At the start of the 1970s, Mercedes Benz focused on improving the marriage of beauty and function. The motto was, comfortable driving combined with dynamism. 1971 saw the birth of the Mercedes Benz R 107 and introduced eight cylinders into the SL story for the first time. With its sporty yet elegant design, noticeable ribbed wide band taillights, exceptional comfort and its road handling performance, the R 107 quickly became the favourite among stars, aristocracies, VIPs and successful business people.
As such, it became the most manufactured luxury roadster of all time. Despite the fact that the R 107 tipped the scales at a massive one and a half tons (mostly due to advanced safety features), the six cylinders give it speed and came with either a manual or automatic gear shift. From the last series production, the 300 SL applied its 188 horsepower engine to go from 0 to 100km per hour in just 9.4 seconds. Along with the Mercedes Benz trademark attention to comfort, lots of little details made life with this model a pleasure. This model was successfully manufactured for 18 years, during which 237,287 series R 107 models were sold.
What better way to live the Mercedes-Benz myth than behind the wheel of an Mercedes-Benz SL (R 107) from Nostalgic. Experience Italian and French settings and drive on the dreamy roads of Provence and Tuscany.
Production figures (all variants in total): 237.287 Stück
|Model variants / construction time:||1971 to 1989|
|Motor:||Six- and eight-cylinder, water-cooled|
|Length / Width / Height (mm):||4.390-4.750 / 1.790 / 1.290-1.330|
|Empty weight||1.500-1.720 kg|
|Tank capacity||53 l|
|Consumption||10,2 l / 11,2 l / 11,4 l pro 100 km|
8 different engine versions were built:
|Displacement (cm3):||von 2.746 bis max. 5.547|
|Power (HP)||from 177 to max 245|
|Top speed||up to 225 km/h - 140mph|