Saturday, February 16, 2008

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR Review

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR

Mercedes-Benz offers a very nice roadster of its own, the SL, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary. At prices ranging from $ 96000 to $ 188000, the most efficient model SL65 AMG comes with a supercharged V12 engine. Mercedes also has a deep-rooted commitment technical partnership with McLaren Technologies, which in the Formula One racing engine Mercedes-Benz, and this relationship have already arisen from the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and cutting performance of the 722 SLR cut version. The market has learned that the two companies, it is now time for the ultimate Mercedes-Benz roadster, just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary. In round figures, the price of this amazing roadster will be $ 495000, with destination and delivery charges of $ 2750.

Mercedes-Benz does not have a rear-mid-engine supercar in its range as Ferrari and Lamborghini and Porsche do, so he chose to create, with a lot of technical assistance, and the assembly by McLaren, England, a kind of Long nose, short-deck first mid-engine supercar. The engines were built in Germany by Mercedes-Benz in the home and studio of high performance, the AMG, and shipped to England to be installed in these organizations very special.

The roadster bodies are completely new, not cut-down versions of the SLR coupe bodies. They are entirely made of three layers of carbon fiber in the race for McLaren shop. In carbon fiber reinforced plastic or CFRP, is about five times stronger than steel to crush (or crash) situations, about half the weight. (It is also much more expensive.) The body in one piece, then with a huge V-shaped aluminum girder on each side that is attached to the front of the firewall to bring the engine, transmission, front suspension and steering. The carbon fibre wings and the bonnet full body.

The 626 horses supercharged 5.5 litre V8 nestles under the long, long hood, breathing directly through the star of Mercedes-Benz in the nose of the car, and escaped through a pact mounted l 'before exhaust system that leaves from the bottom edges of wings before. This does three things. It works very well for emissions, while retaining catalytic converters warm. It helps to better breathing engine at high speed. It eliminates a lot of pipes and mufflers under the car, which has a flat bottom for clean aerodynamics. Oh, and four, it is the sound of the V8 engine very close to the cockpit, where it can be appreciated. Read on to lead our impressions to see what we thought of it all.

A glance would tell anyone that the proximity SLR Roadster is something very special, a legitimate 200 mph car. From this point of long, pointed nose and front spoiler on the side exhaust pipes, functional hood vents and fender vents and scissors doors, there is very little front-engine cars that carry with them all kind of visual impact, and two of them are SLR cuts.

The main differentiator is the tight, closely designed convertible top. Once the lock is released and the button, a second push of the button will automatically store and hide it in a simple top 10 seconds. Establish the top is even simpler than that. When the top is down, the decibel from the front fender-mounted exhaust pipes go way, way, but that is part of the car and part of the charm of what you pay for a exoticar like .

The rear bodywork behind convertible top contains a well air brake automatic, which works like the ones used on Mercedes-Benz race cars of the 1950's, which raises automatically will help slow the car and keep the Rear stable in the event of emergency braking. Bedrock roadster rear of a built-in undertray to control airflow and add high-speed stability as well.

The reflex of the extensive list of standard equipment includes semi-aniline leather upholstery fitted to a pair of carbon fibre and bucket seats that can be adapted for the driver and front passenger using different sizes seat pads ; dual-zone automatic air conditioning; A premium sound Bose, a sports multifunction steering wheel with gear-shift paddles, and a navigation system with an AM / FM radio and CD changer-compiled with.

Do not look for a big fancy polished chrome, wood or inside the SLR, because no. This is a very athletic inside, mostly with black, brushed finish on most metal parts that are not erupt in the eye in full sun with the top down. Our silver test car had a black interior with a sort of terra cotta red accent plate, and he was quite satisfied, focusing on the provision of necessary data for the driver, as quickly and clearly as possible by the means of two pods central instrument in the highlands The scoreboard dashboard.

Wow! Would a good place to start, followed by the spirit and the heart-pounding-bending. Although Mercedes-Benz cites a 0-62 mph (0-100 km / h) time of only 3.8 seconds, or about three heart beat, he feels even faster than that, and it will just continue roadworthy, and faster and faster, until you reach a speed of about 200 mph, depending on the winds. Power delivery is very smooth and very linear, more a turbine or a jet engine piston. He is assisted in his mission with a five-speed automatic transmission with three modes of travel, Comfort, Sport and Manual, with a manual by using either the floor shifter or steering wheel mounted paddles for manual movement. In the manual mode, there are three other choices to upshift and downshift speeds, Sport, and Supersport Race.

The manner in which the engine and transmission were centered weight and lowered in the chassis gives the SLR roadster is a built-in the desire to turn left or right very quickly thanks to the quick ratio power steering system. The race quality dual-arm front and rear suspension systems combine with extremely rigid body and chassis to give the beautiful SLR identify the direction and handling en route situations.

If you have half a million dollars uncommitted elsewhere, and if you want a lot of car says a lot about you and the level of performance you need in life, in business, in the automobile and transport, the Mercedes-Benz SLR Roadster Make a grand entry, like few other cars in automotive history. Yet it is not in a bad mood or persnickety uncomfortable or very long, readers who wander through the countryside. But this car is also about pulling the country clubs, first of films, sporting events, restaurants and night-clubs with the top and oozing panache of each molecule. Great car all around.

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1 comment:

Jake said...

One of the best supercars ever made! :) That was a very nice review! Nice post...

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