Friday July 3, 2020

Grand old roadster from Mercedes

Nearing 60 years old, the Mercedes SL proves to be just as alluring as ever

6th March, 2016
The Mercedes SL: it's hard to think of a direct rival to it

Ten, maybe twenty years ago, Mercedes had a narrow product offering of a few saloons, a couple of roadsters and a solitary SUV. Nowadays, it has mushroomed into a huge 16-model range, with subsidiary manufacturers in its portfolio – Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach.

This means that one of its long-serving legends, the SL, is in danger of being swamped by in-house rivals. Mercedes already does an open-top version of the S-Class Coupé, a large, luxurious convertible...

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