The Mercedes-Benz SL is useless. Long reside the AMG SL. After a few decade, the R231 is lastly being retired to make method for a totally new Sport Leicht developed by the expert of us based mostly in Affalterbach. The AMG GT Convertible substitute will formally debut tomorrow, thus giving the three-pointed star sufficient time to squeeze in yet another teaser to spice up the thrill till the massive day.
The camouflage is lastly gone, permitting us to take a peek on the SL’s sharp styling in step with latest merchandise from Mercedes. AMG’s new 2+2 roadster could have a material roof as the times of hardtops are largely over since these are heavier and take up much more space within the trunk when folded. Plenty of prototypes have revealed the brand new two-door sports activities cabriolet could have the Panamericana grille and a quad exhaust, which is smart contemplating even the compact “45” fashions have them.
The 2022 SL was developed from the bottom up because it has nothing to do with the outgoing mannequin or the GT Roadster. For starters, it is the primary SL to ever characteristic all-wheel drive and Mercedes says it has engineered the automobile to adjust to the company’s personal security necessities within the occasion of a crash, which they are saying surpass these mandated by legislation.
The Bremen-built SL could have a bodyshell weighing solely 270 kilograms (595 kilos), excluding the hood, trunk lid, doorways, and the add-on meeting elements. AMG touts it is going to be considerably stiffer and with a decrease heart of gravity for higher dealing with on a twisty street. There’s no phrase about engines, however we’re anticipating the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 to be on the core, presumably joined at a later date by a plug-in hybrid.
Prototypes have been noticed with a charging port within the rear bumper in the identical vein as on the AMG GT 63 S E Performance, so an electrified SL is probably going solely a matter of time. It stays to be seen whether or not it would get the total output of the top-tier 4-Door Coupe, which offers a monstrous 831 hp (620 kW), 1,033 lb-ft (1,400 Nm), making it essentially the most highly effective road-going Mercedes ever till the One hypercar arrives in 2022.
We could have the livestream up and operating tomorrow morning (GMT), adopted later by all of the juicy particulars and pictures when the SL is unveiled.