The much-anticipated 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL will debut in just a few hours.
The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 made its world debut earlier this week, and it was certainly worth the wait. With its 5.5-liter naturally-aspirated flat-plane crank V8 sending 670 hp to the rear wheels, the Z06 is a ferocious Ferrari killer. However, the Z06 isn't the only new sports car debut that should be on your radar this week.
In just a few hours, the much-anticipated 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL will be revealed to the world at 10:00 am EST/4:00 pm CEST. Its digital premiere will be livestreamed on Mercedes' YouTube channel - we've embedded the link below so you don't miss it. We suspect Porsche will also be watching too because the SL will go head to head with the 911 Cabriolet.
Mercedes promises the new SL will be a "reinvention of an icon." That's a bold claim considering the original 1950s Mercedes SL is one of the most iconic sports cars of all time. While the outgoing model has been overshadowed by the Mercedes-AMG GT, the new SL will return to its sports car roots with AMG at the helm and replace the AMG Roadster. Replacing the old model's hardtop will be a soft-top roof that will help save weight.
A new teaser video shared by Mercedes on social media gives us a final look at the new SL before the big debut. We get a close look at the SL's sharp-looking headlights and taillights, Panamericana grille, and luxurious interior.
The new SL will only be offered with a 2+2 configuration, allowing room for four occupants for the first time since 1989. Unfortunately for Mercedes, the new SL leaked in all its glory last month, so we already have a clear idea of what it looks like.
Mercedes-AMG has also already revealed the high-tech interior in full, confirming that the new SL will borrow some of the S-Class's sophisticated tech including a massive 11.9-inch touchscreen, a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster, and a head-up display with augmented reality technology.
As for what lurks under the hood, the teaser video confirms the new Mercedes SL will be offered with a twin-turbo V8 expected to produce around 600 hp in the SL63. A more powerful SL73e plug-in hybrid rumored to pack 800 hp will also top the range at a later date. We'll have all the details for you shortly, so stay tuned.