After the SLS AMG Coupe, the GT3, and the recently launched E-Cell version, Mercedes has announced that they will also bring a roadster version of their latest sports car. The official debut will be made towards the end of this year with sales beginning in early 2011.

As with the coupe, the SLS Roadster will feature the same long bonnet and short tail, but the gullwing doors will be dropped. It will come with a canvas roof that will make it shorter than the coupe. The all electric roof system will include a glass rear screen and will fold neatly under the rear deck.

Under the hood there will be the same engine as in the coupe: a 6.3-liter V8 engine located front-mid that will develop 571 hp and up to 650 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Performances will be similar to the coupe version with a top speed in the 195 mph area and a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

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Source: AutoExpress

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7 comments:

  (745) posted on 08.30.2010

A first stand alone car? I am thinking how competitive it will be on the market. Any ideas?

  (745) posted on 08.30.2010

That’s right. No more thrills today. I also seen this version lately.

  (434) posted on 06.28.2010

Although, I know some people may find this retro-inspired SLS a bit too much, I like it MUCH more over the SLR. The SLR was an interesting piece but a bit too over styled for my taste.

  (205) posted on 06.27.2010

Great! Also, its been an early putting this new SLS model through serious testing to make sure it’s up to scratch. Well, am a little bit confuse and worried about torsional rigidity and that the Roadster will be a poseur’s car.

  (507) posted on 06.27.2010

This is more lighter than the regular sls because of the gullwing and hinges.

  (859) posted on 06.25.2010

covering it up is useless.. we all know the looks of the sls already.

  (1023) posted on 06.24.2010

just a little bit more.. I’ve been waiting for this release over the market.. i hope they will also sell this to our country.

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