Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 1967 Legendary Sedan Design

Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 1967 Legendary Sedan Design – Mercedes-Benz launches the 300 SEL 6.3 outwardly it looks like an ordinary sedan, but at 6.3 Mercedes has launched one of the original Q Cars. Following a popular theme at the time in the US automotive industry, Mercedes-Benz took the big V8 which was the preservation of its luxury limousine and moved it in the smaller 300 SEL.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 1967 Legendary Sedan Design

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 is still a very luxurious sedan. When the press announcement of the day was announced, it was a model with unsurpassed comfort and outstanding performance. The 6.3 was impressive fast for the time being. Mercedes-Benz said it could light up to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds, covering a quarter of a mile stood at 14.2 and would reach 220 km / hour.

This is all thanks to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 has a 184kW V8, which can conjure up a low attraction of 500Nm at only 2800rpm. The car is married to a four-speed ‘fast shifting’ car, when two or three gears of a mud box are more normal. 6.3 can be faster but not lighter at 1780kg which is stated because of the level of luxury. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 is used a self-leveling air suspension with ride height control which also comes from the Mercedes-Benz 600.

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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 is equipped with power steering features, equipped with air conditioning and has powerful windows and pneumatic central locking. It also has dual-circuit electric braking with four internal vent disc brakes and diff locking. Benz increases the double wishbones at the front, adding a sway bar and a single rear swing shaft along the hydraulic shock absorbers complementing the air spring.

The interior of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 with horsehair leather seats and rubber pads is standard for US specification cars, with optional velor or vinyl, and wood, usually walnuts, used freely throughout the cabin. In early 1968, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 had wood panels on the A pillar. The dashboard was formed of plastic.

Body type 4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors 4
Designer Paul Bracq
mm inches
Wheelbase 2865 112.8
Track/tread (front) 1480 58.3
Track/tread (rear) 1492 58.7
Length 5000 196.9
Width 1810 71.3
Height 1420 55.9
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1780 kg 3924 lb
fuel tank capacity 105 litres 23.1 UK Gal 27.7 US Gal
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 100 E 63 / 100.981
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 6.3 litre
6332 cc
(386.402 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 103 × 94.99 mm
4.06 × 3.74 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
250 PS (247 bhp) (184 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
39 bhp/litre
0.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
500 Nm (369 ft·lb) (51 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
78.96 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Bo fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 992.3 kPa (143.9 psi)
Maximum RPM 5250 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 791.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.5 s
Standing kilometre 27 s
Maximum speed 221 km/h (137 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 140.69 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
103.48 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
138.76 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.66 kg/kW
16.14 lb/bhp
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive
Torque split N/A
Front suspension I.Air.
Rear suspension I.Air.
Wheel size front 6.5J x 14 HB
Wheel size rear 6.5J x 14 HB
Tyres front 195 VR 14
Tyres rear 195 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter 273 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.85

Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 1967

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