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

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Bright Lights

August 21, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Driving into the California sunset in our 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is evocative, awe-inspiring, marvelous and to date one of the high points of my driving life. It is also really tough on my eyes. From the driver seat, the tiny sun visor in the SLS ends a few inches short of where it could be really useful.

As you can see in the photo, there's a wide gap between the A-pillar and the sun visor. Extending the visor by an inch or two would make it legitimately functional when driving into the sun.

Fortunately, the Benz's A-pillar is massive, so leaning to the left or right quickly puts the sun out of my direct line of sight. However, if I drive the SLS around sunset again, I'll be bringing my darkest sunglasses.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor

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