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Auto sport | 06.03.2014 - 17:56

Top 5 Mercedes Benz Sports Cars Ever

This article cover the top 5 greatest Mercedes Benz sports cars of all time.

Mercedes-Benz is one of the most celebrated automotive brands in history. Although the automaker is known for producing premium luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz also has a proven history of developing some of best sports cars in the world. Their high-performance cars have always delivered a driving experience that is second to none. Here are the top five Mercedes-Benz sports cars ever. 

1928–1932 Mercedes-Benz SSK

Even by today’s standards, the Mercedes-Benz SSK of yesteryear would still be considered to be powerful. No other sports car during its era could compete with the potency of its supercharged 7.0-liter, six-cylinder engine. Although the power output varied from one SSK to the next, most averaged about 250 horsepower and nearly 500 pound-feet of torque. 

1971–1989 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Truth be told, the 450SL will never be labeled as one of the fastest sports cars to hit the streets. However, it still delivered a very invigorating driving experience. The 450SL’s iconic styling helped to set it apart from the other sports cars on the market. The availability of a hardtop enabled it to transform into an open-air dream machine. 

1955–1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Known as the “Gullwing”, the 1955-1963 300 SL delivered a racy on-road performance. Unlike the conventional doors on other sports cars, the Gullwing’s car doors flung upwards to resemble the actual wings on a bird. Although the car only produced around 215 horsepower from its direct-injected V-6 engine, its aluminum body enabled it to deliver a memorable on-road performance. 

2010-2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Based on the styling of the Gullwing, the SLS AMG is among the fastest sports cars in the world. With the governor removed, the sleek coupe can reach a speed of 200 miles-per-hour on the track. With 563 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque of tap, the SLS AMG revs with excitement. Its legendary design attracts attention from everyone within viewing distance. Due to the SLS AMG’s sophisticated components, only specialty auto shops such G & G Autohaus should perform repairs. 

2003–2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

This beautiful sports car is already a collector’s item. The SLR McLaren’s 5.5-liter, supercharged V-8 engine pounds out 617 horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque. Some drivers have even reached 60 mph in less than three seconds. Although the original sticker price was nearly $500,000, most used models are still valued at over $200,000. 

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