Thanks for the help
I am thinking of purchasing a SL500R 2002 or SL500R 2003 and I am
interested on the retractable metal hard top, let me rephrase my
question., What are the chances of any of the mentioned models, to
have the refereed top?
What is the difference between the SL500 and the SLR500 ? Does the R
stands for retractable ?
There are three cars with retractable metal roof made by mercedes.
1. Mercedes SLK 1st generation (1996-2004)
2. Mercedes SLK 2nd generation (2004-?)
3. The actual Mercedes SL (2002-?)
The Mercedes SLR is a totally different car, its full name is Mercedes
McLaren SLR, and it has a fixed roof. They once built a prototype with
conventional convertible roof, but it did not make it into reality.
The retractable roofs of the new generation cars work a little bit
different to the roof used with the first SLK: The new roof mechanism
lets the rear window flip to fit better into the trunk and leave more
space for luggage. The main disadvantage of the roof used in the first
SLK is, that you have only some 110 litres of trunk space left, when the
roof is folded down.
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As I said earlier, my recollection is that the first SLK, the Mercedes with
a retractable hard top, was introduced in the United States in 1997. I think
that the first retractable hard top SL model appeared in 2004.
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