Mercedes distributed detailed information and official photos of its new SL-Class 6 generation rhodster, which received the designation R231. His world premiere took place in January at the International Motor Show in Detroit 2012, and sales started in the spring.
The appearance of the new Mercedes Sl (2014-2015) is made in the style of the latest innovations from Stuttgart, it traces the features of the new SLK R172, four-door coupe CLS and SLS AMG supercar. Compared to the predecessor, the design of SL-Class R231 has become more sharp faces, the radiator grille is located almost vertically, and the air intake on the front wings has become noticeably more.
Mercedes SL-Class 2015 configuration and prices.
Complete set Price Engine Box Drive 400 6 100 000 Gasoline 3.0 (333 hp) Automatic (7) Rear 500 7 500 000 Gasoline 4.7 (435 hp) Automatic (7) rear.
According to its dimensions, the new Mercedes-Benz SL-CLASS (R231) has become slightly longer and wider than the model of the previous generation, its length is 4,580 mm against 4,560 earlier, and the width increased from 1,820 to 1,880 millimeters. But despite this, the total weight of the novelties decreased by a decent 140 kilogram.
As previously reported, it was possible to achieve weight reduction due to the wide use of aluminum in the car’s design. Moreover, not only the body is made of it, but most chassis elements. It also has a positive effect on the stiffness of the whole design.
The windshield frame and the trunk lid are made of steel.
The interior of the new Mercedes SL-Class R231 was also in the style of SLK and SLS models, and the basic equipment included a multimedia complex with the possibility of accessing the Internet, navigation and DVD player, as well as multi-functional ventilation chairs. Optionally, you can order upholstery from genuine leather of all internal panels.
The roof of the rodster rises and lowers in less than twenty seconds, and two options are available to buyers. The upper section can be either a glass or equipped with a Magic Vision Control system that allows you to change the transparency level using the button.
The basic engine for Mercedes-Benz SL R231 is the 3.5-liter gasoline V6, which is installed on the SL 350 version. It gives 306 hp. and 370 Nm of torque in the peak, and its average consumption is 6.8 liters per 100 kilometers. Although the motor has become a little & # 171; weaker & # 187; The predecessor, due to the reduced weight, the Roaster is gaining hundred from a place for 5.9 seconds against 6.2 sec.
The more powerful modification of SL 500 (in the states SL 550) is equipped with 4.7-liter & # 171; eight & # 187; With double turbocharging, outstanding 435 & # 171; horses & # 187; And the maximum torque of 700 nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h occurs for 4.6 C, and the average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle decreased by 0.8 liters. router
European prices for Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R231 are 93,534 euros for the version of SL 350 and 117,09,96 euro & # 8212; per SL 500. The cost of the novelty in the Russian market, depending on the engine, at the time of sales was 6,100,000 and 7,500,000 rubles, respectively.
In the first year of sales, customers were proposed by version of Edition 1, which was released by limited edition. It is painted in an exclusive silver color, and the equipment includes 19-inch AMG discs, Harman Kardon Logic7 audio system, inserts in a tree salon and black leather upholstery. Its cost is not specified.