In 1952 the original Mercedes-Benz SL broke new ground with its radical and extremely lightweight tubular frame construction.
Sixty years on, the sixth generation SL represents another significant leap forward in sports car engineering. Featuring an all-aluminium bodyshell for the first time in a series production Mercedes-Benz model, and incorporating lightweight construction techniques throughout, it offers weight savings of over 100 kg compared to the previous model.
This is reflected in the car’s exceptional handling and performance, and improved economy. What’s more, safety hasn’t been compromised in the slightest - in fact the new chassis shows a 20 per cent improvement in torsional rigidity over its predecessor.