2016 Mercedes-Benz SL facelift – first spy pictures

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Updated Mercedes-Benz SL will go on sale inside UK next year, after the smaller SLC

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These are the first spy pictures of the Mercedes-Benz SL, which will come to the UK next year offering a range of technical as well as styling upgrades.

that will test mule’s camouflaged front end hides a redesigned bumper as well as grille design, which looks to bring the SL in line with the current Mercedes-Benz family, as well as in particular with the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car.

Styling adjustments over the current SL include larger, more prominent air vents as well as a reprofiled lower grille, which gives the automobile a more sporting appearance. At the rear, the updated SL gets similarly light adjustments, with tweaked exhaust outlets as well as minor alterations to the rear bumper.

The SL’s engine line-up will be unlikely to change significantly, meaning the current range of 3.0-litre V6, 4.6-litre as well as 5.5-litre V8s as well as 6.0-litre V12 engines will carry over.

Reflecting similar adjustments made to the SLK back in April, Mercedes’s fresh nine-speed automatic transmission will be optional for once, replacing the existing 7-speed automatic unit.

inside SLK, the fresh transmission helps to improve fuel consumption by 5.3mpg while also improving that will car’s 0-62mph sprint time.

Inside, the SL will receive fresh materials as well as details designed to refresh its premium image, as well as a fresh free-standing infotainment screen running the latest type of Mercedes’s COMAND software. A touch-sensitive controller for the system, already in use elsewhere inside Mercedes range, will also feature.

With the facelifted SLC (formerly SLK) scheduled to launch at the beginning of 2016, the idea’s likely the updated SL will be seen towards the middle of next year.

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