The Mercedes-Benz 230SL was considered as the best-looking luxury vehicle during its era. Powered by a 2.3-liter six cylinder engine, it was capable of producing 150 HP of power. A number of celebrities were proud owners of the vehicle, including John Travolta, Kate Moss, and the late John Lennon.
Recently a W113 model was placed side-by-side with a Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, and the images show some noticeable similarities between the two luxury vehicles, as indicated through an autoevolution.com report.
The SR Auto Group organized the photo shoot putting the old and new vehicle beside each other. The Canadian tuning specialist focuses on wheels, which makes it fitting since the older luxury vehicle was known for its wheel covers. The wheel covers combined the wheel trim rings and the hub caps, which were separated before the vehicle entered the market.
Although the Mercedes-Benz R230 was considered to be a descendant of the Mercedes-Benz 230SL, it did not live up to its name as a Sports Light vehicle. This is mainly due to its weight of around two tons. But, among the vehicles that replaced it, the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG was considered to be an exceptional vehicle that combined a remarkable design with the latest technology from Affalterbach. This allowed this line of luxury vehicles to live up to its billing as an exceptional luxury vehicle.
However, between the R230 and the 230SL, the latter may be considered to be more stylish than the former taking into consideration the era these vehicles were released into the market.
One similarity between the Mercedes-Benz 230SL and the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is their front grille, which have the same design. The two vehicles also have similar creases on their respective hoods along the same area.
The power output of the two vehicles cannot be compared since they are nearly five decades apart. However, taking into account the technology available during their time, the two vehicles may have comparable power outputs. But, it cannot be denied that the 63 AMG does offer a better power output from its V8 engine, which produces 525HP of power.
Despite this marked difference, the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and Mercedes-Benz 230SL can be considered impressive vehicles that lived up to the expectations of a number of industry watchers.