For the first time it has been produced almost entirely from aluminium and therefore weighs up to 140 kilograms less than its predecessor. The lower weight takes the meaning of the famous letters “SL” quite literally, turning the SL into the ultimate agile athlete.
Weight-optimised components are also used in the suspension, which as an option can also be combined with the more advanced active suspension system ABC (Active Body Control). Its active roll compensation is able to adjust the suspension within fractions of a second to suit the relevant driving situation. The new electromechanical Direct-Steer system, meanwhile, also guarantees greater spontaneity when cornering at speed. As the perfect companion to the sporty yet comfortably tuned suspension, it also helps to ensure good straight-line stability and a relaxed ride.
Fuel consumption combined: 9.2-9.1 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 214-212 g/km.*