Spy Shots of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

Armin Hodzic April 22, 2010

The all new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class is underway and as of now they are testing it on the oval racetrack. This prototype 2013 SL-Class was recently spied lapping the Nurburgring and hanging out with the current-generation SL. Although the vehicles appearance is a lot different. They look like a camouflage  vehicle or Batman’s bat mobile.

This new Mercedes Benz has a different look compared to the older models. The new SL is expected to draw styling cues from the the model line’s range-topping SLS AMG, including the nearly 90-degree grille and vertically-opposed headlights.

Comparisons with the current SL – built on a platform now some nine years old – the spied test car appears to carry a lower, wider stance, pointing to sportier intentions. While it is far too early to know specific technical details, the new SL-Class is likely to be built on a light aluminum space frame chassis, leading to a kerb weight much improved over the current model’s 1750kg to 2050kg.

In regards to it’s engine, power is expected to come from a choice of either a V6 or V8 engine, depending on spec, trim and price. The new car is also expected to share many of its components with the SLS AMG, including suspension and the SLS AMG’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The all-new model is not expected to arrive in showrooms until mid to late 2012. But definitely it’s worth the wait.

via: TMR

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