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Mercedes-AMG SL43 Roadster Doesn't Look Entry-Level

The new SL variant uses a four-cylinder engine with an F1-derived electric turbocharger.

Daniel Golson
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Mercedes-AMG's new SL43 is the first four-cylinder SL since 1963.

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It has the same turbocharged 2.0-liter engine as the CLA45, but with an electric turbo derived from Formula 1.

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It puts out 381 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.

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Aside from slightly different bumpers and round exhaust tips, the SL43 looks identical to the V8-powered models.

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The interior is the same, too.

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The SL43 is available with performance goodies like carbon-ceramic brakes, rear-wheel steering and adaptive dampers.

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It weighs about 300 pounds less than the SL55.

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Sadly, the SL43 is unlikely to come to the US.

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It will be followed by at least one plug-in-hybrid model.

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