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

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Brake Feel Second Opinion

March 5, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Ed might not have a problem with the brake pedal action in our long-term 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, but I do.

They're not very linear at light pedal pressure. There's a little idle stroke in the pedal travel and then boom, too much braking power. I find myself paying an inordinate amount of attention trying to modulate them smoothly in 'round-town driving. Otherwise, I brake like I just got my license last week. All jumpy-like.

Can't say for certain whether this is a characteristic of all SLS brakes or just the carbon-ceramic ones.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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