The new generation of the popular SL-Class made by Mercedes-Benz has leaked in a brochure, showing us its appealing lines and new exterior design.
As you can see from the image above, the front fascia of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL is almost identical to the one fitted on its smaller brother, the SLK, which has debuted in March, at the Geneva Motor Show. Even if the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has recently leaked in a brochure, the German based automaker is keeping extra details a secret, but we won’t have to wait too long until the model will be officially launched.
Even if there’s no official word on the new generation of the SL from the German based automaker, Mercedes-Benz is planning to adopt an aluminum intensive design which is supposed to drop the weight of the roadster by 140 kilograms or 310 pounds compared to the current model. Besides losing some important weight, the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL will become 20 percent more rigid thanks to hydroformed beams and chilled cast longitudinal members.
The 2012 SL is expected to come with a new system called the Magic Vision Control which will integrate the windshield washer nozzles into the wiper blades to ensure that the fluid won’t be sprayed into the cabin when the top will be dropped. The new Front Bass sound system will also be fitted onto the 2012 SL with its two subwoofers mounted in the footwells for improved audio quality. Sadly there’s no word yet on the possible powerplants which might make it onto the new generation of the SL but Mercedes-Benz says that the fuel efficiency will be improved by 30 percent.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be officially presented on January 9, 2012, at the Detroit Motor Show, and the German based automaker will announce all of its specifications at the North American event.