SL400 Press Release

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    SL400 Press Release


    Stuttgart – The SL Roadster family from Mercedes-Benz is raring to go with a new engine. The SL 400 is now endowed with a six-cylinder biturbo drive system. Despite half a litre less displacement the output has risen by 20 kW (27 hp). Plus there are 110 newton metres more torque at its disposal. The price of the SL 400 starts from 97,282.50 euros (for the German market incl. 19% VAT).
    As an automotive icon the Mercedes-Benz SL blends accomplished motoring at the highest level with exquisite style. Manufactured virtually completely from aluminium, the roadster also sets the standards in the category of luxurious roadsters with its numerous technical innovations. Not forgetting that the SL is entirely suitable for everyday use thanks to its retractable vario-roof. This makes it the all-rounder amongst sports cars.
    In contrast to its predecessor, the SL 400 is not fitted with a naturally aspirated engine. Instead it boasts a six-cylinder unit with two turbochargers. Although its displacement has been reduced to three litres, the biturbo drive system develops a high full-load output potential with a charge pressure of 1.8 bar, and facilitates an extremely high torque of 480 newton metres at low engine speeds. It achieves 20 kW more than the SL 350. Its torque increases by 110 newton metres and is available in the engine speed range of 1600 to 4000 rpm. Plus the efficient six-cylinder meets the EU6 emissions standard.
    SL 400 technical data

    [TABLE]Displacement 2996 cc
    Bore x stroke 88.0 x 82.1 mm
    Output 245 kW (333 hp) at 5250 to 6000 rpm
    Torque 480 Nm at 1600 to 4000 rpm
    Fuel consumption 7.3 l/100 km
    CO2 172 g/km
    0-100 km/h 5.2 s
    Top speed 250 km/h [/TABLE]

    Like all BlueDIRECT petrol engines the biturbo engine in the new SL 400 also works with a direct injection system with spray-guided combustion, which Mercedes-Benz was the first car manufacturer to offer in series production. The system pressure is up to 200 bar, the pressure being variably optimised according to the engine's mapping. Piezo injectors enable optimal mixture formation with up to five injections per power stroke. The third-generation direct injection is supplemented by rapid multi-spark ignition, MSI. How it works: Following the first spark discharge and a brief combustion period, the coil is recharged very rapidly and a further spark is discharged. The MSI system enables up to four sparks to be discharged in succession within one millisecond, creating a plasma with a larger spatial expansion than conventional ignition.
    The rapid multi-spark ignition can be controlled to vary both the timing of the sparks and the combustion period to suit the relevant operating point. This provides scope for optimising the centre of combustion and improved residual gas compatibility. The result of this is excellent utilisation of the fuel with minimum emissions.
    The SL 400 also offers two extraordinary innovations as standard: the unique Frontbass system developed by Mercedes-Benz transforms the luxury sports car into a concert hall, when the top is up and down, and the highly efficient MAGIC VISION CONTROL wipe/wash system takes water from the wiper blade to the windscreen as required and irrespective of the direction of wipe.

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    engine from E400 .. about time :)
     
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    3L V6 SL400? What's next, 4L V8 SL600?
     
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    I wonder how much the price will increase by.

    This should makes all the used 350s cheaper :)
     
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    "3L V6 SL400?"

    That crossed my mind. Are they ashamed of saying it's a 300?



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    Ditto.

    The badge should refer to either the displacement or the power IMHO.

    SL300 or SL333?
     
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    Repeat
     
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    The link between badge and engine size got broken ages ago. My 2007 C230 is a 2.5, and an SLK200 is a 1.8.

    And my Vito 120 is a 3.0 :D
     
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    Ah but the vito is useful. 1 ton payload and 200hp?
     
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    Yes, close enough. Payload varies between 884 and 1094 kg depending on body style and option code, and it has 204 bhp. Mine's de-badged anyway :D

    Sprinters though are badged 2xx or 3xx and payload ranges from 798 (less than some Vitos!) to 1403 kg (I thought it would go higher).
     
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    do you know what RRP will be?
     
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    Pretty much the same as the 350. Not that I'm paying for it in full :eek: lease lease baby :bannana:
     
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    like a free upgrade to premium economy :)
     
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    1963.... the "600" was actually a 6.3
     
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    Understating by 5% is not the same as overstating by 33%. I take your point though.
    I believe the first of the modern era cars with this badging issue was the C or E240 M112 engined cars which had a 2.6 engine in them. MB felt that the C260 would be too close to the C280 iirc.
     
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    I think 400 is ok based on equivalent performance.

    A45 is a 2.0..... 125% over???
     
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    SL400 delivery starts in July.

    OTR is £72,500 (up from £69,965k for SL350)

    SL500 is now £81,915 (from £79,985)

    Standard equipment for both now includes DAB Radio and TPMS.
     
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    Very nice of them to make the 350 obsolete in the week between me buying a brand new one and picking it up...

    My dealer told me they weren't expecting to be selling them in the UK until NEXT summer (not sure if he was trying to make me feel better!)

    Having said that I'm rather taken with the 350 for now - who needs turbos? ;)

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