The R107 SL SportLine

It all started with a question. Can the iconic R107SL be brought more up to date with modern performance standards? After restoring, repairing and maintaining a good number of the cars, we found customers asking the same sort of questions. Can we firm up the ride a little? Can we improve the pedal response? Can we get more power without losing the character of the car? With the driver in mind, the SportLine project was too tantalising to ignore.

The Sportline
The Sportline

Why SportLine?

Sam Bailey, The SL Shop Development of the R107 SL began at the tail end of the 1960s, designed to replace the W113 Pagoda. The R 107 SL would be the first Mercedes-Benz to use the R designation model number, R meaning Roadster. The 107 was launched early in 1971 and continued until late 1989, giving the 107 the longest production run of any Mercedes-Benz passenger car before or since. Although the SL was superbly engineered, we always knew the platform was capable of more. Customers were looking to make the car drive, respond and brake in line with modern performance standards. With this in mind, we started the SportLine project.
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SportLine has been developed to make the most of the hugely capable Mercedes-Benz 6-cylinder engine. With SportLine, we've created a 107 SL that drives, handles and responds in a way you never knew an SL could. By drawing on our huge wealth of experience with the model we've pushed the boundaries of what the 107 SL can do, and created a car that will appeal to enthusiastic drivers, collectors and connoisseurs.

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