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The 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL Roadster is a fundamental shift

The seventh-gen SL was developed by AMG and will have standard all-wheel drive, a 2+2 layout and a fabric top.

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Daniel Golson
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The 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL marks a fundamental shift for the long-running roadster.

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It's been developed from the ground up by AMG and it will feature firsts like all-wheel drive and rear-axle steering.

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The new SL is smaller, lighter and stiffer than the outgoing model.

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It's also going back to having a fabric soft top for the first time in decades.

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The new SL will also have a two-plus-two seating layout for the first time in America.

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This prototype is a V8-powered SL63, though there will also be an SL53 with an inline-6.

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Mercedes hopes the new SL will appeal to current SL owners, enthusiasts looking for a performance car and current S-Class convertible owners.

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The new SL will debut later this year and go on sale in the first half of 2022.

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Given Mercedes' V8 shortage, it will probably launch first as the SL53.

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