1972-1980, 152319 produced. (51140 350SE, 41604 450SE, 59575 350SEL)
Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Mercedes launched V8 engined versions of its new S-Class alongside the six cylinder models in 1972. The V8 model range included 350 and 450 types with a choice of short wheelbase SE or long wheelbase SEL bodies. Most UK imported cars came "fully loaded" with power operated features and automatic transmission.
The original Mercedes S-Class "reigned" as the "best car in the world" unchallenged until 1980. Performance, build-quality and presence were incredible in 1972 and still remained impressive even in 1980.
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|122 mph||10.4 s||0 s||14 mpg||0 bhp||350SE (Automatic)|