It seems likely that we are about to get a proper release from Mercedes on the new Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing. So far this week we’ve had another set of teaser pictures of the SLS AMG, closely followed by a report that there is going to be a Mercedes SLS AMG e Drive Electric SLS in 2015.
Today we get a leaked ‘Official’ image of the SLS, which does seem to be real. It appears to be taken on a mobile phone – probably from magazine artwork at car magazine Autobild, and doesn’t look like a Photoshop job – it appears to be a photo. Which tends to suggest that Mercedes may have given them the detail for their next issue to coincide with the official release of the pictures, and the first solid detail.
As we know, the release of the SLS AMG is just a couple of months away at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Clearly inspired by the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing from the ’50s, at first view it seems a little heavy-handed. There doesn’t seem to be the elegance of the original and it looks, to a degree, like a pastiche.
But maybe it will be more convincing in the flesh.