Mercedes color and trim manager on the new SL-Class interior [w/video]Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0800
Mercedes has released a video as part of the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, discussing interior design details of the new 2013 SL-Class.
In the video Nicola Ehrenberg-Uhlig, manager of color and trim for Mercedes-Benz, explains the choices made when the vehicle was designed and how the design team wanted to convey the car's personality via special materials.
Aviation is the theme for the new SL-Class, which in the designers' minds stood for clear design, functionality, speed and power. The design team aimed to make the theme move smoothly into the interior design.
The air vents in the car were designed to resemble jet engine turbines and the IP design was inspired by a wing profile.
The detailing is similar to the SLS and smaller SLK, with the repeated circular vents and centrally mounted monitor, something that is expected to proliferate throughout the brand's range.
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By Rufus Thompson