2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – new images image

Even if the German based automaker has kept the headlines just last week with its 2012 SL-Class, Mercedes-Benz has managed once again to put its new roadster generation into the spotlights by releasing more official images about its upcoming model.

Mercedes-Benz says that the new SL-Class generation will come with a full aluminum bodyshell which will drop the weight of the roadster by 140 kilograms or 310 pounds compared to the current model, and besides losing some weight, the 2012 SL-Class will also become 20 percent more rigid thanks to hydroformed beams and chilled cast longitudinal members.

The new generation of the SL-Class will also come with a new system called the Magic Vision Control which will integrate the windshield washer nozzles into the wiper blades to ensure that the fluid won’t be sprayed into the cabin when the top will be dropped. The new Front bass sound system will also be fitted to the 2012 SL, with two subwoofers mounted in the footwells for improved audio quality.

Rumors say that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will come with a series of engines including the 3.5 liter V6 which will be developing a total output of 302 horsepower and a peak torque of 368 Nm (272 lb-ft), along with a twin-turbo 4.6 liter V8 which will generate 429 HP and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft).