The Mercedes-Benz SL is a roadster that has been manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The letters SL derive from the German Sport Leicht, or Sport Light and was first applied to the 300SL 'Gullwing' named also after its “gullwing” or upward-opening doors. The term SL-Class refers to the marketing variations of the vehicle, including the numerous engine configurations spanning five design generations.
The 2001 Mercedes Benz SL Class won the 'European Best Interior Design' award, the coveted 'Most Technologically Advanced Car of the Year' award and the 'Best Designed Car of the Year award from AutoCar Magazine.
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