2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Carbon Fiber Trim
May 6, 2013
Carbon fiber is one of my favorite materials and our 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster has just the right amount of it.
The carbon fiber on the SLS is used to accent the interior, line the engine bay and give things a more refined feel. Whereas full, unpainted body panels can come across as extravagant and tasteless on a high-end car (see: Koenigsegg CCX), Benz's sparing use of carbon fiber is handsome and elegant.
Senior Editor Josh Jacquot listed the embossed leather shifter among the finer details (http://www.edmunds.com/mercedes-benz/sls-amg/2012/long-term-road-test/2012-mercedes-benz-sls-amg-roadster-finer-interior-details.html) on the SLS AMG, and carbon fiber is another one.
Small, intricate sections of trim look like they've been flawlessly draped with unbroken sheets of carbon fiber weave. This attention to detail adds class to the SLS, and it's one of many things that help make it more than just a 563-hp muscle car.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 22,280 miles