After much anticipation, the interior design of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG SL has been revealed and boy, does it look stunning.
Thanks to its Mercedes-AMG performance genes, the new edition caters to the sporty target group as well as customers looking for maximum comfort.
Adjustable Central Display
The cockpit design, right down to the adjustable central display in the centre console, is focused on the driver and impresses with a harmonious overall impression.
The completely redesigned dimensional concept with 2+2 seats offers more function and space in the interior, and complementing the whole package is the latest MBUX infotainment system which offers a choice of several specific display styles and different modes.
The rear seats increase everyday usability and offer space for people up to 1.50 metres tall. If the extra seating is not needed, a draught-stop can protect front seat passengers from draughts at the back of the neck.
The centre console dominates the space between the driver and front passenger. Of maximum width and rising sharply towards the front, it flows into the lower section of the instrument panel.
The functional and visual centre of the centre console is the metallic panel that breaks through the leather surfaces at the front and rear. Featuring the NACA air intake signature, it carries on the genes of the AMG GT and GT 4-Door Coupé.
This design element thus becomes a hallmark AMG stylistic element in the interior. The NACA air intake transitions almost seamlessly into the 11.9-inch multimedia touchscreen in portrait format.
To avoid reflections caused by sunlight when driving with the top down, this screen can be adjusted electrically into a more vertical position.
Its portrait format offers clear advantages, especially for navigation, as well as more space ergonomically. The touchscreen floats between the two central turbine nozzles as a digital contrast to emotive design elements.
Some functional content and the operating structure of the second-generation MBUX system correspond to those of the S-Class, extensively supplemented or replaced by AMG-specific content and views.
This makes the new SL highly independent in terms of communication and information. Menu items such as “Performance” or “Track Pace” emphasise the sporty character.
Enhanced hardware and software
The interior has become even more digital and intelligent, as hardware and software have been extensively enhanced. Brilliant images on the LCD screens make it easy to control vehicle and comfort functions.
The driver display and central display offer an aesthetically pleasing and holistically coordinated experience. The appearance of the instrument cluster can be personalised with different display styles and individually selectable main views.
The optional head-up display contributes to relaxed driving, as the driver does not need to take their eyes off the road. It displays relevant cues and actions three-dimensionally in the real driving situation and surroundings.
Several style variants
Here you can also choose between several style variants – each matching the display in the instrument cluster. Depending on the equipment or personal taste, the Ambient Light frames the exclusive interior in 64 different colours.
Last but not least, the new model once again allows a 2+2 seating configuration for the first time since 1989 (Mercedes SL model series R 129).