Next-Gen Mercedes-AMG SL Will Phase Out the GT Roadster

Giancarlo Perlas April 6, 2021
Mercedes-AMG SL spy shot by Motor1

After a couple of next-generation Mercedes-AMG SL sightings, AMG CEO Philipp Schiemer confirmed that they have taken the helm in the convertible’s development. The iconic car will be sold alongside the next-generation Mercedes-AMG GT.

The information was revealed by the AMG boss during his interview last Saturday with Car and Driver. He also mentioned that the AMG SL will remain as a convertible while the AMG GT will no longer offer a top down model as it will just focus on its coupe and four-door variants as a part of its maker’s streamlining effort.

The new AMG SL is slated for next year. It will keep its 2+2 seating arrangement while the AMG GT Coupe will retain its 2-seating configuration. The AMG SL will also fill in the gap that will be left behind by the soon-to-be discontinued S-Class Coupe.

The AMG SL is expected to feature an all-wheel-drive system, but we are not sure if it will come as a standard or an available option. Then as for the powertrain, the auto will likely get its brand’s new P3 mild-hybrid platform consisting of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and an electric motor producing over 800 hp.

Schiemer said that the AMG SL will be equipped with a plug-in hybrid system derived from Mercedes’ F1 technology. As a thinly veiled shot at Tesla, the exec commented, “the battery never loses boost and it can be stressed for an extended time.”

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Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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