Technology


  • 12C1015_024
    Mercedes-Benz Frontbass and Signature Sound: The new benchmark for car audio systems
  • 12C1015_054
    Mercedes-Benz Frontbass and Signature Sound: The new benchmark for car audio systems
  • 11C1168_015
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The new V8 in the SL 500 musters up 320 kW (435 hp) from its 4663 cubic centimetres, meaning about 12 percent more power than its predecessor despite being some 0.8 litres smaller in size. Fuel consumption has dropped by as much as 22 percent.
  • 11C1169_065
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The new V6 drive unit in the new SL 350 generates 225 kW (306 hp) from an unchanged displacement of 3499 cubic centimetres. It burns just 6.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, meaning it is almost 30 percent more economical than its predecessor.
  • 11C1329_225
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Each of the aluminium bodyshell’s individual components was specially optimised based on its intended purpose and expected load levels. This is why various aluminium processing technologies are employed, for example.
  • 10C520_14.
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The new V6 drive unit in the new SL 350 generates 225 kW (306 hp) from an unchanged displacement of 3499 cubic centimetres. It burns just 6.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, meaning it is almost 30 percent more economical than its predecessor.
  • 10C520_01.
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The new V8 in the SL 500 musters up 320 kW (435 hp) from its 4663 cubic centimetres, meaning about 12 percent more power than its predecessor despite being some 0.8 litres smaller in size. Fuel consumption has dropped by as much as 22 percent.
  • 11C1049_02
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The new Frontbass system from Mercedes-Benz, the only one of its kind in the world, allows occupants of the SL to immerse themselves in a concert hall atmosphere. The bass speakers are located in the footwells on the left and right, where they are mounted directly in apertures in the bulkhead. The hollow spaces in the side members behind serve as resonant cavities.
  • 11C1049_06
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, assistance systems and safety, Airbagsystem
  • 11C1049_08
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, body, frontal collision
  • 11C1049_25
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: In order to further optimise the weight at the front axle, the steering knuckle and spring link are likewise built from aluminium in the new SL. Lightweight design measures have also been consistently applied at the rear axle, where nearly all the wheel location components are made from aluminium, for instance, to reduce unsprung masses.
  • 11C1049_23
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The new generation of BlueDIRECT V6 and V8 engines team up with the standardfit 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission to achieve unprecedented standards of efficiency. The automatic transmission has furthermore undergone a thorough overhaul to optimise performance.
  • 11C1049_09
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, interior technology, Thermotronic, air conditioning
  • 11C1049_29
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The SL is fitted with a semi-active adjustable damping system as standard, which combines steel springs with continuously adjustable dampers. Alternatively, there is the option of the active suspension system ABC (Active Body Control). Axes, steering
  • 11C1049_21
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, technology
  • 11C1049_27
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The new electromechanical Direct-Steer system with speed-sensitive power assistance varies the steering ratio depending on how far the steering wheel is turned. Electromechanical steering
  • 11C1049_30
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, assistance systems and safety, Airbagsystem (without kneebag)
  • 11C1049_12
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: In order to further optimise the weight at the front axle, the steering knuckle and spring link are likewise built from aluminium in the new SL. Lightweight design measures have also been consistently applied at the rear axle, where nearly all the wheel location components are made from aluminium, for instance, to reduce unsprung masses.
  • 11C1049_10
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, body, side collision
  • 11C1049_31
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, assistance systems and safety, Airbagsystem (with kneebag)
  • 11C1051_001
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The mechanism of the proven electrohydraulic varioroof, which transforms the roadster into a hard-topped coupé in a matter of seconds at the touch of a button, has undergone further refinement. It takes less than 20 seconds to fully open or close the roof, while the improved mechanism benefits boot space first and foremost.
  • 11C1051_003
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The mechanism of the proven electrohydraulic varioroof, which transforms the roadster into a hard-topped coupé in a matter of seconds at the touch of a button, has undergone further refinement. It takes less than 20 seconds to fully open or close the roof, while the improved mechanism benefits boot space first and foremost.
  • 11C1051_004
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The mechanism of the proven electrohydraulic varioroof, which transforms the roadster into a hard-topped coupé in a matter of seconds at the touch of a button, has undergone further refinement. It takes less than 20 seconds to fully open or close the roof, while the improved mechanism benefits boot space first and foremost.
  • 11C1051_007
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The mechanism of the proven electrohydraulic varioroof, which transforms the roadster into a hard-topped coupé in a matter of seconds at the touch of a button, has undergone further refinement. It takes less than 20 seconds to fully open or close the roof, while the improved mechanism benefits boot space first and foremost.
  • 11C1051_006
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The mechanism of the proven electrohydraulic varioroof, which transforms the roadster into a hard-topped coupé in a matter of seconds at the touch of a button, has undergone further refinement. It takes less than 20 seconds to fully open or close the roof, while the improved mechanism benefits boot space first and foremost.
  • 11C1051_014
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: In the event of a collision with a pedestrian, the bonnet can lift up by 85 millimetres at the rear. The extra space created between the bonnet and engine compartment lessens the risk of injury.
  • 11C1051_009
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The mechanism of the proven electrohydraulic varioroof, which transforms the roadster into a hard-topped coupé in a matter of seconds at the touch of a button, has undergone further refinement. It takes less than 20 seconds to fully open or close the roof, while the improved mechanism benefits boot space first and foremost.
  • 11C1051_011
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The mechanism of the proven electrohydraulic varioroof, which transforms the roadster into a hard-topped coupé in a matter of seconds at the touch of a button, has undergone further refinement. It takes less than 20 seconds to fully open or close the roof, while the improved mechanism benefits boot space first and foremost.
  • 11C1051_019
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: The crash-responsive NECK-PRO head restraints fitted as standard are able to brace the driver’s and passenger’s heads at an earlier stage following a collision from the rear, thereby reducing the risk of whiplash.
  • 11C1171_1
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: A weight-optimised welded construction made from steel and bent sheet-metal parts forms the supporting structure for the seat cushion and backrest on the new SL seats. Combining the principle of wave-spring cushioning with a coating of rubberised-hair matting and a layer of foam provides the necessary support and comfort.
  • 11C1216_02
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Temporary distribution of driving power to enhance agility. The Torque Vectoring Brake offers improved safety in critical cornering conditions. Upon the ESP® sensors detecting an understeering tendency, the stability programme initiates specific braking of the inner rear wheel in bends. This gives rise to gentle rotary movement of the vehicle around the vertical axis. The result is precise cornering by the SL, without compromising on driving dynamics.
  • 11C1216_01
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Temporary distribution of driving power to enhance agility. The Torque Vectoring Brake offers improved safety in critical cornering conditions. Upon the ESP® sensors detecting an understeering tendency, the stability programme initiates specific braking of the inner rear wheel in bends. This gives rise to gentle rotary movement of the vehicle around the vertical axis. The result is precise cornering by the SL, without compromising on driving dynamics. (german version)
  • 11C1216_03
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Steering behaviour a key indicator of drowsiness or increasing inattentiveness. ATTENTION ASSIST can support on long, monotone drives, e.g. on motorways and highways. It is active at speeds between 80 and 180 km/h. ATTENTION ASSIST determines an individual driver profile at the beginning of every drive which is then continuously compared with the currend driving behaviour. (german version)
  • 11C1171_2
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: A weight-optimised welded construction made from steel and bent sheet-metal parts forms the supporting structure for the seat cushion and backrest on the new SL seats. Combining the principle of wave-spring cushioning with a coating of rubberised-hair matting and a layer of foam provides the necessary support and comfort.
  • 11C1216_04
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Steering behaviour a key indicator of drowsiness or increasing inattentiveness. ATTENTION ASSIST can support on long, monotone drives, e.g. on motorways and highways. It is active at speeds between 80 and 180 km/h. ATTENTION ASSIST determines an individual driver profile at the beginning of every drive which is then continuously compared with the currend driving behaviour.
  • 11C1216_08
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Active Lane Keeping Assist -  Directional stability with the aid of corrective application of the brakes. If the car leaves its lane unintentionally, the steering wheel vibrates to warn the driver and the brakes are applied to correct the car‘s course.
  • 11C1216_10
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Active Blind Spot Assist - Radar sensors and course-correcting brake application for greater safety when changing lanes. Visual signal and audible warning ahead of a risky lane change as well as brake application if the risk of a side collision is detected.
  • 11C1216_09
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Active Blind Spot Assist - Radar sensors and course-correcting brake application for greater safety when changing lanes. Visual signal and audible warning ahead of a risky lane change as well as brake application if the risk of a side collision is detected. (german version)
  • 11C1216_07
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Active Lane Keeping Assist - Directional stability with the aid of corrective application of the brakes. If the car leaves its lane unintentionally, the steering wheel vibrates to warn the driver and the brakes are applied to correct the car‘s course. (german version)
  • 11C1216_06
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: PRE-SAFE® can reduce forces exerted on occupants during accidents by up to 40 percent.
Loading