1970 CLASSIC CARS MERCEDES-BENZ W108
The Mercedes-Benz W108 was produced by Mercedes Benz in 1965 and continued until 1972. In 1973, only North America was produced. The car produced was quite successful in export markets including West Germany, North America and Southeast Asia. A total of 383,361 units were produced during the seven-year period.
The first show of the car was held at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1965. The engines for the new car have been moved, extended and refined from the previous generation. In addition, the vehicle had a piston pump adjusted to the engine speed, atmospheric pressure and coolant temperature by pressing the accelerator pedal to provide the proper mix depending on the driving conditions. The cylinder capacity of the three-liter Mercedes engine has not been changed since 1951. However, in the first two years of W108 / 109, about 130,000 of the 250 S / SE models, which were less powerful, were made. In 1967, the fuel consumption of the 3-liter unit in this application became increasingly competitive.
The W108 included the 280S and the 280SE with the production launched in 1967 for the new generation of vehicles. Performance improvement in cars. At 280S the downstream carburetor produced 140 hp (100 kW), which allowed the horsepower to reach 185 km / h. The car has reached 100 km / h in 12.5 seconds. The fuel supplied 160 hp (120 kW) of injected power and the temperature had a new pump unaffected by the altitude. Air oil filter and better regulation of the cylinders for cooling and hence economy. The performance of the 280SE, 280SEL and 300SEL was the same. A high speed of 190 km / h and a speed of 100 km / h in 10.5 seconds for the W108. This acceleration could only be achieved in 12 seconds at W109 due to its greater weight.
In 1964 Mercedes-Benz drove the high-end W100 limousine market with its OHC 6.3-liter V8 engine. The limousine was too expensive to mount and priced, limiting the car's sales. In addition, size and weight factors affected performance.
In 1966, the company engineer Erich Waxenberger added a standard W109'a V8, creating the first Mercedes Benz muscle car and Q car. Despite the size of the W109, the carmaker took 0-100 km / h for 6.6 seconds. Full-scale production began in 1967. Known as the fastest production sedan, the 300SEL 6.3 keeps this title for years.