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


2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: Quickest Grocery Getter Around

March 29, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Would the typical 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG owner use his or her SLS to go grocery shopping? I'd hope that said owner would have more suitable vehicles available in the garage for such tasks (my humble suggestion: the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6).

Still, the SLS works out all right if you press it into service for such things. I managed to fit four reusable grocery bags in the SLS's 6.1-cubic-foot trunk without issue. Just don't leave your ice cream back there very long. With the SLS's transmission (transaxle) mounted in the rear of the car, it can get pretty warm inside the trunk due to the tranny's heat.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 11,702 miles

Comments

  • s_hladney s_hladney Posts:

    There's something about the last bit that includes: trunk, tranny and heat that makes this post sound dirty.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    @s_hladney Thank you for that thought... I think. :) I get groceries in an XK if I happen to be out and driving past the store. Occasionally I get "You don't go shopping in that car, do you?" but most folk don't have a problem. Even Jag owners h

  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    yup... you always have to watch out for those hot trannys...usually leads to jail, the ER, or a Thai prison

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    I fit 3 similar sized grocery bags in the trunk of my Miata. I have the same trunk heat issue (due to exhaust heat and little trunk insulation, not a transaxle) so the bag with the cold stuff goes up front in the passenger footwell.

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