2013 Mercedes-Benz SL with Eric Linder

Eric Linder is the Assistant Product Manager for the Mercedes-Benz SL. Linder talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the new Mercedes-Benz SL.

How is Mercedes going to meet the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy?

Eighty-nine percent of the new SL is constructed from aluminum. What does that mean for fuel economy?

Who are the competitors?

There is a V8 direct injection bi-turbo that Linder talks about, and the metallic matte black, that I just loved.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.