MercedesBenz SLS AMG Roadster Review | Autocar

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Autocar 2013 sls gt roadster review

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

What is it?

I what you’re thinking. SLS AMG roadster: the open top version of one of the sought-after supercars on sale in the UK now. It’s low, and sufficiently stylish to stop in their tracks, but it can’t compete with the SLS coupé the way it drives, right?

It is a preconception has been built around a high-priced open-top, but in this it doesn’t apply because the SLS roadster lacks the aluminium of the SLS coupé, it doesn’t suffer for it.

What’s it like?

With no the roadster is an even more proposition to drive than the Of course, there’s masses of and it stops with great but where the soft-top really its case are in more subtle of its handling repertoire, many of are improved over the fixed-roof


The engineering changes Mercedes has to counter the loss of rigidity by the absence of a fixed roof the SLS roadster with an even fluid feel to its handling the coupé. Pushed hard, it better balanced and, its overzealous traction control off, it is nothing short of The SLS roadster possesses better control and greater levels of than the coupé, and if there is any of rigidity it is never felt. Its characteristics are vastly improved, In fact, the modifications are so successful Mercedes is planning to bring to the coupé as a running change for the model year.

It’s not lacking in performance, Running the same 6.2-litre V8 as the the roadster produces 563bhp and ft of torque, and manages an official time of 3.8sec, while top is put at a bouffant-rearranging 197mph.

And without a roof to filter out its there are tiny nuances in the note evident on the roadster you just don’t notice the coupé, whether it be entertaining and crackles on a trailing throttle or the volume on a wide open

But perhaps the roadster’s most sales attribute is its striking which is nothing sort of The retro-inspired exterior, credited to Mercedes designer Mark lends itself well to the top treatment, giving the roadster a low-slung look that it apart from its fixed sibling.

The snug-fitting roof uses layers of fabric and incorporates a glass rear window. It into its position within the section of the boot in just 11 and at speeds of up to 31mph. When the upper part of the roof exposed, allowing the SLS roadster to an impressive 173 litres of luggage just three litres than the coupé.

Autocar 2013 sls gt roadster review

The doors been altered, too. Out go the gullwing units, replaced by conventional front-hinged doors, are significantly lighter and make a good deal easier. changes include new door fixed rollover hoops, rear fenders and a new bootlid incorporates the third brake

With the roof down, the is impressively refined. There is buffeting but not enough to drown out at least not until you hit three-digit Production versions will get a plastic element that between the rollover hoops to cut the flow of wind.

Should I buy

In short, the SLS roadster is a compelling, if proposition. And not just on the strength of its good looks, but its overall appeal and aural attributes,

Greg Kable

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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Autocar 2013 sls gt roadster review
Autocar 2013 sls gt roadster review
Autocar 2013 sls gt roadster review
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