With summer fast approaching, Mercedes has decided to test the 2012 SL with the Roof down for the first time!
The prototype reveals the SL’s classic proportions and folding-metal roof. The front features a long bonnet highlighting the SLS-inspired grille.
Under the hood, engine options will include a 3.5-liter V6 with 300 hp and 368 Nm of torque as well as an twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8 that develops 429 hp and around 700 Nm of torque. The SL63 AMG is rumoured to use the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that produces 544 PS (400 kW / 536 hp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque which in theory will leave the 2012 BMW M5 wanting more power.
All we can say is with the AMG C Coupe Black Series in development is, Way to go Mercedes!
Another year and another Mercedes SL wearing scantily dressed camouflage,getting ready for its catwalk at this years Frankfurt Motorshow in September.
And that means that it is losing more and more camouflage for each time we see it. And loosing camouflage means also revealing more and more details. As we can see the front end reminds a lot of the just released Mercedes SLK with its more upright positioned wideband grille and we also notice the glass roof known from the SLK, Magic Sky Control. That’s a variable-tint roof, at a touch of a button it can be made either transparent or darkened.
Under the hood the range of petrol engines starts with a 305 hp, 3.5 liter V6 followed by the SL 500 with its 435 hp strong V8. And of course there will be at least one AMG version with around 500-500 hp
Inside we will find a more user friendly cockpit with better ergonomics and more space for the driver and passenger.
Here are some of the Oldest spy shots of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL model, always makes me giggle when people claim headlines for old spyshots this car was spotted back in November 2009 wearing the same Camouflage
So here are the better & more clearer pictures of the 2012 Mercedes SL from the Archives at Pistonspy, People really need to try harder……….
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL will debut at the earliest sometime in 2011.