Mercedes Benz SL 400 gets 3.0l six-cylinder twin-turboed engine
Mercedes Benz SL 400 roadster gets a new engine in the form of 2996cc six-cylinder biturbo drive system. This new engine, though smaller in capacity, generates 27 hp more power and 110 Nm torque. The new Mercedes SL 400 engine delivers 245 kW (333 hp) at 5250 to 6000 rpm and 480 Nm at 1600 to 4000 rpm.
Priced at 97,282.50 euros (for the German market incl. 19% VAT), new Mercedes Benz SL 400 is one of the best luxury roadster for everyday use. Compared to the previous SL, this one does not have a naturally aspirated engine, and gets a six-cylinder unit with two turbochargers. Speaking about the new engine, Mercedes Benz says that it is, “Manufactured virtually completely from aluminium.”
Apart from the new engine, noth much has changed in the SL. Weighing 140 kgs less than the previous gen SL, the new SL features highly rigid all-aluminium bodyshell which is the basis for agile, sporty handling. Mileage too has been improved. The new SL 400 delivers a mileage of 7.3 l/100 km while CO2 emissions are at 172 g/km. It has a top speed of 250 kmph and a 0-100 kmph sprint time of 5.2 seconds.
Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “There are around 900 million cars in the world and thousands of models. But there are only a handful of automotive icons. Our SL is one of them: it has class, it has style, it is the ultimate in comfort and luxury. But it combines all that with incredible sportiness and dynamism. You would struggle to find a car that embodies Gottlieb Daimler’s aspiration more perfectly than our new SL: the best or nothing.”