Overview

This e-book informs not only of the history of the Mercedes-Benz SL R129, it also let the reader experience a test drive in an exciting RENNtech SL 600 7.4. On top it covers the unique one off Middelhauve SL Grand (influenced by Paul Bracq) and all AMG and Special Edition models. It comes with over 130 unique pictures, most of them are ...

See more details below
The Mercedes R129 SL

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.99
BN.com price

Overview

This e-book informs not only of the history of the Mercedes-Benz SL R129, it also let the reader experience a test drive in an exciting RENNtech SL 600 7.4. On top it covers the unique one off Middelhauve SL Grand (influenced by Paul Bracq) and all AMG and Special Edition models. It comes with over 130 unique pictures, most of them are non-Daimler-Benz photos and have never been published in a book before.
.
So far Bernd S. Koehling has over 20 e-books and books about Mercedes-Benz cars to his credit.
.
In this guide one can read about
- the development of a milestone
- higher safety standards
- first integral seats in an open car
- an automatically opening and folding soft top
- an improved suspension
- the launch of the Mercedes R129
- the first V12
- a new model nomenclature in 1993
- the 1995 and 1998 facelifts
- the AMG models such as the 500 SL 6.0, SL 60, SL 55, SL 70, SL 73 and the SL 36
- the various Special Edition models such as the Mille Miglia, La Costa, Silver Arrow etc
- tuners such as Brabus, Carlsson, Hagmann, Koenig or RENNtech,
- testdriving a RENNtech SL 600 7.4
- the Middelhauve and Karmann SL and
- the sales history of the different models

The Mercedes-Benz R129 will go down in automotive history as one of the great designs of Bruno Sacco, then head of design at Daimler-Benz. Its flawless lines look today as good as they did, when the car was launched. Helped by a new V12 and various offers from AMG, it also established the performance part in the Mercedes SL name again, something that had been amiss for some years.
.
This e-book is also available in printed form as part of: MERCEDES-BENZ, The modern SL cars. Over 350 pages cover next to the R129 the R107, the R230 and the new R231, plus detailed engine and performance specs and production figures.
.
Due to the many different e-book formats and sizes available in the market, publishing of engine specs and production figures in readable charts with proper borders is close to impossible for an e-book. The author will gladly send those data upon request to all readers with his compliments as a pdf version.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033242641
  • Publisher: Bernd S. Koehling
  • Publication date: 5/16/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Bernd S. Koehling grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in Northern Germany. His interest in anything automotive started early on visits to the Nürburgring with his father. He grew up with Mercedes cars in his family and his uncle, who had a small collection of pre-war cars, introduced him at the end of the sixties to vintage cars. From the mid seventies he started collecting vintage cars himself. Naturally his first such car was a Mercedes, a rather neglected prewar 170V Cabriolet B. Later additions were from a 200D fintail, 250SE, 300d, 280SE 3.5 Coupe and a 350SL.Mercedes cars became a passion he has kept and further developed throughout the years.His other interest is in British cars, here especially Alvis and Jaguar. He had collected an Alvis TC 21/100 Grey Lady Tickford DHC and various Jaguar models. Among them a 420G and a more modern XJ 40 Vanden Plas.Up to now Bernd has published more than 20 books and ebooks about Mercedes-Benz cars.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)