The 2022 Mercedes SL is eager to show itself to the world. The time has come at the end of October. What do we already know about the new generation of the legendary roadster?
Made by AMG
Stop saying Mercedes SL, but Mercedes-AMG SL. The new generation is being developed by the sports department operating from Affalterbach and would replace both the AMG GT Roadster and the S-Class Cabriolet.
Lighter and sportier
The generations past had forgotten that SL was originally for super light was standing. The new Mercedes SL wants to do something about that, because the MSA platform (short for Modular Sport Architecture) uses an aluminum and magnesium space frame with reinforcements made of compostite materials to reduce overall weight and improve structural rigidity.
Fabric roof and rear seat
Stuttgart has opted for a different interior concept: the new Mercedes SL will be a 2+2 with a fabric folding roof. The compact rear seat is not completely new, at the time that was also an option on the SL.
Tilting multimedia display
It interior of the new Mercedes SL gets a state-of-the-art cockpit with a digital counter party that gets a two-piece canopy. The central Mbux infotainment system combines with the well-known operating logic with specific AMG menus, but the screen partially integrated in the center console is adjustable. You can electrically tilt the display forwards or backwards, so that the sun’s rays do not affect readability.
Initially, there was a relatively preserved engine range, with the Mercedes SL scheduled to receive the mild-hybrid six-in-line engines of the renewed Mercedes E-Class, while the top versions could still have a V8 biturbo. But now there is also talk of the plug-in hybrid four-cylinder that Mercedes is currently developing for the AMG version of the new Mercedes C-Class and of the plug-in hybrid V8 that recently debuted in the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe 63S Performance, almost 850 hp and 1,300 Nm strong.
Launch and deliveries
The Mercedes SL will debut on October 25, 2021 and will be available in the spring of 2022. Even so, if the semiconductor problems do not hinder production in Brême, Germany.