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2022 Mercedes-AMG SL Roadster revealed, will come to India

Written by Nayak

The Mercedes-AMG SL Roadster has finally arrived in its new form. This time, the car gets a complete overhaul as it gets a new platform underneath. And hence the latest update gets a new design, equipment and technology. Mercedes-Benz has also brought up the fabric roof alongside this; the car now gets a 2+2 seating layout. AWD and rear-axle steering are now standard across the trims. This rear-axle steering is quite useful, especially when doing high-speed cornering. In fact, the new platform also makes the car longer in terms of wheelbase, by 154 mm.

Exterior Design

At the very first glance, onlookers will appreciate the signature Panamericana-grille which is neatly integrated with sharp-looking LED headlamps. The car continues with its extra elongated bonnet that matches the windshield perfectly. Mercedes is providing two wheel size options, standard 19-inch alloys with an option to upgrade them to 21-inches. The use of a fabric roof helps reduce the weight by almost 21 kgs compared to the previous generation’s metallic roof. This fabric roof is retractable in less than 15 seconds.

Interiors

Being a Mercedes, customers will have no room for complaint in this department. The roadster gets all the latest kit and equipment as per 2021 standards. The key highlights include a large 11.9-inch vertically-stacked touchscreen infotainment unit,12.3-inch LCD driver’s display, heads-up display, AMG twin-spoke steering wheel, turbine-style AC vents, electrically-adjustable sports seats and plenty of other equipment.

Powertrain and Mechanicals

The equipped engine is a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 motor. The performance output figure varies from trim to trim. The base SL 55 model’s engine makes 469 BHP and 700 Nm. Meanwhile, the top-spec SL 63’s engine has performance figures rated at 577 BHP and 800 Nm. The gearbox is common across the range, which is a 9-speed automatic that sends power to all four wheels. The German carmaker claims that the SL Roadster can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 315 kmph.

Mercedes-AMG SL Roadster in India

Owing to its popularity among the high mindshare clientele, Mercedes-Benz is also likely to bring the new Mercedes-AMG SL to the Indian market. However, the brand has not yet revealed when the SL Roadster will make its debut in India.

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