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Powerful new Mercedes-Benz V8 models bring serious muscle to Bahrain

Bahrain: Monday, February 11 - 2013 @ 15:42

Four new V8 models – with a combined horsepower of 1,686hp – include the freshly launched flagship seven seater SUV GL 500, built around the modern Arab family and propelled by 435hp.

The 408hp ML 500 luxury off-roader, launched earlier this year, seamlessly meets performance with sophistication, whilst the segment creating CLS 500 turns heads with its second generation four door coupé style and 408hp.

For those that crave the pure automotive joy delivered by open top luxury sports roadsters, the SL 500 packs 435hp and the latest innovative technologies.

The flagship seven seater GL 500: Built around the modern Arab family
The award winning large size SUV occupies the top position amongst luxury off-road vehicles and is built around the modern Arab family with its seven seats, best in class engine, powerful performance, space, refinement and cutting edge technologies. The powerful new GL 500 4MATIC V8 Biturbo engine produces 435 hp, roughly 12% more power than its predecessor’s 388 hp. At the same time, torque has been increased from 530 to 700 newton metres – a 32% increase.

The M-Class: Performance meets sophistication
Now available in Al Haddad Motors showrooms in Bahrain, the 408 hp ML 500’s V8 Biturbo engine propels the mean machine to 100km/h in just 5.7 seconds. Permanent all-wheel drive ensures every ounce of its 600 Nm of torque and power is unleashed, whilst delivering excellent driving dynamics on both sand and tarmac.

Graeme Newport, General Manager – Al Haddad Motors, said, “With the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz ML 500 at our showrooms, we can now offer the muscle to go with the stunning looks of the new M-Class to our customers looking for V8 power and performance from an SUV in Bahrain. The ML 500’s introduction will help build on the success we’ve already seen with the ML 350 and adds a further stallion to our stable.”

The SL 500: Lightweight, athletic, luxurious
12% more powerful than the previous model, the new twin turbo V8 in the SL 500 develops 435 hp and 700 of torque despite some 0.8 litres less displacement, delivering a dynamic driving experience encompassing both luxury and nimble athleticism. Constructed for the first time with a full aluminium bodyshell, the SL 500 races to the 100 km/h mark from a standstill in just 4.6 seconds, which is eight tenths quicker than the previous SL 500.

Graeme Newport, General Manager – Al Haddad Motors, said, “The appeal of the new SL to our driving purist customers is clear. Powerful while accelerating, effortlessly superior across all speeds and nimble on winding roads – the new SL provides no end to driving pleasure.”

Trend setting innovations to the new SL Roadster include the unique Frontbass system, which features clear, crisp bass sounds to create concert hall ambience.

The CLS 500: The iconic four door coupé
The CLS four door coupé made fashionable jaws drop when it first debuted in 2003. Creating a new category that combined the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the comfort and functionality of a saloon, the CLS was quickly established as the ultimate must-have style statement for chic drivers across Bahrain and the Middle East. Not just a pretty face, the four door coupé possesses increased performance and torque compared with previous model. The CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY V8 engine develops 408 hp and 600nm of twist, reaching 100km/h from a standstill in just 5.2 seconds, V8 Mercedes-Benz models are available to view now at Al Haddad Motors showrooms in Bahrain.

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