n 1986, Mercedes-Benz produced its most powerful SL of the decade,
the 560SL Roadster. The SL was also the heaviest of the 1971-89
R107 SLs that Mercedes produced, with the new 5.5-liter V-8 engine
producing 227 horsepower. Top speed was much improved from 110 mph
in the 380SL to 130 mph, and the 560SL was quicker from a
standstill to 60 mph by about 4 full seconds.The engine has more
torque, which improved the SLs dynamics. The 560SL received a new
rear suspension and a limited-slip differential to better handle
the added torque and power. Mercedes-Benz also added anti-lock
brakes, leather upholstery, an alarm system, and an airbag, all of
which better suited the SLs $48,000 price tag.The 560SL sold well
with average annual sales exceeding 12,000 units, which outpaced
the 450SL and 380SL. Nonetheless, Mercedes retired the R107 chassis
in 1990, introducing the first all-new SL in 18 years. Today, many
enthusiasts gravitate towards the 560SL as it retains some of the
original lines of the pagoda SLs while carrying with it all of the
R107's advances. It remains a popular choice for those enthusiasts
who value verve and build quality for a low price of entry.This
560SL shows 116,000 miles since new and been lovingly cared for
it's whole life. A new soft top was installed ten years ago; and
the car has been under the same ownership since 1995.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
Exterior Color:DARK GRAY
Interior Color:LIGHT GRAY
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