Is it hot in here...or is it just us?
still trying to mop up the drool that accumulated at our workstations
after we first saw a photo of this super hot automobile.
new-generation Mercedes-Benz SL coupe/roadster - the first in
over 12 years - went on sale March 1 at Mercedes-Benz dealerships
around the U.S. Perhaps the best-known Mercedes model ever, the
new SL convertible will mark the fifth generation of the highly
successful series, which began in 1954 with the legendary Gullwing
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL boasts the world's first electronic brake
system, in addition to ABC active suspension and ESP stability
control. The new SL is capped by a retractable hardtop, which
can be fully opened or closed in just 16 seconds.
electronic brake system - which provides faster, more sure-footed
brake response, especially in emergencies, features a computer
that tells four fast-acting valves exactly how hard to apply the
brakes on each wheel. A backup hydraulic master cylinder comes
into play only if there's an electrical failure.
one more safety note: the SL500 has an automatic rollbar that
pops up in just 0.3 second if it senses an impending rollover.
this can be yours at the bargain-basement price of $86,655.
least we have the photo to drool over.
for more information on teh Mercedes-Benz SL500.