New Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe to soon join the SL roadster: Report
Mercedes-AMG has just unveiled its much-hyped new SL roadster. The German luxury car brand last Thursday has introduced the updated Mercedes-AMG SL, one of the longest-running nomenclatures in the automaker's portfolio, for nearly seven decades. Now, the iconic car marque has confirmed that a brand new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is on the card, reports Road and Track.
The upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe will reportedly join the new SL roadster. Both the two-door high-performance models will co-exist, claimed Mercedes design chief Gorden Wagener.
He also claimed that both the cars will be underpinned by the same architecture and share some components. However, both the cars will target a different set of buyers with their distinctive styling and characteristics.
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The Mercedes-AMG SL is meant to be a comfortable luxurious cruiser while the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is a high-performance sporty track-focused car.
As Mercedes design chief explained, the top of the line SL 63 will get AMG Active Ride Control air suspension as a standard feature, ensuring a comfortable journey experience. There will be hydraulic anti-roll stabilization that takes the place of normally fixed anti-roll bars to keep the SL steady during cornering, without jeopardizing the comfort and stability.
The upcoming GT Coupe is likely to carry the same MBUX infotainment system featuring a tiltable and large 11.9-inch portrait-oriented display accompanied by a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster and a head-up display with augmented reality technology, which are available in the newly unveiled SL roadster.
The revamped Mercedes-AMG SL roadster will be available in two variants - SL 55 and SL 63. Both the variants get power from a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine. The SL 55 churns out 469 hp of power and 700 Nm torque. The SL 63 belts out 577 hp power and 800 Nm torque.