1963-1981, 2677 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Limousine,4 doors,4 seats
Mercedes launched another milestone model in 1963, however this time the new car was no super-sleek sportscar, it was the 600 limousine. Mercedes had not built a car as large as this since the pre-war "Grosser" models, quite simply the 600 was an automotive marvel. The Rolls-Royce Phantom V was probably its nearest rival, however this was no pedestrian parade car, the 600 was not only large, it was also very, very fast.
The 600 featured air-suspension, a mighty 6.3 litre V8 and power operation for almost everything, including the doors and boot-lid! The 600 came as either a "standard" (18ft long) saloon or as a nine seat Pullman limousine (20ft long). Some open-backed Landaulettes were also built for various governments around the world. Production of the 600 lasted until it was quietly deleted from the range in 1981.
|6330cc||V8 DOHC||103mm x 95mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|116 mph||11.6 s|
Group Test, The Ministers of Transport
|Publication||Practical Classics April 2004|
|Six diplomatic cruisers from six countries get together for a heavyweight conference. Chaika GAZ 13, CitroŽn DS 23 Chapron, Toyota Century, fiat 130 Saloon, Daimler Majestic Major, Mercedes 600|
Mr dutiful Landaulet
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car August 2009|
|Mr dutiful Landaulet- Martin Buckley samples the state of the art in regal transport - a glorious Mercedes-Benz 600 built for German government service.|
Car Classics - Mercedes-Benz 600
|Publication||Car April 2007|
|Car Classics - Mercedes-Benz 600|
Torque is the new power - V12 Limousines
|Publication||Car February 2003|
|Torque is the new power - V12 Limousines - BMW's new 760Li and the Mercedes S600 pump our over 900bhp and 1000lb ft between them. But it's not how much you make. It's how you make it.|