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There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes Benz 107 SL convertible. P.J. O'Rourke

"why walk when you can boogaloo"


The Mercedes Benz "R107" Series SL (for Reihe (Baureihe) or its English reference as a Roadster, is also sometimes referred to as a W107 for Wagen or Wagon). It was nicknamed by insiders while under development as the ’Panzerwagen’. This was due to its heavy weight that came in at 3,400lbs, 300lbs heavier than its predecessor the W113.

 ROAD & TRACK - March 1994

 

MERCEDES-BENZ 350/450/380/560 SLs
1972-1989
Status-symbol bargains for the not-so rich and famous

 

BY PETER BOHR

 

They called it der Panzerwagen. The "armored car", as it translated from the Teutonic tongue, wouldn't seem to be a very dignified name for an automobile that's become one of the most coveted status symbols of our times. But those in Mercedes-Benz engineering who coined the moniker for the new 350SL had a point. Compared with the lovely, svelte 280SL that it was to replace, the 350SL did indeed look brutishly impregnable. Read the full 1994 Road and Track March 1994 article here

 

 

Mercedes 107 SL and SLC Production

 

Index of Production Reihe Series R107 Mercedes Benz SL's

 

R107 280SL Roadster 1971-1985

Inline 6 cyl. 177-185 hp

years made

produced

C107-042 chassis

M110-982

(D-Jet inj.).

1971 - 1976

25,436

C107-042 chassis

M110-986

(K-Jet inj.)

1976 - 1979

?

C107-042 chassis

M110-990

(K-Jet inj.)

1979 - 1985

?

         

300SL Roadster 1985-1989

Inline 6 cyl. 180-188 hp

years made

produced

C107-041 chassis

M103-982

 

1985 - 1989

13,742

         

350SL Roadster 1971-1980

V8, 230 hp motor

years made

produced

C107-043 chassis

M116-984

(D-Jet inj.)

1971 - 1976

15,304

C107-043 chassis

M116-984

(K-Jet inj.)

1976 - 1980

(included)

         

380SL Roadster 1981-1985

V8, 155 hp motor

years made

produced

C107-045 chassis

M116-960

 

1981

53,200

C107-045 chassis

M116-962

 

1982 - 1985

(included)

         

US badged 350SL in 1972 only, 450SL thereafter

R107 350/450SL Roadster 1972-1980

 V8, 230-160 hp

years made

produced

C107-044 chassis 350-450SL

M117-982

EFI 4.5 liter,

1972 - 1975

66,298

C107-044 chassis 450SL

M117-985

CIS 4.5 liter

1976 - 1980

(included)

         

420SL Roadster 1985-1989

V8, 204-218 hp motor

years made

produced

C107-047 chassis

M116-964

 

1985 - 1989

2,148

         

500SL Roadster 1980-1989

V8, 240 -245 hp motor

years made

produced

C107-046 chassis

M117-960

 

1980 - 1981

11,812

C107-046 chassis

M117-962

 

1982 - 1985

(included)

C107-046 chassis

M117-964

ke injection

1985 - 1989

(included)

         

560SL Roadster 1986-1989

V8, 227 hp motor

years made

produced

C107-048 chassis

M117-967

 

1986 - 1989

49,347

 

 

 

 

 

 

Index of Production Coupe Series C107 Mercedes Benz SLC's

 

C107 280SLC Rally Coup 1974-1981

I6, 177-185 hp

years made

produced

107-022 chassis

 

 

1974-1981

10,666

 

 

 

 

 

350SLC Rally Coup 1972-1980

V8

 

years made

produced

107-023 chassis

 

 

1972-1980

13,925

 

 

 

 

 

380SLC Rally Coup 1980-1981

V8

years made

produced

107-025 chassis

 

 

1980-1981

3,789

 

 

 

 

 

C107 450SLC Rally Coup 1972-1980

V8

years made

produced

107-024 chassis

M117-982

 

1972-1980

31,739

 

 

 

 

 

500SLC Rally Coup 1980-1981

V8

years made

produced

107-026 chassis

 

 

1980-1981

2,769

(Created as Rally Version, initially labeled 450SLC-5.0 until 1979, then 500SLC)

 

SLC Production

  • In Europe there were 280/350/450/450-5.0/500 SLCs

  • In the US 350/450 SLC, and later a 380 SLC when the price of oil became a concern.

SLC production reached 7.000 units in good years, with the United States absorbing the majority. The most collectible version is the 450 SLC 5.0 of 1978, the first Mercedes-Benz car with the new light alloy 5.0-litre engine and hood (bonnet) and trunk (boot) lid both made of aluminum, recalling the 1972 'Bat mobile' BMW 3.0CSL. This rare model was never sold in the US.


Mercedes Benz 107 European Models

 

European models of the 107 offered more performance horsepower than U.S. models from the beginning with a 5.0-litre model (240bhp) making its debut in 1981. The 220bhp 380SL replaced the 350SL and this along with the rest of the line was produced into 1986.

 

Fall of 1986 brought on changes including revised engines and a line-up consisting of the 300SL (188bhp), 420SL (218bhp), 500 SL (245bhp) and special-order 560 SL (300bhp), though the U.S. 560 model only produced around 240bhp. Nearly 237,400 Mercedes R107's were produced over the 18-year period of production, two-thirds of these were imported into the USA with their bigger bumpers and round headlights.

 


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