2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Mercedes-Benz

image2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

Our 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster has a very basic key fob. It's so basic that it's missing a few key features.

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  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    What's the age of an average Mercedes buyer, and more than that SLS buyer? That's probably why you don't see even more buttons on that "key". It might also be why the SLS doesn't have keyless entry. After a lifetime of locking doors, its sometimes hard to trust that the car will lock and unlock itself. I bet that's the reason the key fob has to be inserted in, and not just left in your pocket: Some people are just more comfortable using a key as they've always used one, same as the locks.
  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    Age aside, Benz owners are a discerning bunch and appreciate luxury touches. My BMW 135 convertible has all these remote features (except remote start) and it's very handy. A Benz at nearly 4x the price should have them, too.
  • zcalvertzcalvert Member Posts: 76
    given this car's propensity to grenade its top... this may be a wise omission.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Remote start on your Acura? Please don't tell me it's an automatic...
  • 480sxs480sxs Member Posts: 3
    Try this: Point the fob at the driver's door handle key slot and hold the unlock button. On the SLK the caution lights flash and the roof starts to go down. Hold the lock button to get it to go up.
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