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Mercedes-Benz 500 SL (R129)

The main attraction at the Geneva Motor Show was the all-new 500 SL, not only the most powerful SL with its 326 hp 5-liter 4-valve V8-engine, but also the most powerful standard
Mercedes-Benz car. The design of the 4-valve V8 with code M 119 was based on the 5-liter light-alloy M 117, which had been produced for ten years. To improve performance the crankcase, crankshaft and connecting rods had been extensively improved.

The 4-valve cylinder head was a new development; like that of the six-cylinder engine it had
adjustable inlet camshafts. As with both six-cylinder engines, the exhaust and catalyst system had been thoroughly revised. The sheer power of the 5-liter 4-valve engine gave the 500 SL breathtaking performance far in excess of that of its predecessor: 0-60 mph was achieved in 6.2 seconds and the top speed was electronically limited to 160 mph.

The car on display presents in incredible condition with a mere 422 miles from new.

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The main attraction at the Geneva Motor Show was the all-new 500 SL, not only the most powerful SL with its 326 hp 5-liter 4-valve V8-engine, but also the most powerful standard
Mercedes-Benz car. The design of the 4-valve V8 with code M 119 was based on the 5-liter light-alloy M 117, which had been produced for ten years. To improve performance the crankcase, crankshaft and connecting rods had been extensively improved.

The 4-valve cylinder head was a new development; like that of the six-cylinder engine it had
adjustable inlet camshafts. As with both six-cylinder engines, the exhaust and catalyst system had been thoroughly revised. The sheer power of the 5-liter 4-valve engine gave the 500 SL breathtaking performance far in excess of that of its predecessor: 0-60 mph was achieved in 6.2 seconds and the top speed was electronically limited to 160 mph.

The car on display presents in incredible condition with a mere 422 miles from new.

Vehicle details

500 SL
SL - Klasse
R129
1990
422 Meilen
1
Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA
Concours Edition
on request
on request
on request
Yes
75.000 US Dollar
plus value added tax according to 25 § a USTG

Technical details

cabriolet/roadster
326 PS
4.973 ccm
8
2
left
automatic
4
disc brakes
disc brakes
gasoline
6.2 s
250 km/h

Individual configuration

leather
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
79.827
1988-1998

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The main attraction at the Geneva Motor Show was the all-new 500 SL, not only the most powerful SL with its 326 hp 5-liter 4-valve V8-engine, but also the most powerful standard
Mercedes-Benz car. The design of the 4-valve V8 with code M 119 was based on the 5-liter light-alloy M 117, which had been produced for ten years. To improve performance the crankcase, crankshaft and connecting rods had been extensively improved.

The 4-valve cylinder head was a new development; like that of the six-cylinder engine it had
adjustable inlet camshafts. As with both six-cylinder engines, the exhaust and catalyst system had been thoroughly revised. The sheer power of the 5-liter 4-valve engine gave the 500 SL breathtaking performance far in excess of that of its predecessor: 0-60 mph was achieved in 6.2 seconds and the top speed was electronically limited to 160 mph.

The car on display presents in incredible condition with a mere 422 miles from new.

Vehicle history

The main attraction at the Geneva Motor Show was the all-new 500 SL, not only the most powerful SL with its 326 hp 5-liter 4-valve V8-engine, but also the most powerful standard
Mercedes-Benz car. The design of the 4-valve V8 with code M 119 was based on the 5-liter light-alloy M 117, which had been produced for ten years. To improve performance the crankcase, crankshaft and connecting rods had been extensively improved.

The 4-valve cylinder head was a new development; like that of the six-cylinder engine it had
adjustable inlet camshafts. As with both six-cylinder engines, the exhaust and catalyst system had been thoroughly revised. The sheer power of the 5-liter 4-valve engine gave the 500 SL breathtaking performance far in excess of that of its predecessor: 0-60 mph was achieved in 6.2 seconds and the top speed was electronically limited to 160 mph.

The car on display presents in incredible condition with a mere 422 miles from new.

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