Mercedes Benz 600 Pullman

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Mercedes Benz 600 Pullman

1963 - 1981
Country:
Germany
Engine:
V8
Capacity:
6332 cc
Power:
250 bhp
Transmission:
4 spd. auto
Top Speed:
123mph / 197kmh
Number Built:
n/a
Collectability:
4 star
In 1961 Mercedes built the 600 to be the world's ultimate saloon car, a luxurious Rolls Royce type car that had no regard to cost or compromise. It offered affluent members of society a 320 cm wheelbase and 5.5 metre four door saloon.

The Pullman model boasted a 389 cm wheelbase and was available with the option of six doors, extra occasional seats with a glass partition between the back and front seating areas.

Both of these cars used a 6.3 liter V8 motor that produced 300 bhp with a four speed auto transmission. Its comfortable ride was helped by its independent suspension that used air bags on all wheels and was powered by a pump that was under the bonnet.

Central hydraulics linked seating adjustment, steering and door locks. Even though both models were extraordinarily weighted, performance did not seem to be affected with it topping 193 km/h and reaching 0 -96 km/h in a little over 10 seconds.

But its downside would have to have been its fuel consumption. Both versions handled surprisingly well with excellent power steering and big four wheel disc brakes that were state of the art.

These cars were enormously pricey and were hand constructed in very small numbers. They stayed in production until 1981 and only the release of the Maybach can match this mighty car.

Its most noteable appearance in a movie was in 1972's 'The Exorcist'.

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Mercedes 600 Limousine and Pullman Specifications
Mercedes-Benz Heritage
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