Subsequent Mercedes-Benz SL to take inspiration from 1950s 300SL Gullwing

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

Mercedes-Benz has a next-generation SL-Class within the works, however the model has been quiet on particulars surrounding the convertible sports activities automobile till now.

In keeping with a Wednesday report from the Australian web site Automotive Recommendation, the seventh-generation SL will take plenty of inspiration from the enduring 300SL Gullwing. Gorden Wagener, chief Mercedes-Benz designer, mentioned the following automobile will come nearer to the “nicest SL,” which is the 300SL, in his opinion. Outgoing Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche mentioned the following SL must pack the “wow” issue. Wagener’s design path would offer that.

A Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe at Amelia Island

A Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe at Amelia Island

Nevertheless, do not anticipate gullwing doorways to make a comeback with the mannequin. Wagner dominated out the design trait and added the following SL will not be retro, however it can home the spirit of the unique mannequin. How he plans to seize that’s but to be seen, nevertheless it could possibly be within the total form. He lastly added the way forward for the mannequin may be very brilliant.

Earlier stories peg Mercedes-AMG as the event drive behind the following SL, which is able to experience on a brand new platform known as MSA (Modular Sports activities automobile Structure). One supply mentioned the proportions can be vastly completely different from the present mannequin. 

We additionally heard a future AMG SL73 might return (it was final supplied as a V-12 mannequin across the flip of the century) and contain into an 805-horsepower hybrid sports activities automobile. Final January, a report claimed the SL might additionally evolve right into a extra luxurious 2+2 mannequin to probably change the S-Class coupe. That report mentioned it will pack AMG’s four.Zero-liter twin-turbocharged V-Eight paired with an electrical motor.

It is seemingly the brand new SL will not debut till subsequent decade for the reason that present automobile was up to date in 2017.

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