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The AMG-developed 2022 Mercedes AMG SL is getting closer to production

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The 2022 Mercedes AMG SL is getting closer to production. We first saw the AMG version of the next SL-Class in January when, once again,it was spotted doing cold-weather tests. This time, the exact same car from January was caught on the Nurburgring with the same amount of camouflage. This indicates that Mercedes will probably not show us more than that until the SL’s debut.

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We already know that this generation of the SL is the first one developed by AMG. The car’s development is being done alongside the sportier AMG GT. As mentioned before, both cars will feature the Modular Sports Architecture (MSA). With this in mind, we can expect the 2022 Mercedes AMG SL to be sportier than previous generations.

That said, the roadster is still going to retain the gran-tourer aspect, but it’s nice to know it will not be just another heavy, wobbly, old men’s cruiser.

The new AMG SL will be a proper performance car that can easily double as a long-distance GT.
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As with the AMG GT four-door, we expect the entry-level performance version to be in the form of the SL53. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six with 435 horsepower and 384 pound-feet (520 Nm), which will be good for a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of around 4.2 seconds.

2022 Mercedes-AMG SL53 specifications
Engine 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six
Power 435 HP
Torque 384 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 4.2 seconds
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At least two AMG versions will feature the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, with power and torque figures of at least 612 horsepower and 627 pound-feet (850 Nm) in the SL63.

There are increasing talks of an SL73 version. Should they decided to make one, it will probably feature the new hybrid powertrain, which will feature the SL63 powertrain, combined with a 204 horsepower electric motor at the rear axle. Combined, the system is expected to make around 800 horsepower and 738 pound-feet (1,000 Nm), resulting in blistering performance.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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