2016 Meredes-AMG SL 65 front three quarters

2016 Mercedes SL (facelift) breaks cover ahead of 2015 LA Auto Show debut

November 25, 2015

The 2016 Mercedes SL (facelift) is the latest member to get the now-familiar design and styling of Mercedes-Benz.

The facelift brings a front fascia with new curvy headlamps that appear to be slimmer and longer, a redesigned diamond grille which is now sort of set upside down now, slimmer air dam grille, reshaped bumper and air intakes.

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and 2016 Mercedes-AMG SL 65, gain distinctively designed and blacked-out upper and lower grille, air scoops, black lip spoiler, AMG radiator grille with double slat and “AMG” lettering. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG SL 65 uses more chrome in place of black accents.

2016 Mercedes SL open top

Changes are subtle on the sides. Beginning with the non-AMG standard SL, the ventilation grille has been widened and there are new side skirts. The “V8 BITURBO” badge on the SL 63 is stuck right onto the widened ventilation grille and that too on a black-coloured plate.

The entry-level AMG variant gets carbon-fibre door mirror wrapping, carbon-fibre strip on the side skirts and red brake calipers. The “V8 BITURBO” badge is replaced by “V12 BITURBO” badge in case of the SL 65. The range-topping SL gets a shiny chrome strip on the side skirts and yellow brake calipers.

2016 Meredes-AMG SL 63 rear

The rear-end gets tweaked tail lamps which are now completely red, restyled bumper with a chrome strip, trapezoidal-shaped tail pipes and a tiny black grille. The AMG variants get a thin rear spoiler and quad tailpipes, with the SL 63 getting tiny AMG logos on them. The SL 63 gets also carbon-fibre elements on the rear.

Complete details should be released closer to world debut at the 2015 LA Auto Show next week.

2016 Mercedes SL – Image Gallery

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