Mercedes-Benz has officially released the brand new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class at the Detroit Motor Show 2012. The release by Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars included the display of two new SL models and the first ever SL-Class.

The live pictures shown in the gallery give a first glimpse of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, which has been produced almost entirely out of aluminium saving 140kg in weight and adding significantly to the rigidity of the new SL.

Mercedes promises a sporty handling of an entirely new level with exemplary roll characteristics and ride comfort. With the full aluminium chassis and body also the engines have received a complete make-over. The new Mercedes SL comes with a range of two BlueDirect engines.

The new V8 in the SL 500 develops 435hp from its displacement of 4663cc and thus around 12 percent more than its predecessor despite some 0.8 liters less displacement. At the same time, the torque has increased from 530Nm to 700Nm – a gain of 32 percent. Although the displacement remains the same at 3499cc, the new V6 engine in the new SL 350 develops 306hp and delivers 370Nm of torque.

For more information on the 2013 SL-Class click here.

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