German OEM Mercedes-Benz has released details of the interior of its upcoming performance luxury vehicle, the Mercedes-AMG SL.
Catering for both sport-oriented customers as well as customers seeking comfort, the AMG SL’s interior brings together a range of fine materials, meticulous workmanship and attention to detail, underscoring the vehicle’s high standard of luxury, Mercedes states.
Inspired by the first 300 SL Roadster’s minimalist interior, designers created the latest cockpit to mimic this, with the adjustable central display, focused on the driver, set into the center console. The latest edition of Mercedes’s original icon features a mix of analog geometry and the digital world – called ‘hyperanalogue’, an example of which is the fully digital instrument cluster, integrated into a three-dimensional visor.
“The interior of the new Mercedes-AMG SL pampers driver and passengers with sophisticated luxury,” commented Philipp Schiemer, chairman of the board of management, Mercedes-AMG. “The new SL combines the highest levels of comfort and quality in its interior, coupled with just the right amount of sportiness. The high-quality combination of analog world and state-of-the-art digital equipment makes one thing clear: the new SL is the rebirth of an icon for the modern era.”
The dimensional concept design of the AMG SL enables the vehicle to have a 2+2 seating configuration, with spacious rear seats increasing everyday usability. If the rear seats are not required, a draught-stop can be used stop front seat passengers experiencing draughts at the back of the neck, or alternatively, the second row of seats can be used as additional storage. The avant-garde seat design uses layers and enveloping surfaces to make the seats appear less voluminous, with headrests that are integrated into the backrest to give the seats a sporty aesthetic.
The cockpit design puts a focus on the driver, with an instrument cluster consisting of a high-resolution 12.3in LCD, and an integrated high-tech visor to prevent sunlight reflections. An optional head-up display can also display relevant information back to the driver without focus being drawn away from the road. Several style variants of this can also be selected to match the display of the instrument cluster. For the center console, an electrically adjustable 11.9in multimedia touchscreen features in a portrait position.
The second-generation MBUX system features on the AMG SL, with several revisions and supplementations having been carried out and replaced by AMG-specific content, like Performance or Track Pace driving modes.