For 60 years the Mercedes-Benz SL has been the epitome of a sports car legend – a byword for outstanding innovation and refined athleticism. A vehicle in which engineers and designers answered challenges and expectations with spectacular innovations. Innovations still used and appreciated by Mercedes-Benz drivers to this day.
Even at its inception in 1952 the SL had the makings of a living legend: charismatic good looks, an unforgettable presence and all the ingredients for success. The conditions were in place for the SL story to run its extraordinary course:
The conditions were in place for the SL story to run its extraordinary course: an athletic powerhouse whose character was determined more by its unique design than was ever the case with any sports vehicle before it.