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Mercedes-Benz SL: Coming with lightweight aluminium bodyshell

Mercedes-Benz SL

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL will receive a lightweight aluminium bodyshell.

Taking its namesake quite literally (Sport, Light), Mercedes has told us the new aluminium bodyshell sitting underneath the all-new SL weighs around 110kg lighter than a “comparable bodyshell”, and reduces the overall weight of the new car by 140kg over its predecessor. If you take the current SL500 as a base, you’re looking at a kerbweight of around 1770kg, even less for an SL350.