In celebration of the car’s 60th birthday, Mercedes-Benz has pulled the wraps off of an all-new SL-Class, and the born-again 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is ready for its close-up. Just check out the beauty shots in the videos below.
Like many famous faces, the latest generation of Mercedes’ iconic roadster has gotten quite a bit of work done. For starters, the new car is made almost entirely of aluminum, which helps reduce curb weight by 275 pounds compared to the heavier two-seater it replaces. The new SL’s heart is also stronger with a 4.6-liter, direct injected, twin-turbo V-8 engine that pumping out 429 hp and 516 lb-ft. of torque.
Topping off the makeover are the cosmetic touches it received in the form of an all new exterior and interior. Now that it’s taken off the bandages from all the nips and tucks, it’s out and about and feeling young again, as it frolics up the coast, through the mountains and in the desert, showing off just how much life has gotten better with age.
Do you think the SL-Class has aged nicely, or do you think it was more of a looker back in the day?