Let the Sun Shine In - 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

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

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Let the Sun Shine In

May 10, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Of all the audio interfaces in our fleet, the one in our 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is my favorite. It's intuitive, has great tactile response and most importantly, it doesn't become useless in the sun.

A few months back, I took umbrage with our long-term Subaru BRZ's stereo display and its issues with visibility.

This is an unedited photo of the Merc's stereo in the exact same conditions: the sun is up, shining bright from behind me, directly on the dash and in this case, the top is down. The screen is clear and visible, even in the light. Put this touch of practicality in the win column for the 200-mph roadster.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 22,750 miles


  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    You really need to get some RHCP, you know...I hear they're a local band.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Wow really nicely done Mercedes. It is a shame more manufacturers can't figure out how to keep their displays visible even with sunlight glare. Question: Does the display wash out in sunlight if you're wearing polarized sunglasses? I've noticed that on displays that were otherwise fine in sunlight before.

  • mieden mieden Posts:

    Stadium Arcadium. All day...

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