Mercedes-Benz Launches New SLS AMG Roadster Promo Video

Taking advantage from the sunny days, German auto giant Daimler has released a new video with the SLS AMG Roadster, the German automaker’s fastest drop-top. This latest promo shows the car driving side by side with the Gullwing model, underlining the thrills and pleasures offered when the 3-layer fabric roof is down.

The manufacturer says that the fabric soft-top of the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster opens and closes in just 11 seconds and can be operated on the move at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h).

“The compact fabric soft top opens and closes in just eleven seconds -- falling in love with the SLS AMG Roadster takes less than one,” the company brags.

Performance wise, the SLS AMG Roadster is powered by a 6.3 liter V8 engine that produces 563bhp and with 650 Nm (480 lb.ft) of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which enables the car to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph).

The Adaptive AMG Sport Suspension with electronically controlled damping is available as an option and allows the damping characteristics to be modified at the touch of a button. Using the AMG DRIVE UNIT, the driver of the SLS AMG Roadster is able to pick from three different suspension modes including Comfort, Sport and Sport plus.

The SLS AMG Roadster is set for market launch this autumn, at the price of EUR195,160.

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