Mercedes-AMG developed a cargo carrier to help its customers gain extra luggage space.
What makes it even more interesting is that the roof box has been developed to be as aerodynamic and elegant as possible, making it suitable to be installed on high-end sports cars.
However, even though the roof box will have a capacity of around 154 pounds (70 kg), the users will have to keep an eye on the weight capacity of their vehicle’s roof. This means that packing up the aforementioned accessory to its full capacity might not work well for every model. It’s a Mercedes-Benz and not a Jeep Grand Cherokee, after all.
The engineers at Mercedes-AMG worked hard not only to optimize the roof box’s performance but also made it user-friendly and easily accessible. The roof box can be opened from both sides, making it more convenient than other more common aftermarket models. Besides, the installation process is relatively easy, thanks to a clamp-based attachment system. Interestingly, even the handles integrated into the lid helps in reducing air resistance.
With that being said, the most significant disadvantage is that the legal speed limit for vehicles with the roof box installed has been set around 81 mph (130 km/h). This won’t go down well with all Mercedes owners as some of their models are equipped with engines that can reach this speed in just about five seconds. Of course, if you plan to take your car to the track, you can always remove the box beforehand.
The roof box will be available for purchase at Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG partner outlets in November 2020.
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