New SL and long-wheelbase saloon at Geneva show

  • Date
    14 - 24 March 1963
  • Description
    The Mercedes-Benz 230 SL (W 113) is presented at the Geneva Motor Show to replace the 300 SL and 190 SL sports cars. This is the world's first sports car to feature the safety bodywork developed by Béla Barényi. Its hardtop has a concave roof line which leads to it being called the "Pagoda SL". The new SL is the first Mercedes-Benz car fitted with a dual-circuit brake system as standard. Another new product on show in Geneva is a version the 300 SE with 10-cm-longer wheelbase, which establishes the tradition of long-wheelbase S-Class saloons.
Mercedes-Benz 230 SL
1967
U16504
Mercedes-Benz 230 SL
Mercedes-Benz 300 SE long W 112
1963
U16511
Mercedes-Benz 300 SE lang
Geneva Motor Show, 1963
Béla Barényi (right) and Paul Bracq at the launch of the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda (W 113), 03/1963
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Mercedes-Benz 230 SL
Mercedes-Benz 300 SE, W 112
U10397
Mercedes-Benz Typ 300 SE
Mercedes-Benz 300 SE lwb
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Mercedes-Benz Typ 300 SE Lang
Mercedes-Benz 300 SE lwb
U12139
Mercedes-Benz Typ 300 SE Lang
Mercedes-Benz 300 SE long
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Mercedes-Benz 300 SE long
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