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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...

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL pricing and specs: New features, sharper prices for big roadster

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL range have been revealed, with the flagship sports car getting a new face and sharp price cuts over the outgoing model. Kicking off at $218,715 before on-road costs, the entry-level SL400 comes in a smidgen over $10,000 below the asking price of the previous car...

Sports cars coming in 2016

Sports cars coming in 2016 Ford Mustang – January Ferrari 488 GTB – March Lotus Evora 400 – Q1 McLaren 570S – Q1 Audi R8 – Q2 Ferrari 488 Spider – Q2 Ferrari F12 tdf – Q2 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 – Q2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4/Carrera 4S – Q2 Porsche 911 Targa 4/Targa 4S – Q2 Lotus Elise Sport/Sport 220 – mid 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S – Q2/Q3 Fiat 124 Spider – Q3 Lotus Exige Sport 350 coupe – Q3 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – Q3 Aston Martin DB11 – Q4...

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL revealed

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class cabriolet has made its world premiere in the sun-drenched surrounds of the LA motor show this week. The mid-life update to Mercedes’ flagship sports tourer brings a range of upgrades such as more power — as if it was missing — a new nine-speed automatic transmission in place of the current seven-speeder, a curve tilting suspension function and revised roof design...

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL facelift leaked online

Official press photos of the updated Mercedes-Benz SL have been leaked and published online ahead of the car's full debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show next week. These pictures, and more, were obtained via unknown methods by Auto Motor und Sport and published on their websites today...

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster teased ahead of LA debut

A first preview of the facelifted 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster has been handed down, ahead of its full unveiling at this month’s Los Angeles auto show. Arriving as an update to the current ‘R231’ SL, which debuted in early 2012, the revised 2016 model will debut a new front-end look...

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class facelift spied during testing

Our spy photographers have spotted the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SL-Class on public roads outside the company's research and development centre in Sindelfingen, Germany. The prototype of the updated SL features black cladding and tape ahead of the A-pillar, as well as some along the rear bumper...

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 2014 F1 Championship win with special edition SL63 AMGs

Mercedes-Benz has celebrated its 701-point 2014 Formula 1 constructors' championship win with a pair of special edition SL63 AMG roadsters. Both Mercedes-Benz drivers, Nico Rosberg and 2014 F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, had input in the development of the cars. Called the World Championship 2014 Collectors Edition, the cars are mechanically identical to the standard 436kW/900Nm SL63 AMG...

Mercedes-Benz SL400 to replace 350 model

The Mercedes-Benz SL convertible range will be fully turbocharged by the end of 2014, as the German brand replaces the SL350 model with the new twin-turbocharged SL400. The new SL400 features the same 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine as is seen in the E400 and soon-to-arrive C400 models...