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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL coupe and GT Black Series Review - The seventh-generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL cars will certainly be based upon the exact same bases as the hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT supercar in order to grant the huge roadster with better efficiency-- inning accordance with a brand-new record from the UK. A write-up by Autocar claims sales of the SL remain in decrease, so Mercedes-Benz is aiming to its AMG adjusting arm to offer the huge roadster an efficiency increase and also ideally a sales increase too. It's thought the business has actually straightened the advancement of the next-generation SL keeping that of the recently-revealed Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, that made its launching at this year's Paris electric motor program.
The cooperation will certainly profit both sides, as Autocar states it enables AMG to funnel sources right into even more by-products of the GT, consisting of an also meaner Black Collection version that will certainly rest over the GT R-- which just recently established a steaming warm lap time at the Nurburgring race course. When it releases, most likely around 2019, the brand-new SL will certainly take on the GT's longitudinally-mounted engine format as well as rear-mounted transaxle for maximum weight circulation.
The British magazine claims experts from the task have actually validated the brand-new SL will certainly additionally include an aluminium body framework as well as carbon-fibre torque tube from the GT, which must assist to dramatically decrease weight, together with boosting efficiency as well as economic situation. An additional weight-saving step is the button from a folding aluminium roofing-- which has actually been an SL attribute for a years-- back to a folding textile roof covering. For the very first time because its 4th generation, the brand-new Mercedes-Benz SL could be supplied with the alternative of a soft top or a dealt with roofing.
Keeping that in mind, it's likewise feasible Mercedes-Benz will certainly take on the 'sports car' and also 'cabriolet' names that it has actually related to variations of its core array, consisting of the C-Class, E-Class as well as S-Class. The brand-new SL will likely be used with the business's brand-new 'M 256' 3.0-litre inline-six gas engine full with an incorporated electrical starter electric motor that permits a brief power increase.
Various other systems anticipated to function are both the 375kW/700Nm 'M 176' 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 seen in the AMG GT S as well as C63 S, in addition to the uprated 450kW/800Nm 'M 177' variation that was introduced with the brand-new E63 S-- which are claimed to change both the 335kW/700Nm 4.7-litre twin-turbo V8 in the existing SL500 together with the 430kW/900Nm 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 in the SL63.
It's uncertain whether there will certainly be followers to the SL600 and also SL65, which are used in abroad markets, as their twin-turbocharged V12 engines might not fulfill ever-tightening exhausts guidelines. The higher-output M177 V8 is most likely to successfully change these designs, inning accordance with an unrevealed resource acquainted to the task.
" From a photo perspective, it would certainly be a wonderful loss to the SL to do without the V12," they stated to Autocar. "Nevertheless, the brand-new V8 gives impressive efficiency as well as economic situation-- as well as there is still more ahead from it in the future."