Mercedes-Benz has made it known that the upcoming generation of the SL roadster is nearing completion. The luxury automaker has even begun to release details and specs on the model, along with camouflage photos.
Some new photographs have recently turned up, this time without the disguise, leaked from what could very possibly be the actual 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL brochure. If they are the real deal, these photos show a model close in design to the SLK both inside and out, with some of its own differentiating details.
Tehcnical upgrades have been included for the 2013 SL, featuring its new engine lineup and new windshield cleaning technology, while some design notes have remained with elements like the retractable hard top.
As Mercedes has released, 89% the body is constructed of aluminum, making the SL 308 lbs. lighter than the 2012 version, although Benz kept steel in the A-pillars and opted for lighter magnesium at the rear.
Since photos are already out, Mercedes may give up more on the car before it’s scheduled release in January’s Detroit Motor Show.
– By: Alexandra Koken