Chasing the sun – First videos ever of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL facelift

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Five days after discretely releasing an extensive photo gallery of the Mercedes-Benz SL facelift, the Stuttgart-based automaker is showing the first videos of the convertible that seems to bring back the summer.

The sleek lines of the Mercedes-Benz SL facelift are revealed inch by inch in the trailer, the Design and the Driving Scenes videos. As we have also seen in the pictures this past week, the Mercedes facelifted convertible comes with a new diamond front grille split in two by a single blade, very similar to that of the Mercedes-AMG GT. The SL is keeping the typical features of the cabriolet SL family, like the wide track and the large air intakes at the front.

The rear side of the new made-in-Stuttgart convertible is also bringing a wind of change, with the redesigned taillights and bumper, and – guaranteeing a more ferocious look – quite prominent tailpipes, together with a massive air diffuser.

As for the Driving scenes, the video takes us on a coastal road, a winding route which perfectly fits the dynamic character of the SL facelift.

Borrowed from the AMG GT sports car, the SL facelift gets the drivetrain selector that puts the car through its paces in five modes: Individual, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Race. As revealed in the pictures, right next to the drivetrain selector, there are other three controls: the one for the ESP adjustment, the one controlling the suspension and the one that gets the vehicle into the manual mode. The SL has also gained the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic gearbox, Active Body Control system with curve tilting function and a new dashboard-mounted watch.

The SL 63 AMG, with a different radiator grille and bolder lines, and sheltering under its ventilated bonnet the ballistic 5.5 liter V8 turbo engine, is also taking us on a breathtaking ride on a rural road and filling the air with its unmistakable roar.

The new Benz beauty is set to make its public debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show, starting November 20. The sales will start at the end of 2015.