Mercedes-Benz USA is show the redesigned SL at the Annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance this seekend. Mercedes-Benz celebrates 60 years of the iconic SL-Class by featuring the all-new 2013 SL, which evokes the design and performance attributes from the past 60 years including an innovative aluminum bodyshell that weighs nearly 300 pounds less than its predecessor, hitting home its SL "Super Light" designation that was set forth in 1952 with the W194 300SL racecar. Unveiled in 1954 at the "International Motor Sports Show" in New York was the 300 SL "Gullwing"Coupe, a road version of the 300 SL competition car. Production started late in 1954 and over the course of three years only 1400 examples were built. The 300 SL continues to be sought after by collectors for its iconic design and technical innovation.
Packed with innovative technology, the 2013 SL550 is powered by an efficient and refined new V8 engine that delivers up to 14 percent better fuel economy while producing more power.
In addition to the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, two models from the Mercedes-Benz family of SUVs will be on display, including restyled 2013 GLK with new interior, which is headed for showrooms in the US this summer and the all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is the leading luxury full-size SUV, which the automaker says offers the comfort of a full-sized sedan. By Joseph Szczesny