New Mercedes-AMG SL Taking a Stroll at the Nurburgring RoadsGiancarlo Perlas September 23, 2021
With only a little camo left on the Mercedes-AMG SL cars that we have been seeing so far, we expected it to debut at the Munich Motor Show this month. However, since the said event is already packed with new products from the three-pointed star marque, which was highlighted by the new Mercedes-Benz EQE, it’s just wise that they pushed its official unveiling to a later date. Recently, the roadster was seen making its rounds again at the Nurburgring roads.
In the latest spy video from Automotive Mike, the AMG SL was witnessed at the Industry Pool around the Nordscheife. Two versions of the car were present: a partially covered blue AMG SL and a fully camouflaged unit.
Noticeable in the roadsters were their soft tops, which is a shift from the use of hard tops in their previous iterations. Shades of the AMG GT Roadster were also present in the design of the new AMG SL since the latter is groomed to replace the former along the way.
The AMG SL follows the 2+2 seating of its predecessors while taking an overhauled cockpit featuring a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 11.9 central touchscreen managed via the MBUX system. The optional 3D head-up display is finding its way into the tech of the car too.
The upcoming SL will no longer be offered in its Benz guises. Instead, it will be exclusive to the AMG brand. One of the offerings of the range includes a V8 variant but whether it will be affected by the current supply issues plaguing Mercedes remains to be seen. Another rumored model of the series is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that may adopt the 831 hp powertrain of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 E Performance.