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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster spied undisguised

2012 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster 21.04.2011
2012 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster 21.04.2011 / Copyright SB-Medien

SLS AMG Roadster spied in black with a contrasting light-brown soft-top folding roof

Here are the cleanest and best spy shots we've had on the upcoming 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.

We see the prototype here dressed in black with a light-brown soft-top roof and the car appears ready to go.

The SLS AMG Roadster will drop, for obvious reasons, the gullwing doors of the SLS AMG but will share the same 6.3 liter (6,208cc) V8 with an output of 420 kW (571 PS / 563 bhp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. The 0-100 km/h sprint comes in at a flat 4.0 seconds and top speed will be 309 km/h (192 mph).

We expected the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster to debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
1) It always looks better in black 2) High boot line gives it a slight hunch back from the side profile 3) I'm glad I can't afford one because I will be torn between choosing the original or roadster
Apr 23rd, 2011 10:32am
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benzboy benzboy
I would love to go to Sindelfigen, if I spelled that right. The home of the Mercedes Museum and the AMG Plant. Someday I will.
Apr 23rd, 2011 9:13am
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benzboy benzboy
Radmeister: you are correct. I guess thats why Fletcher Jones Mercedes in New Port Beach is the largest MB dealership in the country.
Apr 22nd, 2011 10:22pm
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schizo schizo
California is the second place that comes to mind when you talk about Mercedes...first obviously being Germany...
Apr 22nd, 2011 11:39pm
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Hardboy997 Hardboy997
Would like to go to California someday...
Apr 23rd, 2011 1:12am
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benzboy benzboy
Love the car, dont like the color combo,or the wheels or the long wait to get one. But other than that MB has another hit on its hands!!!! . P.S. you can drive your convertible or at least I do , if you live in southern california
Apr 22nd, 2011 8:46am
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radmeister radmeister
Cali has ALWAYS been Mercedes' convertible market, if i had to guess 80% of these will be sold in California. I know that if you want a classic 560SL or 600SL California has a ridiculous amount of them. Not just for convertibles, california is the capital for all high end mercedes sales. A lot of old money there.
Apr 22nd, 2011 3:16pm
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M! M!
poor marketing. it should be released in spring, for the majority of the market in northern hemisphere. September release for winter delivery??? so you can drive your convertible in winter?
Apr 22nd, 2011 4:04am
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radmeister radmeister
LOL you wont get it until the next spring-summer anyways, has a 6month delivery time. Unless you walk into the dealer and they by some miracle have one exactly how you want it as their demo and they are willing to let it go, otherwise custom order average delivery time for state-side is 6months.
Apr 22nd, 2011 3:10pm
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wjaprep wjaprep
It was spied undisguised somewhere else too... like During a super bowel commercial. This car is to over hyped considering it's already been shown. Whats Mercedes waiting for?
Apr 22nd, 2011 3:30am
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Hardboy997 Hardboy997
Want to see it on the streets. By the way, this must be the US version, because of the space for the license plates: it is not european size.
Apr 21st, 2011 11:34pm
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jonzofon jonzofon
You can tell it's the US Version by the amber hazard lights/reflectors(?) just to the side of the headlights...All US sold cars have to to have it - Thank god we don't in Europe, I much prefer cars without!
Apr 22nd, 2011 10:18am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
The SLS AMG with normal doors. Now it is an even better package!
Apr 21st, 2011 9:03pm
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chris25 chris25
Now that is absolutely Gorgeous for first time I like the SLS amg.
Apr 21st, 2011 8:47pm
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PONTIAC G8 GXP PONTIAC G8 GXP
I like roadster more than coupe
Apr 21st, 2011 7:38pm
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djcocum djcocum
Me too. It's stunning
Apr 22nd, 2011 1:39am
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ASRLamborghini ASRLamborghini
YES. This can be a proper top down gt car. I like it.
Apr 21st, 2011 7:35pm
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