2012 Detroit: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class drops top in Motor City

  • Key Competitors: BMW 6-Series Convertible, Jaguar XK, Audi S5 Cabriolet, Porsche 911 Cabriolet, Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster.
  • Power: Bi-Turbo 4.7L direct-injected V8 with stop/start 429 hp.
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted shifters.
  • Performance: 0-60 in 4.5 seconds (est.).
  • Pricing: TBA.
  • Availability: Spring 2012.

Mercedes-Benz earlier today revealed to the world one of their most iconic cars at the 2012 North American International Auto Show: the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL drop-top.

Overall, the Mercedes-Benz SL is now lighter, faster and better looking than the outgoing model and also features some new technology including the FrontBass feature – which turns the SL into a concert hall with the top up or down.

Prices for the model will be announced closer to launch.

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– By: Omar Rana