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The Mercedes-AMG SL has gained a brand new entry-level variant that includes a turbocharger that the agency says is immediately derived from Formulation 1.

The rear-wheel drive SL 43 is powered by a 375hp, 480Nm, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. The mannequin additionally advantages from a 12hp increase from a 48V belt-driven starter-generator. As normal, the SL 43 is supplied with an electrical exhaust gasoline turbocharger, which Mercedes-Benz says is a world first for a series-production automobile. 

The expertise, which is similar because the one used on Mercedes-AMG F1 vehicles, provides a 4cm-thick electrical motor to the turbocharger shaft. It drives the turbocharger immediately which the carmaker claims, “considerably improves fast response from idle velocity and throughout the whole engine velocity vary.”

Mercedes-Benz says it gives the SL 43 with a dynamic driving expertise, optimising acceleration and accelerator enter. The expertise helps propel the automobile from 0-100kph in 4.9sec and on to a prime velocity of round 270kph. SL 43 fashions are additionally geared up with a nine-speed AMG Speedshift multi-clutch transmission.

Mercedes-Benz comes with rounded entrance and rear aprons. A set of 19-inch alloy wheels are fitted as normal, with an choice to swap it to 20-inch or 21-inch ones as an alternative.

Inside, normal tools consists of the agency’s MBUX infotainment, varied driver help methods, electrical, fake leather-based seats and black gloss inside trim with aluminium and carbon highlights. Costs haven’t but been revealed for the SL 43, however the mannequin will sit beneath the V8-powered SL 55 4Matic+, which produces 469hp, and the 577hp SL 63 4Matic+.

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