Large, luxurious, and limousine are three words that perfectly describe Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3.
This beautiful beast was built by Mercedes-Benz from 1968 to 1972, featuring the companies powerful 6.3 litre M100 V8, originally taken from the luxurious 600 limousines.
Forget American muscle cars of this era, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 was a nearly 2-tonne saloon with performance on par to most dedicated sports cars.
With that being said, this bad boy was known as the world’s fastest four-door car at the time of its release.
Squeezing such a large engine into a space intended for a 3.0 litres of straight six was an engineering challenge that the Mercedes-Benz team accepted and accomplished.
With success absolutely searing, the only other car in Germany with a higher rated top speed to the 300 SEL was the Porsche 911S – but even that can’t really match the acceleration.
If looking at this from an acceleration perspective we have figures like 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 133 mph.
Number built: 6526
Body: all-steel, combined body/chassis 4-door sedan
Engine: 6332cc V8, SOHC, 16v, and fuel injection
Power & torque: 186kW @ 4000rpm, 586Nm @ 3000rpm
Performance: 0-97 km/h in 6.5 seconds
Transmission: Independent, adjustable with air springs, independent, swing axels, air springs