The Roadster feeling - speeding in the sun


Since the legendary SL 300 was launched in 1954, the SL has been acknowledged as one of the most imposing cars in the world. At Merecedes-Benz those two letters stand for elegance, sporty driving and innovative technology. The new generation of the SL has also followed in this tradition. The Roadster combines sporting exhilaration and the greatest possible comfort with the excitement of open-top driving under the open skies par excellence.

Technologically ground-breaking, safe and comfortable.

The new SL-Class Roadster is in a league of its own in technological terms, too. A wealth of assistance and convenience systems make driving safer and, above all, more comfortable.

The optional neck-level heating function pampers the driver and front passenger by gently supplying warm air to the nape and front of the neck/head like a warm scarf. The electrical draught-stop (optional), operated by the touch of a button in the centre console, ensures ideal draught-free conditions. It is made from a finely-woven textile fabric, and when in position is so well integrated into the rear compartment trim cover as to be invisible.

Under the open skies in less than 20 seconds

Well protected and with a free view of the sky. The vario roof is the crowning glory of the new SL-Class Roadster. It disappears into the rear of the car in less than 20 seconds. And in such an economical way that there is still up to 241 litres of boot capacity available. With the roof closed, up to 381 litres of boot capacity is available.

What's more, the interior of the new SL-Class Roadster is then as quiet as if you were in a coupé. Noise, wind and weather quite simply stay outside.

The optional panoramic vario roof delivers an even more breathtakingly real roadster feeling. It is made up of a large glass element and a roller sunblind and makes the interior even lighter and more appealing. The likewise optionally available panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL is an innovation from Mercedes-Benz. The roof changes colour at the touch of a button from dark to transparent and vice-versa in a matter of secondsIn this way you can enjoy the view offered by a roadster and the comfort afforded by a closed vehicle at the same time.