Mercedes Considering SLA Roadster below SLK

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We hope it doesn't look anything like this 2000 concept.

In 2000, Mercedes-Benz introduced the Vision SLAbaby-roadster concept at the Detroit Auto Show. A revolutionary design for itstime, the little convertible never made it in to production. But with its new MGAplatform serving as basis architecture for the A-Class, CLA, GLA, B-Class andthe CLA Shooting Brake, and while officials at Daimler have said that this platformwill be limited to those five models, some rumors say Mercedes will extend thefamily to include an SLA roadster.

A final decision isn't expected to be made for at least a few months, andsurely a 2015 and upwards SLA would have little to do with a 15 year oldconcept. And that’s not a bad thing, because - thankfully - the future has gone in a slightly different direction than Mercedes designers expected it would back in 2000. With a fresh design and the MGA platform as its base, a baby roadsterwith a three-point star could be pretty awesome.

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