The new entry-level Mercedes-AMG SL 43 also comes standard with various options for enhanced comfort and safety.
Mercedes-Benz introduced a new entry-level version of its iconic SL-Class road car – the Mercedes-AMG SL 43. It combines the sportiness of the original SL with luxury and technological advancement. technology of modern Mercedes-AMG models. It became the world’s first mass-produced car with an electric exhaust turbocharger sourced directly from Formula One.
Under the hood, a 2+2-seat convertible with a fabric soft top has a 2-liter inline 4-cylinder petrol engine. The combination of a relatively light four-cylinder engine in the front and rear-wheel drive, the SL 43 exhibits discrete handling characteristics. The model’s electric exhaust turbocharger provides exceptionally spontaneous throttle response across the entire rev range.
The turbocharger is operated via a 48-volt electrical system and the Mercedes-AMG SL 43 produces 381 hp and 480 Nm of torque. Jochen Hermann, Technical Director of Mercedes ‑ AMG GmbH said: “The electric exhaust turbocharger is a fascinating example of the far-reaching transfer between Formula 1 technology and the development of production vehicles. ,” said Jochen Hermann, Technical Director of Mercedes ‑ AMG GmbH.
The new entry-level model in the Mercedes SL family also comes standard with various options for enhanced comfort and safety as well as a range of personalization options. On the outside, the new model differs in every detail from the two eight-cylinder models. It features distinct front and rear aprons as well as a circular shape instead of the angular dual exhaust trim. The long wheelbase, short overhang, long bonnet and powerful rear end are the description of the SL 43.
The interior of the Mercedes-AMG SL 43 features a combination of analog geometry and a digital world – known as “hyperanalogue”. There is a fully digital instrument cluster integrated into the three-dimensional visor. The standard MBUX infotainment system offers a wide selection of specific display styles and different modes. The instrument cluster’s high-resolution 12.3-inch LCD display is incorporated into the high-tech visor to help prevent reflections caused by sunlight.
The Mercedes-AMG SL 43 comes with five driving modes – Ski, Comfort, Sport, Sport + and Individual, as well as a RACE mode.
Date of first publication: April 6, 2022, 10:42 AM IST