Plenty of new Mercedes SL stuff this week, with the 2012 / 2013 SL finally getting an official reveal yesterday. Now we have video of the new SL.
It wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t end the week on the new Mercedes SL. It seems we’ve had a 2012 Mercedes SL story every day this week, what with brochure leaks, official photo leaks and finally the official photos of the new SL from Mercedes.
No we get the new SL on the move in a video from Mercedes-Benz, and we have to admit the SL looks much more contemporary than it has for a long time. The whole car now seems to come together properly, which it really hasn’t done since Mercedes grafted a new nose on to the SL to give it a bit of a fillip a few years ago.
It certainly needed bringing up to date then, as it was already getting on for a decade old. But that was all just a stop-gap until we got this all new SL. And even thought the nose is similar to the later nose on the old SL, it works. Perhaps that’s because we’ve seen something very similar on the SLS already, or perhaps it’s because the new SL just works, full stop.
But whatever it is, we’re quite impressed. The new SL looks good, goes much better than the old SL did (or at least the SL 500 does) is full of toys and much more economical to run.
Now all we want is the 2013 SL 63 AMG.
New Mercedes SL 2012 Photo Gallery
(24 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)
2012 / 2013 Mercedes SL Video