Mercedes-Benz is ready to introduce the seventh-generation SL in India on June 22 this year. For starters, the classic 190SL from the 1950s served as the ancestor of the current Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. It is the luxury brand's flagship two-door roadster worldwide. In our market, the carmaker sold only the fifth version of the Mercedes-Benz SL in 2012. It did not offer the sixth-generation SL for purchase here. After nearly a gap of twelve years, Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to launch the seventh-generation SL in India. The new Mercedes SL will only be offered in AMG form. Right now, there is no official confirmation, however, some industry reports reveal that the second-generation AMG GT, slated for later this year, will be followed by the upcoming Mercedes-AMG SL55 for its drivetrain, chassis, electrical architecture, and more specs. Here are all the key details about this new model from Mercedes-Benz, which will hit Indian roads shortly.
Mercedes-AMG SL55: Key Details
As mentioned, the classic Mercedes-Benz SL will mark its presence in its seventh-generation avatar in India. It will go on sale in our market as the SL55 Roadster. With this model, the carmaker will bring the '55' designation back to a Mercedes-AMG model for the first time since the G55 SUV's manufacturing ended in 2012. Speaking of the powertrain, the model will likely have a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, capable of producing 471bhp and 700Nm. This unit is available with several Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG cars across the world.
In the international range, the seventh-generation SL replaces the S-Class cabriolet, the AMG GT Roadster, and the sixth-generation SL. The model comes standard with four-wheel steering and four-wheel drive. In our market, the SL roadster will come via the CBU route. More details about the new model will likely emerge closer to the launch.
India-bound Mercedes-Benz E-Class Long Wheelbase Variant Spotted Ahead of Global Debut
The sixth-generation E-Class was introduced by Mercedes-Benz last month for worldwide markets. In a recent development, a few spy images of the sedan's left-hand drive, long-wheelbase (LWB) model in China appeared online before the launch. For the uninitiated, the LWB variant of the sedan is scheduled to come to India in the middle of 2024. Dimensionally, it is likely to have a wheelbase that is 15mm longer than the fifth-generation E-Class, and slightly higher than its outgoing sibling.