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Mercedes-Benz Hosts Jazzy Pre-Auto Show Party and SL Reveal in Detroit +VIDEO

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The snazzy 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster

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Posing with a 1952 300 SL is Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

DETROIT - January 9, 2012: Mercedes-Benz presented their "special" new 6th generation SL Roadster last night on the eve of the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Although the presentation was styled as a somewhat belated New Year's reception for journalists and other invited guests, the occasion was really intended to give everyone an advanced look at the beautiful new sports car that will be officially unveiled today during the Mercedes-Benz Press Conference.

Helping to make the event really special MB brought in the European-based jazz group De Phazz. Most Americans are probably unaware of De Phazz, but all jazz aficionados would do well to acquaint themselves with the group. You can watch the complete preview party presentation, which includes the De Phazz performance, by clicking on the window below.

• SEE ALSO: Click here to learn more about the new SL Roadster and watch the entire official Mercedes-Benz and smart Press Conference.