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2009 Mercedes SL-Class

Mercedes new generation SL-Class will make its world debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The new generation brings a new design, more sportier and better performance, and also a new entry-level model and a new engine for the SL350.
The 2009 SL-Class features a new front-end design featuring as its centerpiece a wide and, therefore, very dominant radiator grille whose V-shape symbolizes sporty virtues such as forwards thrust and performance potential.
More details about the new SL-Class can be found here.
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Not bad, although I'm not sure how much impact that big pimpin grill will have.

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It's just plain ugly.

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The car looks great! Can't figure out those headrest though, they look like the starwars robots. Why the screen in the back facing an area where no one can sit?
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The car looks great! Can't figure out those headrest though, they look like the starwars robots. Why the screen in the back facing an area where no one can sit?
What screen are you talking about?

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They aint tv screens.

AIRSCARF: Mercedes invention extends the open-air season

The long list of systems that help to provide an outstanding level of comfort in the roadster includes a further innovation in the new-generation SL. AIRSCARF - the neck-level heating system developed and patented by Mercedes engineers - is so called because it distributes air at just the right temperature through the head restraints, forming a warm, invisible "scarf" around the driver and front passenger.

This Mercedes-Benz invention allows the occupants to enjoy open-air driving pleasure for longer and even more often than before. The roadster season lasts until well into the winter months as AIRSCARF provides the SL occupants with all the warmth they need.

The optionally available heating system, which celebrated its world premiere in the SLK Roadster in 2004, has been modified by the Mercedes engineers for the new SL generation. Now the blower and heating are incorporated in the head restraints of the integral seats: two small ventilators suck in air behind the head restraints and channel it through the electric heating element to ensure rapid heating. The temperature-controlled air then flows out of special openings on the front of the head restraints and warms the occupants’ head and neck areas. Both driver and passenger can select the heating temperature using a three-position switch in the door lining; the system then controls the desired temperature automatically depending on the speed at which the car is being driven.
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Looks good, I like how MB is going with a more aggressive front end this year. Bmw has been doing that for while and i think that was a good part of there popularity. The overall shape of the car is really nice for the new year but i especially like the front.
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thanks for the info on the screens, I took a quick look at them and made an ASSumption. If you look closely you can see the actual fan blades.....dont like that! otherwise I think the new front end makes the car look lower, wider and more aggressive

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