A group of 25 SLR. CLUB members, all with their precious SLR vehicles, took the road on May 16th to participate in the Mille Miglia in Rome, which covers a specified route starting from Brescia then Rome then back to the start to cover 1,000 miles (hence the name). The Mille Miglia is a traditional Italian race from way back in 1927. It was held annually until 1957 and then resurfaced in 1977. This year’s race features a parade of classic cars, a field with a total of 382 competitors—including these 25 SLR owners—that will pass through Italy’s famed cities of Bologna, Florence, and Verona. The SLR. CLUB contingent is… Continue Reading »
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When you’re a world tennis champion, playing the game gets to be work and not all fun anymore. Which is why Roger Federer must have jumped at the chance to drive the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster. As the champ says, it’s seriously cool, and may we add, seriously fast. With a 560 horsepower V8 propelling this open-top supercar, the experience must be visceral, to say the least. It’s also to Mercdes’ benefit that they were able to get Federer to talk about the car. Few sportsmen exude the classiness and grace that Federer does, and this is what the SLS AMG Roadster also is.
Are you ready for the SLS AMG’s next incarnation? Well, just to give you a sneak peek of what it’s going to look like, here are some spy photographs of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster under no camouflage whatsoever. These images are courtesy of the guys at World Car Fans. The first thing that will probably catch your eye is the shift to a light brown soft top roof. We must admit, it looks kinds of weird and gives the SLS AMG some sort of a softer attitude. Regardless, that’s probably what Mercedes-Benz was shooting for in the roadster version of the next SLS AMG. Ladies, what do you… Continue Reading »
With the completely newly developed SLK, one of the most exciting and successful sports cars ever built is entering its third generation. The new roadster uncompromisingly takes driving pleasure and open-air enjoyment to a new level. It blends light-footed sportiness with stylish comfort, a striking sports-car design with total suitability for everyday use, top performance with exemplary ecology. What’s more, the SLK is proud to present the world premiere of the panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL, which switches to light or dark at the touch of a button. Exemplary efficiency and sporty flair come courtesy of powerful new 4- and 6-cylinder engines featuring the standard-specification ECO start/stop function. With their… Continue Reading »
With the New Year comes reports that Mercedes-Benz has trademarked a design for a smart roadster. The two-seat runabout is unmistakably a smart design and the drawings show a remarkably appealing vehicle that looks to be a hit if it is produced. Topless roadsters always evoke images of fun and spirited driving but of course, given the smart car’s current engines, the spirited part of the equation might not be up to the task. The designs look to be a preview for the next generation of the smart fortwo line. Although the designs – courtesy of the patent office – are for a topless two-seater, it is not hard to… Continue Reading »
Speaking with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes Benz-AMG head Ola Kaellenius revealed its most important launch of next year, that of the Roadster version of the SLS AMG which would have its world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 2011. The SLS AMG Roadster is expected to be on sale after that as a 2012 model. Also being introduced would be a fuel saving cylinder deactivation system for its 5.5-liter V-8, which would also have a twin turbocharger system to help provide the power that AMG customers want, and expect, from their luxury sports cars. Compared to the previous 6.3-liter powermill, the 5.5-liter version will also have… Continue Reading »
You might have heard about the rumors that Mercedes-Benz and AMG are working on a roadster version for the newly released SLS AMG. Well now we actually have some evidence that supports those rumors in the form of prototype drawings. Autobild released half a dozen shots of what will be a 2012 SLS AMG Roadster. The drawings were taken from the German patent office, which makes it even more legit.