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Mercedes-Benz began using the S with the Pontoon series and 220SE. The Fintail generation more the series with the 220SE, 300SE and 300SEL, as as counterpart coupes and convertibles. The and convertibles of the W111/112 series had the elegant three-box shape would be Mercedes styling for the two decades. The luxury saloon was changing, and Fintail styling was old Competitors like Opel had down the gauntlet with the V8-powered Diplomat in 1964, raised the bar for luxury features and Mercedes-Benz would too raise the bar more when its new generation came along, which was to be the introduced late in 1965.

The significance of the W108/109 was that it separated the upscale, luxury models from the lesser lines. The New Generation W114/115 was to in 1968, so that Mercedes-Benz had two lines of sedans of different The W108/109 carried over of the established Mercedes engineering, but such as bigger brakes, rear axle and more equipment- advances that applied to the updated Fintail and coupe and convertible of the same

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Initial models were the 250SE and 300SE in the W108 and the long-wheelbase 300SEL in the W109 The 300SE and 300SEL featured the 3.0-litre straight-six and very interiors, now featuring things power windows and floor automatic which were introduced on mainstream Mercedes-Benz (i.e. not the 600 and the SL) with this Burr walnut also the 3-litre cars. Trim on these cars included velour and MB-Tex. Indeed, was the start of an era where Mercedes-Benz was for giving customers the ability to their car, much as manufacturers had done for

years. The 300SEL differed not by its longer wheelbase but also its air suspension to enhance ride and the Fintail 300SE/SEL had it, but in the new series the long-wheelbase car did.

The 2.5 and 3.0-litre engines were by a 2.8-litre engines during which brought the lineup to 280SE and 300SEL. But Mercedes-Benz was set to the world by dropping the big 6.3-litre V8 the 600 into the 300SEL body and in so created the 300SEL 6.3, one of the greats. The range was expanded further- by the end of the 60s there was a 3.5-litre V8 and a 4.5-litre V8. So you had a 280SE 3.5, 3.5, 300SEL 3.5, and 280SE 4.5, 280SEL 4.5 and 4.5.

The W108/109 was replaced in 1972 by the S-Class, a car that took and refined it to something ever so in the way Mercedes-Benz did best.

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