Mercedes-Benz plans light cosmetic changes for SL roadster, spotted in a less disguised form for the first time, ahead of its planned launch next year.
For its mid-cycle changeover, the SL gets redesigned headlights – similar in style to the ones used on the S-Class Coupe; new lower air intakes and the newest iteration of Mercedes-Benz’s front grille. At the rear, redesigned taillights, rear bumper and boot lid can be seen.
While the interior of this test model remains under wraps, reports suggest the infotainment system will get a major overhaul. Mercedes-Benz is expected to implement the rotary control system and larger touchscreen found in the recently-launched Mercedes-AMG GT and C-Class.
Mercedes-Benz has generally kept the engines of the SL up to date so the current line up will carry over mostly unchanged. Last year, the range has seen the addition of the SL400 version, powered by a 2.996 cc twin-turbo V6 producing 329 HP. The SL500 and SL63 AMG V8-powered variants will remain on offer, as well.
The facelifted Mercedes-Benz SL is due to go on sale next year. A reveal at next year’s Geneva motor show is likely.