Scheduled to be unveil not till January’s North American International Auto Show (NAISA) in Detroit, though Mercedes-Benz been hard at work in letting people know about its new SL Class. In the pursuit of engineering excellences, the upcoming SL will be one with an all-aluminum chassis. Hydroformed, metal inert gas weld, chill casting, and vacuum casting, the dynamism of the hi-tech production process equals to a frame even more rigid than its steel predecessor. But because its aluminum, the car will be 308 lbs lighter than this year’s model, truly living up to the original intent of its classification as SL or Sport Light.
Additional to the new chassis and appearance, the SL will also include Magic Vision Control, a windshield wiper system with nozzles built in. Washing fluid can be dispense evenly now through a series of laser-etched holes. Another innovation is the FrontBass system. With sub-woofers mounted directly onto the chassis itself, M-B engineers claimed a sound characteristic that rivals a concert hall but within the confine of your car. Mercedes will disclose more details and innovations on its new SL Class as the official day of unveiling nears.