Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mercedes-Benz SL: The First Car to Have 89% Aluminum Body

Everyone's excited to see this new car.

The Mercedes-Benz SL has been creating buzz in the auto fandom because of its many features that have never been seen in any vehicles yet. It is said to be 89 % aluminum, which intrigues tuners and car enthusiasts alike because being aluminum means it is ultra-light, trimming 275 lbs from SL 500 and 308 lbs from SL 350.

The engine to power the car is not confirmed yet, but rumor has it that it will use Mercedes-Benz' new 4.6L twin-turbocharged engine. It will also be equipped with the MAGIC VISION CONTROL technology, which replaces the usual windshield. It means that water jets are installed in the wiper.

The Mercedes-Benz SL will be released by the end of this year, meanwhile, check out this video of the new 'light' car.

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