A couple of years ago, Mercedes-Benz had announced plans to segregate its vehicle platforms into four different core modular architectures. While the saloons will be underpinned by the MRA platform, compact cars will be based on the MFA architecture, SUVs on MHA and sportscars built on MSA. This week, our spy snapper has spotted a chassis testing mule for MSA (Modular Sportscar Architecture) doing the rounds disguised as a Merc-AMG S 63 Coupé.

The platform, which could still be a few years away from production application, will underpin the next-generation SL-Class and SLC-Class vehicles. Since both of these models have had recent generational updates, this could be a good three to four years from now. So, we expect it to debut in the SL first by the end of this decade followed by the SLC, which in its next iteration, is likely to be a more dynamically capable car than the current one, as the smaller SLA will take its place in the line-up.

Watch this space for further updates and spy shots when we receive them.