By: Peter C. Sessler .
Spanning five design generations from the iconic designs of Bruno Sacco to today's modern beauties, the flagship Mercedes-Benz roadster has rewritten automotive history for more than fifty years.
With a long reputation for quality, durability, and great looks, the three-pointed star of Mercedes-Benz is recognized around the world. The Mercedes-Benz SL designation was first applied to the 300SL "Gullwing" with upward-opening doors in 1954, then onto other light and sporty models through current times. This book provides in-depth coverage of each model in the 55-plus years of the SL's existence, including the more modern SLK and SLS models. This guide is loaded with detail shots, production figures, design features, information on suspensions, brakes, transmissions, and wheels — just for starters. If you need to know something about an M-B SL-series model, tune in to this all-in-one photo and information guide to each model including the numerous engine configurations.