The new Mercedes-AMG SL: The new edition of an icon

October 28, 2021 - The new Mercedes-AMG SL, the new edition of an icon, returns to its roots with a classic soft top and sporty character.

At the same time, the luxurious roadster as a 2+2 seater is particularly suitable for everyday use and puts its power down on the road with all-wheel drive for the first time. High-tech components such as the AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension with active anti-roll stabilisation, rear-axle steering, the optionally available AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system and the standard-fit DIGITAL LIGHT with projection function sharpen the sporty profile. In combination with the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, this results in a driving experience of the highest order. As a consistent Performance Luxury model, Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach has developed the SL completely independently.

The SL is an icon: For almost 70 years, the distinctive sports car has delighted Mercedes customers of every generation around the world. With the rebirth of the roadster from Mercedes-AMG, the new SL more than ever remains the symbol of this timeless fascination.

With its exciting design, state-of-the-art technology and outstanding driving characteristics, the new Mercedes-AMG SL sets standards in the luxury sports car segment. The exterior design fascinates with a perfect triad: It combines the modern Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of sensual purity with the sportiness typical of AMG and characteristic details. The two power bulges on the bonnet are just one of numerous reminiscences of the first SL generation. The interplay of light and shadow makes the overall appearance visually light and low. So it is clear at first glance that the new SL has returned to its sporty roots.

Mercedes-AMG SL.

Engine, transmission and all-wheel drive: great variety and more choice than ever before

At market launch, the new SL starts with two output levels of the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine. The engines are assembled purely by hand at the company's site in Affalterbach according to the "One Man, One Engine" principle. In the top model SL 63 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 12.7-11.8 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 288-268 g/km)* the engine develops 430 kW (585 hp) and provides a maximum torque of 800 Nm over a wide rev range from 2500 to 4500 rpm. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes only 3.6 seconds, the top speed is 315 km/h. In the SL 55 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 12.7-11.8 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 288-268 g/km)*, the V8 unit develops an output of 350 kW (476 hp) and a peak torque of 700 Nm. The sprint from standstill to 100 km/h takes 3.9 seconds, the top speed is 295 km/h.

Performance hybrid in development

At a later date, we will also offer the SL as a powerful Performance hybrid drive. The AMG E PERFORMANCE drive strategy is based on the guiding principle of offering an electrified powertrain that further enhances driving dynamics while also being highly efficient.

Mercedes-AMG SL.

The new Mercedes-AMG SL at a glance

  • The new dimensional concept with 2+2 seats enables muscular proportions and improves everyday practicality.
  • The new SL was created on an all-new roadster architecture with a composite aluminium structure. No part of the body shell was adopted from the predecessor or any other model series.
  • For the first time in 70 years, the SL is available with all-wheel drive: AMG Performance 4MATIC+ distributes the drive force fully variably to the front and rear wheels.
  • The AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL active anti-roll stabilisation works without anti-roll bars and brings benefits in terms of driving dynamics and comfort.
  • Rear-axle steering combines agility and stability and is also on board for the first time in an SL.
  • Two AMG V8 engines at launch. Further engine versions will follow, including as powerful E PERFORMANCE hybrid.
  • The electro-hydraulic soft top opens or closes fully automatically in around 15 seconds, and both are possible up to 60 km/h.
  • The multimedia touchscreen can be electrically adjusted in inclination from 12 to 32 degrees.
  • "Hey Mercedes", the intelligent voice assistant, understands up to 28 languages.
  • At the market launch, the new SL is available in twelve paint finishes, including five metallic paint finishes, and six MANUFAKTUR colours as well as three different soft top colours.
  • Digitalisation - eight screen designs can be displayed in the head unit.

The world premiere as video on demand

A recording of the world premiere of the new SL is available as video on demand:

Mercedes-AMG SL.

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