World premiere for new SL generation in Hamburg

  • Date
    31 July 2001
  • Description
    In the Deichtor Halls in Hamburg, the Mercedes-Benz SL 500 – the first model from the new R 230 roadster series – celebrates its world premiere. The new sports car displays a host of innovations. It is the first SL to feature an advanced developed variant of the vario roof introduced in the Mercedes-Benz SLK and the active suspension system Active Body Control (ABC).
Mercedes-Benz SL 500, 230 series, with open vario-roof from above
A2001F3265
SL 500, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 500, 230 series, paintwork in Brillant Silver metallic. Elongated line with wedge shape and aerodynamically advantageous tear-off edge rear. Electro-hydraulically operated vario-roof
A2001F1651
SL 500, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 500, 230 series, demonstration of stages operating the electro-hydraulical vario-roof, made of aluminium and painted in color of car
A2001F2159
SL, Roadster - R 230
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