LOG IN

Share

LEAKED: Facelifted Mercedes SL 350

 LEAKED: Facelifted Mercedes SL 350
Facelifted Mercedes SL 350

First photos surface

Ahead of official release

After the initial leak of the backside of the newly redesigned SL series, a low resolution SL 65 AMG was circulating the internet, now come the leaked images of the regular SL. The Mercedes SL class had its last update only in 2006, four years after its initial launch.

Motorpasion was first to discover images of the facelifted Mercedes SL 350, but Dutch Autoblog took it upon themselves to scour the net for more. Resulting in the small, low res photo album attached to this article. The front end looks sportier and cleaner with its single chrome bar centered in the grille, new headlamps and hood lines. The rear light cluster hasn't changed much, but the lower part of the rear bumper has gone through some redesigning.

Stay tuned for the official release by Mercedes for in detail information.

Published Jan 22, 2008 5:12 am By Frank de Leeuw van Weenen

Related Articles

Add comment

subscribe to comments
comment rules Add comment

Comments (61)

designerr
ck314,thank you for your comment.iam sure that mercedes benz design team can do more better ..what do u think???
Jan 27, 2008 2:50 pm
0 0
designerr
dear ck314, u think wrong about my opinion.i love previuos models are really nice,well proportioned,etc, but look again at new sl.its better than previous???new c-class is edgy with balanced proportion,but new glk????az i told u before design is like taste,u love sl and many people here hate it like me,u are not agree with new superb but i think its a nice car.R 107 is really sexy i am sure,but new glk???anywaY, i live in stuttgart, i am asian but live here for more than 25 years.u want to say you are unige???ok ,everybody here can read and vote.be polite
Jan 26, 2008 9:15 pm
0 0
ck314
Of course, to me the latest version (with AMG body kit + 19" wheels) looks way better than the outgoing one, with those overrated oval headlights and flat ageing nose, plus the new steering wheel has got a cleaner sportier design. To the point I am seriously considering ordering one instead of waiting for the restyled S-Class. But this is personal. I would have respected your views had you stated you liked the older version better, but you went further stating that it was a total mess, which it obviously isn't. I'm actually pretty sure most of the ppl criticizing this car today will change their minds in a few months time, once the car becomes familiar on the streets.
Jan 27, 2008 2:53 am
0 0
designerr
ck314,thanks for your fast reply.would u please send me your email address,then i show u some cars like sl65 AMG,S65,NEW LAMBO,ferrari,masserati,etc. what do u think little man?????? i respect your proffesional comment but i cant understand why you say this???????? if you are not agree with me,its ok. but why u said like this??? my graduated project in pasadana was a new idea for miniute mercedes in 2002. so i know mercedes and design proportion,please be polite/open your eyes if u think u live in paradise and the other in hell.world is changing rapidlly
Jan 26, 2008 1:36 pm
0 0
ck314
Little man? lmao Listen dude, don't focus on the irrelevant to change the subject, it's not about subjective opinions anymore, but facts. Period. How can you be taken seriously when you're bashing stylish and well proportioned cars such as MB's new SL and new GLK for being edgy, all the while acclaiming the C-class, which is the same sharp-design league or the new bulky Skoda Superb, totally unbalanced with its 1-metre long front overhang and 1º axis to dash ratio?? Then you pretend being a Mercedes design expert lol Wasn't the R 107, one of the sexiest Benzes ever, and the first one displaying modern cues in the early '70s (foamy dashboard, safety steering wheel, chiseled back lights, aerodynamic side mirrors, etc.) full of sharp lines? Same goes for the W116, one of my favorite sedans ever. And when did mention I was living in paradise? Just get a clue and think twice before rattling nonsense please.
Jan 26, 2008 8:04 pm
0 0
ck314
SL65 = clueless new rich straight line posers SL63 = discerning good drivers
Jan 26, 2008 2:40 am
0 0
Zaskar
@Benzboy Yeah. the AMG versions will look alot "meaner", thats right. Well, if the styling and the steering wheel makes your nipples hard already, wait for the ride :-) SL 65 amg made my nipples hard, thats for sure *LOL*
Jan 24, 2008 5:42 pm
0 0
ck314
This grey 350 is already featuring the AMG body kit. SL63/65 will just get 4 exhaust pipes and slightly different wheel design, plus specific seats, steering wheel and dials inside.
Jan 25, 2008 2:28 am
0 0
benzboy
wou8ld not want an SL65 For me its just overpriced, overkill. Plus I would never want the same car that brittany Spears and Lindsey Lohan drive LOL. Yeah the SL63 will do it for me Hard Nipples and all!
Jan 25, 2008 10:30 am
0 0
designerr
dear ck314,u need someone to respect you and your opinion???ok man,,,i respect u and ur opinion.dont forget different people have different taste so why u want to say u are right and the others go wrong??? its true,my english is not good but in art center college of design we learned how to design and how to analysis different cars.i am sure u are the biggest on here but its better to let other people. u are not unique.
Jan 24, 2008 8:21 am
0 0
ck314
Again, did you even read what I just wrote? I've always respected different opinions as long as they are based on logic and car basics. Weren't you the one implying I had no basic knowkedge of car design for praising the latest SL's restyling? A car you have not even seen in real life, and then making nonsensical allusions to Ford's past design. For all you know I could be Luc Donckerwolcke or Walter Da Silva. Besides, on other threads you've claimed that the C-Class was so greatly executed (which it is). Ok, so isn't a C-Class Avantgarde or AMG still edgier than the facelifted SL? Either you contradict yourself totally, either all you have seen in your little town are Peugeot 504 estate, 4th hand Mercedes W123 and some post colonial Austin Morris.
Jan 24, 2008 3:48 pm
0 0
unknown
ck314, yeah you're right. i reread what you wrote and i just notice that you're the biggest baby on here. haha
Jan 24, 2008 7:04 am
0 0
unknown
it seems like you are the one getting butt hurt ck314. if you are tripping over opinions on this website, i suggest you stop reading and posting on here because that's all you read here.
Jan 24, 2008 1:25 am
0 0
ck314
How am I getting butt hurt? You simply didn't read the whole thread or don't comprehend plain English. I totally respect different opinions for as long as they are constructive and based on logic, but you can't force ppl to cope up with stupidity or junk comments for the sake of it. And I'm sure most serious car enthusiasts agree with this. So at the end you're the one tripping over my humble opinion.-
Jan 24, 2008 1:40 am
0 0
designerr
dear ck314, thanks so much,here is a public site.thanks again gentleman
Jan 23, 2008 10:57 pm
0 0
ck314
Public space doesn't necessarily means putting up with a bunch of random bashing and illogic comments. This only contributes to degeneration and, ultimately, destruction of the site. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." [Abraham Lincoln]
Jan 23, 2008 11:03 pm
0 0
designerr
DEAR ck314, I AM NOT FROM 3RD WORLD.BUT IN FACT ITS NOT IMPORTANT WHERE R U FROM. IF U HAVE THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF CAR DESIGN ,U NEVER SAID ITS A GOOD RESTYLE. MANY YEARS AGO FORD DO SOMETHING ( NEW EDGE ), MAYBE MERCEDES DESIGN TEAM INTEREST TO CONTINUE FORD WAY. BUT I AM SURE IT CANT ANSWER GOOD. DESIGN DIFFER FROM PERSON TO PERSON AND AGE TO AGE...... I HOPE U UNDERSTAND THAT THE MAIN MARKET FOR SL-CLASS IS ARABIAN COUNTRIES.U CAN FIND INFO ABOUT THIS IN : CARMARKETING.COM
Jan 23, 2008 8:13 pm
0 0
ck314
haha You are completely design-illiterate dude, and the funniest part is that you pretend to have us believe the opposite! According to your absurd theory car makers should stick forever to fruity rounded up bio design (90's Celica style) forever. Weren't many cars in the '60s and most of them in the '70s edgy? What's Ford's new edge have to do with anything? Just go feed your camels and stfu!
Jan 23, 2008 8:26 pm
0 0
xLumino
oh guys, please can you add just little words like "opinion" or "taste" to your commentions? You're speeking for yourselves and not for all. Most comments are simply nonsense, sorry!
Jan 23, 2008 5:00 pm
0 0
ck314
As usual 80% of negative comments come from immature 3rd world clueless jerks! In my opinion this restyling is the best thing they could do with a +6 y.o. design, at least with the AMG styling package featured on the grey car. This combination of sharp edges and sleek volumes is ideal, and eventhough these backlights deserved a bit more attention, the beautifully integrated edgy lower part coordinates the new front end. And, as usual, it's gonna look way better in person.
Jan 23, 2008 4:08 pm
0 0
Zaskar
oh, and i forgot: wait for a flat-bottom steering wheel ...
Jan 23, 2008 3:23 pm
0 0
Zaskar
@Benzboy AMG wont be that much different. AMG styling package of course ( bumpers and so on ), little spoiler lip on the trunk, different wheels of course and inside a littel more aluminum and amg speedometer.
Jan 23, 2008 3:19 pm
0 0
benzboy
I agree with what your saying but the amg pak will make enough difference to me lower body panels, different rims and a flat bottom steering wheel just makes my nipples hard.So I will be getting the SL 63 as soon as I can order one.
Jan 24, 2008 10:01 am
0 0
benzboy
hey I have to keep in mind that this is lower level SL for euopean customers and is not the SL 63 or 65 slated for the USA, which will have deeper more masculine body moldings ie; the AMG clading. Cant wait to see actual pics of the that car.
Jan 23, 2008 10:19 am
0 0
designerr
shame u mercedes,,,shame u peter,,,shame u dieter,,,,
Jan 23, 2008 8:19 am
0 0
maybachmbenz
The MB design house has gone berserk. Quick! Hide the SLR McLaren before they slap on a similar nose as this new SL.
Jan 23, 2008 7:36 am
0 0
dolcegabbana
why is every1 talking so much **** , i'm sure in person this car will look hot and mean , look at it in red it's fantastic all you audi and lexus lovers go S***CK A D***CK , audi looks same exact for 20 years it's so annoying, the front end looks hot and i'm sure in person it will look awesome why is every1 so negative , the rear bumper is kinda stupid with out a doubt
Jan 23, 2008 6:23 am
0 0
unknown
ok i think i figured it out...make the car ugly so therefore no one can copy them...pure genius!
Jan 23, 2008 3:34 am
0 0
dli6990
first the ugly GLK, now this hyundai-like SL?What is up with Merc??? Angry!!
Jan 23, 2008 2:08 am
0 0
http://content.worldcarfans.co/templates/0/18