facebook twitter pinterest instagram You Tube

Best of the Best 2012: Convertibles: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Paul Meyers

Replete with style, speed, and a set of wings that stretch skyward, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe (the modern-day Gullwing) became one of the most coveted sports cars when it arrived in the United States in 2010. The car—with its guttural muscle-car exhaust note and nostalgic wings—captured the hearts of our Robb Report judges and earned that year’s Car of the Year honors. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster (www.mbusa.com) is essentially the same animal as the Gullwing, but with a clip job. And it is better for it. Though in convertible form the SLS loses some visual appeal (specifically its gullwing doors), it gains driver visibility and usability. The $197,000 Roadster retains the coupe’s 563 hp, 6.2-liter V-8 engine, which reaches a crescendo at 6,800 rpm through seven flawless gears, pushing the car to 197 mph.

Read Next Article >>
The glitz and extravagance of the Strip provide the perfect backdrop for...
Photo by Jim Fets
Monterey Car Week in August is a destination for automobile collectors,...
As Bugatti winds down the more-than-a-decade-long production run of its...
Though electric and hybrid cars have existed for quite some time now—in...
The Sealy, Texas, tuning shop that created the Hennessey Venom GT —the...
Photo by Scott Williamson/ www.PhotoDesignStudios.com
The 507 roadster was one of the most beautiful cars of the postwar era and...
The folklore and religious figures depicted in the Lüftlmalerei , the...
The motorsports manufacturer Polaris—known for its off-road vehicles and...
As fuel prices and climate-change concerns continue to rise, so too does...
Photo by Rod Foster
The Fast Toys Club , a new members-only automotive program based in...