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Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 (W108) specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1830 kg (4034 lbs)
Introduced 1968
Origin country Germany
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0 - 100 kph6.5 s
0 - 200 kph31.0 s
Est. 1000 m28.9 s @ 196.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph24.5 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph6.0 s
0 - 100 mph17.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile10.3 s @ 82.0 mph
Est. 1/4 mile16.3 s @ 102.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile25.2 s @ 117.4 mph
Top speed220 kph (137 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.49 g (5 m/s²)
Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8, 16 valves
Displacement 6.3 l (386 ci / 6330 cc)
Power 250 ps (247 bhp / 184 kw)
Torque 510 Nm (376 lb-ft)
Power / liter 40 ps (39 hp)
Power / weight 137 ps (135 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 279 Nm (206 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4 speed automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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F355  10y ago

The Maserati Quattroporte featured the V8 4ohc engine, 5 speed manual gearbox and suspensions of the brand's sportscars. 260 hp / 230 km/h from 1963 and 290 hp / 240 km/h from 1966 made it the fastest sedan.

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TS  10y ago

W108/W109 did not have pneumatic suspensions (That wasn't available on mercedeses before the W116 450SEL, 6.9, which had a hydropneumatic suspension very similar to that developed by Citroën).

W108 had springs, W109 had air suspension and no springs. Both the W108 and the W109 were available with the round headlights.

But the car in the photo is the big M100-engine AMG-version (The 600 grosser-engine), and that is a W109, not a W108. On the normal versions you can tell the W108 apart from the W109 by looking at the chrome around the side windows. W109 has all chrome, while the W108 has chrome and paint. Besides, the W109 was only sold under the 300SE(L) badge, not 250S(E) and 280SE(L). The W108 was sold as 250S(E), 280SE(L) and 300SE(L). But the W108 and W109 have the same body, and they are essentially the same car.

As for engines, the W109 was the only one that came with the 6.3-litre engine from the much larger 600 grosser. The 6.3 was special order, and a lot more expensive than the other versions. the were the fastest large sedans in the world. 0-62 mph in under 7 seconds was supercar fast in the 60s and 70s, and still is very fast for a large car.

But the version in the picture is the specially built racing version. They were even faster, and in the so called "Red Pig", that actually finished 2nd in the 24 Hours of Spa in 1971, the displacement had been increased to 6834 cc, producing 420 HP. It proved a bit heavy on fuel and had excessive tire wear

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Genc  10y ago

There is 108 with double hedlight ,and with v8 6.3 L the photo is 108 AMG .and 108 series has engine from 2.5 l up to this mentioned abowe.year of proudce was until 1972.

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Justin  10y ago

Pneumatic suspension is air suspension. This was fitted to the w109 300sel 6.3. The w109 also came with a 3.5 v8 or 3.0 all alloy six cylinder. W108's have the same body or a slightly shorter wheelbase with steel springs and a choice of 2.5/2.8 six cylinder or 3.5 v8.

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gil  12y ago

wrong, some w108's had a boge strut at the rear axle, some w108's had a spring at rear axle, however all the w108s had springs and shocks forr each wheel. The w109's had air suspension not pneumatic.

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dab  12y ago

108s had conventional suspension.
109s had pneumatic suspension

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Basie  13y ago

The car in the pic is a 109. The 108 cars came with a solid one piece headlight

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Chriis  13y ago

The 6.3 was a W 109, not a W 108. I don't even know if there was a W 108. The W 109 250/280was the stretched version of the W 100 which was the 300 SE. Without further research I do not remember wether the steel suspended 250/280 SE were also W 100s or wether they had a diferrent W #.

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