Sl-class

PeterH on September 6th, 2012

Frank Knothe

Born on: 24 February 1942 in Dresden

In the course of his career as an engineer, Frank Knothe has worked on numerous Mercedes-Benz passenger-car model series. He directed the development of the SL and SLK model series and also worked on the SLR. He retired in 2006.

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PeterH on August 29th, 2012

Stuttgart – Before the year is out, Mercedes-Benz will present a completely redeveloped SL Roadster made for the first time almost
entirely from aluminium. The full aluminium bodyshell of this newly developed vehicle weighs around 110 kilograms less than a comparable bodyshell constructed with the technology used for its predecessor.

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•    Stylistically confident, open-top touring cars – the 107 model series

•    Successful third-generation SL model was produced for more than 18 years, achieving sales of 237,287 Roadsters

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PeterH on August 24th, 2012

The tradition of exceptional sports cars goes back to 1954
· Always also an innovation champion for the Mercedes-Benz brand
Stuttgart – The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class tradition took its start in the 1950s when the company presented the 190 SL (W 121 series), which it explicitly described as a touring sports car, at the International Motor Sports Show in New York.

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PeterH on August 21st, 2012


Effortlessly superior and stylish performance

Affalterbach – Mercedes-AMG is embarking on the 2012 roadster season in inimitably dynamic style: following on from the recent launch of the SL 63 AMG, the top eight-cylinder model, there now comes the presentation of the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, the V12 roadster in the line-up from the Stuttgart-based manufacturer.

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PeterH on April 21st, 2012

May 1955: Start of production of the Mercedes-Benz 190SL

25,881 units of the elegant roadster produced

Stuttgart. In time for the summer of 1955, production of the four-cylinder-engined 190SL sports car was begun at the Sindelfingen plant.

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