2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Magic Sky Control roof
The top system relies on electricity and the principles of plate condenser to create varying degrees of clear and opaque glass. When the electricity turns off, the panel goes dark. The glass in the roof is also supposed to filter out UV and infrared radiation. In tests in Death Valley, results showed that with the top in the completely clear setting or transparent mode, the energy intensity levels from the sun were 200 Watts per square meter. That is in comparison to the 1000 to 1000 Watts per square meter with no protection. In black out mode, the intensity levels are cut even further to 40 50 Watts per square meter.
What will this magic trick cost? Estimates are somewhere near $3k here in the U.S. Be sure to stay tuned from more information on the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK when it finally makes its debut.