The Mercedes-Benz R129 automobiles were produced from 1989 through 2002. They were sold under the SL-Class model names. The R129 replaced the R107 SL-Class in 1989 and was in its turn replaced by the R230 in 2003 (US).
The R129 was produced as a two-door roadster with an automated (electric) textile tonneau cover. All R129s came standard with an additional hardtop roof that could be fitted as and when desired by having the canvas roof folded down and then by manually attaching the hardtop to the body.
Length : cm (in): 446 (175.6)
Width : cm (in): 181 (71.3)
Height : cm (in): 129 (50.9)
Wheelbase : cm (in) : 251 (98.8)
Weight: kg (lb) : 1690 (3730)
Displacement : straight 6 2962 cc (181 ci), front-mounted
Valve gear : 12
Fuel system : BO –KE- jet injection
Gearbox : 4-speed automatic
Driven wheels : rear-wheel drive
Maximum power : 188 bhp at 5700 rpm
Maximum torque : 267 Nm at 4600 rpm
Maximum speed : 229 km/h (142 mph)