After extensive research and development the all new Mercedes-Benz Racing Coupé was developed. This would go on to be known as the 300SL( W194). The new coupé was featured smooth, rounded edges as well as sitting only 1,270mm high. The 300SL was unveiled to the press in March of 1952 at the Autobahn A81. This newly developed racing coupé marked Mercedes-Benz return to motorsport racing.