The Mercedes-Benz R 107

The SL R 107 series (1971 to 1989) took to the roads in the spring of 1971. For the first time in the history of the SL, this series was powered by eight-cylinder engines. Apart from their elegance and quality, the vehicles also exuded safety – the open-top two-seater’s crash performance was way ahead of its time. Although it was not originally planned to have such a long lifespan, this SL’s successful stint of 18 years marks an internal record which is unlikely to be broken: with the exception of the all-terrain vehicles of the G-Class, no other passenger car series has been produced over such a long period.