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Mercedes Confirms New SL Will Replace The AMG GT Roadster
« on: April 06, 2021, 06:23:34 am »
Mercedes Confirms New SL Will Replace The AMG GT Roadster

Mercedes has confirmed that the forthcoming SL Roadster developed by AMG will effectively replace the AMG GT Roadster.

The German car manufacturer has been working on the next-generation SL for quite some time and been very open in its endeavors to make the car sportier than its predecessor, while still retaining the SL’s ability to be a cross-continent cruiser.

During a recent interview with Car and Driver, AMG chief executive Philipp Schiemer added that the new SL Roadster is designed to be a more balanced car than the GT with a greater breadth of abilities.



Interestingly, the new SL is being developed on the same platform as the next-generation AMG GT Coupe. The new SL will also be the first iteration of the famed droptop sold with its 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system and will also feature a folding soft-top, rather than the folding hard-top of previous-generation SL.

Engine options for the 2022 Mercedes SL Roadster remain under wraps at this stage but reports suggest that it will be offered with a range of four- and eight-cylinder engines. One possibility being touted is for the SL range to be topped out by a plug-in hybrid model with the same powertrain as the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT 73e PHEV. If that’s the case, it could have as much as 804 hp and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque, no doubt resulting in some incredible performance figures.


Link: https://www.carscoops.com/2021/04/mercedes-confirms-new-sl-will-replace-the-amg-gt-roadster/
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Re: Mercedes Confirms New SL Will Replace The AMG GT Roadster
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 09:03:53 pm »
Surprised they’re going with a soft top over a hard top like the previous one had.  Less insulated making the car more noisy and more likely to need replacement.  I guess just for better luggage space.

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Re: Mercedes Confirms New SL Will Replace The AMG GT Roadster
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 01:45:26 pm »
Surprised they’re going with a soft top over a hard top like the previous one had.  Less insulated making the car more noisy and more likely to need replacement.  I guess just for better luggage space.

Modern soft tops are much better than you think. They last longer and are quiet at higher speeds.

The same cannot be said for my dad's 1989 500SL (R129). The soft top is loud at only 120 km/h and if you're driving topless you can more or less just cruise at 130-140 km/h before the wind noises make your ears bleed - even with the wind deflector and the door windows up.
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