PKW4202 107 series SL-Class Roadsters, 1985 - 1989

107 series SL-Class Roadsters, 1985 - 1989

Four years after the presentation of the energy concept the SL models were again thoroughly modernised and presented at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September 1985. There were minor external changes, improved front wheel suspension and above all, a new range of engines.

A new 3-liter six-cylinder engine, which had been introduced in the medium sized W 124 series nine months before, replaced the proven 2.8-liter dohc-engine, as in the S-Class. A 4.2-liter V8-engine was also new and replaced the 3.8 not only in the SL, but also in the S-Class saloons and in the SEC coupés. The 5-liter engine was also modified; it now had electronic ignition and Bosch KE-Jetronic with electronical-mechanical injection control and developed an output of 245 hp.

The most spectacular addition to the engine range was a 5.6-liter V8 with 272 hp, which was obtained by giving the 5-liter a longer stroke. For the domestic market, the 5.6 was not used in the SL, however, but only in the S-Class saloons and coupés. The 560 SL was only exported to the USA, Australia and Japan, but as a detuned version with a catalytic converter and only 230 hp because of the emissions regulations in these countries.

The production of the 300 SL - 560 SL ended in August 1989, more than 18 years after the first 350 SL was built. The 107 SL series thus set a record for Mercedes-Benz that is unlikely to be broken: no other Mercedes-Benz model series was produced for such a long period. A total of 237,287 of these cars came out of the Sindelfingen plant, a figure that demonstrates just how popular the 107 series was.

Its successor was the 129 SL series with three models, which was presented to the public in March 1989.


  • B38298
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 500 SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Baureihe R 107
  • 85F211
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 560 SL-Roadster
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 560 SL-Roadster
  • 85F212
    Mercedes-Benz Baureihe R 107
SL-Roadster
    Mercedes-Benz R 107
  • 85F216
    Die Hinterachse (Gesamtansicht) des Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 85F217
    Die Hinterachse (Detail) des Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 85F218
    Die Vorderachse (Detail) des Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 85F257
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 560 SL-Roadster
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 560 SL-Roadster
  • 85F264
    Armaturen, Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 85F265
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 500 SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 500 SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 85F267
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 500 SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 500 SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 85F268
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 420 SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 420 SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 85F284
    Armaturen, Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 85F323
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 500 SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 500 SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 85F324
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster der Baureihe 107
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster der Baureihe 107
  • 85F330
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster
Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster
  • 85F460
    Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster, 107 series.
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster der Baureihe 107
  • B38182
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Roadster der Baureihe 107
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
  • C38274
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, 420 SL, 500 SL
Roadster der Baureihe 107 aus dem Jahr 1985
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster
  • 85321-105
    Mercedes-Benz 420 SL und 500 SL
SL-Roadsterder Baureihe 107 aus den Jahren 1985 - 1989
    Mercedes-Benz 420 SL und 500 SL
  • 85321-118
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 500 SL-Roadster der Baureihe 107
    MB Typ 500 SL-Roadster
  • 85479-47
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster der Baureihe 107
    MB SL-Roadster der Baureihe 107
  • B89F167
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster der Baureihe R 107
    Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster, Baureihe R 107
  • 1999DIG62
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 560 SL-Roadster
    Typ 560 SL-Roadster
  • 1998DIG93
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 560 SL-Roadster, 1985-89
    Mercedes-Benz Typ 560 SL-Roadster
  • 00159204
    Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse Familie
Roadster R 107, Limousine W 126, Coupé C126
    Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse Familie
  • 85479-26
    Ein Mercedes-Benz 300 SL aus der SL-Baureihe R 107, die von 420 SL und 500 SL komplettiert wird, 1986
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
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