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2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL Roadster will have a 4-MATIC 4×4 system

A 4x4 AMG Roadster! I am sold.

Just some weeks ago, Mercedes announced that it is readying the seventh-gen of its successful SL range, with the 2022 SL Roadster. It has also stated its intentions for a debut of the said model sometime later this year. To make people want the next-gen SL even more, it has also announced that its performance-arm, AMG, will be taking over the development duties. Hooray!

They say, *some* inspiration from the original and ever-so-beautiful 300SL has been borrowed.

Moreover, it has also confirmed that the 2022 model will have its all-wheel-drive system, but most likely as an option. I guess it’ll be the performance-oriented version of the said system dubbed AMG Performance 4MATIC+ which it first used in the 2017 E63 S. Well, it only seems to be the right step to take, doesn’t it?

The all-new SL will be based on the MSA (Modular Sports Architecture) platform, which Mercedes will use for its next GT sports car, thus meaning the SL would become a much more performance-prone SL this time.

Take a close look at the fatty tyres – AMG is definitely not kidding this time.

Two variants at launch named the SL53 and SL63, would be on Mercedes’ list once the launch date is near. For the SL53, there will a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 along with a mild-hybrid system for a total output of somewhere near the 430hp mark. For the SL63 variant, expect a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 with a mild-hybrid system capable of making over 600hp.

More on that, like the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, we can also see an SL73 variant packing in a V8 and a much more powerful electric-drive system which should see the numbers go near the 800hp mark. Man, these numbers nowadays look like they are nothing, won’t you agree?

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Chirag Khanna

I can look at the headlights of a car and can tell which car it is. I am an automobile and motorsports (specializes in F1) geek, for starters. For the main-course, I write.

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