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Spied: 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Sports Possible Soft Top

While we aren’t expecting the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL to come out until 2021, riding on the new Modular Sports car Architecture (MSA), we caught the refreshed 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL testing in partial camouflage.

Our spy shots show that we can expect at least a new front and rear fascia, and the possibility of a few other key changes to the Mercedes-Benz SL. We expect that the 2017 model will feature a new grille and headlights, while the rear will get revised taillights and exhaust tips.

But perhaps the most notable change we can glean from these photos is a possible soft top. We don’t know for sure if it’s a soft top under that white camouflage or just an updated hardtop, but why would the automaker cover it if there wasn’t going to be a significant change? We first heard about the possibility of a soft-top SL last year.

The last update we can see from the photos is of the interior. A good portion is covered up, but that just means we can expect to see changes to the center stack and steering wheel when it makes its official debut early next year.

Check out the photos below of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL prototype.

Photo Source: Chris Doane Automotive