1980 Mercedes Benz 450 SL (R107)
Assembling - Sindelfingen, West Germany
Preceded-Mercedes-Benz W113 (SL)
Follower-Mercedes-Benz R129 (SL)
Body Type - 2-door roadster
Engine V8 4.5L (SL, SLC)
Transmission - Automatic
4 speed (SL, SLC) 1980 onwards
Wheelbase 1970s SL: 2,460 mm (96.9 in)
Length - 1970s SL: 4,390 mm (172.8 in)
Width-1970s: 1,790 mm (70.5 in)
Height - 1970s SL: 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
In 1971, the elegant "Pagoda" was replaced by a larger and more "muscular" model R107. Under the hood of cars were V8 engines of 3.5 and 4.5 liters for models 350 SL and 450 SL, respectively. Such powerful cars have enjoyed great success in the United States. Body of the car was so durable that it was created based coupe Mercedes-Benz SLC (C107).
The oil crisis in 1973 has appeared more economical six-cylinder model 280 SL. In 1980, the 350 SL and 450 SL was replaced by the 380 SL and 500 SL, and during the last update in 1985 the 280 SL and 380 SL was replaced by the 300 SL and 420 SL, there was a model 560 SL, is only intended for export to the United States, Japan and Australia.