Modern Automotive Technology as Exemplified by the Mercedes-Benz 300/500 SL 910021
The successful tradition of exclusive and comfortable sports cars from Mercedes-Benz continues with the current roadster. The roadster offers a maximum in safety technology and operating comfort. Sophisticated aerodynamic measures are enhanced by a new wind deflector which reduces wind disturbance in the open vehicle. New climate control features include a dust filter and the residual heat utilisation system. The soft top is electro-hydraulically operated. Active safety and ride comfort are combined on a high level by the Adaptive Damping System, which regulates damping forces to correspond to the momentary requirements of wheels and car body. The completely new seat design with integrated belt system enhances the structural safety features; the belts are easy to fasten and comfortable to wear due to ergonomic design. Occupant safety in the event of roll-over is increased by the set-up roll-over bar. Engines and catalyst systems provide minimal exhaust levels in combination with long-term stability and low noise emissions.