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

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: Showing Seat Wear

February 22, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

In my last SLS AMG post, I noted how it's not terribly easy to squeeze between the steering wheel and the aggressive seat bolsters. The photo above is proof. With only about 16,000 miles on the clock, that bolster is taking a beating.

In my previous personal car, a Lotus Elise, the main contact points like the bolsters were covered in a rubberized Kevlar-like material. I feel like the SLS might be a candidate for this treatment. Maybe a racy Alcantara, perhaps? In any case, I think by the time we turn it in, this bolster may end up looking like our 1985 Porsche 911's.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 16,355 miles

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