2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster in Planning

A bit of a surprising entry on the market is the potential appearance of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster. There were some discussions made about this model appearing but it was not really clear if it would make it on the stage or not. The prospect of it sounds good and for now there are only the renderings offered and a whole lot of rumors about this model.

The AMG GT model was unveiled just a few years ago and was meant to act as a substitute to the SLS AMG which appeared before it. The model appeared in 2014 and was seen in Paris for the first time which afterwards spawned three more variants of the AMG GT. These include the GT S Roadster, the convertible version and the GT R model. What would be a more obvious step for the upcoming models is the GT C car, which is surely in plans, but also the AMG GT R Roadster was next in their plans.

The possibility of this car is still being discussed and we have not officially been given a statement or a confirmation about this car. But these things often start like this and reach production unexpectedly. If they are trying to keep things down, they are doing a great job but it would take a lot more to surprise the public. Either way getting a 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is what we want so let see what are the possibilities about getting this car.

When would the Release Date be?

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is not going to be expected soon. In fact there are already other projects which have been formed and which Mercedes is going to concentrate first on. After all of this is done and the planned vehicles are released then we can look forward to seeing the AMG GT R Roadster. But this may shift the vehicle to appear as far as the later part of 2019.

Prices

There are no talks about the price of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster, but you can bet it will be a pricey entry. The base coupe version is being sold in Europe for €165,410, which would amount to somewhere around $178,000 in America. The possible price of the R Roadster is thus going to go up to somewhere around $195,000, which would be a price that other rivaling cars are being sold for.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Exterior Look

As it is always the case with coupe turn roadsters, so will the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster have the same design from the waistline and down. So the front end of the car will have the familiar grille with the Mercedes badge on it and also have the lower spoiler and a smaller spoiler below it. The air vents are bigger and the slats have a horizontal pattern making the car look meaner. The headlights are completely carried over.

The side of the car sees a complete crossover from the waist and below, but the upper part will of course be changed. It is not merely removing the roof and finishing with that, there are more modifications which are done here. One of them is making the windshield larger and the A-pillars should change the position in order to be more aerodynamic. The quarter glass should be bigger and roll bars are placed behind the back seats. The rear end will need to provide some stronger lines which would give the roadster a bolder look and there are going to be some very unique body lines made here. The spoiler and everything from the taillights down is going to be carried over.

Interior Appearance and Possible Changes

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster will probably not get a surprisingly different design compared to what we are used to seeing. Mercedes does not really employ so much when redesigning the version of the car so the GT R Roadster will probably get a very familiar design. This would only mean that the car needs to add roll bars for protection and include the bucket seats with contrast stitching. Of course you may have already guessed it by yourself but the car will offer exceptional headroom. A flat bottom steering wheel is also expected and will be probably covered with the same leather materials as the seats are and perhaps include the same stitching.

The Drivetrain

It might not come as a surprise that the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster will be probably powered by the same Biturbo, 4.0 liter V-8 engine as seen in the rest of the lineup. But this one would need to provide a staggering output of 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of twist. This is being done with a number of updates the car will incorporate and it will make it have 74 more horsepower and added 35 pounds of torque compared to the GT S version.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster 0-60 mph and Top Speed

Due to the missing roof, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is going to be just a bit slower compared to the version with the roof. It is going to bring the acceleration down to 3.6 seconds which is only 0.1 seconds slower than the coupe version. But the top speed is not going to be affected and both vehicles are believed to be able to have a top speed of 198 mph.

Potential Rivaling Models

The prospect of getting a 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster marks a very interesting position for the German automaker. We are certainly excited to see it in action and it would present a great addition for the market. But in terms of rivals there are not so many cars which are viewed as direct rivals. One of the potential ones is still another car which we are expecting to see made, the McLaren 570S Spider that is supposed to get its redesign very soon.

Our Thoughts

Maybe the news about the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster really appearing does not sound that much promising. They did not release a really confident statement and it is something which puts us off of really seeing this model appear. But there is still a bit of a possibility to see this car made. Mercedes is always expanding its lineup and since the AMG GT roster of their vehicles has already expanded so much, there would also be a place for the GT R Roadster to be added as well. So keep a look out as they will probably start making more serious claims about the car soon.

 A new Platform in Stored for the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class

News have surfaced about the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class being prepared for its next-generation incarnation. It was stated that what they are preparing is going to be a completely different car from the one that is seen currently. The SL-Class is supposed to get a lot of innovations and will include some changes which will place it in the top ranks of the segment. Well to tell the truth the car is already at the top so we can say that it may further fortify its position.

There are two things which are expected to change for this version. One of them is the usage of an all-wheel drive system which will be based on the current MRA and MFA architecture but surprisingly the vehicle is not going to use the same platform. Instead there is a whole new one being developed which is the MSA one and will be incorporated for both the SL-Class and the SLK-Class vehicles.

The 2019 Mercedes SL-Class model is still a couple of years away from appearing so they are already planning ahead the way to manufacture the cars and get the costs down. The usage of the same platform is going to help a lot and although the SLK is going to be made alongside the SL model, there are still many things which need to be made to differentiate the cars. Even with both models essentially being made in the same factory it is bound that similarities occur and these are done to cut down on manufacturing costs, but it is going to be important to make the cars different. They are going to make sure that these cars do not look alike.

Of course expect to see the styling elements of the SL-Class to be different and also the dimensions to separate the cars from each other. The SL models are going to get the most attention from Mercedes as they are trying to maintain this brand as its star vehicle so it makes sense that they groom it as much as possible.

Here are some potential details that you need to know about the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class model.

A History Lesson

Before we start things off with the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class model, we have to know something about it. Most of the fans are already familiar with the likes of this brand as it is one of the more popular names that Mercedes has produced. Everything started back in 1954 when the car was introduced. The car went through a number of modifications to reach the place which it occupies now and is easily one of the oldest models in the lineup. Although there has been a ton of changes made to the car the clearest image about it is a two-seat sports car.

The current generation was introduced in 2012 and is very important for the lineup as it is the first SL-Class model which came with an aluminum body. The current car was also updated for the 2015 model year and it appears that it will end abruptly and open the way for the next one to come.

When can we Expect the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class Release Date?

It is still early to speculate but it is safe to say that the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class is at least two years away. The model is getting ready for the next-generation stint but it will take some time to make the initial preparations. The news about this model came recently and it immediately showed how much the fans are interested about this car. It immediately showed that people were very much eager to find out more about it. But it will certainly be worth the wait as the car will probably hit a high selling point immediately when it is released

New Platform

The most interesting news for the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class is the new platform that it adopts. Many people thought that the usage of the MRA and the MFA structures which has already been incorporated for other Mercedes cars would be utilized there. This is also perhaps necessary as an all-wheel drive would be implemented here and it is easiest to make the car with AWD using the existing structure when it comes to Mercedes. But as they are planning to make changes which would be used for the future they also planned to make the platform different. The MSA is the newly developed one and would support the claims for the addition of the AWD system and will also be appointed with the style of the car. It would be really nice to see how well it would work and if it is going to be used to its potential, but if we trust Mercedes and we do, it is going to result in a great and balanced car.

Powertrains

There are many options as far as the powertrain of the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class goes. The last model brought an update to the engine which saw the usual V-6 engine with twin-turbos get to 362 horsepower which was an increase made from 329 horsepower. The increase was also felt with the 0-60 mph acceleration where the car moved from a 5.1 second mark to 4.9 seconds needed to reach 60 mph. They might decide to keep this engine for the future car but a more obvious option is to replace it entirely. They are supposed to add AWD for this one and that is something which would need to make the powertrain different.

The AMG models have not changed for the previous version but with the 2019 they will get an increase which lacked the last time. The current setup includes the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 for the SL63 which makes 577 horsepower and the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 for the SL65 making 621 horsepower. The implications which are made here could benefit the whole new class of cars coming.

2019 Mercedes SL-Class Price

The release of the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class models will probably tip the scales a bit forward and we are preparing for one of the more expensive models form the Mercedes lineup. They are currently saying that it might go to 100,000 dollars potentially and will probably cost this much before options.

Rivals

Some would say that the very existence of the 2019 Mercedes SL-Class is because of the competition. Our option is that the car is actually already in front of the competition and that only options separate these cars. But the car should remain competitive and the fans always want new things so a new-gen SL-Class is made because of that. Cars like the Jaguar F-Type and the BMW 6 Series Convertible are still sitting on the outside brink and lurking in and it will take more time for them to catch up to the SL-Class and it will be even harder once the update is done.