Return to form? The new two-door SL harks back to yesteryear

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Return to form? The new two-door SL harks back to yesteryear

Mercedes-AMG’s latest offering looks aggressive, but promises a light, sporty ride

Motoring editor, reporter and presenter

My immediate response to the reveal of the latest Mercedes-Benz SL-Class was a grimace.

Stylistically, there is a lot going on. It looks like the GT roadster from the Mercedes-AMG division, mixed with flavours of Porsche 992.

An aggressive-looking thing that is at odds with the graceful, elegant, grand touring-type personalities of legendary forebears such as the R129, launched in 1989, or the R107, famously used by Bobby Ewing in soap opera Dallas...

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