R/C107 Differential Ratios

The R/C107 models had an extremely long production run – 18 years. There were a variety of different models and specification changes. This included the differential ratios that can have a big impact on the performance and economy of the vehicle.

In compiling the table below, I have tried to research the various country specific variants. It is possible I have missed a few. Please indicate in the comments below if that is the case.

The SL and SLC of the year had the same mechanical specification (at least during the SLCs production run). The only exception was the 450SLC […]

Mercedes-Benz Australia price list – April 1982

In April 1982 Mercedes-Benz was pretty much king of the hill when it came to mainstream luxury cars. Rolls Royce was in a league of its own, and Jaguar was at its quality nadir. BMW were just releasing the E30 which would propel them to a leadership position in the small, luxury market. They still could not touch Mercedes-Benz in the mid or upper tiers.

As a result, Mercedes were able to charge premium prices for their offerings. This was before the introduction of fringe benefits tax in Australia, so many of these cars were purchased as company cars with […]

The R107 560SL is not the best model in the series

In recent years a nice 560SL is going for 3-4x the price of other R107s. They have always been the most valuable of the series, but are they worth the extra money? I would argue they are not event he the best model of the series. They might be the newest, and have the largest engine, but that doesn’t make them the best.

The 560SL was sold between 1986 and 1989 in the third ‘series’ of the model. It was a model only sold in the USA, Australia and Japan, primarily because the emissions regulations of these countries had taken […]