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SPIED! Mercedes-Benz SL

2010-12-03 07:05

SPIED: The new SL will retain much of its classic design

Our spies snapped up images of the new Mercedes-Benz SL and even managed to get a shot of the interior.

The SL is still undergoing testing and it will be two years before we’ll see the final product unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

In our spy shots we see the new model retaining much of its classic design such as the lengthy front and rear overhangs as well as the retractable metal roof.

Design changes to the SL will be the upright front grille, owed to new pedestrian-protection rules in the EU.

Unlike the current generation, which is built at the German automakers Bremen plant, the next generation SL will be built in Stuttgart. These manufacturing changes are partly to help to save jobs which are under threat by Mercedes-Benz plan to outsource production of the C-class to the United States.

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