Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it’s working on the next-generation SL, which is expected to arrive in 2021. While we haven’t seen any teasers, it has been revealed that the new SL will be sportier than the current version.

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Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed to Autocar that the next-generation SL will share its platform with the next AMG GT. Both the next SL and AMG GT will be based on a new aluminum intensive Modular Sports Architecture (MSA). This also marks the first time that the AMG sub-brand has overseen the development of the SL.

“We’re bringing back the historic DNA of the SL,” Moers stated. “It’s far sportier [this time round]. It will have a perfect compromise between driving dynamics and comfort because it’s still kind of a cruiser too.”

It’s being reported that not only will the next SL be lighter and faster, it may also ditch the folding hard top on the current generation for a traditional fabric top.