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Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR

Selected model details: Vision SLR (Germany)


SLR: the Silver Arrow of

DaimlerChrysler announces the Mercedes-Benz SLR

Super sports car for the 21st

• Development and production at Cars Ltd.

• investment of approx. € 200

• Bodywork made of fibre and high-tech materials

Design with traditional and styling elements

Stuttgart DaimlerChrysler today announced it has entered into an agreement for the and production of the Mercedes-Benz SLR with Cars Ltd. The two companies invest a total of approx. 200 million in this project. The will reflect the heritage, and styling of Mercedes-Benz and will be utilising the latest state-of-the-art techniques at the new TAG McLaren facilities under construction in Woking, The market launch of this sports car is scheduled for the year

Through the concept of the Mercedes-Benz DaimlerChrysler and McLaren intend to the transfer of technology and image their successful Formula 1 to series production, while at the time reviving the myth of the Arrows with this sports car. In the opinion of the segment of top-class sports at which the Mercedes-Benz SLR is aimed almost double during the five years and reach an volume of approx. 2,500 DaimlerChrysler expects to be able to up to 20 percent of the demand in this The major markets for the Mercedes-Benz SLR be the USA, Europe, Japan and East.

Hubbert: ”The for 21st Century sports

Prof. Jürgen Hubbert, the board member responsible for passenger cars: ”By and producing the Mercedes-Benz SLR, we once again underline our leading position in the field of innovations. The Mercedes-Benz SLR is an incomparable of the brand’s characteristic design, innovation and unparalleled safety, and performance in this way, it become the benchmark for 21st sports cars. McLaren is the partner for us to develop and produce the SLR in close cooperation.”

Ron Dennis, Director of the TAG McLaren Group: announcement represents one of the most milestones in the development of the TAG McLaren It is, of course, our intention to bring the level of focus to bear on project which has seen us success with Mercedes-Benz in One. I am sure the SLR will the total commitment to excellence both our companies constantly to achieve.”

Bodywork made of materials

With the decision in of series production of the Mercedes-Benz the Stuttgart-based brand returns to the of the legendary Gran Turismo. The will continue the tradition of the Silver Arrows from and will secure pole among tomorrow’s high-performance cars with ground-breaking innovations adopted from 1.

Like the current McLaren racing car which carries the star, the super sports car have a bodywork made of an combination of carbon fibre and high-performance materials which maximum rigidity and occupant at a weight that will set the in this category. Exemplary stability and safety will be by features such as optimum advanced electronic control and fibre-reinforced ceramic brakes.

values in terms of torque and speed

The Mercedes-Benz SLR will be by a V8 engine with an output of than 400 kW/544 HP. The car has a target of 1,400 kilograms, which permit top-class acceleration and Equipped with a supercharger and a water-based charge air cooler, the will develop a maximum of more than 700 Newton upwards of 4000/min.

Front in Formula 1 design, gullwing reminiscent of the 300 SL

The fascinating bodywork clearly identifying the super car as a Mercedes-Benz, is characterised by the balanced of traditional and modern styling The front section with characteristic ”four-eye face”, front and distinctive double at the lower tip of the front end reflects the of the current McLaren Mercedes Arrow design. The design of the hood and fenders newly features of the SL sports cars the Fifties. Likewise, the gullwing which open automatically by of gas-pressure springs, are a modern-day of the legendary Silver Arrows the launched in the Fifties.


Front design of the McLaren-Mercedes 1 racing car

Powerful contours in the of the legendary SLR sports cars

in crashes and light-weight construction carbon fiber and aluminum

brake system and ceramic discs

V8 compressor engine 410 kW/557 hp

Mercedes-Benz is reshaping the technology and of its successful Silver Arrows. On of the international Auto Show in the premium marque in the new DaimlerChrysler is presenting the study of a Gran for the 21st century which stylistic elements of the current 1 Silver Arrow and the SLR sports car the 1950s into a new fascinating Its name: Vision SLR.

The front section with the nose and the typical double takes the Formula 1 racing car which Mika Häkkinen won the world championship as its model, a concept which is repeated on the body and in the interior. These 1 looks harmonize with the double headlights of the typical four-eyed design which in the Vision SLR in a new, unusual

The long and extended hood, the sweep of the wings and the gull-wing of the Vision SLR are based on the stylistic of the legendary SL models from the and their SLR racing variants, in Juan Manuel Fangio, Caracciola and Stirling Moss from one victory to the next.

this successful transfer of car attributes to a roadworthy Gran the Vision SLR displays ideas will influence the appearance of Mercedes sports cars.

New of a sports car interior

The interior as in the study is dominated by the wide, curved central console its round controls as well as the spoiler shape in front of the and front passenger. They the usual instrument panel symbolizing the modern, light-weight of the Gran Turismo. The cockpit of two round aluminum-rimmed instruments recall expensive chronometers. (carbon fiber) bucket an oval steering wheel and modern information systems as the Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND) are included in the additional features of the sporty interior.

technology for optimum driving

The Vision SLR points the way to Mercedes cars of the future in the field of too. The body consists of a of fiber reinforced materials and which, in addition of exemplary stability, is characterized by a weight of about 40 percent in comparison to the steel construction.

For the first the two-door car uses an electro-hydraulic system which calculates pressure by means of sensors and depending on the driving situation, clear safety advantages cornering and on slippery surfaces. the electronically controlled brakes can be with particular sensitivity to a comfortable ride. The brake of the Vision SLR also represent an they consist of fiber ceramics and are capable of withstanding loads. The front and rear are primarily made of aluminum by The front headlights, with light systems and a new type of LED, automatically track the angle and adapt to the given situation. This clearly illumination of the carriageway when and turning.

Acceleration from 0 to 100 in 4.2 seconds

The long hood of the SLR conceals an enhanced design of the 5.5 V8 engine. A compressor and water mean that the eight-cylinder peak performance of 410 kW/557 hp and maximum torque of 720 Newton at 4000 rpm.

This turns the Gran Turismo a powerful performer: it accelerates zero to 100 km/h in only 4.2 and from zero to 200 km/h in seconds. Top speed is 320 km/h.


World champion’s Turismo

-Memories of the legendary SL cars of the 1950s

-Stylistic of current Formula 1 racing

Juan Manuel Fangio, Moss, Rudolf Caracciola, Kling — men who made history. In the mid-1950s they sat the wheel of one of the most successful cars of all time: the Mercedes-Benz 300 ancestor of the legendary SL gull-wing

Eight cylinders, 2982 cc, 310 hp and a top of 290 km/h — these are of the figures which characterize Silver Arrow, a car which in was the first to cross the finishing in all races of any note: Mille Targa Florio, Tourist Eifel race as well as in the Prix of Argentina, Belgium, England and Italy.

Using successful car as a basis, the then of Passenger Car Testing, Rudolf designed a coupé version combined the design and technology of the 300 SL, which went into in 1954, with the SLR. fast touring car did honor to his 1115 kilograms light and 276 hp the so-called Uhlenhaut-Coupé took 6.8 seconds to accelerate from to 100 km/h and reached a top speed of 272 One of the most exciting cars built by Mercedes, is how the specialist Ludvigsen described the coupé, and the Automobil Revue waxed about more than its performance characteristics during a drive in 1956: The engine with a short push on the button. It emits an ear-splitting made up of the clatter of the valves and the pump as well as the humming of the

Nevertheless, the fast SLR coupé entered series production. The for such a robust Gran was not yet ripe in the mid 1950s, the Stuttgart car thought, so that it was soon particularly as one year later the car took leave of motor for a considerable period of time.

Visions of the Gran Turismo of the

43 years later: the Mercedes Arrows are back. Millions of fans celebrated as Mika drove past the finishing with his McLaren-Mercedes MP 4-13 in the Suzuka as Formula 1 champion in November 1998.

Memories — including of the legendary SLR and its version with the gull-wing Influenced by the successful involvement in 1, such car ideas of long ago become current again: the Turismo is back on the Mercedes-Benz at least in the form of a study: SLR by name.

Designers, engineers, planners are building a car which the top of its class in every respect. A car such as can only be developed by an manufacturer with the greatest in the world. A powerhouse which is for the future with stylistic from the past and the present, is setting trends for the Gran of the next century with technical innovations.

No doubt it. With the GT study, the Stuttgart is once again displaying its and experience in the construction of thoroughbred cars. The study combines and knowledge, as is evident not only in the innovations, impressive power and driving performance, but also the assurance of the highest degree of safety and everyday usefulness. then, which are typical of the and which mark the Vision SLR without a shadow of doubt as

For tradition also carries an


Power signals

spoiler and front of Formula 1 Arrow

-Gull-wing doors of the SL the 1950s in a modern interpretation

with visionary sports car

The formula Tradition plus the plus innovation = Vision SLR the correct answer above all in the way that the design of the sports car has developed. For the lines of the Gran makes use of elements both the SL and SLR coupé of 1955 and from the Formula 1 Silver Arrow, them in a new and modern way. Mercedes-Benz is looking to the future the Vision SLR, pointing the way for the cars of tomorrow.

Its identity of the SLR as a Gran Turismo from a company with a great is revealed above all from a perspective — albeit in a new interpretation. For instead of the expected shroud, the striking arrow-shaped tip of Häkkinen’s and David Coulthard’s Arrow emerges from the It encloses the Mercedes star in this central position shows to which marque two-door car belongs.

Below are further typical stylistic from the world champion’s the double spoiler with the curved struts below the tip of the Just as it did in the Formula 1 Silver this double spoiler an important dual role at the of the Vision SLR, for it not only as stylistic identification but also aerodynamic tasks.

Family a face with four and Formula 1 attributes

The headlight as well as the double shape of the have a familiar yet new appearance. Two of the well-known four eyes of the merge into a single without, however, abandoning basic oval shape further evidence of the stylistic of this headlight design Mercedes-Benz presented for the first in 1995 in the E-Class.

The design of the SLR shows formal continuity in areas of the bodywork as well, as in the continuation of the spoiler theme, for which is repeated several between the headlights and tip of the hood, at the air on the hood as well as on the external frame. Also the distinctive 1 nose, the ridge of which along the extended hood to the is continued in the interior in the center

Front section: stretched and wings like bulging

The taut curves of the front make the onlooker curios and further inspection from a as well as a frontal perspective. the second design theme of the car becomes apparent: tradition. stylistic elements from the 300 SL of the bustle for attention in a new and progressive and declare in unmistakable fashion this car comes with a portion of power. Thus the curves of the wings hint at the power hidden under the skin in a manner which is as as it is elegant. Strikingly, but without the Vision SLR exercises its muscles; at fitness and taut to the last it stretches its body, ready to at any time.

Its proportions in silhouette are distinctive, consciously building on the of sports cars from years with its extremely hood, its tightly measured compartment and its short rear.

a composition of powerful lines and surfaces

The curves over the arches — once to make the wings wider in sports cars — now been harmoniously integrated the contours of the side section and its lines. The interplay between defined edges and soft represents the modern interpretation of traditional SL design elements.

The is true of the continuation of the vigorous on the hood and the front wings: they merge into the emphasize the width of the body and hold it together. Such are engaged in taut interplay the broad surfaces which as zones of formal stillness and the gaze of the onlooker to linger before continuing the journey of discovery.

Each detail of the tells its own particular story. The outlet grills on the front take up a typical SL and SLR theme, for They hid a pair of short, silencers on each side in the of this study of a sports which did their job after a In other words, the distinctive on the side of the body meant the power of the Silver Arrow could be heard — or could not be ignored. That is why the outlets belong to the traditional elements of modern Mercedes cars. Here form and are the same.

Where this of a visionary Gran Turismo by differs from its predecessors, is in the of the rear windscreen. Thin pillars which narrow the base enable the use of a wrap-around which optimises all-round

Rear: High boot lid for driving stability

The designers traditional stylistic elements current requirements in the rear of the SLR. A common element is the separation of the rear wings the boot lid. While the of the former Silver Arrows gently downwards, only the curve slightly downwards in the SLR, thus creating an flow of lines. The boot lid at its original level which not only the volume of the boot. more important in the eyes of the engineers was the fact that stylistic trick could be to produce a clear reduction in and air resistance of the body — in the interest of driving stability.

doors: Large angle of for ease of entry

The most and well-known characteristic of the legendary SL of and the SLR coupé of 1955 is used in the GT in a modern interpretation: the gull-wing They are no longer attached to the but to the front roof pillars and forward at an angle of 75 degrees to modern hinge technology. means a larger opening so the driver and passenger can comfortably get in and The Mercedes engineers also up something new for the legendary fold-out handles of the SL: if previously pressure on the handle was required to activate a folding mechanism, the driver powers up two electrical motors in the by remote control. They the handles by means of rack and angle gear drive and them again automatically getting in.

Instrument panel: shape and chronometer design

The gull-wing doors provide a of the interior of the Vision SLR, the of which is characterized above all by the center console in expensive look which is slightly on both sides. As continuation of the Formula 1 bulge of the hood, the console provides an unprecedented in terms of appearance between the and interior, transmiting the powerful of the front design and continuing it in a sweep at the rear of the vehicle.

The spoiler theme also an interesting continuation in the interior of the SLR; for instead of a conventional panel, silver-painted spoiler rise from the center With its light and graceful the cockpit design is consciously to essentials: no elaborations, no unnecessary — simply two round in the classic chronometer look, with their functional and precise geometry, provide a contrast to the soft curves of the Looking over the oval, steering wheel, the driver is in charge of both displays at all

Cockpit: new instrument technology color displays

The puritanical of the cockpits is deceptive, of course, both the round instruments and the console are equipped with the modern technology — the central display for the navigation to the COMAND color screen for CD player or TV reception which opens from the central when getting into the A new kind of technology has also it possible for the first time to the displays in the center of speedometer and rev The trick is that the indicators of the move on a transparent plastic which allows an unhindered of the displays.

The electronic starter, the for selecting the driving range of the transmission, the light switch and for the automatic air conditioning are grouped as round islands on the center The surface of the switches are anodized The lever for the practical tip shift of the speed automatic transmission is on the right side of the steering Slight pressure on the lever is and in the D position the transmission changes the driving ranges at lightning

Seating: carbon shell individually arranged upholstery

The ambiance of the Vision SLR also the absence of conventional interior such as cloth or wool Only the roof and the roof are lined with a special which fits in terms of and color with the sporty of the interior design.

The two light, carbon seats with special multi-layer fiber also have their in racing. As well as the conventional and length adjustment, it is also individually to adjust the angle of the the first time this has possible in a one-piece bucket Beyond that, special absorber units below the ensure additional comfort in of vibration. The task usually by the one-piece foam upholstery is here by several individual distributed over the seat and

This novel concept a further great advantage in to a weight saving of approximately 25 in comparison to conventional car seats: the of the cushions can be adapted to the requirements of the individual anatomy.


to the future

-Aluminum and reinforced materials for optimum safety

brake system as world

-High performance brake made of fiber reinforced

-Adaptive headlight system cornering beam

Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR

-557 hp compressor engine with cylinders

Light tubular construction, direct petrol five speed transmission in engineering terms the SLR high automobiles from the Mercedes-Benz were far ahead of their as early as the mid-1950s. The Vision SLR too is in the lane as regards its technical they are intended above else to serve one of the most principles of the Mercedes-Benz marque: leadership in the field of safety.

aim is achieved by the Stuttgart engineers in the Turismo with a carbon and aluminum chassis for example, provides not only optimum for driver and passengers, but also clear weight advantages. and fiber reinforced materials are in those places where provide the greatest benefit. the programmed deformable crumple at the front of the body is made of while the passenger cell is of fiber reinforced materials offer a safe survival due to their extreme durability in the most serious front and collisions.

As with all Mercedes cars, the engineers took of extreme loads such as a post impact in the crash of the Vision SLR too. A highly sill design reduces the to which the post penetrates in a crash and protects the passengers. A foam core inside the functions as an energy absorbing zone.

Light-weight construction is the the combination of aluminum and fiber materials makes the body of the SLR about 40 percent lighter conventional sports cars.

safety: braking by computer

Highly modern assistance on board the Vision SLR make easier and offer optimum safety in any situation. The new electro-hydraulic system (EHB), the idea of Mercedes-Benz is using here for the time, makes a major in this respect. EHB uses of the antilocking system (ABS) and the Stability Program (ESP) to the brake pressure in each situation. In other words, the system has also been fully for the first time the digital data network, electrical impulses from electronic control instruments and them into brake at lightning speed. In practice means that when the depresses the brake pedal, register brake pressure and the with which this is

Both measurement values are into electrical signals and on to the brake system control There the signals from the ABS sensor on the wheels as well as from the steering angle, rates and transverse acceleration which are part of the Electronic Program, arrive simultaneously via the CAN (Controller Area Network). At speed the EHB computer now uses information to calculate the optimum power for each wheel and four so-called wheel modulators which are combined in a unit. They provide the amount of pressure and pass it on to the by means of the brake pipes. In way the brakes can be applied singly and to each wheel.

EHB advantages: safety on bends and in wet conditions

The use of a sensors, a high-pressure reservoir and pressure modulators offers advantages:

-Brake power can be and applied individually to each so that optimum driving and stability is always ensured cornering, in wet conditions or when

-Electro-hydraulic brakes can build up pressure noticeably faster conventional brake systems so in dangerous situations the function of the assistant (BAS) is further

-If the system recognizes, for instance, brake action is being through fading it automatically the brake pressure.

-Short times and precise pressure by means of electro-hydraulic brake enable the even more use of the Electronic Stability Program

-Comfort during braking because the brake pressure is proportionally by the hydraulic valves above all if there is a large or when the antilocking system is in use on wet or carriageways.

The core of the electro-hydraulic system is a central hydraulic which is linked to the main cylinder, the pedal travel the four disc brakes and the EHB It replaces the normal brake unit, but is also used as the switching unit for the electronic program (ESP). An electric and a high pressure reservoir are used to help produce the brake power.

Brake ceramic instead of gray iron

The brake discs on the and rear axles of the Vision SLR show the technological vision of the Turismo: they are made of reinforced ceramics which are not 67 percent lighter than gray cast iron, but are characterized by very high resistance. After all, the temperature load of these ceramics lies between and 1600 degrees Celsius about double the value of cast iron brake That means less less unsprung weight and above all — a high of safety when braking at speeds.

Chassis: aluminum and special 20 inch tires

modern light-weight construction is a characteristic of the other components of the SLR chassis. For both the wheel elements and the integral carrier for the axle with four arms, as well as the components of the axle with space arms are made largely of sections.

The rear tires of the Turismo are a technical specialty has only just come on to the Mercedes-Benz has its low profile 285/30 R 20 supplied by its Formula 1 partner They are mounted on 10 J x 20 rims. On the axle the Gran Turismo of rolls along on tires dimensions 245/35 R 19 and rims 8.5 J x 19.

technology: adaptive headlight with new functions

A new type of system helps the man or woman at the of the Gran Turismo to adjust to the prevailing road or traffic in the dark; it consists of dipped full beam, full spot, town lights, fog cornering and turning beams.

means that the light adapt to the current driving For example when cornering: The headlights with Xenon automatically follow the steering and swivel five degrees in all This means a clear in the illumination of motorway bends large radii. Various LEDs, which are integrated the side flanks of the headlight are activated on country roads, in the or at junctions, depending on the steering

The Xenon projection headlights are used for dipped beam serve for full beam so the specialists refer to a bifunctional The trick is that the screens, precisely ensure the prescribed of the beam when dipped, fold away when beam is put on, thus ensuring illumination. In addition, two long-range beams are switched on.

As high-tech the front lights of the Vision SLR not hide behind reflectors. On the the Mercedes engineers have housings for the projection headlights are pleasing to the eye and recall the design of lenses.

Rear lights: LED on sections

The rear lights, pack a punch. Here ensure particular attention braking or turning. They are on two unsupported spoiler sections on side, one above the other, thus also fit in with the stylistic design of the GT study. The LED lights are situated behind sections and fill the whole of the two rear light units.

A light strip extends the rear bumper across the width of the body. Here the have housed the reversing and rear fog light — of them are illuminated by means of but high performance neon The rear number plate is using special foil

Dimensions: hood lengthened by 23

Compared to the Mercedes-Benz SL roadster, the car study is 65 millimeters longer, 66 wider and 46 millimeters lower. The are also different: the engineers lengthened the front of the car by 230 millimeters in with the SL and the passenger compartment has reduced by 130 millimeters. This the typical GT silhouette with the hood, symbolizing power and

The most important body in summary: Vision SLR

4564 mm


1247 mm

2660 mm

1600/1546 mm

The design of the sports car study its technical qualities in the wind the drag coefficient (cW value) comes to 0.29, the area of the section of the body to 2.039 meters. That produces an drag value (cW x A) of 0.599.

V8 engine with compressor and intercooler

For the sports car study, has undertaken further development on the V8 engine with the strongest of the S-Class, thus once demonstrating the high performance of this modern engine. In the SLR, the eight cylinder produces 410 kW/557 hp at 6500 rpm on the of 5496 cc and thus belongs to the performing engines in this The maximum torque of 720 Newton is produced at 4000 rpm but 580 Newton are available at as little as 2000

The sovereign surge of power is due to the use of a and a water intercooler with cooling circuit. The mechanical is driven by a toothed belt and can be of in the part-load range, which has a effect on fuel consumption. and water intercooler stand out their very compact This makes it possible to both components in between the two banks of the V8 engine.

Apart a special sports exhaust steering electronics adapted to the characteristics and a modified intake the V8 engine of the Gran Turismo all the characteristics which define the engine of the Mercedes-Benz marque.

-Three-valve technology for low exhaust to meet current and future limits.

-Staggered phase ignition for optimum fuel use and for a degree of effectiveness in exhaust gas

-Modern light-weight construction of and magnesium diecasting to reduce weight.

-New type of sleeve made of special alloy to reduce friction.

The important engine and performance of the Vision SLR at a glance: Vision SLR

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