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This article needs to more directly discuss each model, including the often ignored 190 SL
When did the 320SL first come out?
I asked this on the R129 page but this might be a better place to ask. It says 1994 in the article but I have seen 320 SL's for sale that claim to be as old as 1991. For example, this one http://carsireland.ie/55245 - it's not a great photo, but it definitely looks like a 320SL to me. Could it really be 1991? thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Brian Fenton (talk • contribs) 18:05, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
- According to Kittler, Deutsche Autos seit 1990, vol. 6, p. 215, the 320 SL appeared in May, 1993; in calendar 1992, 3 cars were built, probably prototypes. Volume production began in 1993. And according to Covello, Standard Catalog of Imported Cars, the SL 320 was introduced in the USA for model year 1994, i.e. in autumn 1993. Why this Irishman is advertising a 1991 320SL, a car that apparently cannot exist, I don´t know. Maybe it`s a case of Tullamoredewitis? Or a typo? Or? --328cia (talk) 03:53, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
The new SL 280 has in fact the same 3.5l engine as the SL 350, that is not the 3.0l. Different electronic settings make him less powerful and more fuel efficient. I've corrected the table in the main file.
I don't think there should be a 6th generation infobox. The 2008 facelift is basically only cosmetic changes to the previous model, and still carries the R230 model code. It's not really a new generation.
Links are to be verified. Those to official sites are broken and this in particular: "Mercedes Benz SL Model Breakdowns" points to a used cars selling site, which I think violates Wikipedia rules. Mccarver (talk) 22:06, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
The Mercedes SL is NOT a grand tourer
Unlike the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta or FF, Aston Martin DB-Series, etc., or even Mercedes' own CL-Class, the SL is a SPORTS car, not a GRAND TOURING car. Everyone says it's a sports car. Heck, even Mercedes calls it a sports car. Hey, I know Chevrolet calls its Corvette a GT car, but AFAIK, it's a little too small to be called a GT car too. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:35, 16 August 2014 (UTC)