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SPY PHOTOS: MERCEDES-BENZ UPDATES 300SL LEGEND WITH NEW "GULLWING"


Ace spy photographer Brenda Priddy tells us that it's been over a year since she and her network first spotted the C197 mule, the car that is to become the next Mercedes-Benz to sport the brand's iconic gullwing doors. At that time, the car was a cobbled-together tester with slapped-on Viper parts.

SPY PHOTOS: AUDI'S NEW R8 DROP-TOP



Brenda Priddy's spy photographer network caught Audi's R8 convertible variant out testing on its home roads. The 2010 model, unfortunately unlikely to arrive in Death Star Black Matte finish as pictured, will be launched next spring, Priddy says. The ragtop will officially bow at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March.

SPY PHOTOS: ACURA'S 2010 CROSSOVER CAUGHT UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS



Automotive spy photog Brenda Priddy says this heavily dressed SUV/wagon-looking thing is Acura's unnamed sport crossover for 2010.

SPY SHOTS: BMW's CROSSOVER "ACTIVITY" SEDAN


Looking like a special-edition 7 Series fastback, this mule is BMW's new Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS), according to spy photographer Brenda Priddy. Priddy says the PAS will have a coupe-like roofline and frameless side windows, along with four large, fully adjustable seats and even small tables. It will ride on wheels between 18 and 21 inches, depending on options and packages, and will most likely offer an optional all-wheel drive.

SPY SHOTS: THE NEXT PRESIDENT'S NEW CADILLAC



Brenda Priddy and her spy photographer network recently caught testing what Priddy believes is the next version of "Cadillac One," the United States presidential limousine. Photographed on public roads and highways, Priddy says this behemoth may be more truck than car, likely using the GM Topkick medium-duty truck chassis (to accommodate the additional weight of armor plating) and running on Goodyear Regional RHS tires covering 19-inch wheels.

SPY PHOTOS: AMG PACKS 500+ HORSEPOWER INTO NEXT MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, expected to debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, will likely use S-Class styling cues, including a more sculpted wide-frame grille and wedge-shaped profile, according to automotive spy photographer Brenda Priddy. Internally named "W212," the E-Class will get the usual V6/V8 options, along with a naturally aspirated 6.3L, 500-plus horsepower V8 mill in the E63 AMG variant pictured here.

SPY PHOTOS: TOP-MODEL TAURUS SHO RETURNS!


Automotive spy photographer linchpin Brenda Priddy tells us that these are the first pictures of the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO, caught just outside Ford's Detroit headquarters. Priddy says that photos of a clay model leaked months ago corroborate that this is the long-awaited high-performance Taurus.

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