Spy cameras have caught the next generation mule of Mercedes-Benz SL class. An overhaul of the outgoing model is due in 2012.
Though, the car is heavily disguised with cladding all over it, but it does give hints that future styling will be inspired by the design language of the F800 displayed by Mercedes at Detroit Auto Show this year. The same concept is believed to be a teaser for the highly anticipated new CLS.
Other Mercedes Benz models too are expected to follow and take design cues from the F800, especially the large front grille and three-pointed star emblem.
Spy pictures suggest that proportions of this new gen SL will be close to the current model. However, Mercedes aims to cut weight by using generous amounts of aluminum in its construction.
But the most interesting part of the news is that big brother SLS will provide the vital components such as the suspension, drive-trains, and electrical systems. Personally, I hope they share the engine too.