Previously this week, Mercedes-AMS introduced a new entry-level edition of the all-new SL roadster. It will come with a four-cylinder gasoline motor geared up with an F1-inspired electrical turbocharger. An AMG roadster without a V8 underneath the hood could not sound tremendous enjoyable, but bear in brain the new SL43 hits 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers for every hour) in just 4.9 seconds. Mercedes has not verified its options about bringing the new foundation SL to the United States but at least the door isn’t going to look to be closed for now.
Automobile and Driver contacted the German automaker and questioned if it is heading to market the four-cylinder SL on the US sector. Mercedes did not give a organization affirmation but said the beautiful roadster “is at this time however beneath consideration for the US market.” That is surely not much to go by but at minimum it’s not a detrimental remedy.
If it gets the eco-friendly mild to be bought in the United States, the SL43 will certainly be a great deal far more reasonably priced than the V8-powered designs. Regretably, Mercedes has not produced pricing for the roadster nonetheless, but we estimate the SL55 will start out at all around $135,000, even though the array-topping SL63 will kick off at about $165,000. As for the SL43, a figure around $115,000 seems reasonable to us.
The new base model’s 2.-liter engine is recognized with an inner designation M139 and takes advantage of a one electric powered exhaust gasoline turbocharger with an electric motor connected to the turbocharger shaft. It spins that shaft up until eventually the exhaust gases acquire more than and continue to keep creating the improve like a traditional turbocharger.
The result from this magic trick is a peak output of 381 horsepower (284 kilowatts) and a decent 354 pound-feet (480 Newton-meters) of torque setting up at 3,250 rpm. There is a starter-generator technique that can add an excess 14 hp (10 kW) to the blend for small durations. A 9-velocity computerized gearbox sends all the electricity to the rear wheels exclusively.