MERCEDES-BENZ 450SEL 6.9
4-door 5-seater saloon.
Direct successor to the fame 300SEL 6.3, this time using the W116 S-Class style and structure. No doubt at all, this was the best car in the world for some time, but one paid through the nose for the privilege of ownership. 286bhp helped give 140mph top speed, and hydropneumatic suspension and self-levelling helped give supple ride with impeccable road manners. As before the engine was the 600-type, unrelated except in general layout to the 'small' V8s. Everything you ever wanted in an executive saloon car but were unable to own.