Mercedes-Benz.tv: A drive in Elvis Presley's Mercedes 600
Sky blue amidst the cloudy British weather - experience probably the last few miles on British soil with the Mercedes-Benz 600, once driven by Elvis Presley. On the 6th December, 'the sovereign' will be auctioned at the auction house Bonhams. We took a spin with the current owner Eric Smith and he told us of the unique history of the car and the legend of the King.
Mercedes-Benz TV: A 45 AMG TV commercial "Three Steps"
Fuel consumption (combined): 7.1-6.9 l/100km;
CO2 emissions (combined): 165-161 g/km*
Imagine you meet a good fairy on your way home. Imagine you had three
wishes. What would be your answer sitting in a Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG?
Watch here what happens in the new TV spot!
Product may vary after press date on 19.05.2013.
*The data do not relate to a specific vehicle and are not part of the
specification, but are merely for the purpose of comparing different
vehicle types. The figures are provided in accordance with the German
regulation "PKW EnVKV" and apply to the German market only.
The Grand Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
A look at the one of the most luxurious cars ever made - Mercedes-Benz 600
Pullman - stuttgart Germany ........
Assembly Port Melbourne, Australia (AMI)
Predecessor Mercedes-Benz W112
Successor Maybach 57 and 62
Class Full-size limousine
1972 Mercedes Benz 280SE 4.5 W108 Clean Runner W109
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Our Test Drive of the New Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 (German)
A first test drive with the Mercedes C 250 (W205) in Marseille, France.
With special guest appearances:
Prof. Gorden Wagener (Vice President Design, Daimler AG)
MC Winkel (whudat.de)
Axel Griesinger (bigblogg.de)
Fabian Mechtel (autorevue.at)
Special thanks to Dirk Weyhenmeyer
Music by Christian Petermann, Alexander Röder and Tilman Sillescu,
licensed through ProudMusicLibrary.com
The Mercedes-Benz 600 is a large luxury automobile offered in several
variants worldwide. Introduced in September, 1963, it had very few
competitors, these being Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Cadillac. Generally, the
long-wheel-base 600 was intended as chauffeur-driven; many featured a
central divider incorporating a powered window between front and rear
compartments. Short-wheel-base 600 models were designed to be owner-driven.
The 600 featured many luxuries, including a complex hydraulic system which
powered everything with a pressure of 150 bar, from the windows and seats
to the automatically closing doors, sun-roof and trunk.
Mercedes Benz W108 W109 1965 -1972
Mercedes Benz W108 W109
The Mercedes-Benz W108/W109 model series was a large luxury car line built
by Mercedes-Benz from 1965 through 1972. The W108/W109 was a replacement
for the higher end of the "Fintail" sedan range, with three-box styling
similar to the W111/W112 coupes. The somewhat controversial fins of the
so-called earlier W111 "Heckflosse" were eliminated by designer Paul Bracq.
The initial lineup featured three Straight 6 engined W108 (short-wheelbase,
coil-sprung suspension) models: the 250S, 250SE and 300SE. The
long-wheelbase W109 featured initially just one model, the 300SEL, which
was equipped with self-levelling air suspension.
In 1967, the 250S and 250SE were replaced by the 280S and 280SE. The 300SE
was deleted and the 300SEL received the 280's new 2.8-litre engine.
The 300SEL 6.3 was the most exclusive and extravagant Mercedes money could
buy, except for the 600. The 6.3 engined V8 300SEL was launched in March,
1968: it used the engine first seen in the 600 model, which equipped the
lighter bodied W109 for a claimed headline grabbing 0-60 mph (096 km/h)
time of 6.3 seconds. US market detoxification requirements sapped the
performance a little west of the Atlantic, but the 300 SEL 6.3 was
nonetheless the flagship model in the Mercedes line-up. It was deemed by
many the world's best car and fastest production saloon, and held this
title for many years.
By 1970 the absence of a more mainstream V8 engined version was seen as a
handicap in the US market, and this gap was plugged in the W108 and W109
versions with the introduction of a 3.5 litre V8 engines, to be joined a
year later by a 4.5 litre V8 destined at this stage only for the US market.
By this time development of the Mercedes-Benz W116 was well advanced, and
the V8 engined W108s were differentiated from the forthcoming models by
retaining the 280 and 300 designations. Thus the first Mercedes Benz 350 SE
would be the W116, appearing only in 1972. The short wheel base version of
the W108, when fitted with the 3.5 engine, was badged as the 280 SE 3.5.
The W108/W109 vehicles carried over many of the basic engineering
principles from previous models, but had many refinements to make them some
of the most well equipped cars of the era. The 300SE and 300SEL were
especially well appointed, featuring burled walnut dashboards, automatic
transmission and power windows. The 300SEL 4.5 featured a sophisticated and
advanced 4.5L V8 petrol engine, which was carried over to the W116 S-class
and R107 SL roadster, as was the smaller 3.5L unit.
The standard transmission for Europe was a four-speed manual gearbox. A
four-speed automatic option was also available. Unusually among mainstream
European auto-makers of the time, Mercedes developed and built their own
automatic transmission system.For the six-cylinder models only, a
five-speed manual gearbox was also offered, from 1969, though few customers
opted for it.
When the V8-engined cars were introduced in 1970, the default transmission
was the four-speed automatic box, driven via a fluid flywheel rather than
the more usual torque converter. Buyers could still opt for a four-speed
manual box, however, and benefitted from a price reduction if they did so.
The 4.5 litre version offered from 1971 but only in the USA, was fitted
with a three-speed automatic box with a torque converter. This
engine/transmission combination became more widely available when
incorporated in the successor model.
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", sometimes referred to as "The Age of
Aquarius" or "Let the Sunshine In", is a medley of two songs from the
musical Hair ("Aquarius" and "The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)")
written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Galt MacDermot, and released as a
single in 1969 by The 5th Dimension. The single held the number one
position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks and was certified