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1975-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SEL 6.9 Saloon (W116)


Overview

With its all-dominating S-class cars selling so well the range was losing the cache of exclusivity, and Mercedes-Benz needed something extra for the image conscious plutocrat. A 6.9-litre V8 engine did the trick, along with self-levelling Hydropneumatic suspension. Reassuringly expensive, the same money would buy you two XJ-S V12s and a Lancia Beta HPE, but the 450SEL 6.9 still sold in surprising numbers. Now prices are a little closer to earth, but you still need a comfortable income to meet the running costs.




7380

£21,995

£9750

£7500

£3500

£1500


Performance

7.5secs

140mph

286bhp

405lb/ft

14mpg


Engine

V8

normal

petrol

mechanical fuel injection


Chassis

Self-levelling hydro-pneumatic

Self-levelling hydro-pneumatic

front-engine RWD

N/A

metal monocoque

Three-speed automatic


Dimensions

5060mm

2960mm

1870mm

1410mm

1935kgs


 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SEL 6.9 Saloon (W116)

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