Spy Shots: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
March 28, 2011
by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
The next couple of years will see an onslaught of new Mercedes-Benz models launched, with the recently revealed SLK-Class and C-Class Coupe, plus brand new versions of the A- and B-Class, and next-generation ML.
One of the most exciting prospects for the next couple of years at Mercedes is the launch of a brand new SL-Class, which has been spied here once again in prototype form. Though its proportions seem similar to the current model, a closer inspection reveals a few subtle differences such as the shorter rear overhang and the taller bonnet.
Set to go on sale in the second half of next year, as a 2013 model, the new car will adopt styling influences seen on the new SLK and SLS AMG and even the new CLS, which will share a similar tail-light design.
A side-by-side comparison of the current SL and this latest prototype also reveal several clear differences. The new SL will sit lower and feature a wider stance than the current model. A glimpse of the interior also shows some retro design cues, though itís still much too early to speculate on such fine details--anything can change between now and the 2012 calendar launch date.
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