2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: It's Practical

July 5, 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

I've lucked into our long-term 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster several times over the last month, when every other car in our fleet had been signed out. I imagine the other editors passed on driving the two-seater because they needed "more practical" options.

Perhaps the SLS is up for grabs because it's hard to park, or because entry and exit from the seats aren't the most graceful activities. Maybe it's because most of them have families to ferry around or teak lumber to bring home, while I'm sans kids and without any cool construction projects. For me, our 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is extremely sensible.

The SLS has just as many seats as my personal car, and its way more comfortable. Not to mention, the seats on the Merc are far more adjustable. Here, I turn on the passenger side seat heater without a passenger.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

And it kept my Portuguese Sausage Royale warm all the way to work on a 30-minute commute.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Here, we can see it matches my red and black luggage. Fashionable and sensible!

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

On top of that, it has blind-spot monitors and a great audio display that you can see when the top is down. Pragmatic crossover SUVs, eat your heart out.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor


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