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Mercedes-Benz’s iconic SL is currently into its sixth generation, with the car’s last redesign introduced for the 2013 model year.
A new SL is coming up shortly, only this time it is being developed by the Mercedes-AMG performance skunkworks and not Mercedes-Benz. A prototype has been spotted and is likely for the new SL63 variant.
The clear giveaways that this isn’t an entry-level SL are the square-shaped exhaust tips which are normally reserved for the top variants in AMG’s lineup. The car also features additional flics for downforce on its front fascia.
2022 Mercedes-AMG SL63 Roadster spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien
As for the rest of the exterior, Mercedes design chief Gordon Wagener said the new SL will take the line closer to the original 300SL, but not in a retro way. The latest tester is still heavily camouflaged, though we can make out some of
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