The next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL is a regular guest at the pages of Motor1.com as our spy photographers use every little opportunity to provide us with shots of camouflaged prototypes. This time around though, the photos you see in the attached gallery below come straight from the automaker.
Mercedes currently has engineers and test drivers at a special, closed-off proving ground in snowy Sweden, where the new SL is making a final round of cold-weather and snow tests. Perhaps, not many future SL-Class owners will take their cars on a trip through the snowy countryside, but Mercedes wants to make sure the roadster can handle all kinds of tough weather conditions.
For this final round of winter tests, Mercedes is putting the finishing touches and calibrations on the roadster’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, which will be offered in the SL for the first time in history. The engineers are also working to ensure the new fabric roof can withstand the harsh conditions that prevail near the Arctic Circle.