2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Release Date: Spring 2022
Estimated Price: Starting around $100,000 (estimated)
  • New SL continues a historic nameplate in Mercedes' lineup
  • 2022 SL will also replace S-Class Cabriolet, which is not expected to receive a second generation
  • Folding hardtop out, traditional soft top in
  • Launches the seventh-generation SL for 2022
Contact your local dealers about upcoming availability and pricing details.
2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review
Redesigned Roadster Reported to Have Over 800 HP
What is the SL-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a two-seat grand-touring roadster that has been a key part of the Mercedes story for nearly 70 years. But its place in the lineup has been a little murky as of late since Mercedes also sells the similarly intentioned S-Class Cabriolet four-seater and AMG GT roadster. Our spy photographers predict a shakeup when the redesigned 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class debuts later this year.

Spy shots of the new SL show it will retain its predecessor's long hood and cab-back design. The rear end doesn't look too dissimilar from the current AMG GT, and that's probably not a coincidence — our photographers note that the new SL and next-generation AMG GT are being developed in tandem by Mercedes' AMG performance house. We can also see that the SL will switch from a multipiece folding hardtop to a more conventional convertible soft top. Our sources postulate that the powertrain lineup will start in the form of the rear-wheel-drive SL 43 (likely with a turbocharged V6) and culminate in the all-wheel-drive SL 73e (believed to use a V8 hybrid with roughly 800 horsepower on tap).

A second-generation S-Class Cabriolet is not believed to be in the works right now, so Mercedes' high-end convertible lineup should be a bit more clear. The 2022 SL will be Merc's sole entry in the ultra-luxe grand tourer segment, while the next-gen AMG GT will bolster its reputation as the high-performance sports car. Expect to see more about the 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class later this year.

EdmundsEdmunds says

After taking a year off, the Mercedes-Benz SL will return for 2022 to breathe new life into the grand-touring segment. When it debuts later this year, expect to see a futuristic but luxurious cabin and range of powerful new engines.

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