The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL is to be launched in the spring of 2012. From Tuesday, 24 January 2012, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is dedicating a special exhibition to this legendary model series. Under the title “Timeless – 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz SL”, all the SL models of the past 60 years will be on show – for the first time all together in the same room.

SL – only very few abbreviations have the power to call forth such passion in automotive enthusiasts as the SL model series from Mercedes-Benz. SL stands for six decades of sportiness and aesthetic appeal. What began in 1952 with the 300 SL racing car (W 194 series) and grew into a legend in the years that followed, is to be continued into the future with the market introduction of the new SL (R 231) in the spring of 2012. It sets a further highlight in the fascinating history of all the SLs.

The special exhibition “Timeless — 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz SL” gives this special Mercedes-Benz model series an adequate stage in its anniversary year: in Room Collection 5 visitors will be able to see interesting items, information and anecdotes – apart from the vehicles on show. From the 300 SL (W 194), legendary winner of the 1952 Carrera Panamericana, to US astronaut David R. Scott’s 1959 190 SL (W 121), and the 2001 Formula 1 safety car, the SL 55 AMG (R 230): visitors can look forward to a seamless presentation of the entire SL family. An extensive accompanying programme with special guided tours and event is also being prepared.

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is open every day from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration, reservations and current information: Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m by phone: 0711/17 30 000, e-mail classic@daimler.com or online www.mercedes-benz-classic.com/museum

Source: Mercedes-Benz Museum