Mercedes just released the new generation SL-Class out on the market, but the road to this moment has been really long. The history of the Mercedes SL began in 1954 and has lasted through six generations. A history that long deserves recognition, so Mercedes has released this video that explains the many years of the SL-Class’ success.

The first Mercedes SL-Class was powered by a four-cylinder engine, but a lot has evolved since then and now the SL is powered by a V8 engine that pushes out a total of 429 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque (top version).

While describing the video, Mercedes said: "For 60 years the Mercedes-Benz SL has been an automotive icon, synonymous with outstanding innovation and refined athleticism. Take a look through the evolution of a car that continues to set standards for what a car should be."


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  (502) posted on 02.21.2012

The way it was told and presented was nice. It’s impressive to learn how they have achieved their success through generations and their SL-class. It was clearly great. No wonder why Mercedes lasted for sixty years and had been an icon. I wish more powers to Mercedes.

  (321) posted on 02.20.2012

It was sixty years that had passed and this Mercedes still in the business giving and producing the greatest and hottest car in their history. The evolution of Mercedes’s video was the best.

  (463) posted on 02.16.2012

As this new generation comes in, Mercedes brings its design into more outstanding and innovative way. That’s why their concept is a trademark and will never be wipe-out in the car industry.

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