MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1960s, W108 and W109 6-Cylinder: From the 250S to the 300SEL 2.8 (Paperback)

MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1960s, W108 and W109 6-Cylinder: From the 250S to the 300SEL 2.8 By Bernd S. Koehling Cover Image

MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1960s, W108 and W109 6-Cylinder: From the 250S to the 300SEL 2.8 (Paperback)

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The Mercedes six-cylinder models W108 and W109 put an end to the W110/W111 philosophy that a body had to meet the needs of everyone from cab drivers to CEOs. More elegant, reliable and, above all, visibly different from the four-cylinder models, they became a successful formula for Daimler-Benz. And to this day, these saloons have lost none of their timeless appeal. This 200-page book covers the complete history of the W108/W109 six-cylinder vehicles. A comprehensive buyer's guide can help you find your dream car. It also explains the W108/W109 chassis number and data card, shows color and interior variants, and offers many new color photos, including pictures of the chassis. A German version of this book is now also available here on Amazon.

These are some of the topics covered:
  • Development and history of the six-cylinder saloons, including all upgrades
  • W109 / W109 buyer's guide
  • Explanation of chassis number and data card
  • Coachbuilders
  • Performance and torque curves
  • Technical data and production history
  • Over 150 mostly current color photos show many interesting details, including pictures of the suspension
  • Production history as well as engine and performance data of the individual models
A separate chapter deals with the career of Fritz Nallinger, member of the Daimler-Benz Board of Management. Under his aegis, not only the W108 and W109 models were created, but also icons such as the 600 and 300SL.
With over 25 books and e-books written about Mercedes-Benz cars, Bernd S. Koehling has proven to be an authority on the brand. Those books cover cars from the 1936 170V to the 2012 SL R231. Bernd has been involved in the Mercedes scene since the early 1970s, when he restored his first 170 Cabrio B. Since then he has not only owned many classic Mercedes including a 220S, 300d Adenauer, 200D, 250SE, 280SE coupe 3.5, 300SEL, 350SL, 280E, 450SE, SLK230. He has also gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, which he shares with his readers in his books. Mercedes has always been considered one of his favorite car manufacturers and Bernd has driven almost all Mercedes models built since the 1950s. His other weakness revolves around British cars, here especially Jaguar and Alvis.
Product Details ISBN: 9781542904865
ISBN-10: 1542904862
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 11th, 2017
Pages: 204
Language: English