Mercedes is readying an ultra-luxury Maybach version of its new SL roadster to rival the Bentley Continental GT Cabriolet as part of its greater focus on its most profitable products.
Previewed on Instagram by Mercedes design boss Gorden Wagener, the first-ever Mercedes-Maybach SL will be distinguished by a full chrome grille, printed Maybach emblems on the hood and a freestanding three-pointed star.
No further details have been revealed, but the luxury roadster is expected to launch with the most powerful option currently available in the Mercedes-AMG SL: a 577 hp 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8.
However, the future plug-in hybrid SL – with even more power – could also benefit from the Maybach treatment.
Wagener wrote: “A preview of the Mercedes-Maybach SL Concept, revealing more about the future opportunities of our company’s most exclusive marque. For customers who want a sophisticated luxury driving and design experience. »
The SL will join the Maybach version of the new Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, which was previewed at the Munich Motor Show last year and is expected to arrive in dealerships in 2023.
Mercedes has also confirmed that a new Maybach coupe is also on the way, likely based on the upcoming new AMG GT, itself closely related to the SL.
Last week, Mercedes also revealed plans for another SL-based open-top speedster to launch a new brand dedicated to “very exclusive collector cars” called Mythos.
Mythos will produce low-volume special vehicles for “the most dedicated Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and collectors” and will in fact rank above Maybach in Mercedes’ brand portfolio.
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This notice was published: 2022-05-23 10:47:05