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Mercedes Benz SL600 Review – Grand Touring in the 12 Cylinder R129 SL

By   /  January 10, 2013  /  R129 SL 1990-2002 (300SL, 500SL, SL320, SL500, SL600)  /  No Comments

Mercedes R129 Mercedes SL600, SL600 V12

Given a new SL600 to test drive for two weeks, we thought (for 1/2 a second) about declining on the premise that our reader poll shows some preference for pre-’75 models. Another poll response sprang to mind that “great cars are the attraction, regardless when they were built, and M-B is still building them.” Anyone […]

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Six Cylinder Engines from Mercedes Benz Through the years – In Praise of Sixes

By   /  January 9, 2013  /  Non-Perishable Reference Articles  /  No Comments

W113 Mercedes SL 6 Cylinder engine

Many Americans are not aware that six cylinder engines have been available most of the last 50 years in all senior Mercedes-Benz vehicles. After building straight eights and a few V12s in the 1930s, Mercedes literally bet the store on sixes for the 1950s. It was a mistake of course to believe that the best […]

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