The teaser campaign for the new Mercedes-AMG SL continues, with the German carmaker now giving us a good idea of the upcoming R232 living room. According to the company, its interior is a combination of analog geometry and the digital world, which it calls a “hyperanalogue.”
Regarding geometry, the old uniqueness of the previous R231 SL was its asymmetrical dashboard, but the new model improves on that. The symmetrical new design is said to be inspired by flight, with a wing -like shape highlighted by four tubular air holes that form a “power dome” at the top of the dashboard – this refers to the jet turbine on the aircraft.
The flight -inspired design approach extends to the door panels, designed to blend in with the dashboard to create a cockpit -like feel. On both doors, you’ll find seat controls and door handles reminiscent of those found in the latest EQS, accompanied by a perforated metal cover for Burmester speakers.
The company also incorporates several driver -focused features, starting with a cluster of 12.3 -inch digital instruments placed in a trash can (the company prefers to refer to it as a “high -tech visor”) rather than being an independent unit.
This is intended to provide better readability, as shaded screens are less susceptible to reflections caused by sunlight. Avoiding reflections when the roof is lowered is also the reason why the 11.9 -inch format touch screen, can be electrically adjusted to a more vertical position.
The touch screen is connected to the second-generation Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system that is also available in the new S-Class. As such, the graphics are sharp and there are many functions that occupants can use, including the Performance and Track Pace menus that emphasize the SL’s sporty character.
Meanwhile, the center console looks similar to the one you’ll find on the AMG GT as well as the GT 4-Door Coupé, as its design carries the NACA air duct sign that switches to the touch screen. Unlike those models, there are no dedicated buttons to customize specific vehicle functions, so the driver has to play around with the steering wheel call, the controls under the touch screen or the touch screen itself.
As you might expect, the cabins are equipped with many premium materials and customers will have no shortage of options to choose from. Sports or performance seats can be paired with a single or two -tone Nappa leather upholstery, the latter available with diamond stitching or Dinamica micro fibers with yellow or red contrast stitching. There is also an ambient lighting system with 64 different colors and an optional head-up display.
The new SL brings back the 2 + 2 seat configuration previously found on the R129 from 1989, and the company says that the rear seats can actually be used by humans as tall as 1.5 meters. If no extra seats are needed, owners can install a draft -stop to prevent air from getting into the back of the front passenger’s neck, or use it as extra storage – golf bags aren’t a problem here.
Another feature that made a comeback was the fabric roof after generation from the iron surface, while the rest of the vehicle was new, especially the lightweight body. The R232 will also be the first time the SL gets a fully 4Matic + all -wheel drive system, with a choice of possible six- and eight -cylinder engine units.
GALLERY: R232 Mercedes-AMG SL spyshots