Used, but not so much – Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster goes under hammer

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It may not look as breathtaking as the coupe model with gullwing doors that are thrown open onto the roof, but the roadster is just as exclusive a supercar can be. A Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster is going under hammer this summer.

This Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster can be called anything but a used car. Having traveled only 10,700 miles (17,220 kilometers), the convertible in LeMans looks as good as new. 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the rear and red brake calipers confirm its sporty DNA.

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The SLS AMG Roadster in question features a three-layered fabric soft top that can be closed at speed of up to 30 mph (50 km/h) keeps the noise out of the sporty interior. There, one can find a 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system, a steering wheel with a flattened bottom section, wrapped in leather and Alcantara, a carbon fiber interior trim and aluminum pedals.

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The 2012 convertible is set in motion by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine, just like the Coupe, capable of producing 563 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. The car is equipped with a 7-speed AMG Speedshift DCT gearbox and it can run from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.8 seconds. It can hit a top speed of 197 mph (317 km/h).

The auctioneers hope to get anywhere between $120,000 and $170,000, but considering the low mileage, it could go way beyond their highest expectations.




One Comment

  • Great post Elena.

    The Mercedes Benz SLS Roadster is indeed a great sports car. Even without the gull-wing doors, the SLS roadster is still an exquisite sports car. The benefit of having the roadster may be the convenience of opening and closing its doors. The 1000-watts Bang & Olufsen speaker is definitely a plus item, but I think the driver can also weigh the 1000-watts AMG exhaust that sounds so dearly.

    I am surprised that this SLS Roadster has a low-mileage count after all these years, but I also believe that it can be a wonderful road-trip car for a romantic getaway. Of course, you couldn’t fit too much in its trunk but driving cross-country in the SLS roadster sounds extremely exciting. After all, what could you say to “The Best or Nothing”?