2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: First Look

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG RoadsterWhile Mercedes-Benz made its 2012 SLS AMG Roadster official in an earlier announcement, the luxury automaker released a suite of photos today of the production-ready model.

The roadster will debut this fall and features a soft-top power-folding roof that’s available in black, red and beige. The top can open and close in 11 seconds and operate at speeds of up to 31 mph.

The soft-top doesn’t really inhibit the SLS’s already small trunk space — the convertible has 6.1 cubic feet of trunk space and the coupe has 6.2 cubic feet — but we wonder if the lack of gullwing doors, which make the coupe so unique-looking, will damage its allure. Probably not.

The model comes with the same 563-horsepower V-8 found in the hardtop; all other mechanics in the car are identical.

A blind spot warning system is standard for both the 2012 coupe and convertible. New options include a three-mode AMG adaptive suspension and a driving telemetry and g-force measurement system. The roadster goes on sale this fall; the coupe goes on sale in July.

Continue below for more photos.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Comments 

Dan

"...we wonder if the lack of gullwing doors, which make the coupe so unique-looking, will damage its allure..."

Well, if you buy one and it turns out to be a disappointment, I'll be generous enough to take it off your hands, free of charge.

ermatthe

"I think I just ruined your roommates sheets" -Forest Gump

Andrey

not that i can afford one or anything, but i would take this convertible over the coupe (depending on driving characteristics). i think it actually looks a lot better. almost like a honda s2000 hopped on some MB-AMG steroids; it's a good thing.

I was a crazy fan of Mercedes cars of different series and varieties of designs, these cars are rules in our hearts since from last couple of decades and still its quality and features are quite amazing and must provides a positive reviews with racing effects. Here the official announcement of 2012 SLS AMG Roadster could make the fans more crazy really a cool review with lots of advanced features and specifications.

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