Mercedes-Benz will be releasing their flagship SL convertible later this year and the vehicle has been spending quite a fair bit of time at a Swedish proving ground to fine-tune its all-wheel drive system.

Yup, that is the new direction of the flagship soft-top convertible. For the first time ever, Mercedes-Benz will be offering their fully-variable 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system on the SL (Super-Leicht / Super-Light in English) model.

The handling dynamics of this iconic Roadster, set to make its debut later this year, will undergo final refinement on the Nurburgring Nordschleife when conditions allow. On the most challenging racing circuit in the world, specialists from Mercedes-AMG will ensure that this latest iteration of the SL draws more than ever on its sporting roots.

The eighth-generation Roadster is also set to be available exclusively under the Mercedes-AMG high-performance line-up.

Being a 2+2 roadster with a soft top, we guess it’s also an excellent location to test the insulation levels provided by the high-tech fabric roof plus other comfort-related features.

Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz specifically selected the date of 12th March to share this news piece as a recollection of excitement on publicly announcing the similar road-testing information regarding the first-generation SL model 69 years ago.

A couple of years ago, the flagship soft-top convertible with seating for four was represented by the Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet as part of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s Dream Cars portfolio.  


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Enjoys studying specifications and understanding features that aid performance as well as the aesthetics of a vehicle. From spreadsheets and proposals for new products to reporting about the finished product and more.