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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

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 designerr designerr
ck314,thank you for your comment.iam sure that mercedes benz design team can do more better ..what do u think???
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January 27, 2008 2:50 pm
 designerr 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
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January 26, 2008 9:15 pm
 designerr 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
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January 26, 2008 1:36 pm
 ck314 ck314
SL65 = clueless new rich straight line posers SL63 = discerning good drivers
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January 26, 2008 2:40 am
 Zaskar 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*
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January 24, 2008 5:42 pm
 designerr 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.
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January 24, 2008 8:21 am
 unknown unknown
ck314, yeah you're right. i reread what you wrote and i just notice that you're the biggest baby on here. haha
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January 24, 2008 7:04 am
 unknown 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.
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January 24, 2008 1:25 am
 designerr designerr
dear ck314, thanks so much,here is a public site.thanks again gentleman
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January 23, 2008 10:57 pm
 designerr 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
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January 23, 2008 8:13 pm
 xLumino 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!
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January 23, 2008 5:00 pm
 ck314 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.
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January 23, 2008 4:08 pm
 Zaskar Zaskar
oh, and i forgot: wait for a flat-bottom steering wheel ...
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January 23, 2008 3:23 pm
 Zaskar 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.
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January 23, 2008 3:19 pm
 benzboy 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.
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January 23, 2008 10:19 am
 designerr designerr
shame u mercedes,,,shame u peter,,,shame u dieter,,,,
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January 23, 2008 8:19 am
 maybachmbenz maybachmbenz
The MB design house has gone berserk. Quick! Hide the SLR McLaren before they slap on a similar nose as this new SL.
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January 23, 2008 7:36 am
 dolcegabbana 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
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January 23, 2008 6:23 am
 unknown unknown
ok i think i figured it out...make the car ugly so therefore no one can copy them...pure genius!
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January 23, 2008 3:34 am
 dli6990 dli6990
first the ugly GLK, now this hyundai-like SL?What is up with Merc??? Angry!!
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January 23, 2008 2:08 am
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