Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

The redesigned Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 2022 will start at $ 138,450 (with destination) when it hits US dealerships this summer, Mercedes confirmed in a press release Friday.

That base price represents an increase of $ 46,455 over the previous generation’s 2020 model (the SL skipped the 2021 model year), but the 2022 SL has been updated and repositioned. Now, under the aegis of AMG, it gets standard all-wheel drive and V-8 horsepower.

Instead of the 3.0-liter V-6 biturbo that powered the previous SL 450 base model, the AMG SL 55 uses AMG’s ubiquitous 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo. It produces 469hp and 516Nm of torque, propelling the SL 55 from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 183mph, according to Mercedes.

Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 55 from 2022

Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 55 from 2022

Mercedes also offers an AMG SL 63 variant with an enhanced version of the V-8 biturbo with 590 hp and 577 Nm of torque. Starting at $ 179,150, it costs about $ 25,000 more than the latest SL 63 model, offered in 2019. It reduces the time from 0 to 60 mph to 3.5 seconds and increases top speed to 196 mph. Both SL models use the same 9-speed automatic transmission.

Other markets will also have the AMG SL 43, with a 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 and a mild-hybrid system, but that hasn’t been confirmed for the US.

The two SL models from the US market also get Touring and Performance trim options. Touring trim includes features such as massaging front seats, a Burmester surround sound system and an 11.9-inch infotainment display. SL 63 models add standard augmented reality navigation and active suspension.

Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 55 from 2022

Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 55 from 2022

Performance trim adds a front axle lift system, while SL 55 models get active suspension and the AMG Dynamic Plus package that comes standard on the SL 63, which adds a Race Drive Mode, an electronic rear differential limited-slip and yellow brake calipers.

Other options include the AMG Aerodynamics, Exterior Carbon, Exterior Chrome, Night and Extended Night appearance packages, two hood color options and 12 paint colors. The SL is available with 20-inch and 21-inch wheels with multiple styles, and customers can also choose from multiple nappa leather upholstery shades.

At least one other SL variant is in the works. Mercedes has confirmed a Maybach SL as part of a move towards high-end luxury vehicles, but hasn’t said when this more luxurious SL will appear.

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