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


2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Too Small Cupholder

February 8, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

So I'm into juice bars. Not very surprising for an Angeleno, I know, but seems like it can be a problem when driving our 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. Simply for the fact that a medium size juice doesn't fit all that well in the car's cupholder thanks to that protruding piece of center console in front of the cupholder. When I wedge the cup into the holder, that piece pushes the lid off.

When that happened to me and it was a full cup of coconut milk, mango, almond butter and banana, visions of spilled smoothie all over that expensive interior popped up in my head. This is why we can't have nice things! And when you're driving you can't very well take your eyes off the road to try and refasten it. So to prevent any spillage I held onto the cup until I reached a stoplight. Pfew. Anyway, at first I thought that a small cupholder was weird for such an expensive car but then realized that if you have this car then you really shouldn't be doing anything other than driving it.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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