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    New Mercedes SL

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    Re: New Mercedes SL

    Headlights look a bit strange.... 

    SLS Roadster is, by far, much more good looking!! 


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    Ive seen some cars days ago with only small Camo. It looks quit nice, especially the rear looks wide and wild. Anyhow - the whole side line is pretty much unchanged to the current car (which is already in place for the last 10 years!)


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    Bigger images here.

    The sporty elegance and pleasing proportions of the 2003 R230 have been spoiled. Pity!

    2013-Mercedes-Benz-SL-1.jpg2013-Mercedes-Benz-SL-2.jpg2013-Mercedes-Benz-SL-3.jpg2013-Mercedes-Benz-SL-4.jpg


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    Lars997:

    Ive seen some cars days ago with only small Camo. It looks quit nice, especially the rear looks wide and wild. Anyhow - the whole side line is pretty much unchanged to the current car (which is already in place for the last 10 years!)

    They have to be careful not to hurt SLS sales. Smiley

    Wasn't the new SL supposed to get much lighter ? Any info ?


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    Re: New Mercedes SL

    RC:

    Wasn't the new SL supposed to get much lighter ? Any info ?

    Info from GermanCarforum

    Underneath the sheetmetal, Mercedes tells us that the 2013 SL is constructed almost entirely (89%) from aluminum, with the exception of high-strength steel integrated in the A-pillars and the (even lighter than aluminum) magnesium in the rear panel.

    The new construction has allowed the Germans to shave some 140kg (308 pounds) over the current model. According to Mercedes, "the effect is rather as if a heavyweight-class passenger had got out of the car and taken his heavy flight luggage, too".

     

     

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    140 kg less would be amazing for the SL. angel


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    Someone forgot to tell MB's designers that the period of ugly retro-ish designs has come to a close (viz. the 991). 

    IMO, the front end is truckish looking, the taillamp shape and graphics overdone (that curvature), and the seats are unattractive.

    In their defense, their designs do have road presence. But no elegance to be found anywhere here...

     

     

     

     


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    I think the LED daylight running lights have become rather cartoonish on several of the Mercedes models.  The new CLS is particularly odd in this regard. Hope the new SL doesn't adopt this as well.  I agree that the 2003 first generation of this series of SL was the best looking for its simplicity. 


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    KMM:

    IMO, the front end is truckish looking,.....

    Unfortunately many recent models from various manufacturers have this squared off fronts, to varying degrees. On some cars they look like add-ons.

    This is because of the pedestrian safety rules that anything solid (engine etc.) must have a certain distance from the edge of the car, which doesn't allow designing very sloping bonnets and leads to these boxy fronts.

    Another reason I guess to choose rear or mid engined cars Smiley

    Nevertheless, if pedestrians are saved in practice by this rules, they might be worth it.


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    Re: New Mercedes SL

    RC:

    They have to be careful not to hurt SLS sales. Smiley

     

    It would definitely effect the sales of the SLS roadster but not the coupe.


    Re: New Mercedes SL

    koko:
    RC:

    They have to be careful not to hurt SLS sales. Smiley

     

    It would definitely effect the sales of the SLS roadster but not the coupe.

    Not even that IMO. The SLS is an upper model that carries more prestige. These cars are mostly about perception, attention and visibility.

    Similarly a SLK AMG wouldn't hurt a starting price SL 350.


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    Could they made anything uglier than this?!!! F***k!!!!

    They are screwing up each new model now. Apart from SLS, nothing is there worth of its badge!\

    Just plain retarded!


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    Absolutely horrible!
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    Pentium:
    Absolutely horrible!


    Agreed. Ugly as hell. Smiley


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    Some good quality pictures and more information here:

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/260477/

    Lots of technology and plenty of gimmicks too.


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    Re: New Mercedes SL

    Front and back is too box shaped IMO, looks un-sporty and bulky...


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    Rossi:
    Pentium:
    Absolutely horrible!


    Agreed. Ugly as hell. Smiley

    +1 SmileySmileySmiley

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    Hmm... the Germans seem to be back to the early 90s butcher shop design mode : make one wurst and cut it to customers desired length . Their marketing heels  all took heed , it seems , of relentless internet fanboy bashing of the stylistically differentiated model line of the Bangle era . Witness ...

    Current BMW 7,5 and new 3 sedans

    Current Audi A4,A6,A8 sedans

    Now,  MBZ SLS, SLK and new SL 2 seaters

    And what's with the  continuation of the 90s era interior styling , esp the center stack where the HVAC/radio control stations  look like DIN pop out units you could interchange with a C class ?


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    blueflame:
    Rossi:
    Pentium:
    Absolutely horrible!


    Agreed. Ugly as hell. Smiley

    +1 SmileySmileySmiley

    BlueflameSmiley

    +1 SmileySmiley


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    Re: New Mercedes SL

    I've seen it live recently at the MTC in Sindelfingen. For my liking the design is working great and is even on par with the current SLS, apart from the vibrant door wings of course ( wich the roadster edition doesn't have ;-)


    Re: New Mercedes SL

    I think the SL design, especially the large front lights, doesn't show up too well in photos. I would like to see this car live before I make a final judgement.


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    Re: New Mercedes SL

    hideous


    Re: New Mercedes SL

    While "looks" are subjective, to my eyes, MB has done a nice job making the SL look more current (similar to the CLS etc.), while maintaining a very similar look to the previous model - is MB following Porsche with their 911 styling strategy?   As RC has said, I will hold final judgement until seeing one in person.

    With its reported 125-140kg (or 275-308lbs) weight loss, even the standard V8 model should do 0-62mph in close to 4.0 seconds flat, which would equal the outgoing SL63's figures. Fairly impressive improvement.

    Handling should also be vastly improved given its weight loss.

    Now back to Porsche news......



    Re: New Mercedes SL

    19" wheels on the pic above are clearly too small for new SL wheel archers. BTW, 19" are currently the biggest wheel for new SL.


    Re: New Mercedes SL

    The arches are filled finely by those 19''. The big wheel syndrom is getting tiresome!


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    palenimbus:

    It looks really nice in this picture

    mbsl.JPG

    more here: http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/innovation/future/gallery/year-2013/vehicleclass-SL/page-FutureModels

    The hood is too flat and slabby, the cabin's too small and out of proportion with the rest and the boot is too long.

    Sorry but I can't see anything nice in it. Smiley


     
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