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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...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

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...

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...