2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: What is This?
February 27, 2013
Can you identify this part of our 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster? Is it worn, fragile, or ready to shatter?
Click through to see if it's ready to "brake."
The first photo shows what the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster's exotic, $12,500 carbon-ceramic brake rotors look like up close.
Yes, that's what they're supposed to look like and no, they aren't about to crumble to pieces. The bronze-painted calipers are included. Ed Hellwig says they feel just fine, but having just tested a nearly identical car, but with the standard cast-iron rotors, I'm going on record to say that our long-term SLS's brakes are a bit touchier. What we call brake "jump-in" is a bit steeper on our car.
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 16,434 miles