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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster pricing announced (copyright image)

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1st November, 2011

Perfect proportions and purist lines for an exciting presence: the design of the SLS AMG Roadster stirs the emotions. Whether with the soft top open or closed, the Roadster exudes passionate sportiness and sheer exclusivity. The new super sports car reinterprets the breathtaking lines of the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s, and continues the legend of exciting sports cars bearing the Mercedes star.

The short overhangs characterise the 'athletic' proportions as strongly as the overall engineering concept for this super sports car, with its low-mounted front-mid engine and dual clutch transmission in a transaxle configuration. (copyright image)
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Powerful AMG V8 engine with 420 kW

The SLS AMG Roadster has the same engine as the gullwing model. The 6.2-litre V8 with a peak output of 420 kW at 6,800 rpm makes the open-top SLS one of the most powerful sports cars in its segment. The open-top SLS AMG accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, reaches 200 km/h in 11.3 seconds and has a top speed of 317 km/h (electronically limited) – which means that the Roadster has a performance comparable to the gullwing variant.

Cylinder arrangement


Cylinder angle


Valves per cylinder



6,208 cc

Bore x stroke

102.2 x 94.6 mm

Cylinder spacing

109 mm

Compression ratio

11.3 : 1


420 kW at 6,800 rpm

Max. torque

650 Nm at 4,750 rpm

Maximum engine speed

7,200 rpm

Engine weight (dry)

205 kg

Fuel consumption (combined)

13.3 l/100 km

CO2 emissions

311 g/km

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

3.8 s

Acceleration 0 - 200 km/h

11.3 s

Top speed

317 km/h

Eight airbags and Blind Spot Assist as an Australian standard

The sophisticated body structure with its fixed roll-over protection system is perfectly complemented by the very latest restraint systems. Three-point seat belts with reversible belt tensioners and belt force limiters, plus eight airbags, are provided as standard passive safety features for occupants of the SLS AMG Roadster. The airbag system includes two adaptive airbags for the driver and passenger, a kneebag for each, two sidebags integrated into the sports seats and two separate window-bags deploying from the door beltlines.

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The new, standard Blind Spot Assist further improves active safety. This visual and acoustic warning system uses the short-range sensors of the PARKTRONIC system to detect vehicles in the driver's blind spot. If the system registers another vehicle in the blind spot, the driver is warned by a red triangle appearing in the relevant exterior mirror. An acoustic warning is given in addition if he nonetheless activates the indicators.

The SLS AMG Roadster will be available through Australian Mercedes-Benz dealerships during January 2012.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG manufacturer's list price* (MLP*)

  • SLS AMG coupe: $468,820*
  • SLS AMG Roadster:  $487,500*

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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