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1961-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE Fintail Saloon specifications


The range-topping 300SE gets a mention of its own as there’s so much more to it. Extra chrome helps it stand out, but underneath there are real changes. Riding on self-levelling air suspension, the car also benefits from all-wheel disc brakes and has power steering as standard. That three-litre straight-six is a detuned version of the engine used in the 300SL, and there was a choice of four-speed manual or automatic transmission. From 1963 there is also a 300SEL, providing more room thanks to a four inch longer wheelbase.

Production

  • Production:
    6748
  • Price at launch:
    £3,814
  • Price (excellent)
    £9,000
  • Price (good):
    £7,000
  • Price (average):
    £3,500
  • Price (project):
    £1,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.9secs
  • Top speed:
    115.0mph
  • Power:
    157.0bhp
  • Torque:
    185.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    16.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbone, air suspension, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Swing axle, air suspension, anti-roll bar
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4875mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2750mm
  • Width:
    1795mm
  • Height:
    1455mm

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