Η Mercedes εκτός από την GL-Class παρουσίασε στην έκθεση της Νέας Υόρκης την ανανεωμένη GLK καθώς και την SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary Edition. Η ειδική έκδοση της SL65 AMG θα βγει σε μόλις 45 μονάδες στη παραγωγή με τις πωλήσεις της να ξεκινήσουν τον Σεπτέμβριο.
Οι Γερμανοί το παρουσιάζουν ως το απόλυτο roadster και είναι βαμμένο σε ένα νέο designo magno γκρι γραφίτη ματ χρώμα και διαθέτει carbon spoilers και πλαινούς καθρέπτες. Carbon είναι επίσης και το καπάκι του V12 κινητήρα ενώ έχει τοποθετηθεί μια σπορ εξάτμιση και AMG ζάντες σε χρώμα τιτανίου.
Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν ειδικά δερμάτινα καθίσματα, ματ carbon διακοσμητικά και αλουμινένια πεντάλ. Στη κεντρική κονσόλα υπάρχει ένα ειδικό πινακάκι που αναγράφει τον αύξων αριθμό του αυτοκινήτου, σύστημα ήχου Bang & Olufsen, το σύστημα ενημέρωσης COMAND Online καθώς και καθίσματα με το σύστημα Airscarf.
Μηχανικά φορά τον V12 AMG 6.0-λίτρων bitrurbo κινητήρας απόδοσης 630 ίππων με την ροπή να περιορίζεται στα 1000 Nm ροπής. Συνδυάζεται με έναν νέο 7-τάχυτο AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic αυτόματο κιβώτιο το οποίο έχει σχεδιαστεί με γνώμονα την οικονομία και διαθέτει 4 προγράμματα: Efficiency (C), Sport (S), Sport plus (S+) και Manual (M).
Τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε 4 δευτερόλεπτα, τα 0-200 χλμ/ώρα σε 11.8 δευτ, με την τελική ταχύτητα να περιορίζεται ηλεκτρονικά στα 250 χλμ/ώρα. Καταναλώνει 11.6 λίτρα/100 χλμ, 17% λιγότερο σε σχέση με την προηγούμενη γενιά και εκπέμπει 270 γρ/χλμ.
Η SL65 AMG ζυγίζει 1.950 κιλά, 170 κιλά λιγότερα σε σχέση με την προηγούμενη γενιά και διαθέτει μια AMG ανάρτηση. Διαθέτει ένα ηλεκτρομηχανικό σύστημα διεύθυνσης το οποίο προσαρμόζεται ανάλογα με την ταχύτητα και τις ρυθμίσεις των αναρτήσεων.
Three Mercedes World Premieres at the 2012 New York International Auto Show – Pure driving fun: New Generation GLK, new GL and SL 65 AMG celebrate world premiere
Mercedes-Benz has ended the first quarter 2012 in the USA with new record sales of 61,000 units. Following on from 2011, the most successful year so far in its corporate history, the inventor of the automobile is thus still firmly in the fast lane. Additional impetus, especially on the strong U.S. market, comes in the form of three attractive newcomers. They celebrated their premieres today at the Mercedes-Benz press conference at the 2012 New York International Auto Show – the new generation of the GLK, the all-new GL-Class full-size SUV and the highly exclusive SL 65 AMG, the luxurious V12 high-performance roadster from Mercedes-AMG.
“We set a new SUV sales record in 2011 with around a quarter million units – despite the model change for the M-Class, which is particularly successful in North America. And we are staying in the fast lane – with the new generation of the GLK, our dynamic lifestyle SUV and with the all-new GL-Class, which offers even more comfort and safety combined with improved efficiency. With the two new SUVs and the new SL 65 AMG, we are showing what we mean with `the best or nothing`,” said Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales and Marketing.
“Thanks to record sales in the first quarter of 2012, Mercedes-Benz USA has been able to achieve its highest market share ever. Sales have risen by 24 percent in the last six months alone. With a host of attractive newcomers coming this year, all signs are pointing directly to success. This puts us on track to beat even last year’s record in the U.S.,” commented Stephen Cannon, CEO and President of Mercedes-Benz USA.
The new GL-Class – always first class
Comfort, safety, elegance, efficiency – the new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a clear leader in all key SUV disciplines. Active safety is enhanced by innovations like the standard crosswind stabilization, STEER CONTROL, self-leveling and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (CPA). Also new are assistance systems like Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist, or a parking package with automatic parking function and a 360° camera. With excellent performance and ride characteristics both on-road and in rugged terrain, the GL-Class cradles its occupants with the first-class comfort of a luxurious sedan. There is ample space for up to seven passengers. With that Mercedes-Benz continues the success story of the GL: its predecessor is number one in its class in the U.S.
Extensive BlueEFFICIENCY measures deliver significant efficiency improvements. The GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC consumes 7.4 liters of diesel fuel per one hundred kilometers, marking a 20 percent reduction compared with the previous model and undercutting future European emissions legislation laid out in the EU 6 standard. Fuel consumption for the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY with an output of 300 kW (408 hp) is down by 18 percent.
New generation of the GLK – the compact SUV for a modern lifestyle
With a new design, upgraded equipment level, groundbreaking assistance systems and power units that are as efficient as they are agile, the new generation of the GLK reaffirms its leading position within the compact SUV segment. The redesigned exterior lends greater dynamism to the GLK’s strong character. It combines the classic straight lines of an all-terrain vehicle with the design language of the current Mercedes-Benz sedans. Premium materials, new interior equipment and completely redesigned trim elements enhance the driving pleasure in the GLK, as do the new infotainment systems. The new GLK scores highly with a range of state-of-the-art assistance systems and comprehensive BlueEFFICIENCY measures such as the ECO start/stop function. The BlueTEC diesel exhaust after-treatment system is available for the compact SUV for the first time, enabling it already to fulfill the EU 6 exhaust standard. The GLK 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC generates 150 kW (204 hp) and 500 Nm of torque, thus offering the most powerful four-cylinder diesel engine in the SUV world. It consumes 6.1 – 6.5 l of diesel per 100 km (CO2 159-169 g/km).
New SL 65 AMG – refined, exclusive and stylish
Hot on the heels of the eight-cylinder range-topping SL 63 AMG, the V12 roadster joins the lineup of the Stuttgart automaker – enter the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG. Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG: “The new SL 65 AMG combines the fascination of a breathtaking sports roadster and a luxurious high-performance coupe in an utterly unique way. I am certain that both will contribute to the continuation of the AMG success story on the U.S. market, where we were able to increase sales last year significantly.”
The AMG 6.0-liter V12 biturbo generates a peak output of 463 kW (630 hp) and a maximum torque of 1,000 Newton meters. The result – exceptional performance, impressive power delivery and refined dynamics. Ola Källenius: “Our V12 is not only all about muscle flexing. Our V12 customers expect exclusive top performance and refined roadster driving fun at the very highest level.”
The all-aluminum body-in-white and further lightweight design measures deliver a significant weight reduction – the new SL 65 AMG is around 170 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. The distinctive front end shows the new AMG brand look, which is dominated by the new “twin-blade” grille with two blade-shaped fins and the lower horizontal bar in the front skirt in high-gloss chrome.
Highly exclusive birthday edition – SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY”
The special edition created for the 45th anniversary of AMG is limited to just 45 units. Its stunning enhancements include an exclusive matte-finish Exterior Carbon package. The horizontal bar in the front skirt, the exterior mirrors and the spoiler are made from genuine carbon and finished with a silk-matte surface treatment. The STYLE Exclusivedesigno leather upholstery is in titanium grey pearl/ginger beige.
The new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY”
45 years of AMG – Marking the anniversary with high-performance and style
Affalterbach – To mark its 45th birthday in June 2012, Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance AMG brand is presenting the SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY”. The V12 roadster boasts an exclusive array of unusual appointments and design features. The special anniversary model is being produced in a limited edition of 45 vehicles. AMG also presented a limited special model to mark its 40th birthday: the 40 cars produced as the CL 65 AMG “40th Anniversary” edition in 2007 have since become valuable collectors’ items. Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance AMG brand was founded in 1967 by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher. Over the past 45 years the former two-man company has evolved into a world-renowned producer of unique high-performance automobiles.
“To mark AMG’s 45th birthday we are presenting the SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY” – a very special anniversary model in a limited edition of 45 vehicles. The superior V12 roadster with exclusive appointments embodies our brand claim “Driving Performance” to perfection”, says Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The designers have created a new paint finish exclusively for the SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY”: designo magno graphite. This grey colour with its satin look further highlights the V12 roadster’s supremely powerful character. The matt finish brings out the contours of the aluminium body in particularly striking guise. Highlights in the form of high-gloss chrome applications add interesting contrasts.
Such highlights include the new “twin-blade” radiator grille with blade-like slats, the surround for the AMG-specific LED daytime driving lights and the fins on the wings and the hood, for example.
Exterior Carbon-Fibre package in matt finish
The Exterior Carbon-Fibre package in matt finish is exclusive to the SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY”. The cross strut in the front apron, the exterior mirrors and the spoiler lip are produced in genuine carbon fibre with a satin finish. The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine features the same look: the high-quality engine cover consists of matt carbon fibre and aluminium.
The AMG sports exhaust system provides for a characteristic engine sound. The outer surround of the twin tailpipe comes in black with chrome plating, while the inner insert is finished in high-gloss chrome. The AMG multi-spoke forged wheels painted in titanium grey with high-sheen rim flange and matt finish round off the appearance to perfection. The light-alloy wheels from the AMG Performance Studio are fitted with tyres in size 255/35 R 19 at the front and 285/30 R 20 at the rear.
Exquisitely designed interior with full range of appointments
The interior design of the SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY” has been carefully coordinated with the special designo magno graphite paint finish: sitting in the highly exclusive AMG V12 roadster, one is surrounded by a composition of exquisite materials and exceptional workmanship combined with a comprehensive scope of standard-fit appointments.
A defining stylistic element is the upholstery in designo Exclusive STYLE leather in titanium grey pearl/ginger beige. The distinctive upholstery featuring the AMG-specific V12 layout with a diamond pattern adorns both the electrically adjustable AMG sports seats and the door centre panels. Embossed AMG emblems on the seat backrests exude the same class as the designo nappa leather roof lining in ginger beige featuring special stitching details in AMG V12 diamond pattern.
The AMG Performance steering wheel sports an AMG logo in its bottom bezel and offers a two-tone rim in titanium grey/ginger beige. The AMG trim elements are also finished in matt carbon fibre to match the matt finish of the Exterior Carbon-Fibre package. A badge on the ashtray cover bearing the logo “45th ANNIVERSARY – 1 OF 45” alludes to the 45th birthday of the AMG high-performance brand and highlights the exclusive character of this very special SL 65 AMG.
The key data at a glance:
|SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY”|
|Bore x stroke||82.6 x 93.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||9.0 : 1|
|Output||463 kW(630 hp)at 4800 – 5400 rpm|
|Max. torque||1000 Nmat 2300 – 4300 rpm*|
|Vehicle weight in acc. with EC standard||1950 kg|
|Fuel consumption, NEDC combined||11.6 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions||270 g/km|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4.0 s|
|Top speed||250 km/h*|
* electronically limited.
The SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY” features an exclusive and extensive range of standard-fit appointments (selection):
- Active Parking Assist incl. PARKTRONIC
- Active Multicontour Seat package
- AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system
- Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system
- COMAND Online with 6-disc DVD changer
- Driving Assistance package Plus with DISTRONIC PLUS including BAS PLUS, PRE-SAFE® Brake, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist
- Intelligent Light System (ILS)
- Media interface
- KEYLESS-GO Convenience package (incl. remote-closing boot lid and HANDS-FREE ACCESS system)
- MAGIC VISION CONTROL
- NECK-PRO head restraints
- Panoramic vario roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL
- PRE-SAFE® system
- Door power closing
- Automatic, pop-up roll-over bars for driver and front passenger
- Electric draught-stop
AMG Performance Media with telemetry function is additionally available from the AMG Performance Studio as an optional extra
The market launch of the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG “45th ANNIVERSARY” will take place in September 2012.
45 years of high performance – the history of AMG
AMG – this brand stands for “Driving Performance”, Mercedes-Benz-style. An uncompromisingly sporty driving experience is the hallmark of automobiles developed by AMG. This sporty character is shaped by unique driving dynamics together with maximum agility, a fascinating sound and emphatically sporty design. “Driving Performance” also embodies AMG’s aspiration to be a driving force and innovator in the development of high-performance vehicles.
AMG is Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance brand. Since its foundation in 1967, Mercedes-AMG GmbH, based in Affalterbach near Stuttgart, has been concerned with the development of motor racing and engine technologies. Numerous successes in the field of motorsport and an excellent reputation among customers around the globe attest to the outstanding expertise offered by the AMG brand. As a one hundred percent subsidiary of Daimler AG, Mercedes-AMG GmbH has enjoyed a rapid rise to its present status. Today, the company is firmly integrated into Mercedes-Benz’s development processes. This close involvement right from the concept development stage for new models spawns high-performance automobiles which embody a perfect blend of hallmark Mercedes-Benz genes and exclusive AMG features. The Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG is the latest result of this process to demonstrate the charismatic appeal which is the natural outcome of this partnership.
Mercedes-AMG is the right address for those in search of something special. The Performance Studio in Affalterbach develops and produces individual AMG vehicles and exclusive small series; the SLS, the SLS Roadster and the supremely sporty Black Series vehicles enjoy something approaching legendary status. The AMG high-performance brand is in its element on the race track – the SLS AMG GT3 has also been deployed in customer racing since 2011.
Mercedes-AMG GmbH currently employs a workforce of 1000 at its plant in Affalterbach. AMG’s professionalism is defined by its pursuit of high performance as embodied in its vehicles, coupled with a due commitment to precision and respect in keeping with the brand motto of “Driving Performance.”