300SEL 6.3
"Merely the greatest sedan in the world"
That was Road & Track's verdict after putting the 6.3 through an extensive road test. Automotive expert Tom McCahill drove the 6.3 coast to coast and back in a Mechanix Illustrated test, and took issue with Road & Trackís appraisal. "World's best car," he corrected.

What is it that makes the 6.3 worthy of such accolades? Road & Track asked the same question. And then supplied the answer: "Whatever it is asked to do, it does better than almost any other car.... The handling is excellent by any standards; not only is it far superior to any other sedan you can name but better than most sports cars. It has brakes so good you have to experience them to appreciate them.... On rough roads, the 6.3 is simply miles and years ahead of anything built in America, and most of Europe. But the one single characteristic of the car that makes the 6.3 outstanding even among Mercedes is, you're right, the power!"

There is little to add to this except to list some of the niceties that are standard on this magnificent motor car:

  • Automatic Transmission
  • FM/AM/Short Wave/Long Wavesignal seeking radio with automatic antenna
  • Air conditioning
  • Tinted Glass
  • Electrically operated windows
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Central locking system, including all doors, trunk lid, and gasoline filler cover
  • Air suspension with adjustable road clearance
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Radial tires

300SEL 6.3

6.3 Engine
Heart of the 300SEL 6.3, the overhead-cam, fuel-injected V-8 produces 434 ft. lbs. of torque.

6.3 Mercedes interior
Leather bucket seats, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power windows and FM/AM radios are standard equipment in the 300SEL 6.3

Radial Tires
Specially designed 195 VR-14 radial tires are also standard.



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