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at anything above 75 mph, the rear spoiler springs into action
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Benz's love/hate COMAND interface continues to get easier to operate
B&O audio system is "outstanding"
the new AMG Performance Media system...puts a face to your performance driving, translating lateral grip, acceleration, engine data and lap times into an ever-changing display that doubles as the car's navigation system.
With some of the same luxury features you'll find in the Mercedes ultra-luxe CL coupes, the SLS AMG is as plush as you'd want in a 197-mph supercar.
No, it doesn't have massage-function seats, but every SLS AMG has standard leather upholstery; keyless ignition; a power tilt/telescope steering wheel; rear parking sensors and a rearview camera; heated power seats; cruise control; and COMAND, the infotainment controller that uses knob-driven haptics to run the standard navigation, automatic climate control, and AM/FM/DVD/satellite radio system.
Few options are offered. There's a spectacular Bang & Olufsen sound system; a carbon-fiber kit including a hood, side mirrors, and dash trim; the new RIDE CONTROL adjustable suspension; forged 10-spoke wheels; sports bucket seats; and a performance steering wheel finished in leather and Alcantara, which feels warm, grippy, and a little sinful.
Roadster models come standard with a power-actuated top that's color-coordinated to a lovely palette of interior and exterior colors, including a new Sepang Brown shade. The top itself can be raised or lowered in 11 seconds, at speeds of up to 31 mph--and consumes only a tenth of a cubic foot of the available trunk space.
The 2012 SLS AMG offers many of the luxury features of Mercedes-Benz' CL coupes, including its own gearhead telemetry.