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Mercedes-Benz 350SL

Overview

Produced: 1971-1980, 15304 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Roadster,2 doors,2 seats
Mercedes Benz 350SL (1974)

A new range of Mercedes SL sportscars arrived in 1971 to replace the original 230/250/280SL range that had been in production since 1963. The new range included 350SL and 450SL V8 engined versions. Overall both cars were larger and heavier than the previous cars but retained the thoroughbred lines and classic style.

The 350SL used the smaller 3499cc V8 engine which was usually mated to an automatic gearbox. S-Class suspension was used for improved ride comfort in keeping with the overall shift towards luxury in the SL range. A convertible soft-top was standard equipment although a metal hard-top was once again available complete with "Pagoda" styling.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
3499ccV8 OHC
4520ccV8 OHC

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
128 mph8.1 s15 mpg

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