Design - athletic down to the last detail


In line with tradition

The pioneering design of the new SL Roadster will inspire and nurture visions. Its classy, elegant form, the high-class materials used and workmanship that displays a clear attention to detail and has a hand-crafted feel to it make the new SL Roadster a style-defining work of art.

The exterior - exquisite shape with forwards thrust

The new SL Roadster’s masculine presence is its key characteristic. Its dynamic lines from the sporty front section to its expressive rear end are as if cast in one piece and only give a hint of its inner values. Distinctive air inlets on the front wings allow the engine to breathe.

Whether the vario-roof is closed or open – the design objective of creating holistic aesthetics with a harmonious interaction between progress and tradition has been successfully implemented in the new SL Roadster.

Exclusive paint finishes and numerous new sporty wheel designs underscore the well-balanced proportions of this luxury sports car.

The interior - sporty luxury to delight the eye

The classy interior shows perfection of form. The sweeping dashboard flows into the door waistline forming a unit; at the same time it is ergonomic and geared intelligently to the driver's needs. The air vents on the frontal area with their "turbine look" evoke the emotional link with the Mercedes-Benz sports car tradition.

The 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel with galvanised spokes is flattened in its lower section and likewise hints at the associations with motor sport. This also holds true for the instrument cluster with its colour display and two classic-looking dials, which have 3D dial surrounds and backlit scales.

A wealth of trim elements in fine wood, or alternatively in aluminium, enhances its luxurious character.

The design of the comfortable seats speaks for itself. The standard upholstery in a black fabric/leather combination or the optional select leather varieties not only have a wonderful feel, they are also sunlight-reflecting.

The optional ambient lighting with individually selectable colour tones (SOLAR orange, SOLAR red and SOLAR) provides an indirect light ambience for the vehicle interior when driving at night. Luminous surfaces on the instrument panel and beneath the door trim elements mirror and enhance the sweeping forms of the interior design creating an incomparable atmosphere.