Market launch in 2022 from around 140,000 euros
● new SL developed by Mercedes-AMG
● R 232 is getting sportier
● Return to the fabric roof
● Interior with large displays
● All-wheel drive for the SL for the first time
● Prices from approx. 140,000 euros
● Market launch in early 2022
Larger but sportier than its predecessor
There is a fabric hood again
The biggest novelty besides the retractable door handles is the Return to the soft top, that I Open up to 50 km / h in 15 seconds and closes. It provides a sportier look and saves 21 kilograms in weight compared to the metal folding roof. Nevertheless, the R232 is with just under two tons empty weight heavier than its predecessor.
Luxurious interior with lots of optional sportiness
More sportiness from the option list
Basically, the SL interior tends towards luxury. Comfortable seats with ventilation and a neck blow dryer, Burmeister sound system and lots of leather with decorative stitching make life pleasant. But if you let off steam in the surcharge list, you can also pull the trump card. Performance bucket seats, Carbon inlays, Alcantara covers, red belts and more then brush the SL on sport. AMG-specific displays, track pace for vehicle analysis and driving mode switches are always on board. With the latter you can up to six different driving programs be selected.
New generation again with two jump seats
For the first time since the R129, the SL is back on 2 + 2 seater. However, the rear seats are only up to a height of 1.50 meters approved, which in fact only makes them suitable for children. They are a practical gain, especially as an extended luggage rack, if the maximum 240 liters trunk volume once shouldn’t be enough.
Two biturbo V8s make the start
At the market launch, the AMG SL will only be available with Four-liter twin-turbo V8 to be had. There are two performance levels to choose from. The entry marks the SL 55 with 476 PS and 700 Nm torque. Above that stands the SL 63 with 585 PS and 800 Nm torque, whereby the increase in performance comes about by means of modified engine software and more boost pressure. The stronger one manages the standard sprint in 3.6 seconds, and the top speed is reached at 315 km / h. Active engine mounts are installed in the 63 series, which are optional for the 55 series. The power transmission takes place as standard via Nine-speed Speedshift automatic. Is on board with both V8s and for the first time with the SL All wheel drive. The 4Matic + system connects the front axle via an electromechanical coupling in a fully variable and needs-based manner.
Four-cylinder and plug-in hybrids are likely to follow
The platform will donate the next AMG GT
The new SL is based on one Aluminum structure, which the next AMG GT will also use. The new bodyshell should offer a lot of rigidity and high driving dynamics. When asked by AUTO BILD, AMG still left uncommented whether and which parts could already give an outlook on the GT successor. The fact is, however, that the Coupé will become even more dynamic than the SL. He already brings a lot of performance goodies with him, but should still be able to provide comfort despite increased sportiness.
Active chassis with roll stabilization
A comes in the SL 63 Active chassis with roll stabilization for use. This should not only improve the dynamics, but also contribute to the comfort chapter. Conventional coil springs are built into the SL 55, combined with adjustable dampers. This is also optional here, which is standard on the SL 63 Limited slip differential on the rear axle. Always on board is the active rear-axle steering with a 2.5 degree steering angle, which reduces the turning circle and at the same time stabilizes the handling in bends.