The first all-new SL since 1971. It came with a choice of three engines, two sixes and a V8e, the new bodyshell being simple and clean and incorporated many state of the art safety features like a roll-over hoop that rose instantly in an accident, seat belts incorporated with the seats, a one-button hood mechanism and a memory switch for seat, mirrors and steering wheel position. As with all cars the engine power increased over the years ending with a 6-litre V12., it's only distinguishing marks being the discrete V12 badges. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, new model introductions, technical and specification data, racing, driver's reports. Models covered include:- 300SL, 500SL, 600SL, 300SL-24, AMG SL60.