Another Merc model that has already garnered rave reviews internationally, the SLS Roadster will be one for the super-rich with an added dollop of style. The car has lost its roof and along with it, the impressive gullwing doors, but does not miss out on any bit of the German muscle-meets-supercar attitude. It is still one of the best driver’s cars anywhere in the world .it is showier than its roofed cousin, thanks to the foldable fabric top.
Mercedes showed of the SLS AMG Roadster at the 2012 Auto Expo and the good news is that it will arrive on Indian roads soon. This vehicle offers exceptional dynamics and 650Nm of torque. The strengthening of the frame and the design without roof has resulted in a weight gain of around 40 kilos for the roadster. It is not so noticeable because to the great torque.
The important technological features of the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster include an aluminum space frame body, an AMG 6.3-liter V8 front-mid engine with dry sump lubrication developing a peak output of 563 hp and a seven-speed dual clutch transaxle transmission. The fabric soft top of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster can be opened and closed in less than eleven seconds, and can be operated on the move at speeds up to 31 mph (50 km/h). These features make the vehicle more attractive and performance oriented.
This luxury sports vehicle has all the necessary features of the coupe which includes a long hood, the greenhouse positioned well to the rear and a short rear end. The automatically extending rear wing, long wheelbase, wide track and short overhangs make the vehicle appear really cool. Another plus point of this car is the monster sized wheels – 265/35 ZR 19 (front) and 295/30 ZR 20 (rear). The weight-optimized forged wheels in a 10-spoke design, painted in matte black with a high-sheen rim flange add to the sporty look. The attractive AMG Sepang brown metallic paint finish makes the car more aesthetically valuable.
Features which are retained in the new roadster reminiscent of the classic dream-car from the 1950s, 300 SL Roadster includes not only the wide radiator grille with its large Mercedes star and the wing-shaped cross-fin, but also the fins on the hood and on the vehicle sides. Like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, the 300 SL Roadster came out slightly later than the original gullwing 300 SL. It is expected that the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster will enter the Indian roads by the end of 2012. To own this luxury on wheels in all sense you will have to spend a huge amount.
The expected price of this luxury vehicle is slightly more than 2.5 crore.