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Here we go again, boys and girls. One day after a couple grainy black-and-white brochure shots of the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL leaked out early, a massive stash of official shots has hit the web via GermanCarForum.com.

We still can't say what powertrains Mercedes-Benz plans to put under the SL's stately hood, but we do know those horses will be saddled with 308 fewer pounds to move around. That can only mean good things for driving dynamics.

What we can say with certainty, though, is that the 2013 SL bears a completely new look that draws inspiration from its smaller SLK sibling and the SLS AMG supercar. Note the upright grille, the shape of the light clusters and the overall boxier sheetmetal.

We like what we see inside the big Benz – there's a nice mix of modern materials, leather and genuine wood trim, plus what will surely be a boatload of technology thrown in for good measure.

Pricing, as you would imagine, is unavailable as of yet. While we wait for the proper time to publish all the details, satiate your curiosity with the high-res image gallery above. And remember, you'll get the chance to see it live at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.


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      Miguro Takahashi
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those headlights look out of place. The current SL has a more elegant design.
      EvoVIII
      • 3 Years Ago
      Errrr..... uuummmmmmm.... I still have to see it in person.
      Beddu
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that sees a very slight hint of deep sea anglerfish to the front?
      vedi123
      • 3 Years Ago
      it looks like a bloated SLK. Soon alle Benzes look the same!
      Dani
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not the worst looking thing, but it could have been so much more, especially considering the car it replaces. Sad that Mercedes design has been so hit and miss of late.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dani
        we have to thank mr. wagener for that. i agree..he is the chris bangle of mercedes benz.
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 3 Years Ago
      the front end is cartoonish.
      JF
      • 3 Years Ago
      Contender for most over-styled headlamps perhaps?
      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mercedes needs to rethink there interior design language.............I have no doubt that the materials they use are outstanding, but the way merecedes lays out the interior is very bland and nasty.........BMW is also in this category from what I seen in the new 3 series.........lance.b (what do yall think ?)
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        luckily noone cares about your opinion
        • 3 Years Ago
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      trzjax
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks more VOLVO than MB...
      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      geez it doesn`t look good. the headlights (and taillights) look ugly.
        larshafner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @larshafner
        okay, my 2nd opinion: i think i could get used to the taillights buit those headlights....OMG
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      a step backwards in the styling department
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