The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG isn’t actually that old—it only went on sale here in the U.S. in 2011, and its midcycle refresh versions (the SLS AMG GT, the SLS AMG Black Series, and the SLS AMG Electric Drive) are just making their way to the streets around now. But progress never takes a vacation, so Mercedes-Benz is already hard at work on the SLS AMG’s replacement. And it’s closer than you might think.
According to Autocar, Mercedes-Benz will preview the SLS AMG’s replacement in concept form “very soon.” Reportedly, the SLS AMG’s replacement will be downsized a bit in comparison to the SLS, both in size and in price; Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning to aim the new car straight at the Porsche 911—with variants to face off against many of the 911′s models. (Considering the 911 goes as high as 620 horsepower, we’re guessing the SLS replacement won’t be lacking in power compared to its predecessor.)
This doesn’t mean the SLS is on its deathbed; it supposedly still has a few years left in its life. But Mercedes-Benz may just be really excited to show off what they’re working on; reportedly, the new car’s design will be one for the ages. Autocar describes it as “iconic.” But before we see it, we have to “sit through” the unveil of the new S-Class in May and the reveal of the new C-Class either late this year or early in 2014. Guess we can live with that. [via Autocar]