The next generation SL is also expected to have small but usable rear seats. This new SL has the important role of replacing the old model and the discontinued S-Class Coupé and Cabrio, both of which were four-seater.
As with every new Mercedes model, the new SL will contain a variety of engines, ranging from a 435-hp straight-six to a SL63 variant with a 612-hp twin-turbo V8. AMG is also expected to introduce a new SL73 model with a combination of electric motor and V8 that develops over 800 hp. A reveal should take place next year, followed by the next generation GT.