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Mercedes Benz R230 - SL - Roadster
On June 16, 1997, the final design for the R230 was approved by the board and refined into production specifications into 1998. The design patents for the R230 were later filed in Germany on September 9, 1999 and on March 1, 2000 in the United States. In July 2001, after over 5 years of development, the new SL was unveiled and introduced at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show that September. Production began on October 13, 2001 at the Bremen plant and European sales commenced that November.
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