The Mercedes-AMG SL 2022 has been unveiled. Affalterbach’s performance division produced the 2+2 seater roadster with a soft top this time.
The new SL looks great from the outside. The Mercedes-Benz convertible sports car features the latest Mercedes-Benz design language, as well as AMG features.
The car has a wide radiator grille and lower air intake, large side intakes, sleek LED headlights, and a long bonnet with two power bulges on the front.
The new Mercedes-AMG SL looks very sharp at the rear due to its quad exhaust outlets and short overhangs along the sides. The car also has a long wheelbase and a raked windscreen.
As large wheels complete the exterior design (ranging from 19- to 21-inches), stepping inside would reveal a less fussy cabin than the exterior.
Mercedes has used high-quality materials inside, while the car also features the latest AMG steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster, a large, adjustable central display for the MBUX infotainment system, and a variety of connectivity systems like Mercedes me connect.
The rear seats can accommodate people up to 1,50 meters tall and the electrically adjustable front AMG sports seats come with an ‘Airscarf’ as standard.
For the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL, customers can select between 3 exterior design packages. Furthermore, there are 12 paint options and 3 colour choices for the soft top, which can be opened and closed in 15 seconds at speeds of 60 km/h.
Designed for 2+2 seater vehicles, the 2022 SL has an aluminium space frame and the windscreen frame adds to the rollover protection primarily provided by the roll bar system behind the rear seats.
In addition to the aerodynamic and drag balance, Mercedes’ AIRPANEL active air control system and retractable rear spoiler contribute to the convertible sports car’s Cd value of 0.31.
For increased stability, an aerodynamic element can also be specified in the underbody in front of the engine that extends downward by 40 mm at 80 km/hr.
In 2022, the Mercedes-AMG SL will only be available with the 4.0-litre V8 turbo engine, with 577 hp and 800 nm in the SL 63 variant and 469 hp and 700 nm in the SL 55 grade.
There will be all-wheel drive on both models, which is a good thing since even the SL 55 does the 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.9 seconds (3.6 on the SL 63).
The new SL will also be equipped with a hybrid power unit at a later date. AMG Speedshift MCT 9G is the transmission option for now. In addition, the car is equipped with a rear-axle steering system as standard. There is a drag coefficient of 0.31 for the convertible car.
Suspension-wise, the new SL 55 has a multi-link front suspension and a five-link rear suspension. With the SL 63, AMG offers its Active Ride Control suspension with active, hydraulic anti-roll stabilization.
Mercedes has chosen composite brake discs for the car’s brakes because they are lightweight and can disperse heat more effectively.
The car will also offer six driving modes – Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual, and Race – as well as numerous advanced driver-assistance systems.