mercedes-benz sl

List of News and Information about mercedes-benz sl on 4WheelsNews.com

News and Information about mercedes-benz sl

Read the latest news and information about mercedes-benz sl published on 4WheelsNews.com! View comments and pictures about mercedes-benz sl on 4WheelsNews.com!

You also might be interested: mercedes-benz sl, sports car

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class to feature a soft top and 2+2 seating

The soft top will soon be back for the Mercedes-Benz grand touring roadster, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. Not only that, the new Mercedes-Benz SL Class could now accommodate up to four people and is more dynamic than its hard-top predecessor.

Perhaps, one of the best news about the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – with codename R232 -- could be that it is said to be now being developed by the carmaker’s performance arm. A source privy to the matter told Autocar that this decision for the new two-seat luxury roadster was taken up last year by Ola Kallenius – Mercedes’ new research and development boss. According to the source, Kallenius decided to have AMG develop and engineer the new SL Class to give it “a more sporting character” than the current model – something that would be a piece of cake for Mercedes’ performance division. As a result, the new Mercedes SL Class would be a different proposition from the current model.

With AMG heading the engineering and development of the new SL Class, it isn’t a wonder why the new roadster is given such new elements. Its final production version is expected to be underpinned by a new platform -- known internally as the MSA (modularen sportwagen architektur) – that would also underpin the SLC’s successor. This new MSA platform permits scalable tracks and wheelbase, thereby allowing Mercedes to design a 2+2 cabin for more practicality. AMG chief executive Tobias Moers told Autocar at the New York Motor Show that a 2+2 configuration would allow the carmaker to offer a model with a “bit more space."

Read the entire article 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class to feature a soft top and 2+2 seating