1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

The American car importer, Max Hoffman, made recommendations that the American car market was primed for a toned-down grand-prix car. This void was first filled by Mercedes-Benz in the post-war market with its 300 SL. Though separated by three generations, the 560 SL was an American-marketed-only roadster powered by the largest of the V8 engines offered in the era.

The all-new Mercedes-Benz SL or code name R107 was introduced to the public in spring of 1971. This personal luxury sports car, nicknamed der Panzerwagen or 'Armored Car' for weighing in at more than 3,400 pounds, had a completely new body, with safety refinements and new luxury features. The completely redesigned SOHC engine displaced 4.5-liters and mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission.

In 1981, Mercedes-Benz launched the 380SL was introduced a 3.8-liter V8 aluminum engine that was lighter and more efficient. In the summer of 1985, the Mercedes-Benz 560SL was launched for the 1986 model year. Power was derived from an all-new 5.6-liter aluminum engine giving it more horsepower and higher compression. The interior was updated and it received a driver's airbag.

For 1988, the Mercedes-Benz 560SL 2-door roadster had a base price of $61,100. The overhead-cam V8 engine displaced 338.5 cubic-inches and offered nearly 240 horsepower. A four-speed automatic transmission was standard. Disc brakes could be found in the front and the back.


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1988 Vehicle Profiles

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: WDBBA48D4JA076089

Beginning with the Gullwing of the 1950s, the SL has been the most sporting model in the company's lineup range of vehicles for over six decades. It combined luxury and high performance in a stylish package. A replacement for the popular second gener....[continue reading]

Roadster
Chassis #: WDBBA48D4JA076089 


Concepts by Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

November 2019
33,721
October 2019
27,867
September 2019
27,433
August 2019
24,771
July 2019
24,612
May 2019
27,080
April 2019
22,949
March 2019
27,004
January 2019
22,507
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$8,120-$61,125
1988 560 SL
$61,125-$300,000
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Base Price : $61,125

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mercedes-Benz
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)
1991Honda (659,659)Oldsmobile (474,837)Nissan (405,147)
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)78,375
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)75,714
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)553,772
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)595,765
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)591,916
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)537,909
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)469,385
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)483,359

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