The Mercedes SL became an instant icon when it was released in the 1950s. Keep reading to find out more about the Mercedes SL’s improvements and milestones over the last sixty years.
The gull wing doors, which open upwards rather than sideways, gave the first generation Mercedes SL a unique style. In 1959, the SL was voted the sports car of the century. Living up to this title, Mercedes didn’t stop improving the car throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s: it was given an automatic transmission, power seats, and revolutionary safety features that made it the safest sports car available at the time. Watch the video to learn more about the legacy of the SL.
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