Saloon, coupè, cabriolet.
Another 250 permutation, initially with the established fuel-injected 3-litre engine. From early '68 longer-wheelbase SEL has the 2.8-litre unit from the 280SL, although the car is still tagged the 300SEL; at time of this engine change, 300SE coupè and cabrio deleted, along with 300SE. Air suspension only on lwb 3-litre SEL, which is at first sold only with automatic. New V8-powered 300SEL 3.5 arrives Frankfurt 1969.
- 2996cc/2778cc (S6 OC)
- Front engine, rear-wheel drive
- Production dates:
- 1965 to 1970
- Number produced:
- 2737/4888/3127 all 300SE coupès and cabrios