Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
2 minute read
12 Oct 2021
3:27 pm

Mercedes-AMG GT set to bow out entirely by December

Charl Bosch

The three-pointed star's one generation only supercar will be replaced by the all-new AMG developed SL.

With the Roadster's fate already known, the coupe variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT is now expected to also bow out as order books have reportedly already closed.

With the most recent development being last month when it introduced the plug-in hybrid GT 63 S E-Performance, a new report from Spain has alleged that Mercedes-AMG will officially pull the plug on the coupe variant of the GT in December.

Having already confirmed the end of the roadster in April and towards the end of last year, the hardcore GT R, reports that the GT had reached its end with the debut of the Black Series in July last year having been the last major update for the one generation only supercar.

Unveiled back in 2014 with only revisions relating to the engine and specification having been made since then, including the latest four months ago to the 4-Door only, the online publication claims that the dropping of the GT will coincide with the reveal of the all-new SL AMG has been developing in-house.

Accordingly, order books for the GT have already closed in reported readiness for the SL’s unveiling next month.

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Last teased in March despite spy images having continued to linger on various online platforms, the SL, which will revert back to a hard-top roof last used on the R129 generation in 2001, will ride on the GT’s aluminium MSA platform and feature a selection of six-and-eight-cylinder engines, likely to include the GT63 S E-Performance’s electrified V8.

In addition, the long serving SL600 and SL65 models will make way for the SL73e, which is expected to retain the GT 63 S’ 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 internal combustion engine, but drop the plug-in hybrid power unit for a mild-hybrid system capable of producing a rumoured 600kW/1 000Nm.

The AMG optimised 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system is also set to feature for the first time on an SL, with rumours also alleging the possible introduction of the electrified 2.0-litre turbo bound for the next generation C63 and C63 S.

With time ticking down, expect more details and possibly even more approved images of the SL to be revealed over the coming weeks.