1963 1971 Mercedes SLClass (W113) | car review @ Top Speed

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Mercedes-Benz W113



All Mercedes W113 models boast an six cylinder engine with fuel injection using a pump system adapted the diesel motors. All are rear drive, but are also equipped independent rear suspension, a that greatly improved handling. Most of these SLs were sold with the removable hard top and a soft although California Roadster came with the removable but no soft top. In these the soft top well (between the compartment and trunk) is removed, and a (childrens-seat) is installed in it’s The rear seat is small and not useful, so these models are rare, and not especially popular collectors today. While the SLs are relatively heavy compared to similar size sport weight was reduced in part by the use of panels for the trunk lid, hood, and door skins.

The first W113 SL . introduced at the Geneva Motor Show . replaced both the 190SL and . The all-new 230SL — the to be offered with air conditioning and transmission — had a six-cylinder engine developing 170bhp and the Bosch fuel injection . Its was basically similar to that of the though it was built on what was a shorter, stiffer version of the saloon platform, with a body and aluminium

doors, bonnet and bootlid, and the suspension with rear arms. Its most distinctive was its (optional) hard-top, however its elegant shape with upright pillars led it to be nicknamed the roof.

Mercedes-Benz W113

The roof was slightly dipped in the to give a little extra for getting in and out, and to allow for side windows without the car top-heavy. The 230SL also front and rear crumple around a rigid passenger safety technology Mercedes had introduced in its saloons, and had an alternator than a generator.

The comforts and civilised nature of the meant that it sold in far numbers than its predecessors, to women as well as men. 19,800 were sold, and it proved a successful rally winning the Liege-Sofia-Liege marathon in Its engine was enlarged to 2.5-litres in upping torque by 15lb ft to ft, though horsepower remained and rear disc brakes became standard for the 250SL, as it was now 5,200 of these models sold.

Just a year later, the was enlarged again to 2788cc, 180bhp and 193lb ft; five-speed transmission became optional. was actually little different to of the 230SL, however, due to the car’s weight and the now-compulsory emission devices. The 280SL went on to the most popular model of its nonetheless, with nearly sold, and it remained in production 1971.

Mercedes-Benz W113
Mercedes-Benz W113
Mercedes-Benz W113
Mercedes-Benz W113
Mercedes-Benz W113
Mercedes-Benz W113

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