(photo source: daimler.com)
Mercedes-Benz will be offering the all new vario-roof with the new SLK next year. the new vario-roof will boast innovative technology, resulting in an unique glass roof which can be made either transparent or darkened at a touch of a button. according to Mercedes-Benz the glass roof when ‘in transparent mode it will offer an open-air experience during cold weather, while in darkened mode it will afford a haven of shade and prevent the interior from heating up in direct sunlight’. do note this is a panoramic glass roof, not sunroof (sunroof is just out-dated).
the new glass roof dubbed the panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL, will be the first in the automotive industry. it will be offered as an optional extra for the new SLK next year. besides providing an unique ambience, the innovative glass roof is said to shield against the sun ray far more effectively than conventional thermal insulation or sun blinds, thus allowing the occupants to enjoy the highest level of climatic comfort. judging from the rigorous and intense testing Mercedes-Benz has done for the new glass roof, I am certain that the comfort of the future occupants of the SLK will be assured.