It has been a two-seater and a four-seater, and has provided each soft- and hard-top roofs, however the Mercedes-Benz SL has by no means been a hybrid. That is about to vary.
The Mercedes-AMG SL has been snapped testing with a plug-in hybrid powertrain (no, we’re not contemplating a 48V mild-hybrid system a correct hybrid), forward of a reveal later in 2022.
How do we all know this can be a PHEV? Though it appears practically an identical to the SL55 and SL63 fashions we have already seen, there’s an additional flap within the rear bumper for a charger. These wheels are additionally in line with what we have seen from different Mercedes-Benz PHEV fashions.
Energy is anticipated to return from the identical powertrain that options within the AMG GT 4-Door, making as much as 620kW and 1400Nm when its 4.0-litre petrol V8 and electrical motor are working in live performance.
The launch vary is powered solely by a 4.0-litre turbocharged petrol V8 engine, making both 350kW and 700Nm, or 430kW and 800Nm.
The subsequent-generation SL rides on a very new aluminum composite spaceframe platform often called Modular Sports activities Structure (MSA) that’ll additionally underpin the subsequent AMG GT coupe.
This MSA platform does not share any parts with the earlier SL and AMG GT roadsters.
Mercedes-AMG additionally states the torsional stiffness of the physique shell has elevated by 18 per cent over the earlier SL.
We have already seen the within the SL, which features a 12.3-inch digital drivers show, in addition to a 11.9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system.
This infotainment display is acquainted to the Mercedes-Benz vary, and is ready to tilt at inclinations from 12 to 32 levels.
Mercedes-AMG will announce pricing for the 2022 SL vary nearer to its Australian arrival within the second half of 2022.
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