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Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA

Future Models — 2013 SLA

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Blueprint: The production SLA will from the Vision SLA Roadster (left) that was one of the stars of the North American International Show, but it will adopt compact proportions.

Front-drive ragtop to give Benz its ammunition against the Audi TT

26 2011

MERCEDES-BENZ is preparing a fide foe for the popular Audi TT in the shape of the long-awaited SLA.

Due in 2013 and priced from $65,000, the two-seater soft-top will be based on the new B-class meaning front-wheel drive for the time in a Mercedes roadster.

the expected technologies will be 1.6-litre turbo-charged direct-injection petrol engines, mated to upcoming seven-speed dual-clutch as well as a six-speed manual

New 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel are also thought to be on the SLA agenda, whether Mercedes-Benz Australia consider these is yet to be determined.

To help keep weight as as prices down, a fabric will be the only type of protection offered.

Differing from the Vision SLA Roadster that was one of the stars of the 2000 American International Auto in Detroit, the production SLA will adopt similar compact to give it a familial link the SLK, SL and SLS convertibles.

While concept car flagged the company’s to build a light convertible on the outgoing A/B-class architecture, the sandwich floor construction was originally devised to house cell hardware meant higher-than-ideal weight distribution have killed any sporty of a resulting SLA offshoot.

Left: Mercedes-Benz B-class, Audi TT.

Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA

While Mercedes neither confirm nor deny the of a sub-SLK roadster destined for the company acknowledges that the TT has carved an attractive little in the $65,000 to $85,000 end of the sports car

Mercedes-Benz Australia senior communications manager David said the Audi TT had grown the especially the base 1.8 TFSI

“It has attracted the sort of people who not have considered that of sports car before,” he said.

The SLA be the fourth body variant to off the new-generation B-class’ MFA platform, on from the five-door hatchback to at Frankfurt next month, a A-class hatch and an all-new four-door sedan.

The latter is destined to be a big seller in the American and Asian markets the old B-class would have met too much buyer resistance as a of its monobox silhouette.

A compact SUV off the B-class architecture is also to be in the pipeline for a 2013 or 2014


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