On this episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack, Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman take a comprehensive look at the Mercedes-Benz SL. Spanning more than 60 years, the SL has long stood as the best of what Mercedes has to offer. In 1954, the 300SL (better known as the Gullwing) put Mercedes-Benz on America’s radar as a builder of sporty, sexy, luxurious, and desirable vehicles. When the roadster was introduced in 1957, an icon was born. Five generations of roadsters followed, right up to the focus of this episode, the refreshed 2017 model. Aside from the SL63’s potent 577 hp and tire-killing 664 lb-ft of torque, has the new car gained anything over the years? Did the SL improve on the original formula with any of the subsequent generations? Or has the magic of the original been lost to the sands of time? Come take a ride and find out!
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