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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

differed not only by its longer but also its self-levelling air suspension to ride and handling- the Fintail had it, but in the new series only the long-wheelbase car

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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