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Nepotism has its benefits. Particularly in the case of clandestine photogs looking for the newest hotness to come from the Benz Boyz. It seems that one Ms. Christa Lehmann, likely a relative of the ace shooter Hans Lehmann, was able to catch a glimpse of the Merc SL550's new schnaz.
Per usual, the camo obscures the minor tweaks that the '09 model will sport, but the more obvious changes include new rectangular headlamps, drawing cues from the new C-class, along with a single blade of trim spanning the front grille. Thicker and wider than the three slats it replaces, the new SL fascia seems to also sport a few more creases and angles, particularly the lower lip.

Aside from the nip and tuck out front, there's not too much new to report. The rear seems to be a carryover, as is the 5.4-liter V8 putting 380 HP down to the rear wheels. We'd expect a quiet launch of the new SL about this time next year.

[Source: Straightline]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I still don't think this generation's SL is as good looking or as iconic as the R129. However, in every other way it is a much better car.

      But what is amazing is that the ATP and resale values have remained very high. I'd like to pick up a deal like I did on a pre-owned 1999 SL Sport in 2001.
      • 8 Years Ago
      y are all the new benz's starting to look ugly....i didn't think that's possible but its happening
      • 8 Years Ago
      These updates to the C and SL are just going to make that R-Class look even worse. I didn't think that was possible!
      • 8 Years Ago
      this SL better look good, because the current SL is pretty bland. I know it is supposed to look sporty, yet elegant, but i dont get either vibe. C'mon MB, give it some zest!