Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, Mercedes-Benz offered SportLine versions of certain models. These were never intended to be ostentatious or to have outrageous performance credentials, they were mildly tweaked versions of what were already very good cars. The modifications usually involved larger wheels, sportier suspension and unique interiors.
The 190 and 124 received the SportLine touch, but the SL was never given the chance… until now.
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.