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Mercedes Benz sl320: Is there a difference between the "sl"

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Is there a difference between the "sl" being in front of the number or behind the number in the 129 series?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
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Yes there is a difference, as since the 129 series lasted for a decade or so, the older models follow the older mercedes denomination that would be 300SL or 500SL (the SL being after the number).
The newer 129 models, have the newer denomination (SL 320, or SL 500), as the newer mercedes vehicles.

Here is the detailed table:

Model Chassis Engine Year From Year To
SL280 129.058 104.943 1993 1997
SL280 129.059 112.925 1998 2002
300SL 129.060 103.984 1990 1993
300SL-24 129.061 104.981 1990 1993
SL320 129.063 104.991 1994 1998
SL320 129.064 112.943 1998 2002
500SL 129.066 119.960 1990 1992
500SL 129.067 119.972 1993 1993
SL500 129.067 119.972 1994 1995
SL500 129.067 119.982 1996 1998
SL500 129.068 113.961 1999 2002
600SL 129.076 120.981 1993 1993
SL600 129.076 120.981 1994 1995
SL600 129.076 120.983 1996 2002


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