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Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1635 kg (3605 lbs)
Dimensions 5.00 m (197 in) long, 1.81 m (71 in) wide, 1.42 m (56 in) high
Wheelbase 2.85 m (112 in)
Introduced 1971
Origin country Germany
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Performance

0 - 100 kph4.8 s
0 - 60 mph4.6 s
Top speed253 kph (157 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Daimler-Benz M 100 modified by AMG
Displacement 6.8 l (417 ci / 6834 cc)
Power 420 ps (414 bhp / 309 kw) @ 5500 rpm
Torque 607 Nm (448 lb-ft) @ 4800 rpm
Power / liter 61 ps (61 hp)
Power / weight 257 ps (253 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 371 Nm (274 lb-ft) / t
Transmission Daimler-Benz 4 Speed Automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Shaggy  8y ago

That is a sleeper! It looks slow, but 414 horsepower, that is the most powerful European I've ever heard of from the 60s and 70s, in fact, it's the most powerful non-American car I've ever heard of from that time.


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Mental  8y ago

@Z
In Europe? More likely - yes.

But if you remember mad power-glutton Americans... I doubt this AMG would be a leader.

Anyway, I love these old AMG sleepers.. so classy... Even though AMG was a tuning company back then, but that does not matter. ;)


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Z  8y ago

Is 68 AMG the fastest sedan from 70's? It is very fast.


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Super8  8y ago

6.8 litre version. Only 5 that ever produce. 3 of them is race car.