In the Mercedes-Benz are trying to decide what to do with a large roadster with a rigid convertible top SL. In the range of luxury models of the Maybach direction it does not fit, the Germans do not want to completely abandon the car.
Now the company is considering the option of transferring the SL under the wing of the Mercedes-AMG office in order to turn a luxury roadster into a sports car. And in a hybrid: under the hood can accommodate a power plant, consisting of a 4-liter V8 with a twin turbo and an electric motor. Its total power can exceed 800 hp, which will make SL second in power in the lineup after the hyper-project ONE.
At the same time, the next generation of SL can seriously change: the company is thinking about abandoning the expensive hard top and turning the roadster into a coupe. In addition, the car wants to stretch a bit, adding a second row of seats, making a coupe with a landing formula of 2 + 2.
However, for the time being, this is all purely reflections of engineers and marketers. The final decision on the fate of the Mercedes-Benz SL will be taken at the end of this year. And it is possible that the company in principle will abandon this model: it disperses too low runs.