The Graf Weckerle Collection Sport is now available for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 500. The design concept of the 2012 SL 500 carries a maritime inspiration through both the exterior and interior of the car.
The design team decided to create a special version of the Collection Sport forged performance wheels. Technically the Graf Weckerle wheels feature a lightweight multi-piece forged construction and is being machined out of a special rotation-forged titanium / aluminum alloy.
A special white coating of the wheel disc is joined by polished aluminum wheel rims and chrome-plated wheel fasteners which match the polished wheel center cap. The center cap has been further accented by engraving the Graf Weckerle brand logo which has been finished in white enamel.
This SL 500 has been equipped with wheels in dimension 9.0×20 inch on the front axle and 10.5×20 inch on the rear axle, the tires are 255/30 R20 and 295/25 R20 respectively. For the rear axle there also is a 305/25 R20 tire option with a 11×20 wheel size.
To finish the exterior design scheme with a final maritime touch, the SL was refined with a hand-painted Graf Weckerle Coachline with an integrated Graf Weckerle brand logo. The color of the Coachline is Graf Weckerle navy blue.
The interior design continues the maritime theme with the special leather color Graf Weckerle navy blue which covers almost the complete interior. The blue leather is further contrasting white stitching and piping. White leather ribbons have been incorporated into the upper door area.
Graf Weckerle brand emblems are integrated into the original seat design. They are made of pure 750 white gold. The emblems were finished with white enamel. The interior design is finished by the embroidered Graf Weckerle logos in the headrests and by the floor mats which also carry the Graf Weckerle branding.
This 2012 SL 500 has been equipped with progressive lowering coil springs. An equal suspension upgrade is available for vehicles with ABC-suspension, where customers may chose the option of adjusting the vehicle suspension via the steering wheel.
An engine performance kit for the SL 350 and SL 500 which will include an optimized and remapped ECU in combination with a stainless steel sports exhaust system is currently being developed. It will be available soon. The SL 63 and SL 65 AMG engines will follow also.