Sunday, June 20, 2021
News The Next-Generation Mercedes-Benz SL Will Replace The AMG GT Roadster

The Next-Generation Mercedes-Benz SL Will Replace The AMG GT Roadster

The all-new Mercedes-Benz SL will be fast and powerful enough to take over from the AMG Roadster


  • The AMG GT Coupe will remain available.

  • This is part of Mercedes-Benz’s efforts to streamline its massive product portfolio.


Mercedes-Benz has been “cleaning up” its gigantic product portfolio for a while now. This does not mean that numerous models will disappear, but it does signify that some niche low-volume vehicles will be replaced by other existing ones. This is the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster’s fate.

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

The all-new highly evolved next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL is at fault here. No one however will fault Benz for making this call. The new SL will be lighter, more driving-focused and, perhaps most importantly, will once more be fitted with a soft-top like the GT Roadster. All of these factors essentially position the SL on top of the AMG GT Roadster and knock it out of contention.

What’s more, the new SL will also be offered with Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC AWD system meaning that its appeal will reach a broader audience. It will also feature mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Caradisiac reports that it was AMG Boss, Philipp Schiemer, that confirmed this decision during a recent presentation. Despite this, the extraordinary Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe will still be on the menu for fixed-roof near supercar performance driving enthusiasts.

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