Thursday, 26 November 2015

A Brief History Of The Ride Mercedes-Benz SL ( Part I )

 A Brief History Of The Ride Mercedes-Benz SL
"There are about 900 million car SL in this world, and there are thousands of models," said the Boss of Mercedes-Benz of Dr. Zetsche "but there is only one car that really help and be a car icon in the automotive world, one of which is the Mercedes SL belongs to us," he added. Maybe there are among us who agree with the statement that a good doctor, for not denying anymore those cars from Mercedes-benz car this became the icon GT in its history. Mercedes SL cars built with all its beauty as a sports car, then a trial period to restore sport car beginning in the 1950s and now exhibited R231 generation SL debut performed at the Los angeles Motor show. Here's a bit of the history of the mercedes SL car that has become the icon:
  • Mercedes 300 SL – 1952 
  • Mercedes 300 SL – 1952
Started in 1951, when the boss merc agreed unilaterally to make race cars. They ask "300 Super Light" which was later shortened to SL, long before Colin Chapman using light materials, the Merc has had the same idea. Then intercepted on Rudy Uhlenhaut, as Head of Merc Passenger car of the moment, which makes the construction is lightweight, tubular shell of aluminum and magnesium, so light and frame of the car is only about 50kg. With a light weight, Rudy mendambahkan 3.0 liter engine Uhlenhaut straight-six engine, new-age saloon and later called the 300 Adenauer mercedes "with the power of 170bhp. In 1952, the Merc build 300 SL. In the event the second Miglia Milli get champion in the event the 4th miglia milli, get 3 victories in the Prix de berne, a double victory at the le Mans 24 Hours, 4 times wins at the Nürburgring sports car GP annyversary and double victories in the Carrera Panamericana to three in Mexico. And this is not a bad beginning. The car is not the first SL, but the 300 SL was the one who was the first Mercedes SL, with a model like that, who really care? 300 SL provide a great beginning for the SL version of the road-car, but also reintroduced by mercedes-Ben after World War II.
  • Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (W198) 1954
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (W198)  1954
Max Hoffman, as the Merc official USA importer, suggested that the road-going version of the 300 SL racer will be the top car in America. Merc agreed and in 1954 was exhibited at the New York Motor show, the first road-going version of the SL model called the 300 SL gullwing and 190 SL Roadster. Gullwing certainly need not be described again, this car is much criticised people worldwide and is also debated. This car is not the fastest car ever produced at that time, the car's engine features a 3-liter straight-six with a fantastic door model, and still a great history for mercedes-benz.
  • Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W121) 1954
Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W121) 1954
This car is a car model from the SL roadster version, didebutkan at the New york auto show bersaan with 300 SL gullwing, but do not use the door gullwing model, the engine uses six-pot engine with power generated from the engine 215bhp 1.9 litre four-cylinder engine.
    • Mercedes-benz 300 SL Roadster (W198 II) 1957

    Mercedes-benz 300 SL Roadster (W198 II) 1957
    300 SL model with open gullwing doors without using the top produced 3 years thereafter, with a 3.0-liter straight-six engine, but more with power 225bhp. Merc 300 SL 190 and build at the same time.
    • Mercedes-Benz SL (W113) – 1963 
    Mercedes-Benz SL (W113) – 1963
    In 1963, the SL is raised again with the rendered generation W113, complete with a new design that was designed by Paul Bracq. The ranks of the Sl with a Straight-six engine is rangenya between 2.3 liter up to 2.8 litres of 280 SL. With a removable Hardtop model, when it terinpsirasi from a temple in Asia therefore also dubbed this car with the Pagoda.
    • Mercedes-Benz SL (R107) 1971
    Mercedes-Benz SL (R107) 1971
    Introduced in 1971, this very significant after R107 vacum for 18 years. This car was car production feed with the highest amounts of all types of SL which have been produced. Merc says about 231,287 roadster that has been produced from 1971 to 1989. The car is arguably more powerful and larger with a V8 engine in the 350 SL for the first time who has a power of 200bhp, followed next with 450 SL V8 engine with a power of 225bhp. Then made the first SL 500 with power of 240bhp, while in America, Australia and Japan dipasarakan 560 SL, but not the same powernya with 500 SL, due to emission controls, R107 also made a version with sebuatn SLC coupe.

    A Brief History Of The Ride Mercedes-Benz SL ( Part II )