with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine developing 306 horsepower and 370 Nm of torque, with fuel consumption of 6.8 liters per 100 kilometers, which is almost 30 percent less than its predecessor.
- 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 – 4.7-liter power unit with eight V-shaped cylinder capacity of 435 horsepower and a torque of 700 Nm, which is 12 percent more power and 170 Nm at maximum torque.
SL 500 model consumes 0.8 liters of fuel less than the last, and accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour and 0.8 seconds faster – for an impressive 4.6 seconds. Easier SL 350 performs acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds, which is faster than its predecessor and 0.3 seconds.
Both engines are complemented by 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz ECO start / stop function as standard, and optimized automatic transmission 7G-Tronic Plus transmission, which, combined with excellent aerodynamic performance and leads to the best fuel efficiency in the new, powerful and sporty roadster.
With regard to the well-known on the model SLK system game Magic the Control the Sky , the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz says that the new sixth-generation SL-Class, it is also available as an option. By pressing the button, the driver can change the transparency built into the roof of the panoramic sunroof that allows you to effortlessly provide additional comfort in the interior of the new, compact roadster.
Another improvement Roadster from 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz, is a smart wiper system, which works in two modes – summer and winter – and includes openings for the water directly on the brushes that eliminates the inherent simple systems smearing dirt or poor cleaning. Also in winter mode, a large amount of water mixed with preventing icing composition, regardless of the time of year when very dirty, the system will provide the required amount of washer fluid, and in the mode of the open-top will not allow the head to moisten the driver and passenger of the neighboring new Roadster SL.
The new Roadster SL-Class model year will be offered in a limited version called the company «Edition 1″, which requires additional cost in the region of 20 thousand euros and includes a sunroof with Magic Sky Control system, sport suspension, wheels with 19-inch light-alloy AMG wheels , heated seats, premium audio system Harman / Kardon and more.
The price of a new 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 350 is 93 thousand 534 euros, and the SL 500 model will cost 96 117 000 EUR. The car is now available for order and meeting the roadster with the first buyer will be held as early as next year.