In 1971 the third generation of the Mercedes SL came on the market with the code name “R107”, closely related to the Coupe “C107” variant, and remained for almost twenty years one of the leading models of the three-pointed star brand. Unlike its predecessor (the W113), the R107 has a design in line with the aesthetic fashions of the time; precisely for this reason its squared lines are today less iconic than those of the W113, but at the time they gained great appreciation. An important improvement present in the SL 3rd gen. is certainly the greater ease of driving, especially in conditions of slippery ground. This improvement is because of the new steering wheel, and the new shock absorbers. Both the rear and front wheels have the advantage of disc brakes as standard. Over the years, several versions have been released, the very first of which is the 350SL, which in Europe has a 205HP 3.5 V8 engine, while in the United States a 195HP 4.5. Also in terms of aesthetics, the differences between the model destined for the European market and the one destined for the American market are many. Later the 280SL (later replaced by the 300SL) 380SL (replaced by the 420SL), 450SL, 500SL, and, only in America, 227HP 560SL versions were produced. The production ends in 1989 with the arrival of the fourth generation of the SL, the R129.

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๐ŸŽ๏ธ Mercedes-Benz SL III R107
๐Ÿ“ Germany
๐Ÿ› ๏ธ 280SL 238NM 185HP
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