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Old 03-14-2014, 08:05 AM
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Some information about mercedes r107

0SL with the 3499cc V8 engine using a relaxed 200bhp, Mercedes’ replacement for the much sought-after in addition to desired ‘Pagoda’ roof structure SL ushered in a very new style.
Most notable were the horizontally headlights that did away while using the stacked light style of previous Mercs.
That has a top speed connected with 128mph and 0-60mph inside 8.
1 moments, the 350SL was quick enough to get sporting but even when new was more of your cruiser than the bruiser. mercedes r107 revolution

More power in addition to performance joined your fray in 1973 once the 450SL joined your ranks of Merc’s roadster.
With the time this type arrived, Mercedes had decreased the four-speed computerized gearbox of early models to be replaced by a sturdier three-speeder.

After that, in 1974, the 280SL rounded over range for your 1970s.
It has the straight six engine rather than V8, but it had been still decently nippy due to 185bhp.
There were most of these six-cylinder models sold using a manual gearbox but they are rare and only worth having pertaining to curiosity value because the autos are advisable live with.

To mark the arrival in the 1980s, Mercedes fitted K-Jetronic physical fuel injection to every one models, while the latest range-topping 500SL together with 240bhp and 142mph leading speed was furthermore added.
At the same time frame, the 380SL changed the 350SL using a 218bhp version in the V8 motor.
Engine power throughout the V8 line-up was reduced in 1981 to fulfill USA emissions laws.
1980 also discovered cavity wax rust-proofing as standard from the factory on your SL.

A major face lift in 1985 tidied up the SL’s looks in addition to kept it in the running against newer plus much more aerodynamic rivals, including the Porsche 928 in addition to Jaguar XJ-S.
Mercedes also took the opportunity to replace the 280SL while using the 300SL, which boasted a 188bhp six-cylinder generator.
The 218bhp 420SL changed the 380SL and the ultimate version in the R107 arrived in the shape of your 560SL.

Production reached an end inside August 1989 after 18 years connected with supplying the world’s wealthy, famous and fashionable with sleek, at ease and plush roadster motoring.
The R129 of which replaced the R107 was an altogether a lot more sophisticated car even so the R107 has remained a favourite with anyone needing classic Merc cruising with unburstable construction.

Mechanical

The R107 Mercedes SL’s engines are easily divided into a pair of camps: six-cylinder mounds and V8s.
That you just decide is best for you personally is purely as a result of personal taste because both types usually are strong and trustworthy.
Expect 15.
0mpg from the larger V8s and 25mpg from the sixes.

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