Saturday Drive MercedesBenz SLS AMG Roadster Los Angeles Times

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Saturday Drive: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Start off your weekend of with a quick take on recently grabbed our attention in the world.

The photos: 2012 SLS AMG Roadster

The speed: Zero to 60 mph in 3.7

The bragging rights: The quickest car in Mercedes’ stable

The price: The starts at $198,675 including and a $1,700 gas-guzzler tax. As $242,675

The details: The SLS Coupe topless. Mechanically, the cars are with the roadster adding 88 pounds in the form of minor reinforcements and a power-operated soft-top Heck, even trunk is about the same. Even is that the roadster’s roof in just 11 seconds and drivers can it up to 30 miles an hour.

According to an AMG engineer, the SLS was originally to be a roadster, so structural rigidity was of the car’s DNA from conception. the SLS Roadster is being made only now is merely a marketing by Mercedes-Benz; AMG says it’s ready since the coupe was in 2010.

As with the coupe, all SLS have five transmission Controlled Efficiency, which the car in second gear and keeps gentle and soft; Sport, increases shift times by Sport+ and Manual, which the car in a scant 100 milliseconds; and Race, is essentially a launch control that will hurl you at the like you slept with its

The test car seen here came with the optional AMG Dynamic Suspension, a feature three stiffness settings: Sport and Sport+. Other include the $12,500 carbon brakes; $14,400 worth of fiber draped over imaginable surface including the bay; $3,400 wheels are 19 inches in the front and 20 inches in the a $6,400 Bang and Olufsen system; and a $2,500 system AMG Performance Media, a frighteningly software system that and displays on the navigation screen such as engine output and position, a g-force meter and times.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Aesthetically the SLS remains the though the side profile is better looking on the roadster the rear half of the roadster’s is shorter than the coupe’s, makes the decklid on the roadster longer and flatter for more with the long hood up


Oh, that hood. Longer a summer day in Stockholm, it harkens to a era of motoring when cars had proportions; an endless expanse of hiding immense, burly followed by a passenger compartment and that seem only an It’s hard not be swept up in the of driving a roadster like It is utterly seductive. Although rivals the grace and drama of up to your destination in the SLS Coupe and open its signature gullwing the SLS Roadster gives you a timeless, experience better suited to in the unapologetic sound of the SLS’

What’s interesting about the in both coupe and roadster is that it isn’t a particularly car. Even the paint on the I tested, which should be Indiscretion Red, couldn’t a blunt front end and large grille that is highlighted by a dinner-plate-size MB logo. The rear is and low and looks slightly alien, that baby Will delivered in the first Men in Black.

But as a whole — the long the high beltline and cabin envelops the passengers, the vehicle’s and proportions — this car has presence you’d expect on that costs as much as a condo. Returning to a car with a conventional shape is a downright You immediately miss the mini deck out front, and the mere act of no longer feels special.

The drive: The flip side of such an expanse of car in front of you is it takes a little getting to piloting the SLS. But it’s the time. Once you adapt, you are to a very capable driving

Because the car was engineered from to be a convertible, it has all the structural rigidity you The car stays securely planted on the and moves with athletic The engine is mounted behind the axle for optimum weight so despite that long it’s easy to point the car

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

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