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

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Keyless Go Is Missing Something

June 19, 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Our long-term 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is equipped with Keyless Go. What this means is that there's no need to remove the key from your pocket in order to start the engine.

However, this car does not have keyless entry. So you end up needing to fish the key out of your pocket/handbag/backpack/shoe to unlock the door anyway. (No, that little black Chiclet on the door handle pictured above does not lock or unlock the door. In fact, it appears to do nothing at all.)

Note to automakers: keyless ignition without keyless entry is pointless.

Also, this thing costs a quarter-million bucks and doesn't have keyless entry? Say what?

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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