The next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL-Class was first spotted back in January this year testing with its production body. Meanwhile, there has been a part of “test stand runs, extensive digital development steps, and simulator trials” on the open-top tourer over the last seven months.
Mercedes Reports on improvements in Technology of the next-generation Roadster
The German manufacturer happily reported back significant progress in the development of the model that has been made. And now it’s finally moving to intensive road tests.
The company’s performance arm “Mercedes-AMG” will be the one to handle the overall vehicle development of the new SL. The next step to be taken in the R&D process is taking place at “Mercedes’ Test and Technology Center” in Immendingen, also on public roads in Europe. The automaker has however released photos of the two-seater.
These photos display Mercedes Benz SL with its full-body attire and additional fabric camouflage covering the roof. It is however believed that the new SL will switch from the hardtop layout of the current model to a fabric roof.
Mercedes Benz SL Engine Speculations
Rumors were also made about a potential 2+2 interior configuration but nothing can however be confirmed with complete certainty. In terms of design, Mercedes has said that the new SL will be inspired by the original 300 SL.
The AMG-developed roadster will also be closely mechanically related to the next-gen AMG GT. However, that doesn’t mean that both of them will be identical, but they’ll probably share a few powertrain options
Meanwhile, the roadster’s engine range will begin with the Rear Wheel Drive SL 43. And it will elevate all the way up to a rumored SL 73a 4Matic with a hybrid 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.
I know that many of us are eagerly awaiting to know when its launching is being scheduled. But however, Mercedes is not ready to disclose the launch schedule for the new SL. However, we believe that the open-top tourer will be revealed towards the second half of next year. Meanwhile, its sales in the United States could begin before the closure of 2021 as a model for