Mercedes is readying an all-new, eighth-era SL roadster, and the German automaker desires everyone to know just how all-new it is. In the most recent bit of details, the company discovered that the new SL shares not a one element with present-day SL, and that the new roadster is built on a new aluminum-intensive, space-body architecture. The earlier mentioned picture is a peek at what lies under the new car’s skin.
It can be considerably stunning that Mercedes is acquiring a new architecture for the SL. Even though the SL is an vital motor vehicle for the firm’s brand picture — it has been a halo product for the entirety of its 70-year existence — it also is a product that sells in volumes that are small and trending lessen. Even well-heeled car or truck buyers are turning their backs on ritzy, fashionable convertibles in favor of nonetheless a lot more SUVs. And Mercedes-Benz has stated that it plans to cut down the quantity of convertible choices in its lineup.
Pointedly, Mercedes says the new athletics automobile, codenamed R232, is not relevant to the AMG GT Roadster. It could be, even so, that the new SL will replace that model in addition to the existing Mercedes-Benz roadster. We now know that the motor vehicle will be sold as the Mercedes-AMG SL, and that it can be getting repositioned as extra of a accurate sports car or truck and fewer of a grand tourer. Spy pics (demonstrated below) have also uncovered that the automobile ditches the retractable hardtop in favor of a classic soft best, and we’ve discovered that all-wheel-travel will be offered for the very first time.
As to the new SL’s styling, we will have to wait around to see if it increases on the recent model. Here is hoping. For now, however, Mercedes looks to want us to take pleasure in the new car’s inner attractiveness.