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2022 Mercedes-AMG SL to debut new aluminium architecture

The upcoming 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL – the new name for Mercedes-Benz's iconic luxury roadster – will feature an all-new composite aluminium chassis developed with performance in mind. Comprising an aluminium space frame with its own self-supporting structure, Mercedes-AMG claims not one component of the new SL architecture is shared with its predecessor, nor the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster which it will replace in the brand's line-up – though the coupe is expected to live on, using the SL's chassis...

2022 Mercedes-AMG SL to replace GT Roadster in sports car line-up, CEO confirms

The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster (shown at bottom) will be axed to make way for the upcoming Mercedes-AMG SL, according to company CEO Philipp Schiemer. Speaking to Car and Driver over the Easter long weekend, Mr Schiemer also confirmed earlier rumours the all-new SL would be offered with 48-volt and plug-in hybrid powertrain options...

2022 Mercedes-AMG SL: Next-gen roadster to adopt AMG branding

Meet the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL – the new name for Mercedes-Benz's iconic SL roadster. The name change for the upcoming, seventh generation of Mercedes-Benz's flagship drop-top follows the announcement in August 2020 development of the new model would be led by the brand's high-performance division, Mercedes-AMG, in a bid to bestow the new SL with a sharper, sportier drive than that of its predecessor...

2022 Mercedes-Benz SL spy photos reveal V8 engine, S-Class interior

The next-generation 2021 Mercedes-Benz SL has been spied testing on the snowy roads of Sweden, as new reports out of Europe suggest the new model will offer four-cylinder and V8 hybrid power. The pair of prototypes snapped by our spy photography partners wear less camouflage than SL prototypes spotted in recent months (and photographed in Mercedes-Benz's own teaser images), but still leave most of the roadster's main styling cues hidden under plastic cladding and a swirly wrap...

Next generation Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster begins pre-production testing

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster is now in the on-road phase of testing, with development being led by the automaker's performance arm, Mercedes-AMG. These images of heavily camouflaged, pre-production SL Roadsters were taken at the Mercedes-Benz testing compound in southern Germany...

2021 Mercedes-Benz SL spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL has been spied ahead of its global launch some time in 2021. Last year Tobias Moers, head of Mercedes-AMG, confirmed his division was leading development of the new SL, which rumours indicate will be available exclusively as a roadster. It's understood the upcoming SL and the second-generation AMG GT will be based on the Modular Sports Architecture...

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2018-19 Mercedes-Benz SL recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2018-19 SL, over concerns the front passenger airbag may not have been sewn correctly. According to the company, the front passenger airbag mightn't have been sewn in accordance with company specifications. If the airbag is triggered, there could be a a crack in the seam of the airbag, potentially impacting its ability to restrain the passenger in an accident...

Mercedes-AMG leading development of sportier next-gen SL

Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed a next-generation SL is in the works, and it'll be more focused on dynamics than the big, heavy current model. The boss confirmed the "historic DNA of the SL" will be a focus during development in an interview with Autocar.  "It's far sportier," Moers said of the car, which will remain roadster-only...

Next-gen Mercedes Benz SL confirmed: Will draw upon original Gullwing

The chief designer of Mercedes-Benz says the new-generation of the company’s flagship SL sports car will take inspiration from the iconic 300SL of the 1950s, as the brand seeks to recreate an icon of the modern era. Speaking to media at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Gordon Wagner, confirmed a new generation is in the works and that the future of the SL will be very bright...

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way – report

The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz SL sports car will be based on the same underpinnings as the hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT supercar in order to endow the big roadster with greater performance – according to a new report out of the UK. An article by Autocar says sales of the SL are in decline, so Mercedes-Benz is looking to its AMG tuning arm to give the big roadster a performance boost and hopefully a sales boost as well...