The next Roadster will inherit part of the DNA of the famous “gull-wing” Mercedes – Benz 300 SL of the last century.
Some believe the original coupe and Roadster 300 SL the most beautiful cars ever wore a three-beam star. The opinion isn’t unfounded, and seems to be chief stylist Daimler Gorden Wagener is among the sincere admirers of “winged” sports cars.
Anyway, in an interview with Autocar, the designer said that the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL will be closer to their roots than any other brand Roadster – at least, outwardly. Thus, according to Wagener, not talking about the total adaptation of retractility to the shape of the modern SL, but a number of design touches will be definitely recognizable.
New Mercedes-Benz SL will share a platform with the new AMG GT coupe, however, the chief designer of the concern has promised that the difference between them would be “clearly distinguishable”. It is expected that the novelty will get a lightweight fabric top instead of a heavy metal of the roof area with the landing formula 2+2 and a wide range of powertrains.
According to preliminary data, headed by the family of the modification of the SL 73 AMG, which is tipped to power the unit from the upcoming AMG GT will with the same index.
It is a combination of a 4.0-liter V8 and electronicstalk, developing together around 800 HP And base modification SL 43 will provide inline “six”, developing a little more of 360 “horses”. Debut, according to rumors, scheduled for next year.