ConvertibleMercedes-Benz88% by Neofiliac Team76% by External Reviewers

Mercedes-AMG SL-Class R232

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Product Overview

Mercedes-AMG SL-Class R232 is a mid-size convertible sports car in production from 2021. It is available with a range of inline-4 and V8 engines that displaced 2.0 to 4.0 liters.
As Mercedes scales down its convertible lineup, both the S-Class Cabriolet and the AMG GT Roadster are discontinued. Mercedes replaced the R231 SL-Class with this car that sits between the SL- and the old S-Classes: It is more luxurious and markedly larger. At the same time, its styling is decidedly an evolution of the AMG GT.
Unfortunately, AWD has now infected the SL. This is wholly unnecessary but allows Mercedes to paint better stats and mark up the car. It is also hardly to service. Mercedes also decided to push an I4 version, which is a disgrace for the SL moniker.
Utility-minded owners will have to keep in mind that the 240L (8cu-ft) cargo space may not be sufficient.


What we found

Neofiliac score 88%
  • Rather good performance
  • Decent styling
  • Good handling
  • Good build quality
  • Obsession with AWD
  • I4 engine in an SL
  • Larger than before
  • Low cargo capacity

What external reviewers found

External score 76%
  • Impressive infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful V8
  • Lack of connectivity
  • Lacklustre performance

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 76% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carmagazine have found:
The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 musters a relatively unexceptional 469bhp. Its 516lbt ft of torque is plenty to complete the 0-62mph sprint in 3.9sec. The new rear seats automatically make the boot volume shrink to 213 litres with the top down.
  • Powerful V8
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive infotainment system
  • Lacklustre performance
  • Lack of connectivity


  1. ^ Mercedes-AMG SL roadster (2022) review: California dreamin’. [carmagazine].