Discussion in 'SL-Class' started by SKYSONY, Dec 8, 2009.
I have the honour of creating this thread, first spy pics:
About time this car shows its face, i lost a lot of my affection for the current car after the FL.
That is quite an honor to start this thread.
Almost scared to start seeing spy photos of this.
The rear seems to have a similar treatment than the CLS. Proportions look rare from the side profile, and the front reminds me to the SLK spy pics we´ve been seeing. I guees the next frist page of Autobild will be Huck PS of this new SL.
I have said it before that SL is one of the most beautiful cars on the planet. But when the facelift came I was worried but now I like the facelift as well.
I hope the next SL wont be as boxy as the new E-class, elegant lines please.
I was just about to ask where the spy pics of this car are..
To early to say anything..
We should see spy pics of the W222 soon..
Wonder if this is just another major facelift or a new generation SL. But since the SL already had two facelifts, this should be the next gen. SL.
It'll be interesting to see the SL as it progresses through development. It's a bit too early to make any judgements however.
Its really low..
This will no doubt be a stunner..if there are 2 cars MB never **** up..
Its the SL and the S..
And now, as it has been confirmed, the CLS. :t-cheers:
Anyway...I heard that the next SL is supposed to be based on the SLS platform...but the spy shots show a very short car.
^We dont know about the CLS yet..
there has only been 1..
The SL and S history is long and rich..
Oh god...fingers crossed....now it starts all over again. I really hope they don't mess up this car. A goofy E-Class sedan is bad enough. Goof this one up and we'll have to live with it for 10 years.
Gigantic overhang so far....
Wow, it's 'revealing' so much already. I like it. :t-drive:
I doubt the new SL will use the SLS's 7-speed dual clutch transaxle. The transaxle takes up a lot of space in the backend of the monocoque and that would leave no room for the fuel tank and the retractable metal roof.
Maybe the new Mercedes 8-speed automatic transmission (with a wet clutch similar to the one found in today's SL63 and E63) will be good enough for AMG SL models.
Another thing I want to add is that double clutch trannies are good for incremental shifting (i.e. from one gear to the next), but it cannot jump gears say from 6-3 in one step like the Mercedes epicyclic tranny can. A double clutch tranny has to go from 6-5-4-3, so the Mercedes epicyclic tranny could actually be faster for multiple shifts upshifts or downshifts.
Could the gigantic overhang (read : covering) simply means that the new car will actually be smaller than the current one ?
Could anyone put a side profile comparison of the two cars please, thank you in advance! I notice the windscreen is a bit too upright and the window line is too low..
It's just a chassis mule guys, the body panels (although covered up) are from the current SL, so let's talk about proportions just yet.
Pretty much the same overhang as the current 1.
If its not broken, dont fix it .