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Old 01-24-2020, 02:42 PM
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Default 2021 Mercedes-Benz SL

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https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...preview-design
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:17 PM
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Looks promising so far and its good that they are keeping the SL name alive.
But i wonder how they will differensiate it from the AMG GT
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:53 PM
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Looks promising so far and its good that they are keeping the SL name alive.
But i wonder how they will differensiate it from the AMG GT
i'd guess not enough to warrant both in such a low volume segment. the standalone AMG brand should really just be replaced with the SL and CLS or vice versa.
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:10 AM
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But i wonder how they will differensiate it from the AMG GT
I assume the SL will be softer riding, have a more comfortable and perhaps less aggressively sportier interior (does the dash and center console need to be as wide as it is in the current AMG GT?), and there was a rumor that it might be a 2+2.

I assume there will be no AMG GT convertible for the next gen.

Virtually anything would be a stylistic improvement over the current SL, and this def looks better already. I also think the move back to a soft top makes a lot of sense. Folding hard tops were a fun novelty, but presumably modern folding soft tops are as easily operated and are a lot lighter and more compact.

A cool-looking as the long axle to dash ratio is on the current AMG GT, I really hope AMG shortens it a bit b/c car mags have all said that the sensations that occur when aggressively driving a car w/ such exaggerated RWD proportions are not terribly pleasant.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:58 AM
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Design close to the AMG GT, what surprises me is that the roofline does look like it's a fixed roof coupe rather than a roadster, and all the mules are closed cars as well, which, I guess, is very different in terms of suspension testing than a drop top. Are they making it a coupe like the very first 300SL again?
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:52 PM
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Without the hardtop, this car is basically cannibalized by at least three other models in the lineup.
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