The hydraulically operated, three-part folding Vario roof turns roadsters into cars for all seasons, taking up only around a third of the available luggage compartment space when open.

The three-part folding Vario roof turns roadsters into weatherproof cars for all seasons, offering the same everyday practicality and quiet running as a coupé. The Vario roof essentially consists of three moving elements which are interconnected by means of a sophisticated pivoting mechanism: the modular roof element made of a magnesium/plastic/glass hybrid, the two C-pillars made of magnesium and plastic, and the pivoting rear window comprised of a magnesium frame and single-pane safety glass.


Six electrically operated hydraulic cylinders and one hydraulic pump move the folding system, opening or closing the Vario roof in just 16 seconds.


A load capacity of 235 l is available when the roof is open, as the open roof only reduces the luggage compartment capacity of 317 l by around a third. The removable luggage cover increases this capacity to 339 l with the roof closed.


EASY-PACK simplifies loading and unloading of the luggage compartment when the roof is open: at the push of a button, the folded Vario roof pivots upwards by around 20° to allow easy access to the luggage below. 


For weatherproof roadsters.

Availability of vehicles

  • A-Class
  • AMG GT
  • B-Class
  • C-Class
  • CLA
  • CLS
  • E-Class
  • G-Class
  • GLA
  • GLC
  • GLE
  • GLS
  • S-Class
  • SL
  • SLC
  • V-Class

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