Published on January 11th, 2013 | by BajaBusta5
1990 Mercedes Benz SL500 Test Drive
Combine the ground-breaking leap in technology of the 190 and the build quality and timeless styling of the SEC coupes, and you would still not have the measure of the impact that Mercedes’ all new SL made at its launch in 1989. the styling was extremely simple, yet subtle touches (especially around the shovel-nosed front end) gave the SL a remarkable stance and road presence. Mercedes chief stylist said that the SL was greatly influenced by wind -tunnel work, and that the shape was changed many times during development. Inside, Mercedes standard dashboard simplicity was enhanced by lavishing some fine industrial design on the switchgear and trim. Looking at the car the best part of a decade after it was launched, it seems almost impossible that the SL project started in 1981.