Mercedes SLS AMG to get a direct successor eventually - report

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

Company will wait awhile before doing another gullwing sports car

The Mercedes C190 / SLC / AMG GT was widely expected to usher in the end of the SLS AMG, but a new report is indicating the company will eventually introduce another high-end sports car.

Speaking to Motoring, former AMG CEO Ola Källenius said "We probably won’t do a Volkswagen Golf 5, 6, 7 with the SLS because of the unique gullwing doors and so on and so forth. It’s not something you just do one after the after." He added, “I am not suggesting we should wait 55 years to do the next gullwing car, but certainly not straight after the one we have done now. That needs to sit in automotive history as its own chapter.”

Källenius declined to say when the SLS AMG will ride off into the sunset but he did say it was "immensely successful" and elevated the brand to "another level."

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TareqGhattas TareqGhattas
i hope the next one gets something truly exotic and not just gullwing doors im not saying it wasnt a great car its just that i would never choose it over ferrari 458 or a mclaren mp4.. perhaps they should give it a rear-mid engine :) that would be sick with the gullwing doors although sounds like a mercedes badged pagani.. still though
Oct 2nd, 2013 8:34pm
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EdBacau EdBacau
Not everyone wants a boring mid engine car. The SLS is great at what it is, a luxury 2 seat muscle car with a great engine and great noise, that's exactly what people want and expect from AMG.
Oct 2nd, 2013 10:00pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
Why the fu*k would they wanna do that?! Mercedes is not like Honda (ie NSX) where they fold all the heritage of what made their previous gen car great and push some other bs that totally changes the ideals of the model. Something as big as being mid-engined should be another model, this should not be pushed on iconic gullwing. Honda and Toyota should take note of that.
Oct 2nd, 2013 10:41pm
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Very wise decision. Auto makers these days fold too easily into the temptation of blindly straining out the success of an initial concept in the pursuit of generating more revenue. Respect to Mercedes Benz!
Oct 2nd, 2013 7:24pm
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