Before the R231 SL Roadster’s release, Mercedes-Benz showed the 1951 300SL. Guests at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show were able to view the 1952 LeMans race car with the 50 kilos lightweight, grid-type tubular frame, which became a famous backbone, not just of the W 194 and its production version launched in 1954 but also of the successful racing and racing sports cars of 1954/55. Under the hood was a then impressive 3.0 liter, 6-cylinder engine that produced 170 horsepower. Marvel at the photos of the Mercedes 300SL at the gallery below.
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Germancarforum showed yet another leaked images of the 2013 R231 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster and this time, these are high- definition photos. The brochure scans we showed you a few days ago was confirmed by this new ones, the car will indeed look like its predecessor, only lighter and of course, with a few upgrades. The photos also showed the SL 350 which could be around 305hp and the SL 500 which may have 390hp. I say “may” because the car is scheduled to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January, thus Mercedes-Benz have not confirmed specifications yet. The interior images though, showed a generous helping of leather and the… Continue Reading »