THE MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 6.3 holds top honor among sedans because of its scorching performance that is blended with the usual Mercedes traits of comfort, longevity and dignity. The best description of it is that it comes close to being all of the Ten Best Cars in the World in one great package. Its 6.3-liter V-8 gives it the acceleration of the Porsche, its air suspension gives it a ride equal to that of the Jaguar XJ6 and the handling (at least in expert hands) is almost as good as that of the Ferrari 365GTB/4. And yet it is the roomiest and most practical car of the group. If we had to choose one car, regardless of cost, to serve all our automotive desires, it would have to be the 300SEL 6.3.
ROAD & TRACK - August 1971