Sl-class

PeterH on July 15th, 2013

 

SL-Klasse

Roadster driving pleasure at its best

Stuttgart.  The SLK and SL sports cars from Mercedes-Benz are characterised by fun at the wheel and open-air enjoyment. Now the two Roadster models also boast an extended range of appointments and will be available to order from 8 April.  (more…)

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  • The teams of Kling/Klenk and Lang/Grupp won the legendary endurance race on 23 November 1952
  • Eight different stages over a total distance of more than 3100 kilometres (more…)

Continue reading about “60 years of the SL”: double victory at the 3rd Carrera Panamericana in the 300 SL racing sports car

  • Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess won the legendary 24-Hours of Le Mans race at the wheel of a 300 SL (W 194 series) on 14/15 June 1952
  • Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr were second, also piloting a 300 SL (W 194)

Continue reading about Mercedes-Benz 300 SL: 60 years ago, a double victory at the “24 Hours of Le Mans”

  • A unique advertising history relays the story of unique vehicles
  • Advertising motifs, photos and illustrations from 1952 to the present day

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PeterH on October 5th, 2012

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  • Measurements on the 300 SL (W 194 series) and 300 SL (W 198 I series) as well as comparative measurements on the 300 S (W 188 series)
  • The results of the two SL measurements are unexpectedly close
  • The Mercedes-Benz 300 S has a significantly better drag coefficient than expected

Stuttgart – New cars are constant objects of study in the wind tunnel. They are subjected to tests in order to optimise them in different ways – for example, to reduce fuel consumption, but also to improve wind noise or splash water flow.

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PeterH on October 4th, 2012

  • 300 SL sports car (W 194) successful in all famous races
  • Outstanding rally results for Eugen Böhringer in the “Pagoda” as well

Stuttgart – From the very beginning, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194) was designed exclusively for racing. At its presentation on 12 March 1952 it caused a considerable stir with its uncompromising, streamlined racing design. Its successes during the entire 1952 season were tremendous – it won all major sports car events in international motor sports.

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