Lately the Mercedes-Benz SL has been overshadowed by the more performance focused Mercedes-AMG GT, but luckily Mercedes-Benz has decided to not kill the iconic SL. So now it’s tasked its the Mercedes-AMG team to develop the next-generation SL, to bring it back to its roots. “The legend lives on.”

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz SL

The new SL is now ready for its dynamic driving tests and luckily Mercedes has decided to release a set of photos of some prototypes on the road.

We don’t have a lot of details yet, but it’s being reported that the new SL will only be offered in Mercedes-AMG performance versions. The next-gen SL will be offered with a range of engine options, including a new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and maybe even a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The current SL has a folding hardtop, but the next-gen is expected to get a soft top and only have two seats instead of four. It also looks like the new SL will be a bit smaller. We don’t know when the new SL will arrive, but it could be here by 2022.