Mercedes AMG: Production of steering couplings
With its wing doors, the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is sure to be the dream of many car drivers. Mercedes-AMG GmbH describes their new super sports car with words such as "automotive fascination" and "high-tech at the highest level". But high-tech is not only required during the construction of the wing doors - the highest of standards also apply during production and quality control. For example, the steering coupling that is produced by DURA Automotive Systems Reiche GmbH is mounted manually and simultaneously subjected to strict quality controls. Modern measurement technology from HBM is used here.
With a peak performance of 420 kW, the 6.3 liter engine in the SLS AMG accelerates the 1,620-kg (3,564-pound) sports car from zero to 100 km/h (more than 62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds. At 317 km/h (about 197 mph), the electronics intervene and limit the top speed. The aluminum space-frame body with the wing doors, a seven-speed double coupling drive and the sports chassis with aluminum double wishbone axles all contribute to the corresponding driving dynamics. The SLS AMG is the first vehicle to be independently developed by Mercedes-AMG GmbH, and this super sports car is designated by them as their masterpiece in their 40 years of company history.