The next generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL has already been spotted testing while camouflaged on a number of occasions but the German brand has been rather silent regarding its developments. Recently appointed AMG CEO Philipp Schiemer has now revealed some details of the heritage moniker and where it will fit in the brand’s future line-up.
While speaking to Car and Driver, Schiemer confirmed that the next SL will be exclusive to the AMG brand like the current GT coupe and GT four-door coupe. The aim is for it to provide a more balanced sportscar experience next to the GT. While Schiemer acknowledges that the SL’s roots are in racing, it will be more of a luxury weekend cruiser.
As the roadster-only SL enters the AMG stable, the current offering of GT Roadsters will be phased out.