Mercedes-Benz SL Facelift: New Design And More Power
|   Friday, January 01, 2016
The Mercedes-Benz SL facelift came to Los Angeles Motor Show with a more dynamic look and with more powerful engines.
The front is completely new, the Mercedes-Benz SL now bears the modern grille type diamond, with a redesigned hood (stronger profile), and new headlights with LED technology, which are now narrower and closer to the center's logo. Also, Mercedes-Benz SL got larger air intakes, flared wings and exterior mirrors that are now mounted directly on the doors.


In the back, the changes are more subtle. Mercedes Benz SL gets a redesigned bar, inspired obviously by the AMG GT's design and the taillights with LED technology received a new internal configuration, and emit a stronger light wave.

For the interior, Mercedes has prepared a veritable technological assault; it transplanted the latest multimedia and assistance systems from Apple CarPlay support and internet connection, to the optional voice commands.

Multimedia screen can display information about the longitudinal and lateral acceleration (transverse gravitational force), torque or power. In addition, the newly designed steering wheel has been flattened in the lower part and is available in over 100 variants.
Another novelty is the "Magic Vision Control" (intelligent windscreen wash/wipe from spray nozzles integrated into the wiper blades), and the new package "Driving Assistance Plus" together with stereoscopic cameras.

It includes the Active Blind Spot Assist, Pre-Safe Plus, Distance Pilot DISTRONIC, and Steering Pilot, which helps the driver maintain the proper distance to the vehicle in front and keeping the right lane driving trajectory. Mercedes Benz SL presents as standard the automatically braking system Active Brake Assist, which reduces the risk of a collision.

The practical aspect of the Mercedes Benz SL increases with the presence of a revised mechanism for operating the hardtop which can now be fully closed or opened up to speeds of 40 km / h. To facilitate the loading of baggage, the luggage compartment is partitioned up automatically when the lid is opened.
As expected, a revised range of motorization will accompany the modernized roadster. Mercedes Benz SL 400 facelift received the stronger 3-liter V6 turbo unit, which now develops 367 hp and 500 Nm of torque, which translates into an increase of 35 hp and 20 Nm. Mercedes Benz SL 500 retains the 4.7-liter V8 twin-turbo unit with 455 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Both versions will be available in tandem with the new 9G-Tronic automatic transmission with nine steps.

The adaptive suspension and Dynamic Select, come as standard along with five running programs. The latter can change the settings of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering. For more dynamism the optional Active Body Control provides the function of counteracting the effect of tilting in curves, and automatic adjusts the height during runtime, which can be reduced by 13 mm at cruising speed or on the contrary It can be raised by 50 mm to face dirt roads.
For the Mercedes Benz SL a new set of 19-inch wheels will be available also. In addition to visual details the AMG sports models come with reinforced brakes, optimized bodywork, and other rims and tire combinations.

The debut of the new Mercedes SL is scheduled to take place in April 2016.
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