Anytime you come from a lineage that traces its roots back to the Mercedes 300 SL Roadster , the shoes you’re filling are about as big as the craters on the moon.
The new Mercedes SL Roadster is part of that family and while the jury is still out on how the car will be looked at years from now, it’s safe to say that its heritage will play a big part in determining whether the car turns out to be a classic.
To give us an idea on the family tree the new SL Roadster comes from, Mercedes-Benz reporter, Matthew K, dives into the six decades of the SL’s lineage, all the way back to when the 300 SL was the unquestioned king of the road.
True to fashion, Mercedes even added a slice of Hollywood into the video, further accentuating the kind of car the Mercedes SL was...and still is.
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