Little by little, we are getting more definitive glimpses of the soon-to-be released 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Planned to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show this coming September, the sixth-generation SL prototype was recently seen in the company of some of its market competitors, namely an Aston Martin Vantage and an XK Jaguar. Although the pictures reveal the general contours of the car, there are not enough detail pics yet to make comparisons with the previous generation or with its current siblings.
We do know that the SL is lighter than the previous iteration because of its use of carbon fiber and reinforced plastic components. As with other current Mercedes models, a wide range of powerplants will be offered, among them a 3.5-litre V6 and a range-topping 4.6-litre biturbo V8. With the latter choice, it would seem safe to assume that an AMG version is in our future.