This 370 pages book is the second and revised edition, published in March 2014. Next to the history of the modern SL, from the 1971 350SL R107 to the 2013 SL65 AMG R231, it deals with the extremely rare history of the R107 500SL rally car, of which Daimler AG today only has a replica. The two sole surviving original cars, which have an additional interesting history all to their own, are today in private hands. The book also lets the reader experience driving a RENNtech R129 SL600 7.4 and it covers all R129 and R230 Special Edition models ever offered by the company. Over 400 photos give a detailed view of these beautiful cars. Most of them are non-Daimler-Benz photos and have never been published in a book before. The author Bernd S. Koehling has over 20 e-books and books about Mercedes-Benz to his credit. For a FREE BONUS please scroll to the bottom of this description. This guide covers the Mercedes SL R107 serieswith all 6- and 8-cylinder engines the US versions with their reduced power output the forgotten 500SL Rally carsthe 1980 and 1985 face lift and the still young tuning scene with companies such as Brabus, AMG and Koenig The Mercedes SL R129 series with all 6-, 8- and 12-cylinder engines the 1995 and 1998 facelift its AMG derivations from the SL36 to the SL73 all Special Edition cars, including the rare 1997 La Costa Edition tuners such as Brabus, Hagmann, RENNtech, Carlsson and Koenig a test drive with a RENNtech SL600 7.4 plus the Middelhauve SL Grand and the equally unique Gullwing Karmann SL The Mercedes SL R230 series with all 6-, 8- and 12-cylinder engines the 2006 and 2008 facelift a problematic SBC braking system its AMG derivations from the SL55 to the SL65 Black Series all Special Edition cars, including the 2008 IWC and the 2010 Night Edition tuners such as Brabus with the SL65 Vanish and Stealth, RENNtech, Carlsson, MKB and Asma The Mercedes SL R231 series with its 6-, 8-cylinder engines its AMG derivations from the V8 SL55 to the V12 SL65 45th Anniversary Edition and the alternatives to the new SL including a comparison with the BMW 650i Cabriolet This revised edition includes updated technical information for the R107 and adds more photos. It also deals with the sales performance of the individual models and offers detailed technical specifications of each model at the end of the book. FREE BONUS: When you have bought one of the author's printed books, you are eligible for a free pdf file of any Mercedes model (such as W111 or W198 or W136 for example) the author has covered in one of his books. Please contact the author through his website (inside the book) and stipulate, which free pdf file you want him to send to you.This book deals with the history of the modern SL, from the 1971 350SL R107 to the 2013 SL65 AMG R231. The author Bernd S. Koehling has over 20 e-books and books about Mercedes-Benz to his credit. The book offers over 400 pictures.
|Title||:||Mercedes-Benz, the Modern SL Cars|
|Author||:||Bernd S. Koehling|