69 years after the debut of the first generation, Mercedes changes its face. The designers of the German premium manufacturer have decided to make the famous model more sporty and dynamic thanks to close collaboration with the AMG department and a sporty design that nevertheless has not made the model lose a certain amount of elegance. “The SL is the icon of our brand: for decades this roadster has been synonymous with automotive appeal and desirability,” said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler Group.

The radiator grille the powerful and wide front end. Its grille profile that widens at the bottom and its 14 vertical slats are a clear reference to the 1952 300 SL racing car. This element has been designed with has a pronounced three-dimensional design and has been positioned at the bottom to reinforce dynamism. The LED headlights have a completely new design defined by sharper, sharper lines.

The style center led by Gorden Wagener has chosen a canvas soft top for the new SL, a detail that has allowed the designers to define a more collected and tapered rear end, further increasing the model’s sportiness. The active rear spoiler is integrated almost seamlessly into the trunk lid, while the wide tracks, the strong curvature of the rear end and the slim LED lights that echo the shape of the headlights do the rest. Other distinctive design elements at the rear include the glossy black underbody diffuser with four vertical fins and the integrated twin exhaust tailpipes.

The interior of the SL has been completely revolutionized from previous generations and now follows the styling approach of the latest Mercedes. “The result is a revolutionary interior experience as a combination of digital and analog luxury,” Wagener continues. For the first time since 1989, the SL returns 2+2, while the dashboard has been designed to accommodate a large 11.9-inch panel from which most of the vehicle’s functions are managed. Also digital is the 12.3-inch instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, which is integrated into an eyelid to prevent sun glare.