If rumours are to be believed, Mercedes-Benz engineers are working on a production version of the Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA unveiled in 2000 at the Detroit Motor Show. The car would be a front-wheel drive, direct competitor for the Audi TT and would be based on the new B-class architecture.
The original SLA concept was built on the A-class architecture and, despite never reaching production, signaled the introduction of the distinctive pointed front design. Now several news sources are suggesting that the car will be built as a 2013 model.
An all-new 1.6 liter turbo-charged direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine is expected to be fitted under the bonnet. It’s also thought that a new 1.8 litere four-cylinder turbo-diesel model could be offered.
Styling-wise, we hear that the new car will share its looks with existing Mercedes-Benz sports cars such as the SLK, SL and SLS. It’s all rumours so far but it sounds promising!
Damn it is ugly.
Even if it was pretty, it would still be front wheel drive, aka girl’s car.
pretty sure if you dont want a TT and you want a mercedes you just buy an SLK, why would they make a less desirable version of the SLK to compete with the TT and Z4?
fugly! That thing cant hit production