GTspirit visitor and reader Philipp Masurat spotted two brand new SL-Class models in Göttingen, Germany. The two cars were parked outside a small hotel in the city. Both were used as a test mule, because the glue residue of the camouflage is still visible on the body work.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has been produced almost entirely out of aluminium saving 140kg in weight and adding significantly to the rigidity of the new SL. 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.