The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster was the open-top variant of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. It was released in 1957 and was the 300SL Gullwing's replacement. The roadster had a folding fabric cover and two conventional passenger doors that were designed to appeal to the Californian market.
A 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine with 215 horsepower powers the 300 SL Roadster. With a four-speed manual transmission, this engine can accelerate the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 7.5 seconds. The 300 SL Roadster can reach 155 mph in top gear.
The lightweight spaceframe chassis used to construct the 300 SL Roadster includes independent suspension on all four corners. Due to its outstanding handling, it is a pleasure to drive the car on curving roads. Disc brakes, which were unusual at the time, are also found on all four wheels of the 300 SL Roadster.
The 300 SL Roadster's interior is elegant and well-designed. Leather has been used to cover the seats, and wood has been used to trim the dashboard. Other conveniences included in the vehicle include a heater, radio, and electric windows.
1,858 units of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster were produced before it was discontinued in 1963.