The good folks over at Mercedes-AMG are known for luxury and performance. Today the automaker is back with its entry-level SL 43. The vehicle arrives just months after the flagship SL 55 and SL 63 V8 models. The SL 43 may be a base model, but it doesn’t lack in performance. The ride comes equipped with Formula 1-derived technology. The SL 43 is powered by a two-liter four-cylinder engine and a 48-volt-supported electric exhaust gas turbocharger. The combination results in 381 HP, 480 Nm of torque, and a small 14 HP boost depending on the driving situation.
The volt technology allows the car to operate as a hybrid of sorts. The ride includes Mercedes-Benz EQ drive capabilities such as gliding mode and energy recovery. The nine-speed automatic is smooth and slick, which means the SL 43 hits 62 MPH in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 170 mph.
As for styling and looks, the car stays the same as the flagship models. The exterior features new front and rear aprons as well as round instead of angular double tailpipe trims. 19” rims are standard, though 20” and 21” are also available. A fabric roof is standard, which differentiates the new SL from the hardtops of the past. Inside, the car has the latest MBUX screens and tech, with luxurious amenities throughout.
Take a closer look at the Mercedes-AMG SL 43 in the images and head over to Mercedes-AMG to find out more. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more automotive news coming soon.
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