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The New Mercedes-Benz SL: Lightweight, Athletic, Luxurious

Top Quote With the completely redeveloped SL, Mercedes-Benz continues a tradition that began 60 years ago. The letters "SL" have ever since been synonymous with a symbiosis of sportiness, style and comfort - and with groundbreaking innovations. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 19, 2012 - The new SL has been produced for the first time almost entirely from aluminium and weighs up to 140 kilograms less than its predecessor. Its highly rigid all-aluminium bodyshell provides the basis for agile, sporty handling that has been taken to an entirely new level, coupled with exemplary roll characteristics and ride comfort. Even better driving dynamics come courtesy of the new BlueDIRECT engines; they are more powerful yet at the same time up to 29 percent more economical than the engines in the outgoing generation. Other new features include the unique Frontbass system, which turns the luxury sports car into a concert hall regardless of whether the top is open or closed, and the highly efficient adaptive windscreen wipe/wash system MAGIC VISION CONTROL; it supplies water from the wiper blade as required and depending on the direction of wipe.

    Compared with its successful predecessor, the new Mercedes-Benz SL offers considerably more comfort and sportiness, setting new standards in the luxury roadster class. Added to which is uncompromising day-to-day suitability, which turns the SL into an incomparable all-rounder among sports cars. In short, anyone that talks about the new SL is bound to be talking about the ultimate in passionate, refined motoring.

    Lighter and more rigid: sophisticated all-aluminium bodyshell
    Driving pleasure: frugal, powerful engines and agile suspension
    Interior: aesthetic, stylish, sporty
    Design: classic SL proportions
    Vario-roof: MAGIC SKY CONTROL as an option
    Aerodynamics: new standards
    Two world premieres: Frontbass and MAGIC VISION CONTROL
    HANDS-FREE ACCESS: 'kick' to open
    The safest roadster
    Standard: ATTENTION ASSIST AND ADAPTIVE BRAKE
    Active Parking Assist: automatically maneuvered into a parking space
    Infotainment: COMAND

    The new SL-Class is now available in Hong Kong.

    About Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited

    Established in 1986 and based in Hong Kong, Mercedes-Benz China Limited (MBCL) was the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and the franchise-holder for all imported passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle products under the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brand names in the Northeast Asia region (China, Hong Kong and Macau). In 2005, MBCL moved all P.R. China operations to Beijing for further business development. On January 1, 2006, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited (MBHK) was established to take over the wholesale business for the Hong Kong and Macau markets.

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    All press information is available on the Mercedes-Benz website for the Hong Kong market at www.mercedes-benz.com.hk. Further information from Mercedes-Benz is available on the Internet at: www.media.daimler.com.

    For media enquiries, please contact:
    Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited
    Samson Leung, tel: +852.2594 8733, samson.leung ( @ ) daimler dot com
    Victoria Chu, tel: +852 2594 8861, victoria.chu ( @ ) daimler dot com

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