Teaser for Mercedes SL-Class Facelift Shows AMG GT-Inspired Styling
The Mercedes SL-Class facelift has been teased sporting a revamped front end, and it will officially debut at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show.
Following in the footsteps of other recent Mercedes-Benz models, the SL-Class will get its front end revamped to fit in with the German automaker’s new design language. The next-generation model isn’t expected to arrive until 2021, so Mercedes opted to give it a facelift before its styling became entirely outdated. The luxury roadster’s design is heavily inspired by the new Mercedes-AMG GT, sporting smoother and curvier body lines throughout.
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The headlights have also been slimmed down, while the front grille is more upstanding and prominent, like other recent Mercedes-Benz models. In the rear, Mercedes has also updated the tail lights and bumper, while the interior receives a new and larger infotainment screen.
Along with the facelift, expect Mercedes to give the SL-Class updated engines borrowed from other vehicles in the current lineup. Performance should be increased across the board as well as fuel economy.
Check back with AutoGuide.com next week when the new Mercedes SL-Class makes its official debut.
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